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Track order when burning MP3's


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Is there any way at all to burn MP3's to a CD in the order I want them in? I have been using Roxio since version 5 came out some years ago.I thought that by now there would be some way to burn MP3's in the order I want them in.

Just for an experiment I took a few of my favorite mp3 tracks from my HD and carefully put them in the order I wanted them by dragging them in the order I wanted them.Well when I burned them,they came out in order by track #.

So I used the media player to get rid of all the track #'s for the tracks I had.Burned another disk and still in the same order as the first. So I went in to each track and changed each track from 01 to 33 by renaming each one seperately. Yep burned another CD and still the same order as the first.

So how do I burn the mp3 tracks on a CD in the order I want them?

All this technology and new features and we still can't accomplish something as simple as this? There has to be some way.

I had also thought I could burn the tracks directly to a DVD as CD tracks,not sure how many would fit,but you can put CD tracks in the order you want them and as far as i know they stay that way.Only trouble is they take up much more room that way.

Very frustrated at this point, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey Sknis,I found this out last night after making 3 more CD coasters. You think Roxio would make this slightly more apparent wouldn't you? Obviously there's quite a few of us out here who don't know about this, especially from all the threads I see in the forums.

So thanks Roxio for not pointing this out anywhere at all,other than by looking around,and burning 5 coasters.

But a real thanks to Sknis for pointing out this little known fact,If the icon for project settings were any smaller it might not be there at all.

I also noticed it was taking quite a long time to burn the CD,until I also noticed another little setting that was converting my nice MP3 files to a lower quality format,which just happens to be its regular setting.So I changed that to "Keep native audio file format",which basically means leave my file alone!

I don't mind having options,but please Roxio leave the settings so they leave my files alone unless I want them changed not you.

I guess what I'm trying to say is,make sure to check into this small icon called project settings,it has quite a few things you may want to change.

Thanks again to Sknis, maybe I'm the only one who didn't know about this.

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Hey Sknis,I found this out last night after making 3 more CD coasters. You think Roxio would make this slightly more apparent wouldn't you? Obviously there's quite a few of us out here who don't know about this, especially from all the threads I see in the forums.

So thanks Roxio for not pointing this out anywhere at all,other than by looking around,and burning 5 coasters.

But a real thanks to Sknis for pointing out this little known fact,If the icon for project settings were any smaller it might not be there at all.

I also noticed it was taking quite a long time to burn the CD,until I also noticed another little setting that was converting my nice MP3 files to a lower quality format,which just happens to be its regular setting.So I changed that to "Keep native audio file format",which basically means leave my file alone!

I don't mind having options,but please Roxio leave the settings so they leave my files alone unless I want them changed not you.

I guess what I'm trying to say is,make sure to check into this small icon called project settings,it has quite a few things you may want to change.

Thanks again to Sknis, maybe I'm the only one who didn't know about this.

How is it Roxio's fault that you didn't read through the Help files or otherwise attempt to learn how to you the software?

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Hey Sknis,I found this out last night after making 3 more CD coasters. You think Roxio would make this slightly more apparent wouldn't you? Obviously there's quite a few of us out here who don't know about this, especially from all the threads I see in the forums.

So thanks Roxio for not pointing this out anywhere at all,other than by looking around,and burning 5 coasters.

But a real thanks to Sknis for pointing out this little known fact,If the icon for project settings were any smaller it might not be there at all.

I also noticed it was taking quite a long time to burn the CD,until I also noticed another little setting that was converting my nice MP3 files to a lower quality format,which just happens to be its regular setting.So I changed that to "Keep native audio file format",which basically means leave my file alone!

I don't mind having options,but please Roxio leave the settings so they leave my files alone unless I want them changed not you.

I guess what I'm trying to say is,make sure to check into this small icon called project settings,it has quite a few things you may want to change.

Thanks again to Sknis, maybe I'm the only one who didn't know about this.

So, a couple thoughts... when you look at the CD that now plays as you want, what did Music Disc Creator do to the file names to get them in the order you wanted?

 

Also, you've created a disc with "random" .MP3 files that are now in a "fixed" order, which is pretty predictable. I also like to mix my music up, so, using WinAmp as my player, I load up a couple hundred songs, then select the "shuffle" option. Nothing predictable about it anymore. Yes, if you look in the playlist, they're in order by artist, album, track, but playback is quite random, which I find preferable to a fixed playlist of mixed artists.

 

Glad you found a solution.

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How is it Roxio's fault.Well actually I am one who reads the instructions and the help files,and frankly to put it blunt,they suck! If you actually bothered to read my email "So thanks Roxio for not pointing this out anywhere at all,other than by looking around" you would have read that already.

But thanks ,for bothering to critique my thread,and not helping at all.By the way since we are in the critiqueing mode. I have used Roxio's products for some time now,and there instructions shall we say,have never been anything to write home about.But I will say one thing,at least they do bother to include a manual,which is more than most these days.

Since I am new to this software,make sure and stay tuned,I may have even more questions!

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So basically after all these years and technology,there is still no way to put the MP3 tracks in the order I want them.

So say I want to make a compilation CD with various artists,I just thought it would be nice to order them randomly to play on my home CD player.There is no way to do this at all?My wife asked me why i would like to do that.I basically told her I like a variety of different music.Well hearing all the same artists together sort of blows a hole in my variety.

Isn't there a way to tell at all what will play?.

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I had also thought I could burn the tracks directly to a DVD as CD tracks
That doesn't work the way you think. EMC 10 does not support Audio DVDs. EMC creates a 'video DVD' with still images for compatibility reasons. There are many DVD players that don't support real 'audio DVDs'. Very few commercial audio DVDs were ever released that I know.

 

As for audio CDs, I know the tracks are always burned in the order you place in the software. I've never had a problem with Music Disc Creator (or previous versions). At least that is how it has always worked for me. If you are using Windows Media Player, most likely that is your problem. ;)

 

Now if you are burning MP3 discs, the order burned doesn't matter much if you are using a play list. Your software or hardware will play the songs in the order of the playlist IF it has that ability. AGAIN if you are using Windows to look at the file order, pay no attention to that!!! Why? because Windows takes the filenames and reorders them according to how you have Explorer set (alpha numeric, by date, by file size, etc). THERE IS NO WAY in Windows Explorer to view files in order of how they are burned on the disc. Never has been.

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