Renaming music files

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Renaming music files

Postby kembury » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:35 am

I have a lot of music files named:

number - artist - title.

Can I bulk rename several folders at once to:

number - title

Artist is different for each folder.

Thank you.
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Re: Renaming music files

Postby RegexNinja » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:13 am

Hi,
Do you want to rename Folders based on Filenames.. If not, was 'files' or 'folders' a typo?
Not sure what you need, but here is something to expirament with:

#1Regex Match/Replace:
^(\d+ - ).+? - (.+)$
\1\2

Number - Artist - Title ---> Number - Title

Details:
Depends on Space-Space as the Number/Artist/Title separator.

#12Filter lets you uncheck(filter-out) Files and Folders, so they cant be renamed.
If its not what you need, just post back with details.
Cheers.
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Re: Renaming music files

Postby kembury » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:34 pm

Thanks for the reply!

No, I don't want to change the folder names at all, just the file names.

07 - joe blow - can't sing

07 - can't sing

I want to do this in multiple sub directories at the sane time. I have been doing each separate album one at a time, using BRU to remove the 'joe blow - ' using ctrl-A
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Re: Renaming music files

Postby kembury » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:19 pm

Examples:

Change:
F:\Sept. 27, 2019\1\Cookin' On 3 Burners - 2018 - Lab Experiments Vol.2\
01-Cookin On 3 Burners-The Jump Off.flac
02-Cookin On 3 Burners-Warning (Feat. Kaiit).flac
03-Cookin On 3 Burners-Howler.flac
04-Cookin On 3 Burners-Force Of Nature (Feat. Fallon Williams).flac
05-Cookin On 3 Burners-One Of The Ones (Feat. Kylie Auldist).flac
06-Cookin On 3 Burners-The Deep End.flac
07-Cookin On 3 Burners-Sunday Mumma.flac
08-Cookin On 3 Burners-Garden Of Freedom (Feat. Simon Burke).flac

TO:

F:\Sept. 27, 2019\1\Cookin' On 3 Burners - 2018 - Lab Experiments Vol.2\
01 - The Jump Off.flac
02 - Warning (Feat. Kaiit).flac
03 - Howler.flac
04 - Force Of Nature (Feat. Fallon Williams).flac
05 - One Of The Ones (Feat. Kylie Auldist).flac
06 - The Deep End.flac
07 - Sunday Mumma.flac
08 - Garden Of Freedom (Feat. Simon Burke).flac

====================================================
Or:
====================================================
F:\2019\G Flip - 2019 - About Us\
01-G Flip-Lover.flac
02-G Flip-I Am Not Afraid.flac
03-G Flip-Drink Too Much.flac
04-G Flip-Morning.flac
05-G Flip-Waking Up Tomorrow.flac
06-G Flip-Stupid.flac
07-G Flip-Killing My Time.flac
08-G Flip-Bring Me Home.flac
09-G Flip-About You.flac
10-G Flip-2 Million.flac

To:

F:\2019\G Flip - 2019 - About Us\
01 - Lover.flac
02 - I Am Not Afraid.flac
03 - Drink Too Much.flac
04 - Morning.flac
05 - Waking Up Tomorrow.flac
06 - Stupid.flac
07 - Killing My Time.flac
08 - Bring Me Home.flac
09 - About You.flac
10 - 2 Million.flac

===================================================
Both are sub directories in the same directory.
If there are 100 sub directories, for example, is there some way to rename them all at once?
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Re: Renaming music files - Solved

Postby kembury » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:38 pm

I found that I can easily do this using MP3Tag
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Re: Renaming music files - Regex Method

Postby RegexNinja » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:33 pm

OK, those filenames are in a different format than originally posted.
Glad you found a solution.. For those interested in the regex answer:

#1Regex Match/Replace:
^(\d+)-[^-]*-(.*)$
\1 - \2

Its much like the original regex, without trying to match any spaces.
Also, to rename all files in all SubDirs at once:

#12Filter
SubFolders=Checked
Files=Checked
Folders=UnChecked
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Re: Renaming music files

Postby kembury » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:21 am

I'm going to try that. Maybe I can save a step or two.

The only reason the spaces were gone was because I forgot to change them before I posted. I guess it all worked out better that way in the end.

I've learned more here in the last week than I have all year on my own.

Thanks so much for all your hard work in figuring this one out!
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Re: Renaming music files

Postby kembury » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:42 am

Worked Perfectly!

Thanks again.
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