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File name info transferred to meta-data

 
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tdwyer



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: File name info transferred to meta-data Reply with quote

I have a number of files of the format 'Artist - Title.mp3'. For some files, the Artist meta-data is incorrect, so I want to take artist information from the file name and copy it to the appropriate meta-data field. Any advice?

In general, how does one write to or retrieve meta-data? Suppose I want to add a track number to my file names, so the new file format will be 'Artist - TrackNumber - Title.mp3'?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

For copying information into the meta data artist field you will need a different tool. Pfrank is primarily a file renaming tool. It does have an option for copying info to the comment field ... but that is the only meta data field that can be changed.

PFrank has lots of features for copying meta data to the file name. To insert the track number after the first field (in your case the first field is the artist field), you would have to:

1)
Go to the options menu (View->Options) and select "Music Infomation Insertion". In the "Custom Format" box, insert "%Track%" (the default is "(%Artist%)" ). Change the Separator box to " - ".

2)
On the main window, Add the following to the custom renaming creator (do not include the single quotes):

Row: 1
Search:
Replace: '*Insert Music Information after*Field*1*'

3)
Set up the 'scan folder' and press Scan.. A preview window will pop up.

4)
You can add search/replace lines in the renaming creator to clean things up like multiple spaces. Then Press scan again.

Hope that helps.

Peter.
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