Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

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Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

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I was using Linux for a while and used another program to manage my music collection. However, I'm now back running Windows using MediaMonkey and I noticed that the program I was using in Linux "auto tagged" all my tracks to remove the preceding 0's in the track numbers. All my file names are in the format 01 - Track Name, 02 - Track Name, etc. Is there any scripts or addons out there that will let me auto tag from file, but only update the track number tag? I paged through the script listings, but didn't see any that would fit the bill, though I admit with 59 pages of forum topics (and searching for "Track Number Auto tag" yielded 160 pages) I didn't make it through everything. Any direction on this would be great. Thanks for the help. :)
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Re: Track Number Tagging

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Tools > Auto-Tag from Filename, you can update any tags you want: http://www.mediamonkey.com/sw/webhelp/f ... lename.htm
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You can also try this script which fixes your leading zeros:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14822
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Re: Track Number Tagging

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Sadly neither of these solutions are what I'm looking for. First, I only want to update the track number. I don't want it to change any of my track names at all, only the track number, and I want the preceding 0 (I want to add it to the tracks that don't have it, but it is on the file name), I don't want to remove it. The Auto-Tag from file name option doesn't allow the user to say only update specific information, it locks in on changing the title if it see's its different, and if there are special characters in the title that windows doesn't handle in the file name it will not pick them up. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: Track Number Tagging

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rcw003 wrote:Sadly neither of these solutions are what I'm looking for.
I am pretty sure that you are wrong in both cases (e.g. you didn't use the correct mask with auto-tag), but anyway, you could use the RegExp Find and Replace add-on and its "Add leading zero to single-digit Track number" preset, and you would get modified only the Track number field, 100% guarantied.
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Re: Track Number Tagging

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on the "tag from file name", for 01 - Track Name
you can use: <Track#:2> - <Skip>
This will tag the track number with the 00 format and leave your title or track name like the way it exist.
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Re: Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

Post by kiwichick »

Hi there SDJeff, I have just tried this with Auto-Tag from filename and it's not working. Or more correctly, I'm probably doing something wrong.

I paste <Track#:2> - <Skip> into the Filename Format box and the track number changes to the first two letters of the track title.
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Re: Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

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@kiwichick, this isn't a universal solution anyone can use. The solution you need depends on how your files are stored. What filename format do you use? Give us an example.
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Re: Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

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kiwichick, like Lowlander said that solution was only for that particular file naming scheme. There is horror and beauty of tagging from file names! I have received files from x different friends who have tagged their files x different ways. Once you learn the commands it makes tagging a piece of cake.

Please post some examples of what you have and we'll post some solutions.


Some common ones -
01- AC/DC - Back In Black - Hells Bells = <Track#> - <Artist> - <Album> - <Title>
3 Days Grace - 04 - Riot = <Artist> - <Track#> - <Title>
If you only want to replace the song title from the 3 Days Grace Example use
<Skip> - <Skip> - <Title>

In my first post, the original poster wanted the track number to be two digits "01, 02, ...etc" instead of 1, 2, 3 .... On some programs used to burn cds or spreadsheets for cataloging you need the extra place holding digit (ex "01") to keep things in order. When you add ":2" to a command it will limit the results to the first two characters. It is not limited to 2, you can use any number.

When I auto organize my files, I use <Album Artist:1>/<Album Artist>/<Year> - <Title>/<Artist> - <Title>
Which gives me:
A/AC-DC/1980 - Back In Black/AC-DC - Hells Bells
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Re: Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

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Hi there, thanks for the responses guys. I think maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick. My filenaming scheme is simply Title - Artist.mp3. I don't have the track number as part of the filename. I would like to be able to add the leading zeros to just the track tag.
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Re: Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

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Hi Vyper, I haven't tried it. I was hoping I could avoid installing yet another script to do something that could maybe be done via tagging. If I don't have any choice though, I may have to look at using it. Thanks.
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Re: Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

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kiwichick wrote:Hi Vyper, I haven't tried it. I was hoping I could avoid installing yet another script to do something that could maybe be done via tagging. If I don't have any choice though, I may have to look at using it. Thanks.

Trust me, that is one of the top scripts that I use! It's quick and easy.
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Re: Track Number Tagging (Fixed, Thanks for the suggestions)

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Okey doke, thanks SDJeff I check it out.
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