|This is a page from the Flash Renamer user manual.|
The music renaming function allows you to extract information from music files and rename the file according to a user defined pattern. The information is based on the metadata tags contain within most music files.
The following music formats are supported: Mp3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, Ogg Flac, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Musepack (MPC), True Audio (TTA), WavePack (WV), MP4 (M4A, M4B, M4P & M4R).
- Style - Here you choose what you want your music filenames to look like. There are three predefined styles that you can choose from, or you can use the Custom mode to freely design the rename pattern. A pattern is built up using
<tags>and combining them with other characters. The tags are then replaced with information extracted from the Mp3 file. By clicking on the button to the right of the textbox, you will see a list of all tags. Click on one to add it to your pattern.
- Further reading: How to use format tags
- Tip: The predefined styles can be change by clicking the edit button.
You have a large music collection and want to organize it.
By using the SubFolder
<\>tag you can move your files into subfolders named after different properties of the file. Put all your music in one folder and enter this format string:
Now all your will end up in nicely organized folders, sorted by artist and album name.
Or try entering
<GENRE><\><FULLNAME>to sort your music according to their genre. You decide!
Note: For this to work it requires all your files to have valid metadata tags.