First, select the MP3 files whose file names you want to change. For this,
the File Selection dialog can be used, or alternatively you can drag the files
to be renamed onto the user interface. By using the filter you can narrow down
the MP3 files to be renamed precisely by their properties. For example, you can
specify that the files to be processed must contain audio data. Or you can
specify that they need to have a particular artist name (e.g., Various Artists)
in the ID3 information and a bitrate of 192 kbit/s or greater.
Click on the button featuring the Plus (+) Symbol and select the action
Replace from the popup menu.
In this example, the entire file name will be replaced by data from ID3-tags.
For this, select the entry The Whole Name from the menu.
Rename Expert supports automatic renaming through the use of metadata. To use ID3
information for naming, select the entry "metadata -> audio data" from the
In this example, the new names of the MP3 files shall be composed as follows
"Artist - Album - Track - Title". You can select these data conveniently from the
menu and provide each with a separator, for example, a hyphen.
Before the renaming, the new file names can be checked with the real-time
preview after each change. List entries in green font color indicate that changes
are planned for the corresponding file name and that there are no conflicts with
existing files. If an MP3 file contains no ID3 information or the ID3 information
to use (e.g., the artist's name) contains no data, no changes will be made to the
Finally, the Tasks dialog can now be opened by clicking on the Apply button. The
MP3 files to be renamed are listed there, and the renaming process can be started by
clicking on the Start button.
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