Rename files when copying (to keep playlist order)

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grenert
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Rename files when copying (to keep playlist order)

Post by grenert » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:46 pm

Hi.
I have a CD player that also plays MP3 discs. I would like to create a playlist with MM and burn it to CD. I know that MM will not burn MP3 CDs, and the recommendation is to copy the playlist files to a separate folder, then burn that folder to CD. However, I will lose my playlist order that way. My CD player will play files in numeric/alphabetic order, so if each file is prefixed by a number, they will get played in order of the numeric prefix.
Is there a way to have the files renamed with a prefix of "###" being the numberic order of the song in the playlist. For example, if I had a playlist where a song titled "Some Song" was third on the playlist, when copying it over, it would be renamed "003Some Song".

Can this be done, or some other option that would do the same thing?

Thanks for any help.
-J. P.

Lowlander
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Post by Lowlander » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:58 pm

I don't believe that this can be done, but I'm not 100% sure.

In any case version 2.3 of MM should have it's own burning application build right in. I don't know what it will be able to do, but maybe a solution will be created for your problem.
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

Bex
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Post by Bex » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:13 pm

This is a known problem that irritates a lot of poeple! And MM cant solve it for you...

But there is software that can. I think it works with .bin files or something.
I dont however recall the name of it.
I do some googles for you to see if i find something you can use!

Bex
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Post by Bex » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:46 pm

Here is a Winamp plugin that might work, at least one guy claimed that in another forum.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/genyar.html

Correction!
After a second thought i think that this could be solved within MM by a script, that copies and renames files in a playlist to a some directory of your choice.

grenert
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Post by grenert » Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:07 pm

Thanks for the Winamp tip - it looks promising.
I don't know how to write a script.

Cheers.
-J. P.

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