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RadioGuy



Joined: 09 Apr 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:53 am    Post subject: Help please with file names... Reply with quote

Hello,

I have name audio files that I need to reverse the fields on

from Title - Artist.ext

to Artist - Title.ext

And the Example showed this but the extension became part of the first field

Artist.ext - title

How can I fix this...???


I have several file types to convert (WAV, m4a, mp3, etc)





Once I get this solution I can convert stand alone files...



What about batch processing ripped files in sub-dirs...???

From Sub DIR: Artist - Album/track - title.ext

to Artist - Title - Album...???

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Place these characters at the start of the search string:

(?E)

Then the extension will not be included in pattern matching.

PFrank will also work on files in subfolders - this has to be enabled via a checkbox found under View -> Options -> Common (Filter)

Peter.
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RadioGuy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will renamed files remain in the directory they originated...I don't see a destination...this is confusing...

UPDATE...I'm making progess...

OK, I did have success renaming individual files that are all in the same directory...so far, so good...but

When it comes to processing files in sub-dirs., such as:

Files/Elvis/greatest hits/1 - hound dog.wav
Files/Elvis/King Creole/3 - King Creole.wav
Files/Carl Perkins/Greatest Hits/6 - Blues Suede Shoes.wav

The sample has a twist...it has a "number space hyphen space song title dot ext"

OK...I went to View > Options and I don't see anything that refers to Subfolders, Common, or Filters...

(1 - hound dog.wav) and it comes out as (hound dog-1.wav)

What I would like to do is

a)...process ALL sub dirs. below "Files"

b)...include artist and album name in the renamed file...

Like THIS (Hound Dog - Elvis - Greatest Hits.wav)

In addition, mixed in these sub dirs. are non audio files (jpg album cover art, etc) that I don't want to change.

Is this possible, or is it too complicated...???

Thanks...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The destination folder will be the same as the original folder.

To rename as per your examples you need to do the following:

1)
In the Current Folder Panel insert the path to the 'Files' folder
In the Name Filter panel insert: '*.wav'
2)
Under View->Options, choose the 'Parent Folder Name Insertion' option in the left panel.
In the custom format creator of the right panel enter:
'%P2Folder% - %P1Folder%'
3)
In the custom renaming creator of the main window insert the following commands (do not include the single quotes):

Row: 1
Search: '^[0-9]+[ ]*[-][ ]*'
Replace:
Row: 2
Search:
Replace: '*Insert Folder before*Field*1*'
Row: 3
Search:
Replace: '*Title Case (Also Deletes Extra Whitespace) in*All*'
Row: 4
Search: '_i'
Replace: ' - '
Row: 5
Search:
Replace: '*Title Case (Also Deletes Extra Whitespace) in*All*'


There seems to be a minor bug in PFrank when inserting folder names; the result is the insertion of a '_1'. The command of Row 4 is intended to get rid of the '_1' and the command in Row 5 is to clean things up.

Give that a try.

Peter.
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