argument of the Substr tag

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#1 : 06/04-13 22:25
sunmoon
sunmoon
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Short story: I'd like to put my .avi movies into folders built like this: something/year/month/day. So I need to use ExifTool tag which is <ExifTool:DateTimeOriginal>. Unfortunately it is not possible to build folder structure for copying files using this tag, because <Substr::POS:COUNT:START> tag works only on original file names which do not contain the correct date yet.

Therefore my job has to be divided into two phases:

- the first phase is to rename files according to ExifTool information and place them into the flat folder
- the second one is to copy files, producing needed folder structure taking (new) original names into account.

The point is: the argument of the <Substr> tag could be the current (latest) filename (instead of original filename). This could make AR workflow more flexible.




06/04-13 22:25
#2 : 06/04-13 22:38
Kim Jensen
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Reply to #1:
You don't need to use the ExifTool tag. You can use the image date/time tags:
http://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/tags_ image


06/04-13 22:38
#3 : 06/04-13 23:12
sunmoon
sunmoon
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Reply to #2:

Kim, actually we speak about movies, not images. There are no image tags in .avi file.


06/04-13 23:12
#4 : 07/04-13 14:39
Kim Jensen
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Reply to #3:
Ah okay, yes then you need to use the ExifTool tag. I can not come up with a way to do what you want without adding the date to the filename before moving them to the correct folder.


07/04-13 14:39