Applescript MP3 Tags from Filename

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by LERsince1991, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008

    I currently use an app for this which works fine but I am trying to automate the process and run this script within a folder action workflow.

    I want to take some information from the file name of an mp3 file, and tag the ID3 with "a song title", "an artist" and "an album" (constant).

    Songs are saved as;
    %artist% - %title% %ConstantTextIgnore%.extension

    for example

    Ed Sheeran - Sing [constant text to ignore].mp3
    and then set the album as as "NewMusic"

    Could anyone do this please?

    p.s. I found something close to what I want I think online, except it runs using iTunes rather than as part of a folder action workflow, and it also is specifically for setting the year only.

    tell application "iTunes"
        repeat with theTrack in selection
            set theFile to location of theTrack
            tell application "Finder" to set theName to name of theFile
            set theYear to my parse_year(theName)
            if theYear is not "" then
                set the year of theTrack to theYear
            end if
        end repeat
    end tell
    on parse_year(filenameText)
        -- returns the year if it exists in filename with form song-1965.mp3, else returns empty string
            set yearResult to do shell script "echo " & quoted form of filenameText & " | perl -ne 'print $1 if s/(?<=-)(\\d+)(?=(\\..*|$))/$1/'"
        on error
            set yearResult to ""
        end try
        return yearResult
    end parse_year
  2. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008

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