IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

> Notice!

Please take a minute to check our Frequently Asked Questions. Use Search to reveal possible related topics.

Also make sure you've read the Forum Guidelines before posting in this forum.

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Split title into individual fields?
Sludge
post May 7 2017, 18:57
Post #1


Member


Group: Members
Posts: 3
Joined: 17-July 16
Member No.: 22294
Mp3tag Version: 2.78



Been getting a number of mp3 with the Title field as "Title - Artist" or "Artist - Title" and the Artist field set as something like "Various".

I know there must be some way of splitting the Title field into the correct individual fields but can't seem to figure it out. How do I do this?

I've previously relied on converting filenames to tags but now this isn't an option as many of the files are often having incorrect or truncated filenames.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ohrenkino
post May 7 2017, 19:32
Post #2


Member


Group: Full Members
Posts: 8748
Joined: 9-December 09
From: Norddeutschland / Northern Germany
Member No.: 11458
Mp3tag Version: 2.83e



ZITAT(Sludge @ May 7 2017, 19:57) *
Been getting a number of mp3 with the Title field as "Title - Artist" or "Artist - Title" and the Artist field set as something like "Various".

I know there must be some way of splitting the Title field into the correct individual fields but can't seem to figure it out. How do I do this?

I've previously relied on converting filenames to tags but now this isn't an option as many of the files are often having incorrect or truncated filenames.

You would have to select the files that show the same pattern. MP3tag by itself does not know whether a string is a title or an artist.
But once you have done that, you can automate it:

Create an action of the type "Guess values" for TITLE
Guessing pattern: %artist% - %title%

or
Guessing pattern: %title% - %artist%

Please note that the pattern has to match exactly, e.g.
%artist%-%title%
is a different pattern.


--------------------
42 - wie war die Frage / what was the question / quelle était la question
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sludge
post May 7 2017, 19:58
Post #3


Member


Group: Members
Posts: 3
Joined: 17-July 16
Member No.: 22294
Mp3tag Version: 2.78



QUOTE (ohrenkino @ May 7 2017, 19:32) *
You would have to select the files that show the same pattern. MP3tag by itself does not know whether a string is a title or an artist.
But once you have done that, you can automate it:

Create an action of the type "Guess values" for TITLE
Guessing pattern: %artist% - %title%

or
Guessing pattern: %title% - %artist%

Please note that the pattern has to match exactly, e.g.
%artist%-%title%
is a different pattern.


Thanks a lot! smile.gif
That works fine, I knew the solution was simple but overlooked the slightly cryptic sounding "guess" function.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd July 2017 - 13:52