Originally Posted by LondonJohn
As a new owner of the Ibasso I'm very keen to get it right. So if you Jpfe8851 would very kindly post the MP3tag script you mentioned in a previous message I'd be very grateful as a lot of my filenames are way over the 30 character limit.
Of course, I did promise that... just open MP3Tag, Change Directory to the location of your music. Note. If you just want to change the files on your DX's card or storage you can do this right on the device... Then when the files are loaded in the right side pane, Select all files off the EDIT menu, Click the Tag-Filename button (12th from left) or select it off the CONVERT menu. When the dialog box opens, replace the default string with:
A preview of the first file will be visible so you can see what the filename will look like. The file name with change to track number to 2 character lengths, a space, thenthe first 30 characters of the title. If you have used CD-Track for multi disc albums, eg 1-01, 1-02... 2-01, 2-02, etc, and wish to preserve them just select them separately. I've not bothered as each disc is stored in a separate folder anyway. If the last character is a space it doesn't matter, just go ahead and click OK when your ready to convert them. My 5000+ files took about 30-40 seconds to do the lot.
Note.1: Before doing this you should fix your track numbers to display leading zeros, eg 01, 02, etc and replace entries like 1/11 (for track 1 of 11 tracks). This is just good tagging procedure and ensures every track name with start with the correct track#. You can do this in moments with the TOOLS, Auto-Numbering Wizard. Before I run the Wizard I sort the files by Album as my files are all neatly archived as \\Music\Artist\Album\FIlename (which already had track nos.). If you dont have track numbers already they will be sorted by alphanumreic order of the track filenames IIRC. Either way, make sure they are in correct play order before renumbering.
Note.2: If you wish to, you can always restore longer names later if iBasso fix this to conventional naming. I've noticed most decent programs default to Track# Artist - Title. MP3Tag can do that in a moment too if your tags contain the right entries. If you use some unconventional title you most likely cannot restore them later if its wierd, but I think most here would be using Track No. with either a dash (-) or spaces, then the title or artist - title standard.
Note.3: Anyone delaying doing this is really wasting time. Despite the fact that iBasso should fix this, changing them has had zero effect on playability on my other DAPs. BUT I can understand anyone with extensive PLAYLISTS on other DAPs and you would probably only want to change the filenames on your DX50 and leave your music archive intact.
I think that about covers it... any questions, just ask.