After many years of ripping Cds with a few different apps I have decided I need to rename quite a lot of my flac files so that they number correctly.
There are a lot of tracks numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 etc & I intend to renumber them to 01, 02, 03, 04, can anyone a recommend an app to speed the process up?
I believe mp3tag may be a candidate but I’ve no experience of using it.
Thanks for the information, Unfortunately the LUMIN app (my backup) doesn’t like the single digit track numbering. Mp3tag looks easier to use
than Foobar I’ll have a go.
And, of course, I want the naming to be consistent.
The Auto Numbering Wizard only does the Track metadata, not the filename. Provided that your track number metadata is OK to start with (it has to have the leading zero in it), you will need to use the Convert | Tag-Filename option to rename filenames. I have just tested it and it works fine.
Simple example with leading zero track number followed by a space and the track title:
Not sure if the others have it, but kid3 also has a folder rename option based off of the content in the folder. Customizable and can do bulk folders. Gets weird if you use cd1 cd2 cd3 etc… for multi disc recordings, I tend to rename the tracks 1-01, 1-02, 2-01, 2-02, 3-01 etc… and but all the cds in one folder.
If you’re on a Mac, namechanger is a great program for batch renaming.
R-name is a simple freeware one for Mac, it’s been abandoned but still can be found.
Also, A Better Finder Rename is not free but been around for 25 years. Great program.
And even if the actual metadata track number is single digit (1, 2, 3, etc.) rather than (01, 02, 03), one can still use the mp3tag "Convert > Tag-Filename to get the file names to show with double digit track numbers. I use this as the format string in such a command:
You can see how standardized the work is even in the colorful freeware scene. Very often the same field names are used with or without abbreviation disc discnumber track tracknumber.
under Foobar2000 it reads
It’s just the instruction to do something numeric with a field with two digits. Whether the field is %discnumber% or %tracknumber% doesn’t matter. The % characters are just a hint, it should be done for all selected music tracks.
I found the “TAG to Filename” worked without other intervention which was very useful and confirmed that the Metadata was good.
That was the minimum of effort on my part and half the collection is already updated (18K tracks). The NAS is currently reindexing so I’ll attack the rest tomorrow.
Consumption habits will change. The future retiree will no longer sit on the sofa, but will always have a whiskey bottle ready in the Tesla with loud music, because otherwise he won’t be able to stand the self-driving system.
The alternative sporty pensioner gets his healthy muesli in the morning and then runs 10 km with DAP through the fresh air and hears the birds only from the jukebox.