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Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2016 7:17 a.m. PST

Semi-Goofy question, but considering all the great minds that agreggate here on TMP, I thought I would ask.

I am pretty adept at creating and burning both regular and Mp3 CD's, but most of the programs I use, especially for large volume Mp3 CD's, do not allow me to just load up the songs/podcasts and list them in a logical manner.

I know that with various albums on an Mp3 CD I usually have to put a 01, 02, (or A,B,C) etc., on songs from various albums to keep them in order, but:

Is there a better, more intuitive way?

Even burning/copying a straight CD will not necessarily end up with them landing in the same exact order as on the originating disk.

Is there a quick fix for this situationt that I have not figured out yet or…what?

Any and all help would be most appreciated.


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jan 2016 9:46 a.m. PST

The MP3Tag tool will let you do the rename as a batch function based on tag data embedded in the MP3 files (like tracki number).

This is probably your best bet, as it allows you to bridge the tag data on your files (which most players don't actively use) with the FAT parameters of the files (which most players do use).

The reason there isn't a more intuitive way is that most media players only operate on the FAT data. This is most likely because it is the only info they can guarantee will meet specific format criteria, so it's the only way they can guarantee standardized performance of their player.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2016 9:54 a.m. PST

Sounds like just what I need. Thank you!

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