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Trouble Ordering Files On A Music Dvd

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I'm trying to create a DVD with 112 mp3 files that will play on most CD players. My problem is in the order they play. When I move the files from a folder in the computer, one at a time in a particular order, then burn them, what I get is a DVD that reordered the songs alphabetically. Is there a way to prevent this?

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It is Windows that sorts the files.

 

You could put a two-digit number in front of the filename so they will stay in the order you want them,

e.g.

01thisfile.mp3

02thatfile.mp3

03theotherfile.mp3

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I'm trying to create a DVD with 112 mp3 files that will play on most CD players. My problem is in the order they play. When I move the files from a folder in the computer, one at a time in a particular order, then burn them, what I get is a DVD that reordered the songs alphabetically. Is there a way to prevent this?

Joe

 

Are you sure that your "music DVD" will play on a CD player? I don't know of any CD player that can play DVDs

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It is Windows that sorts the files.

 

You could put a two-digit number in front of the filename so they will stay in the order you want them,

e.g.

01thisfile.mp3

02thatfile.mp3

03theotherfile.mp3

 

Thanks for the reply. I thought of that but I was wondering if some optioning in Roxio might save me the trouble. Are you saying that when I take files from Windows in the Roxio pgm, that Roxio then turns the burn back over to Windows?

 

Joe

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Are you sure that your "music DVD" will play on a CD player? I don't know of any CD player that can play DVDs

 

I should have said DVD not CD.

 

Joe

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Are you saying that when I take files from Windows in the Roxio pgm, that Roxio then turns the burn back over to Windows?

 

Joe

 

I believe that Creator is quite deeply integrated with Windows Explorer, Joe. Windows helps with the arrangement, and Creator does the burning.

 

Brendon

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Using Music Disc Creator set the Project type to mp3/wma.Then go down to where it says Project Settings.In there go to the section that says Presentation Formats.Make sure all of the playlist formats are checked.

Set the File Naming attributes.

Then check the box that says Rename tracks to ensure playback order.

 

I've done this and mine always playback in the order I set them up in.

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Using Music Disc Creator set the Project type to mp3/wma.Then go down to where it says Project Settings.In there go to the section that says Presentation Formats.Make sure all of the playlist formats are checked.

Set the File Naming attributes.

Then check the box that says Rename tracks to ensure playback order.

 

I've done this and mine always playback in the order I set them up in.

 

Thanks very much, that sounds just like what I was missing. Had the screen reduced and didn't see Project Settings. Haven't confirmed that will solve the problem but I'm betting it will. Crowning you "King of the Hill" .... thanks!

 

Joe

I believe that Creator is quite deeply integrated with Windows Explorer, Joe. Windows helps with the arrangement, and Creator does the burning.

 

Brendon

 

Thanks Brendon!

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Thanks Tony,

I thought Music Disc Creator has been stripped out of Easy CD and DVD Burning like so many other capabilities, but it is still there.

 

Sorry for missing that Joe. Here's what Tony is recommending.

 

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And here's the result on the CD:

 

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Regards,

Brendon

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My thanks to all who replied to my problem. The solution was just as recommended by tbrewst. Works great. Thanks again!

 

Joe

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I don't know why people keep calling me Tony...lol

 

You're welcome

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Sorry Terry.

 

I'm still suffering from EQ head! I have no other excuse. I cast myself in an abject bundle at your feet and crave your mercy, if not your complete forgiveness.

 

Mea Culpa. Woe, woe. Thrice woe! :lol:

 

Brendon

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