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Posted: Sep. 01 2005,02:42

Hello,

I have a large amount of double albums in my mp3 collection. Currently the first track of both CD 1 and CD 2 have a value of "01" (and so on for other tracks.) This doesn't exactly help when I want to sort the songs by track number (songs from both CDs get mixed together.)

I am trying to find a way to prefix all track numbers from the first cd with "1_", all track numbers from the second cd with "2_", and so on..

Is there an easy way I can do this with your application?

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Posted: Sep. 01 2005,02:57

Just to add more information to my previous post, all of my files currently have the following structure:

<CD NUMBER>_<TRACK NUMBER>_-_<TITLE>.mp3

I was thinking of doing a 2-pass approach. Using the "Direct Tag Manipulation" screen, on the first pass assign 1_<TrackNr_v2> to <Comment_v2>. On the second pass, assign <Comment_v2> to <TrackNr_v2>.

It seems that the only problem with this approach is that I can't properly filter what mp3s to modify based on file name.

I would have to first apply the above to only those mp3s that begin with "1_". I would then need to do the above one more time, but assign 2_<TrackNr_v2> to <Comment_v2> on the first pass.

The problem is I can't find a way to filter those files that only begin with 1_. I can't use "contains" "1_", since a file beginning with 2_01_-_... would match aswell, which is not what I want.

What type of filtering can you do in the file name screen when the "Advanced" box is checked? Can you use regular expressions?

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Posted: Sep. 02 2005,20:51

Please note that track numbers can only contain digits, not underscores and other characters (according to the ID3 specification). So, the common way is to just prepend the album number without any other character, like 101, 102, etc.

Anyway, you can perform the entire operation in the "Auto tag" tool, by simply using the following advanced mode template (please read more about multi-part fields if you don't see how it works):

<TrackNr-1[|]>_<TrackNr-2[|]>_-_<Title>.mp3

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Posted: Nov. 26 2005,18:51

u can use the ID3v2 Tag POS (Part of a Set) or an easyer way, write into the comment field the CD Number and use
<comment>_<tracknr>...
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Posted: July 12 2007,00:04

An o9ld message, but this is what I do...

I use the TPOS (part of set) to identify the different disks, but to maintain list order in the directory I prepend the disk number to the file name, so song 12 from disk 2 would look like:
212--Vegas, Baby.mp3

This is very easy to accomplish using the advanced "file names from tags feature"  Just select all the files from disk 2 and do this:
2<TrackNr>--<Name>.mp3

You would have to do something similar for the first disk.

The beauty of this system is that not only does the directory list in proper sequence order but you can set up a disk number column in any useful mp3 database program, from Musicmatch to Yahoo, to, whatever.  mine is right in front of the track number so it reads like the hundreds digit.
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