I’m not sure if this problem relates to the batch processor or the transcoder but the deal is this: When I throw m4a ALAC files, stuffed with metadata into the batch processor, it apparently strips the metadata from the files, and improperly renames them (I’m trying to set it to name them as catalog_artist-songtitle.wav/mp3). The batch renamer is set to remove numeric leading characters, insert a fixed catalog ID with a trailing , then drop on the file names. It adds catalog as expected, but fails to find/insert the ID3 metadata (which iTunes and even OS X see natively from any view).
I must have something set up wrong here… I thought I had the order wrong or needed to delete the old name, but trial and error ruled those issues out. I tried to be careful about where the name starts/stops. But it seems more like the metadata is getting removed before it reaches the renamer. What am I doing wrong? Help!