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Old 05-28-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question play mp3 songs in album order

I created a number of mp3 files on a windows machine a few years ago (RIAA - only CD's I bought). Over the years I have moved the files around, but the players database remembered the album order. On my linux laptop I do not have this information, and mp3 players order by file creation/modification date, which is now wrong. The original software did populate the tag information, but most players that I have looked at do not have the option to play songs in the directory in track order.
I can view the track order using easytag (but mp3info does not find it). Is there a mp3 player that will play in album order? Is there scripts that will update the files modification date ("touch") into album order?
Also, is there a way in easytag to update the tag information with the current online CD database information?

Thank you.
Old 05-28-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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you could rename the songs ....IE put 1 in front of the first song 2 infront of the second them all in a directory by themselves and open the directory with xmms and select sort by name, make sure
they are in the right order and save the time you open up your playlist and it should be right.......

but I dont know of any player that does this for you in linux......

ps ........also try searching google for "m3u list"

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Old 05-31-2004, 08:36 AM   #3
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Thank you for the tip. I checked easytag and it allows you to rename the files based on the information stored, which included track number. Its an ugly solution really, since the player has access to the track information, but it does work. The nice thing is that I can undo these changes by renaming the files using easytag once a better player shows up


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