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Thread: ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

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    ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

    I am looking for more information/help about the programmable actions that are available in the Rule-based manipulation of tags. I have seen in forum posts mention of actions such as [GRAB], [RIGHT], [TRIM}, [REPLACE] etc but can find no online documentation that describes their usage and/or other available actions. I would be most grateful if someone can point me to any resource/help that provides comprehensive documentation on the facilities available in the Rule-based manipulation.

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    Re: ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

    perhaps if you say what you are wanting to do?

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    Re: ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

    I want to remove text such as ", Disc 1" from the end of album titles but it would be nice know what text manipulation functions are available

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    Re: ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

    The functions you refer to in your first post are naming functions, but these are, as the name suggests used for naming your ripped/processed files.

    Documentation about the [ID Tag Update] utility is here, which contains exactly what you're trying to achieve.
    Last edited by simbun; 06-30-2022 at 03:54 AM.

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    Re: ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

    Hello Simbun, I have seen this documentation and it doesn't tell me how to do what I want to do namely remove the string(s) ", Disc n" from the end of the album title

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    Re: ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

    On this page under the heading 'Word / Character Replacement' it shows you how to replace/remove '(Disc 1)'; it doesn't remove it JUST from the album title though if that's your issue?

    To be honest dBpoweramp isn't a particularly powerful post-rip tagging program, you're probably better off looking at mp3tag or foobar.

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    Re: ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

    Yes I saw that but I really only want to remove this text from the album tag. A few years back I did something similar and found some info on how to do it using rule-manipulation but cannot find the thread that showed how to do it so I know it can be done.

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    Re: ID Tag Update utility codec & Rule-based manipulation

    If you don't find a better way I guess the following would work:

    Code:
    If album=[anyvalue]
    SET album=[REPLACE]<comma_> Disc 1,,[album][]
    
    If album=[anyvalue]
    SET album=[REPLACE]<comma_> Disc 2,,[album][]
    ...

    Certainly not as elegant as a regular expression in mp3tag, but I know very little around this functionality so if you do find a better way, do let us know.

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