I am regular user of Audacity and love this software. However, I would like to apologise in advance if this is not the right forum for my problem.
I have a new PC that came with Windows 8 and WMP 12. Over the last few days, I have been trying to burn an MP3 CD according to my paly list choice, i.e. in non-alphabetical order. This is not working. The MP3 CD automatically burns my playlist in alphabetical order. I was wondering if there are any WMP12 plug ins to achieve this.
A Data CD is a flat, shiny hard drive. The reason your hard drive listings always show up in alphabetical order is the reason the CD does. Music CDs are designed to play a defined order no matter what the song title is because the CD doesn’t carry titles.
People have been known to get around this jiggering the titles so they come out the way you want.
001-Song Of The South
002-Death at the end
003-How Many Times
By default WMP should play the tracks in order by Track Number. The track number is an ID3 tag embedded in the MP3 file (like the song title, album, and artist, etc.). In Audacity, you can edit the tags with File → Open Metadata Editor, or you can use a program like MP3Tag.*
Or you can create a playlist, or sort by artist, genre, or play randomly, etc.
It’s probably better if you use a 3rd party tag editor (like MP3Tag) if you are not otherwise editing the file. I’m not sure, but Audacity may not be able to edit the tags without also re-encoding the MP3, and that can cause quality loss with the extra lossy encoding step.