Intelligent MP3 tagger? (remove track numbers in song titles automatically)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lars666, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. lars666 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    does anybody know an intelligent MP3 tagger for MAC to remove track numbers in the song title? For example, if I have songs tagged like this:

    01.GimmeSympathy
    01 .GimmeSympathy
    01 . GimmeSympathy
    01-GimmeSympathy
    01 -GimmeSympathy
    01 - GimmeSympathy
    01 GimmeSympathy

    I'm searching for a way to configure a MP3 tagger to automatically delete every number/character/space in front of the first capital letter. Does something like this exist or is there another/better way?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. bobsimmons macrumors newbie

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  3. lars666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi bobsimmons,

    thanks a lot for the hint. Will definitely try it out.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. lars666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks to you, too, GGJstudios. I already found a script on "Doug's" which deletes a pre-defined number of characters at the beginning or end, but your and bobsimmons other suggestions sound better because of the possibility. I just took a look on both, but will have to try them out deeper to learn what's possible with them. Thanks to both of you again.
     
  6. cousinarlo, Apr 11, 2016
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    cousinarlo macrumors newbie

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    Hi Bob! I guess we can marvel at the power of the internet here. I'm replying to your post 7 years (EDIT: I was looking at your join date, oops. Still, 5 years since lars666's post is a long time) after to thank you for sharing ABetterFinderRenamer as a solution for adjusting and renaming files. I've been searching for a program that could help with re-naming files, and your MacRumors post came up.

    I am keenly interested in it for my collection of digital music. I recently purchased a new truck that accepts SD cards, and USB sticks; I've learned that the track numbers and other punctuation in front of the song name prevent the song search in the truck from working properly. I've also learned (from a truck forum) that that the truck's computer prefers that the SD card be formatted in a format like FAT32 or exFAT, etc.

    It also looks like I might be able to use ABFR at work to take our remote server's data and make spreadsheets, word documents, etc. VERY interesting, and I will be purchasing it!

    Thanks again and all the best,

    Larry Pope

    (I joined Macrumors tonight because of the value of your post. I can see there's a lot to see at MacRumors. Funny that I've been using Macs since my SE 20MB in 1985 but never visited MacR!)
     
  7. \-V-/ Suspended

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    ABFR is an amazing tool and they continue to add great features.
     
  8. cousinarlo macrumors newbie

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    And thank you lars for asking the question that got me here in the first place! I'm sure many others have benefited from this thread.
     

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