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Filename to Title
02-08-2019, 11:35
Post: #1
Filename to Title
Came across the following tag-formatting in the user guide:

Title.displayFormat={$title^$date^ [^]}

Is it possible to get the filename there? Is there a tag with the filename?

Just want to see the filename in some cases. BubbleUPnP hides the filename when there is a title.

Thanks, Hans
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02-08-2019, 11:52 (This post was last modified: 02-08-2019 11:52 by simoncn.)
Post: #2
RE: Filename to Title
It is MinimServer (not BubbleUPnP) that is "hiding" the filename when there is a title. This is because MinimServer uses the filename as the Title value if there is no Title tag. If there is a Title tag, MinimServer ignores the filename.

Can you say more about the "some cases" where you want to see a filename?
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02-08-2019, 12:24
Post: #3
RE: Filename to Title
Thousands of old recordings (flac) have specific information in the filename (date, time, place etc.) I've put some further comments in the title-tag, because then it is also immediately visible in windows explorer main window. In windows it works perfect. But in BubbleUPnP I miss the information in the filename when there are comments in de title.

I tried to mass-copy the filenames to the title, but did not find a quick way in MusiCHI tagger. Furthermore combining the title and filename in Minimserver is more elegant.

Hans
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02-08-2019, 17:38
Post: #4
RE: Filename to Title
(02-08-2019 12:24)Ooteboe Wrote:  I tried to mass-copy the filenames to the title, but did not find a quick way in MusiCHI tagger. Furthermore combining the title and filename in Minimserver is more elegant.

Hans

You can use Mp3tag to mass copy file names to titles and then to carry out common edits to the titles (e.g. replacing '_' with ' ').
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02-08-2019, 19:01
Post: #5
RE: Filename to Title
See this post for a solution that does not require retagging your files.
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03-08-2019, 08:24
Post: #6
RE: Filename to Title
Thanks. I'll see what I can do with these solutions.

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