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>> Stay informed about: CD Burning conundrum
Julian <woodsjf.RemoveThis@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> I'm in the habit of backing up my iTunes mp3's with Toast to CD, which
> I can then also play on my DVD player. However, since the menu on the
> player truncates the titles etc I accumulate the songs in folders on
> Toast which carry the name of the artist. I can then see the artist and
> the title of the song in the player menu on my TV.
> My pet peeve is the fact that when i drop, say a range of songs into a
> folder on Toast (ie. from iTunes) the songs often have track numbers,
> though not invariably, even though in iTunes the track number is not
> prefixed to the title of the song. I then have to manually delete these
> numerical prefixes, which takes some time on a 150 song CD. The trouble
> is I can never tell whether the songs contain the prefixes in iTunes
> beforehand. If I knew that I could use one of the excellent scripts to
> delete them.
> Does anyone else have this problem? If so, I would be interested in any
What you're running into is the fact that the track name and the file
name aren't inherently related in any way. Your consumer play is showing
you the names of files, and iTunes is showing you the names of tracks.
iTunes has a pref that controls whether or not things you rip get the
track number prefixed on the file name, so going forward you can
alleviate the problem by turning that off.
I'm not sure of a convenient way to "fix" the existing file names and
ensure that iTunes still knows which ones they are. If they're tracking
them via aliases, it should just work, but I'm not sure that's what
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