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#187998 - 04/11/2003 03:41 Double Cds
thinfourth2
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Registered: 13/04/2001
Posts: 1742
Loc: The land of the pale blue peop...
Now we all know that this is really a throw back to the fact that you can't get 40 songs on on CD so therefore most compliation albums come as double CDs.

As an empeg or any half decent Mp3 player this is not a limiting factor as we can have if we wanted a compliation 400 tracks long.

Now when i get a double CD and rip it i get to directorys with Cd1 tracks 1 to 20 and then CD2 with tracks 1 to 20 but when i stick this over to my empeg it becomes the album tracks 1 to 40 but i do this manualy.

is there anyway that this can be done automatically to combine them together and add the track numbers up so we end up with one directory with track number 1 to 40 which we then just flip across to the empeg or whatever.
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#187999 - 04/11/2003 07:06 Re: Double Cds [Re: thinfourth2]
sundayjumper
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Registered: 19/06/2002
Posts: 72
Loc: West Berkshire
I don't have too many albums like this, but the ones I do I rip into one directory with filenames 1.01, 1.02.....1.20, 2.01, 2.02.....2.20. Then they all end up in the right order and you can still tell which disc they came from (if that's important).

Steve.
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#188000 - 04/11/2003 07:27 Re: Double Cds [Re: sundayjumper]
thinfourth2
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Registered: 13/04/2001
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Loc: The land of the pale blue peop...
i don't have a problem as all i do is rip into two directorys then upload the two onto the empeg then cut the second one out and paste it at the end of the second

What i want is for something like Mp3tagstudio so i can just update the track numbers to reflect it is in fact one album instead of two
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#188001 - 04/11/2003 10:27 Re: Double Cds [Re: thinfourth2]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1996
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
Tag & Rename allows you to pick a starting number when autonumbering the files.
Could be handy for all the audio books I rip, but I use another method: rip each CD with the CD# in the Album tag and file name; at the end toss all files in one folder, sort on file name and then autonumber them all at once, then fix the Album tag and adjust the filename. Might sound cumbersome, but it all goes very smoothly in T&R...

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#188002 - 04/11/2003 11:51 Re: Double Cds [Re: mtempsch]
thinfourth2
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Posts: 1742
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Is tag&rename a program or a part of tag studio i haven't fond yet
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#188003 - 04/11/2003 11:54 Re: Double Cds [Re: thinfourth2]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31256
Loc: Seattle, WA
Tag & Rename is a different product than Tag Studio. They perform similar functions with different user interfaces.
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#188004 - 04/11/2003 13:05 Re: Double Cds [Re: thinfourth2]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
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Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
Sorry Paul, should've linked it.
As Tony said, does about the same things as Tag Studio, but with a different GUI approach.

/Michael
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#188005 - 04/11/2003 22:21 Re: Double Cds [Re: mtempsch]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
Another option people may want to look into is MP3 Book Helper. It's the tagging program I use, and the fact that you can use pretty standard regex in the tagging commands makes it nice and quick when you have a complicated rename.

Also makes it easy to do the multi-disc re-number trick:

Drag the ALBUM_CD1 folder onto the program, then the ALBUM_2, and tell it to start counting at 1. Nice and tidy.
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#188006 - 06/11/2003 19:47 Re: Double Cds [Re: thinfourth2]
drakino
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Registered: 08/06/1999
Posts: 7868
Loc: Seattle, WA
Being that I know you have a Powerbook, you might want to look at MP3 Rage, the best OS X tagger I have found.
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#188007 - 10/11/2003 11:19 Re: Double Cds [Re: thinfourth2]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
I don't quite follow what you're asking, but when I have a multi-CD set, I create a playlist for the set that contains one playlist for each CD, each of which then contains the tracks on the appropriate CD. That way it's easy to play the whole set and it's easy to play only one CD.
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#188008 - 03/12/2003 19:34 Re: Double Cds [Re: wfaulk]
tms13
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Registered: 30/07/2001
Posts: 1115
Loc: Lochcarron and Edinburgh
Here's the script I use to set appropriate trackno tags. For a typical double album, I use it like

mp3-renumber 1 disc*/*.mp3

or you can change the number 1 to run it only on the second disc. I had to do this for some of my Harry Potter discs when I ran into command-line length limits. In fact, I reached the 127 limit on track number - someone obviously used a signed type when they shouldn't have!

Anyway here's the shell code:


#!/bin/bash

# Renumbers a sequence of MP3 files. Useful for multi-disc albums.

if test $# -eq 0; then echo "$0 startnum file ..."; fi

i=$1; shift

while test $# -gt 0
do
id3v2 -T $i "$1"
i=`expr $i + 1`
shift
done

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