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#1 2012-08-13 01:57:30

mlsmith
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Registered: 2012-08-13
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Thunar file renamer - Audio Tags

Hello All,

Is there any way to add 'Composer' and 'Album Artist' to Thunar's file renamer tag options?

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#2 2012-08-13 05:12:53

gnome_refugee
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Re: Thunar file renamer - Audio Tags

Hi, mlsmith.

I guess you're referring to bulk renaming, and the Audio Tags option? The default tag is 'Title', but if you look at the drop-down list next to Format you'll see 4 options with Artist.

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#3 2012-08-13 11:27:45

mlsmith
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Re: Thunar file renamer - Audio Tags

gnome_refugee wrote:

Hi, mlsmith.

I guess you're referring to bulk renaming, and the Audio Tags option? The default tag is 'Title', but if you look at the drop-down list next to Format you'll see 4 options with Artist.

You're correct, I am referring to the bulk renamer. Unfortunately, the format does not support 'Album Artist' ('Artist' is different) or 'Composer'.

I use the following naming structure for my music files: [Composer] - [Album Artist] - [Album] - [Track #] [Title]

I use 'Composer' field to track the record label.

I know there are some music players out there that will organize files for me in this way but it would be awesome if Thunar had this built in. :-)

Last edited by mlsmith (2012-08-13 15:40:54)

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#4 2012-08-14 01:58:06

mlsmith
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Re: Thunar file renamer - Audio Tags

Ah, so I see that it's thunar-media-tags-plugin that gives thunar the ID3 tag support. Is it fairly easy to make it recognize additional ID3 tags?  *crosses fingers*

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#5 2012-08-25 20:36:01

jbar
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Registered: 2012-08-19
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Re: Thunar file renamer - Audio Tags

Maybe arename is what you are looking for. From its manual: "arename is a tool that is able to rename audio files by looking at a file's tagging information. It uses this information to assemble a consistent destination file name. The user can define the format of the destination filename by the use of template strings."


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#6 2012-08-26 14:20:00

mlsmith
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Registered: 2012-08-13
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Re: Thunar file renamer - Audio Tags

Thanks for the suggestion, jbar. I'm using EasyTAG now to manage my meta data and mass rename. It's good to know arename exists though.

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