The Item/Chunk filters enable you to clean up the content of your Ots files. You are able to:
Clean up title and artist info -- capitalize all words in titles and artists, adds apostrophes where they have been incorrectly omitted, removes the word "The" from the beginning of artists, and strips any excess whitespace that may be present. Useful for disc info retrieved from the CD database. Will not disturb additional lines in title chunks.
Swap artist and title info -- swap the title and artist info chunks for all items. Useful for CD Database retrievals that have title/artist info the wrong way around. Note that only the first line of each title chunk will be used -- any subsequent lines will be lost during the transfer.
Order items by CD track number chunks -- re-order all items according to their position indicated in the CD track number chunk. Useful for automatically correcting the order when you add more CD tracks to an existing Ots album file.
Strip any non-essential chunks -- remove all non-essential chunks from the object. Only title, artist, audio data,ACI, beat info, video data, and VCI chunks are retained. Use with caution.
Strip down to beat info for exchange -- remove all chunks except for Title, Artist, and Beat Info. This can be used for sharing your Beat Info chunks with other users. A stripped down Ots file is very small in size, and can be shared with fellow DJs, who can add your Beat Info to their music collection. Use with caution.
Note: When stripping down files, make sure you Save As.. to a different Ots file, otherwise your media will be lost!
Flag all items as karaoke -- checks the Karaoke Flag check-box in all ACI chunks in every item. Useful for marking an entire CD+G album, or karaoke DVD as karaoke. All items with the Karaoke Flag checked will display a K in Att.. (Attributes) column in OtsAV.
Flag all items as regular audio -- removes any checked Karaoke Flag settings in the ACI chunk (see above).
Open Ots Studio
Click on the button in the Ots Studio toolbar. Navigate to the Ots file that you would like to have filtered. Alternatively, right-click on the Ots file and select the Edit option.
Click on the button. This will open the Item/Chunk Filters dialog box.
Select the filter operation you would like to apply to the Ots file.
Click on the Operate button.
Using the Ots File Validator
Editing your Ots files