Need a quick tutorial on MP3 CDs with Folders

I just had a new Alpine radio installed in my truck on Saturday and it has the MP3 Folder capability which I’m not 100% familiar with.

Do I create a set of folders in Nero before I burn that have categories of music like a Jazz folder, a Rock folder, and a Oldies folder and then dump the appropriate MP3 songs into the folder? I’m assuming that I can then select the folder and it’ll stick with that type of music until I switch to another folder manually? Beleive it or not I don’t own an iPod so this is a little new to this old fart.

It depends on the player. Some players will allow you to do this, others
will expect to find all of the MP3s at the root (top) directory level.

Try doing a few tests with a CD-RW before you waste any
CD-Rs.

You can’t be serious! Even Nursultan Tulyakbay has an iPod (mini) :eek:

Just kidding, this old fart doesn’t have an iPod either :slight_smile:

Use EAC, and as skelton suggested try a few tests before…although CD-Rs is darn cheap…
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Exact_Audio_Copy
No iPod here either…good luck!!!

I found a plugin for WinAmp that really helps in making MP3 disks. It’s called ‘Playlist Unpacker’ and it can add ‘PL001, PL002, … PLnnn’ to the file name so when your burning app alphabetizes them it keeps them in the order you choose. It can also automatically create sub directories, though I usually don’t bother with that feature.

Hi,

according to my own experience with a Sony car stereo, I strongly recommend reading the appropriate chapters in the manual, as there might be some conditions that must be met in order to allow proper playback.

Do I create a set of folders in Nero before I burn that have categories of music like a Jazz folder, a Rock folder, and a Oldies folder and then dump the appropriate MP3 songs into the folder?
This should work. I am using CDex for ripping my CD discs to mp3 format. It will create folders \artist\record\ an put the tracks there. The track names are like this: 01-title1.mp3, 02-title2.mp3 and so on.
Optional: You may adjust the ID3 tags according to your needs and the requirements of your player with some MP3 tagging software, I use mp3tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html) for this job.
Then burn the disc as data CD, you have to adjust the settings of your burning software properly (Again, see the instructions given in the manual of your unit). Nero Express offers a preset “mp3 CD”, maybe that works, too.

I’m assuming that I can then select the folder and it’ll stick with that type of music until I switch to another folder manually?
:iagree: It should work like this. Or your car stereo offers some “random playback” mode or similar.
Beleive it or not I don’t own an iPod so this is a little new to this old fart.
I don’t own an iPod either as I have no need for that :slight_smile:

Michael

Does anyone have any suggestions on specifying the order of folders on an MP3 CD. I have several hundred podcasts archived, in folders marked by date (eg. 1st January 2009, 10th February 2009, 20th March 2009), and I want them to appear in date order on an MP3 CD.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I want them to appear in date order on an MP3 CD.

Alphabetical order. Name them by date as YYYY_MM_DD. That’s how I file my photos.

[QUOTE=olyteddy;2311626]Alphabetical order. Name them by date as YYYY_MM_DD. That’s how I file my photos.[/QUOTE]
The problem is that I’ve already named the folders (having archived every weekly show for the last few years) in the way I described, and I can’t really spare the time to go back and rename them all again.

Is there any other way?

For the way to order the folder read these links:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f34/how-put-both-pdf-mp3-264390/#post2209780

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f57/old-guy-needs-mp3-help-268156/#post2234247

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f34/odd-noises-wmp-ripped-music-268119/
I haven’t looked for one but there are batch renaming programs .Possibly one of those could do this type of renaming for you quickly.

Thanks. I’ll explore these options.