Removal of Extra Spaces

Sometimes audio tags and filenames contain leading, trailing, or multiple embedded space characters. Irregular spacing can cause unexpected results when you sort, filter, or search your music collection. Because redundant spaces are not easily noticed, the unexpected playback order may be difficult to understand.



Amvidia Tag Editor for Mac helps quickly clear music metadata and filenames from unwanted spaces. To delete all spaces from texts, except for single spaces between words, follow those two steps:

1. Select cells that you want to clear of the irregular spacing. Read more on using keyboard shortcuts for selection >>

2. In the application menu, click Edit > Remove Extra Spaces.

Removal of Extra Characters

Tag Editor can automatically clean audio tags from text in brackets, improper punctuation characters, and digits at the start and end of tags. For example, ._!10 - Lady_In_Black (Uriah Heep Сover - Bonus) 2007 -, the tag will be replaced with Lady In Black.

Namely, the 'Remove Extra Characters' feature implements changes:

  • Removal of improper punctuation characters at the start and end.
  • Removal of extra spaces.
  • Removal of leading and trailing numbers.
  • Removal of year digits at the start.
  • Replacement of underscores with spaces.
  • Insertion of extra space between words and hyphen or ampersand, if necessary.

To perform listed tasks, select cells with unwanted characters and click Edit > Remove Extra Characters in the application menu.

Tags with extra characters before using Remove Extra Characters feature The same tags after using Remove Extra Characters feature
Tags with extra characters before using
'Remove Extra Characters" feature.
 The same tags after using
'Remove Extra Characters" feature.


  • The 'Remove Extra Characters' feature works for audio metadata only. In filenames, it has the same effect as 'Remove Extra Spaces.'
  • To undo the removal of extra spaces and characters, press ⌘+Z



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