Moderator: Martin Hairer
I can understand how to insert each file name into the Metadata Title field, but I'd be even happier if I could delete the first 3 characters (actually the number of the recording) when doing so. For example, I'd like the file "11 Under Fire.mp3" to have "Under Fire" in it's Title field.
I'm probably looking in all the wrong places, but can't seem to find out how to do this. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
does have one. Check the "Filter Files" checkbox in the batch processor and enter
into the corresponding text field. This is a regular expression matching the pattern "arbitrary number of digits, followed by a space, followed by arbitrary characters" and storing the "arbitrary" characters into a register. Then, enter
into the metadata title field, which accesses the value stored in the first register.
I still haven't figured it out though I obviously need to adjust the expression in some way but I'm not smart enough to figure out how.
The file I'm testing it on is called: 11 Under fire.mp3
and it's folder is: Dad's Army orig
If I copy the expression into the Filter Files text field and put \1 into the metadata title field, my file ends up with a metadata title of: Army orig/11 Under Fire
All I want in the title is: Under Fire
I can live with it. I just drop the files in one by one so they don't trip over each other, so it's no big deal. I just thought you'd like to know
I'm afraid I have yet another question to pester you with though: Many of my files have stuff in some metadata fields that I'd rather delete, such as irrelevant Artist description or a random Track number.
In most cases, when batch processing, I can replace the unwanted text with a space, but this doesn't work where there is text in the Comments field.
Is there a proper method of emptying the Comments field during Batch processing?
Thanks again, Dave.