Freitag, 7. Oktober 2011

My $%&! MP3 player!

Ever wondered why the hell your shiny new MP3 player, TV media box or car radio doesn't play your songs in a certain directory in the order it's meant to be played? Think of some audiobook with track numbers in the file name (like "01 - Introduction.mp3", "02 - Foreword.mp3" and so on) ...?

Most of the media nowadays still is stored on some so called FAT(32) file systems. Too techy, I know. Because most of those MP3 players just play your songs / tracks as they find them on the media you get into trouble if the files were copied over to your player in the wrong order: These MP3 players simply won't respect the file name itself but just play the titles as found on the media!

To fix this you have to utilize a tool to get the ordering right on your player / media again: For this to do there's a neat utility called DriveSort for Windows.

Another nice collection of alternative tools was collected here:

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