How powerful is the mass-rename?

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How powerful is the mass-rename?

#1 Post by Monarch1st » 16.12.2016, 03:51

I've got a bunch of files to rename, and it's anything but straight-forward.
They're in this format:
"A_Scandal_In_Bohemia_1954_32kb.mp3"
i.e. name, date, quality, all separated by underlines even in the name. and '.mp3', but that's not modified nor moved.

I want to put a name in front, move the date to second position, then the title with spaces rather than underlines, and put parens around the quality, and a dash after the name and date:
"Sherlock Holmes - 1954 - A Scandal in Bohemia (32k).mp3"

What's the easiest way to do this?
I'm not at all anxious to do it by hand, there are several hundred of them.

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Re: How powerful is the mass-rename?

#2 Post by Dreamer » 16.12.2016, 19:02

If they have id3 tag included, then it's easy, I'm just not sure what you mean by "quality", if it's the bitrate, then type this in the Name field:

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[mp3artist] - [mp3year] - [mp3title] ([mp3bitrate])
If you want "sampling rate", then type this:

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[mp3artist] - [mp3year] - [mp3title] ([mp3samplingrate])
If id3 tag is missing, it will be very complicated, probably impossible.

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Re: How powerful is the mass-rename?

#3 Post by Monarch1st » 16.12.2016, 22:26

Dreamer wrote:If they have id3 tag included, then it's easy...
If id3 tag is missing, it will be very complicated, probably impossible.
How do I find if the id3 tag is there?

Also, in unix (it may be vi, or sed. someplace in unix, it's been awhile), when you search/replace, you can use a carat '^' for the beginning of the string. E.g. for the string "A Scandal" if you type the command s/^/"Sherlock Holmes - ", you'd get "Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal".
Is there such a mechanism in freecommander? (and if not, could I request it for a future release?)

Oh, and what's the difference between bitrate and sampling rate?

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Re: How powerful is the mass-rename?

#4 Post by Dreamer » 17.12.2016, 00:09

Monarch1st wrote:How do I find if the id3 tag is there?
You can use any mp3 player, or just type that text above in the File name field, in Multi Rename window, you should get the artist name, title in then "New name" preview (green color).
Monarch1st wrote:Oh, and what's the difference between bitrate and sampling rate?
Sampling rate is usually the same (44100 or 44k), bitrate is important for queality, usually it's from 128 to 320kbps, so if you don't want just a number, add "kBps" or kBit-s, like this:

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[mp3artist] - [mp3year] - [mp3title] ([mp3bitrate]kBps)
Monarch1st wrote:Also, in unix (it may be vi, or sed. someplace in unix, it's been awhile), when you search/replace, you can use a carat '^' for the beginning of the string. E.g. for the string "A Scandal" if you type the command s/^/"Sherlock Holmes - ", you'd get "Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal".
Is there such a mechanism in freecommander? (and if not, could I request it for a future release?)
I'm not sure what you need exactly, but you can click the (?) icon for Wildcard search options.
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Re: How powerful is the mass-rename?

#5 Post by ralfso » 17.12.2016, 10:25

Monarch1st wrote:Also, in unix (it may be vi, or sed. someplace in unix, it's been awhile), when you search/replace, you can use a carat '^' for the beginning of the string. E.g. for the string "A Scandal" if you type the command s/^/"Sherlock Holmes - ", you'd get "Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal".
Is there such a mechanism in freecommander? (and if not, could I request it for a future release?)?
Filename:
Sherlock Holmes - [n]

[n] is for existing name
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Re: How powerful is the mass-rename?

#6 Post by Monarch1st » 17.12.2016, 20:48

Woohoo! The id3 tag was there, and it all worked just fine. Easy peasy. Thank you very much!

And the '^' (carat or hat) is a wildcard in unix that matches the start of a string. But in this case wasn't needed. Cool.

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Re: How powerful is the mass-rename?

#7 Post by olynov » 30.11.2017, 13:59

Good morning,
I have a doubt regarding the renaming functions.
I have a file with 16.000 pdfs.
I want to change them accordingly to a list that I have in an excel file (a collumn with the old name and another with the new).
Is this possible to do using this toll?
If yes how?
Thank you so much for your help

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Re: How powerful is the mass-rename?

#8 Post by therealjd » 01.12.2017, 15:37

olynov wrote:
30.11.2017, 13:59
Good morning,
I have a doubt regarding the renaming functions.
I have a file with 16.000 pdfs.
I want to change them accordingly to a list that I have in an excel file (a collumn with the old name and another with the new).
Is this possible to do using this toll?
If yes how?
Thank you so much for your help
FC XE doesn't support renaming from lists, so when i need something more robust, I use Advanced Renamer.

I've also integrated it into my favorites toolbar in FC XE to load my selected files on launch.

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note, the default limit for advanced renamer is 10,000 items. you can increase that limit if you need to in settings.
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