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AudiobookGuy 10-07-2013 12:26 PM

iTunes Renaming Files Upon Import
I'd love some feedback on a crazy rip/import issue that I have.
I'm rip/importing an audiobook in iTunes and the title names are incorrect. The auto searches are returning incorrect information.

Since this is for an audiobook I needed to have all the tracks in a sortable order. When you consider that there are over 900 tracks to rename, doing so manually would be almost impossible. So, I had a neat idea. I decided to import a disk, then use a small perl script to rename the files. This would allow me to number the tracks appropriately - "001 - The Sicilian". Finally, I would remove the entries from iTunes, then re-add the renamed files. This would pick up the new track name as the song title. And, all the files would be named in a sortable format. :)

Here's where the problem is... After the re-import, iTunes renames the files back to what they were when first imported. Thus undoing all the changes I made. :mad:

If anyone has any ideas/suggestions/solutions they would be greatly appreciated. (PC, Windows7-64)


Sparkee 10-07-2013 01:04 PM

iTunes uses ID3 tags other other embedded tags for track information, not the file name. You should be able to use a tag editor to automate changing the tag info to match the file name.

AudiobookGuy 10-07-2013 03:10 PM

Thanks. I'll look for one that has the tools I'm looking for and see how that goes.

Sparkee 10-07-2013 05:08 PM

Back when I was a Windows user I found .:: The GodFather ::. to be a good free and powerful tag editor.

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