(Solved) playlists in MusicMatch

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mitrich

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I am looking for a way to have MusicMatch play .mp3 tracks in the order in which they appear on the CD's from which I made the .mp3 files. I haved the whole CD in MusicMatch. It plays in alphabetical order unless I re-order the playlist each time.
I can not find a way to save a playlist in the correct order, even after re-tagging the tracks with 1-,2-, etc., or a-,b-,c-, etc.
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Found this:

Sort order on a data CD

By default, Windows Explorer sorts the information on a data CD in alphabetical order. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to sort files on a data CD in the order in which they were placed on the CD. If you would like to play the MP3 files you put on the CD in the order of the original playlist, simply double click the Playlist.M3U file on the CD.
http://wwws.musicmatch.com/faq/CDR009.htm

Ah, try this one:

How to reorder a Playlist to play tracks in album order or shuffle order

MUSICMATCH Jukebox has the capability to reorder the tracks in your Playlist. This reordering can either be done to shuffle the tracks to a random order, or to play tracks in the same order as they appeared on their album. To change the order of the tracks in your MUSICMATCH Jukebox Playlist, please do the following:

- Open MUSICMATCH Jukebox.
- Click on the "Options" menu.
- Select "Player".
- Select "Play Reordering".
- To shuffle the tracks to a random order, select "Shuffle".
- To order the tracks as they appeared on the album, select "Reorder by Album/Track".
http://wwws.musicmatch.com/faq/PLST005.htm

Regards

eddie
 

mitrich

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I got two solutions, one with MusicMatch, the other with Windows Media Player.
1. In Music Match, drag the CD from the Library into the Playlist window, hit Options|Playlist|Reorder by Album/Track. Then save the playlist with its own name. This does not really take any storage space.
2. In Media Player, hit File|Add To Media Library|By Searching Computer. Media Player sorts by track number, not by the name of the track. I "added" 384 tracks ( all of my .mp3 files from all of my CD's) in about 20 seconds. Cool.

Thanks for the suggestions. Now, on to RealOne.
 

mitrich

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I did Real last night, it worked pretty much the same as Media Player, it imported my .mp3 files, 422 files in about 1 minute or so.
Aii it is is File|Scan Disc for media. It imports your library in track number order.

In the end, they are all very similar, just with sometimes inscrutable user interfaces which can make it take a while to find how to do something.

I think Media Player does a better job of displaying your library data, but that is a personal opinion. Media Player and Real both do a great job playing the .mp3 files.

In my situation, if I only want to keep one application open, it would be Media Player because the radio stations to which I listen use Media Player. Thus, I can easily switch back and forth from radio to .mp3. So, that is a practical consideration on my part.

Enjoy!!
 

mitrich

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that above referenced thread 114054 was a question that I previously asked but did not get to the solution. Forget that thread.
 

eddie5659

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Okay dokay

That thread was one that I was answering. Was:

2. In Media Player, hit File|Add To Media Library|By Searching Computer. Media Player sorts by track number, not by the name of the track. I "added" 384 tracks ( all of my .mp3 files from all of my CD's) in about 20 seconds. Cool

The nearest you got? If so, and you're happy with it, if you reply with that, I can get it solved :)

As for this one, is it now solved?

eddie
 

mitrich

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Yup, I'm done. Everything works the way I want. While I can do a playlist on MusicMatch to get a permanent track order, it seems a useless way to do things when The other two file in track order and with them I can go back and forth from .mp3 to radio with only one application open.

Thanks for your interest.
 
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