Renaming Deletes MP3 Tag Info - 2nd Request

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Wed Nov 19 22:07:48 EST 2003

On 11/19/03 7:34 PM, Gardner, Joseph A wrote:

> I'm playing around with the rename files function in an effort to
> standardize my collection of MP3s. Funny thing is, when I rename an
> MP3, all the Tag info is deleted. Any idea why this would be so when
> simply retyping a new name for the file doesn't affect the Tag info?
> Any advice on renaming MP3s and keeping the Tag info intact? I'm
> running OS X 10.2 and Rev 2.1.

I don't really know the answer, so I'm guessing, but it sounds like it 
might be an engine problem. You could instead try doing a copy/delete 
operation via script and see if that works.

Try something like:

   put url "binfile:myOldFile.mp3" into url "binfile:theNewName.mp3"
   delete file "myOldFile.mp3"

Presumably this would preserve the entire content of the file, including 
the tags.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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