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renaming music files for recording

hello,

i have a music system, that is programmable to copy music files into MP3 folders
the folders are named : CDREC001, CDREC002, CDREC003 ....
the music files are named in each folder Disc1T01.mp3, Disc1T02.mp3, Disc1T03.mp3

when i want to copy these into 1 folder (to put them on an USB stick, for listening in the car), i obviously get files with the same name.
so i am looking for 2 solutions (or more if you think up others) :
1-a batch file that renames all the files from these folders into a different name, say music001 up to music999
2-a system to recognise the mp3 music files, and restore it's name (and player)
i know these exist for mobile phoses, but i did not find a good working solution for PC's

thank you in advance

Nobus
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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TheAvenger (British?) that looks like a good renaming utility -i'll look into it
waiting for more input
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Masqueraid, i don't know -but i'll ask (it could very well be so), as far as i know, it was Micro  system, but i'm not sure about the brand
no programming, only selected songs for mp3 conversion
SD files created from original CD's
Car and home music CD player,
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Was waiting to hear if the source was a Sharp machine
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i know, but he does  not remember, he gave the system to his daughter
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Then you're going to be pretty much out of luck, without the source you're going to have to identify the files individually as there are no markers to help, either play them to a mobile decive like Shazaam or through a PC app like Tunatic, either way you then will need to manaully rename and/or tag each file.  With the source disks you could at least try using and online tagger and then it's a simple job to rename files based on the tagged metadata.

For anything more than a dozen files doing it by hand is a labor of love.  It would be far simpler to tell them it can't be done - unless you are going to show them how and leave them with it.  No programmatic solution though if we can't trace the original data.
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i know that finding the names is difficult, i only asked for the different (or easiest) ways to do it
and i also asked  for a batch file that renames all the files from these folders into a different name, say music001 up to music999
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thanks ModeiT

i'll try ant renamer
Merete, what do you want me to to de with mp3tag?  rename also?

still no batch file suggestions ?? i thought that would be the easiest solution
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Besides these main features Mp3tag offers a variety of other functions and features ranging ranging from batch export of embedded album covers, combining multiple actions into groups that can be applied with a single mouse click.
This may help it is the same principal as suggested above
If it helps
http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?showtopic=10966
http://help.mp3tag.de/main_converter.html
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ah ok, i was not sure i understood correctly what you posted
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Merete

I just noticed your original question header there nobus
renaming music files for recording
If this is the case for recording to CD then using your Multimedia software, if you have Nero or Cyberlink, some others?
The tool where you drop your mp3 tracks on to will automatically list your titles with a number
Try using windows media player
Drop a blank CD in to your rom then it may ask you what you want burn with with what tool.
Select make an audio CD with windows media player
http://www.aclasspc.com.au/tutorials/59-pc-tutorials/125-how-to-burn-and-audio-cd-in-windows-7

And then you said>
when i want to copy these into 1 folder (to put them on an USB stick, for listening in the car), i obviously get files with the same name
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billprew - you're not too late, since none of the others answered that part of my question - thank you

Merete, i did not know that  "drop your mp3 tracks on to will automatically list your titles ", i assumed it would leave them as is

What do you want to know about the last part? it's obvious to me if i take the CDRec001 out of several folders and copy them into one - i get an error
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"And then you said>
when i want to copy these into 1 folder (to put them on an USB stick, for listening in the car), i obviously get files with the same name "
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but maybe i can better leave tehm as they are
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Merete

Not to outshine Bill's contribution,
Nobus,
If your car has a supporting CD player  ( new modern type) that will play data discs or mp3 discs
If you so choose to do consider Burning a data CD,
this method keeps your folders and files as is, use a CD-R or CDRW-r
simply just drag each folder on as is and it will play them fine, no need to rename them or change anything.
Watch the amount of space used.
 with mp3 cd you can add a lot of files as it uses the yellow book process as opposed to the Red Book standard audio format (used for CD-DA audio CDs).
It acts like a USB drive but on a CD platter.
Because of audio data compression, an MP3 CD does not have to spin all of the time, potentially saving battery power, however, decompressing the audio takes more processor time.
The song is buffered in random-access memory, which also provides protection against skipping.

The number of songs that a disc can hold depends on how the songs are encoded and the length of the songs.
A standard audio CD (74 minutes) can hold about 18 songs,
a 650-MB data CD (equivalent to 74-minute audio CD) containing mid-quality (160-kb/s) audio files can hold approximately 9.5 hours of music or about 138 songs.
The reason I love them too.

ID3 tags stored in MP3 files can be displayed by some players, and some players can search for MP3 files within directories on an MP3 CD.
Meta data holds a key to the naming hierarchy of the mp3 file once your program/ music system, that is programmable to copy music files into MP3 folders, it may have included in the meta data the details of the file directory as well the artist name title  track name date
it may include Publisher/encoded by/
go to the properties of each mp3 in it's folder and look at the details
Now you have another option.
USB is awesome
USB stick has the same procedure copy the folders over as is, the advantage of the USB stick is space, buy a bigger USB disc space 20 gig or more if available
use a bluetooth mp3 player that you put in your cigarette lighter tune your FM station to the mp3 player
like these
I have one with a remote control as well
Actually I have a photo I can show you
remote control for my car stereo and one for the mp3 player.
It holds around 493 tracks , you can see in the display playing track number of 492
so far I have never been able to play it from start to finish
MP3 player in action
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nobus

well it's not for my car (16 years old, and still playing cassetttes)but thank you all for your posts
i'm happy with your input, and tried not to forget one of you all
BillDL

Thanks nobus