The disc number ID3 field is not used by the fuze?
I had file order issues when I had tagged my tracks with a ‘/’ in them, like 01/45, 02/45 etc.
I prefer to have all files of an album in one dir (not seperate CD dirs), so I tag them accordingly as 0101 (for CD 1, track 1), 0102 etc. Having the tracks play in the right order is more important to me with audiobooks than having the files neatly organised in dirs per CD.
I believe your problem with not playing in the correct order before may be because the Track and Disc# ID3 tags are not supposed to have leading zeroes in the numbers. You only have to do that for the actual computer file name so that they show up in the correct order when using Folder/file view.
Also, technically track numbers should never be larger than 99, but as you’ve seen the Fuze doesn’t seem to care if the numbers are larger.
As for the Fuze using the Disc number ID3 tag, I think it can (if that tag is there). I have one set of files for 2 discs that is tagged like this and it seems to play in the proper order:
Notice that the track number for the 2nd disc starts over at 1. It would not be logical to have a disc that starts with a track number greater than one (that could really mess up some burning programs).
For an audiobook, the ID3 Title tags for the above would be something like Chapter 1, Chapter 2, on up thru Chapter 13. And, of course, the Album Title tag would be the name of the book.
On the now playing screen the Fuze will show things as being 1/13 on up to 13/13. That’s because on that screen it’s showing which file of the full set it is currently playing. So, don’t be confused by that.
However, the newly added feature to view the current track playing info does not display a slash between numbers like it should do. For example, instead of showing track 1/7 it will display it as 17. And the disc number, instead of 1/2 will display as 12. Hopefully they’ll fix that minor bug in a future firmware update.
I’m not sure if what I posted above helps any or if it will just confuse some people even more. All I know is that if the ID3 tags are done properly things do play in the correct order for me. As they say “your milage may very”.
[Edited to add audiobook details]
Message Edited by miltst on 04-23-2009 07:59 AM