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Al

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Hi folks.

 

I've recently finished a long run of ripping with dBpoweramp and noticed a glaring error.

 

In the folders, songs show up with the track number as part of the filename. They appear without the number in Media Player as the titles are correct, according to MP3Tagger, it is just the "file name" field that is wrong. I say wrong because I'd much rather just see the song in the folder in alphabetical order, which is not possible when the track number appears.

 

So I guess there are two questions. Firstly, what is teh quickest and easiest way of putting this right with the tracks I have already ripped (and indeed any downloads as they seem to display teh track number too) , and, secondly, how do I make sure it does not happen in future?

 

Someone suggested to me that the answer to the first question may be to bacth convert everything to the same format I have ripped to, after changing the tag criteria in poweramp, but a dry run did not work for soem reason.

 

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

 

EDIT - it can be fixed by running everything through MP3Tagger but this means changing every track in turn. I'll do this if need be but I'd love to find soemthing quicker...

 

Panasonic PXP 42 V20; Panasonic DMP BD35; Sky+ HD Box. [br]Optical out from Asus P7H55-M into AVI ADM 9.1 speakers. [br]\"Music will provide the light you cannot resist\"[br]

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I use mp3tag to update tags when neccesary - just download from http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

 

Once you have downloaded you can load all the files you want to change, select all the files and then click the "Copy from tag to filename" button on the button bar...

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

Stereo Source: Auralic Aries + Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

Surround Source: Windows PC

Pre-amp: Mark Levinson ML380s, Anthem D2v

Speakers: ATC SCM50A (L/R/C), C4 (Sub), SCM20-2A (LR,RR)

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that's a great help!

 

I just tried it with too many files though, as, for reasons unknown, it had trouble with some and I had to change them manually, and some are now just called things like "MP3". However, there are not many like that so maybe if I jsut do smaller batches...?

 

Is there a quick way to select all tracks?

 

Panasonic PXP 42 V20; Panasonic DMP BD35; Sky+ HD Box. [br]Optical out from Asus P7H55-M into AVI ADM 9.1 speakers. [br]\"Music will provide the light you cannot resist\"[br]

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If you use windows explorer and go to the directory that your files are in then you can select all files and then right-click on a file and you should have an mp3tag option in the context menu (the same place as the "Open with" option etc. is).

 

I have seen the issue with large numbers of files, I normally work album by album so don't have the issue. If I remember correctly I only had this issue when I tried to load 1000+ files in one go.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Paul

 

Stereo Source: Auralic Aries + Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

Surround Source: Windows PC

Pre-amp: Mark Levinson ML380s, Anthem D2v

Speakers: ATC SCM50A (L/R/C), C4 (Sub), SCM20-2A (LR,RR)

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again Paul. However I meant to select all the files in the list in MP3Tag, if you see what I mean?

 

I'm still getting the odd refusal to rename as the file already exists which is irritating, and I did one album wrongly and converted filename to tag instead so I'm correcting that track by track. Again, if you know any fixes for these problems, I'd be most grateful.

 

Many thanks for your help.

 

Panasonic PXP 42 V20; Panasonic DMP BD35; Sky+ HD Box. [br]Optical out from Asus P7H55-M into AVI ADM 9.1 speakers. [br]\"Music will provide the light you cannot resist\"[br]

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For your first issue, just select one file inside mp3tag and then press Ctrl-A, this should select all files.

 

The issue with renaming due to duplicates is the reason why I, personally, set the file names to track number + artist + title. I think manual track by track approach is the only way to fix your final issue...

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

Stereo Source: Auralic Aries + Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

Surround Source: Windows PC

Pre-amp: Mark Levinson ML380s, Anthem D2v

Speakers: ATC SCM50A (L/R/C), C4 (Sub), SCM20-2A (LR,RR)

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As for the duplicates issue, I keep more on the external HDD than I will ever keep on my internal one for listening, so I'll make sure things are as I want them on the internal HDD, than if I get anything from the external that isn't right, I'll cross that one when I come to it.

 

Thanks Paul, I've made great strides in an hour or so thanks to your tips.

 

 

 

Panasonic PXP 42 V20; Panasonic DMP BD35; Sky+ HD Box. [br]Optical out from Asus P7H55-M into AVI ADM 9.1 speakers. [br]\"Music will provide the light you cannot resist\"[br]

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