Renaming Using Album Artist

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#1 : 24/02-16 05:56
PutterPlace
PutterPlace
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I know that using ID3 tags, using the Album Title and Artist is already a possibility. It would be great, though, if the Album Artist tag could be utilized. This comes in great handy when using the move batch method and placing the related files in their respective folders. Currently, it's a bit difficult when multiple artists are identified using the Artist tag, but there's only one main artist for the album itself.

For instance, when I need to organize albums into their own directories by using "<ID3 Artist> - <ID3 Album>", songs such as Starstrukk by 3Oh!3 ft. Katy Perry would be placed into a folder named "3OH!3 feat. Katy Perry - Want", while others without featured artists would be placed into a folder named "3OH!3 - Want". The latter is my desired result, and could be achieved using the Album Artist ID3 tag.


24/02-16 05:56
#2 : 26/02-16 21:41
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
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Posts: 756
Reply to #1:
You can try to use ExifTool to extract the metadata value and add it to the filename. Take a look at this page in the user guide: https://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/exift ool

In short you should add the files to the list, select one, and click the ExifTool button in the bottom of the screen. When you have found your value, select it and click the Copy button. You are then able to insert the tag into the New Name method or any other method supporting tags by using CTRL+V.


26/02-16 21:41
#3 : 27/02-16 08:39
PutterPlace
PutterPlace
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:
Well I'll be darned. I didn't even notice that ExifTool button down there. Thanks for that wonderful info. It's working beautifully!


27/02-16 08:39
#4 : 08/03-16 14:36
peterj
peterj
Posts: 3
Reply to #2:
Hi, my mp3 tags are fine and recognised by all my music players and by Windows Explorer itself. However <ID3 Artist> bring up nothing, while <ExifTool:artist> works perfectly. I think you need to re-look at how you extract ID3 tags.


08/03-16 14:36