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Synchronize Filename and ID3 Tag
Function "Filename > ID3 Tag" allows you to retrieve the info from the filename to the ID3 tag of the file in case if the ID3 tag doesn't contain any/some of the info.

1. Press Main Menu: ID3 Tags > Filename -> ID3 Tag...

2. Choose the filename format
Specify the needful filename format in the Filename Format combo-box according which the info from the filename is to be retrieved into the ID3 tag.

Example:
Artist = "Linkin Park"
Album = "Hybrid Theory"
Year = "2001"
Track 1 = "Papercut.mp3"
Track 2 = "One Step Closer.mp3"
Track 3 = "With You.mp3"

Filename 1 = "01. Linkin Park - Papercut.mp3"
Mask 1 = "<number01>. <artist> - <title>"
Filename 2 = "02) 'One Step Closer' (2001).mp3"
Mask 2 = "<number01>) '<title>' (<year>)"
Filename 3 = "3 With You 'Hybrid Theory'.mp3"
Mask 3 = "<number> <title> '<album>'"

If you haven't found the mask you like you can create it yourself, press to open Mask Editor.

3. Specify the options

Write Options

Replace tag only if tag is blank The ID3 tag of the MP3 file is replaced only it is blank.
Replace all tags The info of the ID3 tag of the MP3 file is replaced any way.

Write ID3 Tags

ID3v1 Tag The ID3v1 tag of the MP3 file is replaced.
ID3v2 Tag The ID3v2 tag of the MP3 file is replaced.

Mask Editor
Using "Mask Editor" you can create or customize masks according which the info from filenames is retrieved into the ID3 tag.


Customize Filename Mask
1. Open Mask Editor
Click button to open Mask Editor.

2. Customize a mask
Choose a mask to customize in Masks List (). It is shown in Mask edit-box (). Use mask buttons () or punctuation marks to create a suitable mask.
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2. Create a mask
Click '<<< New Mask >>>' in the Masks List (). Use mask buttons () or punctuation marks to create a suitable mask.

Mask Buttons:

Button Description
<number> Include numbering like 1, 2, 3, ..., 10 into MP3 filename.
<artist> Include artist name into MP3 filename.
<album> Include album title into MP3 filename.
<title> Include track title into MP3 filename.
<year> Include year of issue into MP3 filename.
<genre> Include genre into the MP3 filename.
<comment> Include comments into MP3 filename.
<composer> Include the name of the composer into the MP3 filename.

Example:
Artist = "Linkin Park"
Album = "Hybrid Theory"
Year = "2001"
Track 1 = "Papercut.mp3"
Track 2 = "One Step Closer.mp3"
Track 3 = "With You.mp3"

Filename 1 = "01. Linkin Park - Papercut.mp3"
Mask 1 = "<number01>. <artist> - <title>"
Filename 2 = "02) 'One Step Closer' (2001).mp3"
Mask 2 = "<number01>) '<title>' (<year>)"
Filename 3 = "3 With You 'Hybrid Theory'.mp3"
Mask 3 = "<number> <title> '<album>'"

 Hint: You can use the information from the Publisher, URL Fields in the Track Filename - just type '<publisher>', <url>' in the Mask edit-box ().

Control Buttons

Create Mask Create a new mask.
Clone Mask Duplicate the mask selected in the Masks List.
Deleted Mask Delete the mask selected in the Masks List.
Move Up Move up the mask selected in the Masks List.
Move Down Move down the mask selected in the Masks List.
Save Save the mask:
  • Save - save the changed mask
  • Save as New Mask - save the changed mask as a new one.

3. Define the symbols to replace
On the 'Symbol Replacement' tab () define the symbols prohibited to use in a filename with your own (optional).

4. Save the mask
Press Save button to save the changed mask.

 Note: All changes that were made on settings in this dialog will be automatically saved when you press "Ok" button.

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