how can I remove a long list of track numbers from a list of MP3's?

Hi Everyone;

        Using a great program called CDex, I was able to successfully rip several audio cds and convert the .cda files to .mp3 files.  While everything on these two ends went well, I noticed the sequence of the track numbers are jumbled up.  For instance, I may have the first fifteen mp3 numbered sequentially 1-15, however, the next ten will be numbered 1-10 and so forth.  I am not sure if this makes much sense, but, I am interested in simply removing the the long list of track numbers which are jumbled up in one or two easy steps as opposed to manually doing this one at a time.  Perhaps there is a program which will either allow me to remove just the track numbers or at least arrange the mp3 in some sort of sequential order as opposed to it being jumbled up as it is now.   While I have mastered how to use CDex to rip audio cd's, I am still new to this program.  But, maybe it has some kind of built in feature which will allow me to accomplish this goal as well.  If so, I would certainly be interested in learning about it.

          In closing, any shared input to this question will be deeply appreciated.  I will look forward to hearing back from someone regarding this post.

          Thank you.

          George
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TommyTupaCommented:
I do a lot of this sort of thing and have yet to find something better than Tag&Rename: http://download.cnet.com/Tag-amp-Rename/3000-2141_4-10041852.html.  They have a 30 day trial so that will give you plenty of time to do what you need.  

Once you install and open the application (and backup your files this first time just to be sure you're first renaming is successful). Navigate to your files, then Edit-->Select All.  Then hit the F4 key (rename files).  Then hit Mask Editor and type something like %1-%2.  Then hit the 'Preview' button to see if your mask correct.  Finally 'Rename'.

 
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

          Thank you for your reply and the tip regarding Tag&Rename.  The actual name of each MP3 is fine.  The only thing I wish to either delete or arrange sequentially are the track numbers.  Can this be done using the suggested program?

            Sorry for being unclear on this, but, any further feedback will be appreciated.

            Thank you.

             George
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rekcilkCommented:
Tag&Rename should be able to do that. I haven't used it since I moved to a Mac for my day-to-day use but from when I used it on the Windows side it should be more than capable of doing this.

So yes, it will.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

      I have previewed the screen shot of Tag & Rename and the interface is certainly appealing.  If I wanted to simply remove the track number from a long list of mp3 without having to do each one manually,  what would be the actual steps within this utility?

       Thank you.

       George

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rekcilkCommented:
http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:nWKd4qA3zGYJ:www.softpointer.com/TagRenameManual.pdf+removing+track+numbers+in+tag%26rename&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESh6H11EN18G83D9Tex0OZF4ObL1JqOlbpct4izrtUzyxxGZ945fYXlRCW26J295Axi8p0HW9oCm7YLrZgnSvDOCeNohXGenAXROUbQGa3eLvdpqY2CAlXT7jcITLBGp5cwfA6l9&sig=AHIEtbS9C5WeiBkwtfzoOEsH0sfdWOyiEw

That is a link to the PDF file in HTML via Google. It's the user manual. In the Renaming Files section it shows the syntax to use in order to batch rename files. There's a command for the track number (%6) and if you leave it out it will not have the track numbers in the title of the song.

It makes more sense if you look at it, you'll understand what I mean.
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MereteCommented:
In CDEX you need to remove a couple symbols so that files names are shorter
 In the register "Filenames":
Filename Format - "%1 - %Y% - %2%\%7 - %4" (this formula is responsible for creating a properly named directory for each audio-CD in your mp3 directory, and for the properly named mp3 files, incuding track numbers and names in the filenames.)

To get Artist \Title only
%1%\
http://www.alexander-susdorf.de/mp3/configuration.html

Otherwise just hightlight the lot and rename to one name press enter
 windows will automatically name them all this name alphbetically with the name you gave plus 1 2 3 etc
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone;

         Thanks so much for the followup suggestions.  The utility Tag&Rename was exactly what I needed.  

         George
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