I have a few folders containing mp3 files (folder names CD#1 CD#2) with a few files in each folder. I renamed the Album name and changed the track number so my ipod should store it as one long Audiobook. But the title name is messed up, I want to rename the title so that it should display Track 1, Track 2 etc. I tried using mp3tag but was unsuccessful creating a dynamic title name (i.e that each file should have the next number Track 1, Track 2). Any way that I can do it.


If you already have the proper track numbers you can try a hack with EasyTAG: first, rename the files to include the track number then read the track number into the title field by treating it as an element of the title.

In particular: use the renaming pattern Track %n and then read back using the pattern %t.

Back up your files before experimenting with this solution!

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  • It worked (I'm using mp3tag) but now I can't get back my original file names since it's all renamed track 1 etc. I can undo my actions to get back the names but then I lose the new title names too. – randomBananas Jun 9 '11 at 23:01
  • @randomBananas you can try the following trick: first store the name in a "less important" field, or a field which is the same for every track (e.g. author or comment) then apply the procedure outlined above and then restore the file name from this field and finally restore this field. – bandi Jun 9 '11 at 23:17
  • Thank you Bandi it worked; though it required many renamings for what seems like a simple task. It's a shame these programs only allow dynamic naming in the filename, they should allow dynamic naming in the title (and other ID3 tags) I tried originally inserting %track% in the title it simply renames all titles "%track%". – randomBananas Jun 9 '11 at 23:44
  • @bandi: Can you explain this method in more steps. I'm not following how to do it. – MountainX Mar 9 '12 at 4:27

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