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Old 27 February 2005, 09:50 pm   #1
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Default Batch renaming .mp+ to .mpc

This is perhaps slightly off topic, but it's still related to musepack.

Does anyone know how I can batch rename all my old .mp+ files to .mpc files?

The reason behind this is that I want to use mp3tag to correct a few errors in some tags in the old mp+ files, and I can't get mp3tag to read the mp+ files, only mpc files (despite having added *.mp+ to the extension list in the mp3tag options). I asked about this on the mp3tag forum a few days back, but had no reply. So I'm trying you guys!


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Old 28 February 2005, 04:41 am   #2
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Ganymed (Mp3tag developer) is currently away from his computer, he'll come back to it in about 2 days .

You can rename a batch of your files using "ren *.mp+ *.mpc" in a command line window inside the folder with the mp+ files. (or "ren *.mp+ E:somefolder*.mp+ *.mpc")
Or you could use some program that specializes in batch renaming, like renamefiles.
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Old 28 February 2005, 06:50 pm   #3
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don't people use sweep (on windows) for this sorta thing?

and isn't ren absent from XP?

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Old 01 March 2005, 09:01 pm   #4
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ren works on xp.
So for windows (not as elegant as in linux, i know) I think the following is a good solution:
Make a batchfile, e.g. renmpc.bat, with the following content:
ren *.mp+ *.mpc
Download Sweep;O=A
Put Sweep.exe and renmpc.bat in %PATH% (e.g. System32), open a CMD window on the topmost directory of your Musepack files and type:
sweep renmpc.bat
and you will get recursive renaming. You can furthermore put this in folder contextmenu, but I haven't got the template for that reg file here. I can add this later if wanted.

Actually I figured it out. You'll have to make the renmpc.bat like this:
cd %1

sweep.exe ren *.mp+ *.mpc
and then make and import (doubleclick, answer yes) a reg file like this (you can name it renmpc.reg):


@="&Rename mp+ to mpc"


@=""C:WINDOWSsystem32renmpc.bat" "%1""
You'll need sweep.exe and renmpc.bat in System32 for this.
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Old 02 March 2005, 09:52 am   #5
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Thanks, all, for your help. Much appreciated.

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