Mp3 Book Helper

Renaming Files

For File Renaming select the files to edit as above. Click the tab labeled "Tags" near the top left of the screen to select the tag editing tab sheet. Use the "Select Tag" combo box to pick "File Name." You may then proceed with file renaming in exactly the same way as setting the ID3 tags as discussed above. Note that the special variables are available. If mask result would produce unacceptable for file name characters: : \ / ? * this characters would be removed from resulting filename.

In File Options you could specify maximum file name length in characters, if exceeded than it would be truncated of "Smart Trimmed" if "Smart Trim" enabled.

NOTE: . (Dot) before extension is not counted. Joliet file system for CDs has 64 character including the extension Mac user using any system earlier than OSX has a 32-character limit.

If you made a mistake you are able to Undo file rename to the beginning of session.

More advance features for file renaming could be found in tab labeled "Move". It allows renaming and moving folders with sound files. Use 'Preview' to see how it works.

Case change and Replace inputs affect only file names. For folders you should enter <C?> and <R><><> mask directives to Folder name Mask.

Folders Operation - Rename:

Rename folder(s) base on supplied mask and/or move to 'base location'. It only changes names for Existing folders. Files are not moved between folders. Folder name Mask takes data from first sound file in this folder.

Folders Operation - Restructure:

Moves files to folders base on supplied mask and 'base location'. Folders would be created and each file would be moved to appropriate folder. You could create structure like: C:\My Music\My Author\My Album\My File 2.mp3 using folder mask: <Author><\><Album>. Folder name Mask takes data from each sound file so it is possible to move each loaded file to individual folder.

Folders Operation - Fill SFV/PAR:

Moves files to folders base on SFV/PAR in 'base location'.

Program would scan all subfolders of Base location and finds all PAR/SFV files there. Then for each sound file it would try to find SFV or PAR file that contains its name (checksums are ignored if use CRC is unchecked). If found sound file would be moved to the same folder where SFV or PAR located. New folders are not created during this operation.

Folders Operation - Group SFV/PARs

Groups and Moves sound files to folders base on SFV/PAR files that contains its name. Works like 'Restructure' only Folder name Mask ignored and new folder name would have the same name as SFV or PAR file.

This operation does 'Fill' of existing folders and then creates new folders for each SFV/PAR from original location and then does 'Fill' operation again for new folders.

If new folder name mask results is invalid folder name than it would be automatically corrected:

Example: $G\\$A\\$B will produce: Genre\Author\Album but if tag genre is empty string this masks will produce new folder Author\Album

Checkbox 'Move support files' instruct program to move associated SFV, PAR and files with 'similar name' together with sound files. 'Similar name' is a name of SFV/PAR file with different extension, for example .NFO.

Checkbox 'Keep Empty folders' instruct program not to remove empty folders where sound files has been stored originally

Disabled (gray) controls have no effect on the result of operation. There is no Undo for folder names and for moved support files.

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