I'd like to rename all these Bob Marley songs

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  1. julienko3 macrumors regular

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    I just got a bunch of Bob Marley songs and the all have "Bob Marley - " before the title of the song, and I'd like to get rid of the "Bob Marley -" part without getting carpel tunnel in both wrists.

    How could I go about this? Automator?

    Thanks.

    -Oh, this is in iTunes.

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  2. lego8 macrumors regular

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    It might be easiest if you locate the songs in Finder and edit the names there. Be sure to import them again for the changes to take effect.
     
  3. julienko3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I should go into the finder, but still edit them manually?

    thanks
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Try downloading this script for Automator:

    http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=filenamestosongnames

    I haven't used it, but it renamed the tracks in iTunes to the file names in the /Music/ ... directory that the files are located in. Seems useful.

    Side note: Why did they include a "Get Specified iTunes Items" and "Rename Finder Items" but no "Rename iTunes Items" ? :-(
     
  5. gdphishman817 macrumors newbie

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  6. nutman macrumors regular

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    i use a small app called Name Mangler. i like it more than automator. i am pretty sure it is free.
     
  7. Ramashalanka macrumors regular

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    If you don't want to download something you could type the following into terminal. First cd to the correct directory, then:

    for i in "Bob Marley - "*; do mv "$i" "${i//Bob Marley - /}";done
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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