RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

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Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by MMFrLife » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:32 pm

Yeah, I figured it was something with MM. Nonetheless, I seriously love this thing....and again, "Keep Up the Good Work"!!!

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by ZvezdanD » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:58 pm

MMFrLife wrote:Might I suggest, and I understand that there might be limitations of which I'm not aware,
that you use the MM toolbar configure area to make presets friendlier/less daunting to sift through.

MM's Toolbar Configuration dialog box cannot be used in scripts, MM is lacking API functions for something like that.

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by MMFrLife » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:23 pm

Thanks! A bit of an awkward way to remove stuff from a toolbar.
But I think this program is genius!

Sorry about not noticing first post. I tried putting toolbar in search but a million things came up that were not what I was looking for.

Anyway, I saw another post about preset selection not being user friendly and that you
are thinking about that, but it is difficult thinking of a way to do it.

Might I suggest, and I understand that there might be limitations of which I'm not aware,
that you use the MM toolbar configure area to make presets friendlier/less daunting to sift through.

I noticed the toolbar name shows up under MM "toolbar configure", but does not seem to be configurable,
at least, from what I can tell (I understand putting 253 presets by default would flood the MM toolbar dialog box).

So, how about having "only" the default toolbar buttons show up by default in the MM toolbar config, then if someone wants, they can remove them directly from MM toolbar config. or add most used/favs toolbar items individually as they want through RegExp F & R dialog by going through a process similar to the tool bar button one.

You could have a toolbar checkbox under tool button checkbox in RegExp F & R dialog box (using choose, check, update) if you want it to show up on toolbar and in MM tb config. If you want to remove it you could just remove directly from MM toolbar config.

Something like this might already be possible. I "glanced" through the first post without seeing anything and I don't really want to search (using search field) through tons of pages only to find things that might be only "somewhat" related to what I'm posting.

Thanks
(keep up the good work!)

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by ZvezdanD » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:48 am

Here is the excerpt from the FAQ section of the first post of this thread:
  • Q - Is there a way to remove the toolbar buttons for "Increment Playcount" and "Decrement Playcount" on the toolbar? I don't use them and they just take up space.
  • A - Mentioned two presets have toolbar buttons just as an example (similar as the "Move prefixes ..." which have added keyboard Shortcut as an example). You could turn on/off toolbar buttons for any of the preset by checking on/off the Toolbar button option in the Find & Replace dialog box. So, if you want to remove those two initially installed toolbar buttons from the toolbar:

    1. Open the RegExp Find and Replace dialog box;
    2. from the Preset dropdown list choose the preset "Increment Play counter by 1";
    3. turn off the Toolbar button check box;
    4. click on the Update button;
    5. from the Preset dropdown list choose the preset "Decrement Play counter by 1";
    6. same as 3;
    7. same as 4.

    The another possibility to remove the preset toolbar buttons is to turn off the option "Show toolbar buttons for presets with enabled button in Find & Replace dialog box" in the Options dialog box.

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by MMFrLife » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:37 pm

What's up with the toolbar not being configurable? That is, under toolbars anyway.

I tried doing various combinations in the options settings, but I can't get "assign current.increment play.decrement play" to go away permanently.
I only want the "dialog" and "presets" buttons to show.

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by sperk » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:16 pm

Was "Auto-increment Track number with specified starting value..." changed? I used to be able to make three number track numbers e,g, 001 but now I can't do that.
Thanks

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by adamg » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:40 pm

asrjcb » March 28th, 2014, 4:25 pm

Hi - I'd like to remove all instances of parentheses and anything inside them from the Title field. Ex: (Bonus Track) or (featuring xxxx). I've tried to fool around with the regular expressions, but haven't been able to get it. I'd appreciate some quick help. Thanks so much.


i believe the tag manipulation preset you are looking for is called "Remove (...) or [...] from the end of <into field>"

i would try that on a few songs first to see the outcome, but i believe that is what you are looking for:)

Newbie simple help needed

Post by asrjcb » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:25 pm

Hi - I'd like to remove all instances of parentheses and anything inside them from the Title field. Ex: (Bonus Track) or (featuring xxxx). I've tried to fool around with the regular expressions, but haven't been able to get it. I'd appreciate some quick help. Thanks so much.

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by Coldblackice » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:48 am

Brilliant addon -- thanks!

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by dtsig » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:52 pm

ZvezdanD wrote:
dtsig wrote:is there a 'wild card' value I can enter for 'find what' that will let me select multiple files with multiple dates and then change them?

- Turn on the Regular Expression 1 check box;
- click on the Full button next to that check box or just enter manually ^.* into the Find what text box.

If you click on the ? button in the bottom left corner you could see the short RegEx reference:
^ - The start of the string;
. - Any character except newline;
* - Zero or more of the preceding element.

Thanks for that .. over the years (programming since 1980) I have tried to learn reg expressions but for some reason it simply causes my eyes to glaze over :) I can do multiple languages but reg expressions ... sigh
I have added that link to my browser folder for mm and hope wont ever have to ask so simple a question again.

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by ZvezdanD » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:04 pm

dtsig wrote:is there a 'wild card' value I can enter for 'find what' that will let me select multiple files with multiple dates and then change them?

- Turn on the Regular Expression 1 check box;
- click on the Full button next to that check box or just enter manually ^.* into the Find what text box.

If you click on the ? button in the bottom left corner you could see the short RegEx reference:
^ - The start of the string;
. - Any character except newline;
* - Zero or more of the preceding element.

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by dtsig » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:13 pm

I had a nuclear meltdown in my db and had to rebuild a bunch. I want to replace the ADDED date for a big block of files. The problem is that they have been added ver a couple of days. So my question is ... is there a 'wild card' value I can enter for 'find what' that will let me select multiple files with multiple dates and then change them?

I am almost positive that there is as this addon does everything except rip my dvds for me <G>
Thanks

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by ZvezdanD » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:19 pm

zephyr wrote:I wondered if the interface can be modified (or if this functionality already exists), to allow users to enter the first few letters of the preset, and then search the possible results.
...
Or 'find next' notepad stylee...

That would be implemented in the next version of this add-on. Here are mentioned few tricks that you could apply with the existing version to help in finding presets, e.g. alphabetical sorting of presets: viewtopic.php?p=361278#p361278

By the way, I have already added the similar thing for searching MN masks to the new version of Magic Nodes.
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Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by zephyr » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:23 pm

Hi Z! Been a while since I've used this or tried to learn regexps, but now is the time!

I installed the presets, and love the naming conventions - very intuitive. I wondered if the interface can be modified (or if this functionality already exists), to allow users to enter the first few letters of the preset, and then search the possible results. Currently, 'down' (cursor) takes you to the next preset. This would suffice if the tag presets are in alphabetical order (is there a quick way of achieving this?)

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Imagine entering a search term into a browser, and having the drop-down list of options to search for. Or 'find next' notepad stylee... That's the kind of functionality I'm thinking of.

Just thought of this whilst trying to see all 'assign' presets (to get artist from title field on compilations, where title is 'artist - title' or 'title - artist' etc)

Thanks for everything!!!!

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [M

Post by ZvezdanD » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:59 am

Mike9596 wrote:I'm wondering is there a way within RegExp Find & Replace or Media Monkey in general to use RegExp just to (for example) find the titles of tracks that have words that start with lower case characters? To reduce the list and then pick which ones to work with? Basically a find / search only to get a list on the main screen. Then I can highlight the ones I was to run thru the Capitalize preset.

Of course you could use RegExp Find & Replace add-on to find tracks, that option is represented in its name. You could use the button on the left side of the Close button to select or keep matched tracks in the main filelist (the default option for this button is Keep matched). Please read the first post of this thread to learn how to use it.

However, I don't think that such approach would be anything faster than using the Replace All option. This add-on modifies only tags/fields in files where the replacement is different than the original content.

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