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syncing long audiobooks from CDs

I have a 28 disc book that I want to listen to on my Zen Microphoto. All of the tracks show up out of order listening order, all the Track 1s from each disc are sequenced first, then the track 2s you get the idea. If anyone can suggest a method to organize the files, I would appreciate it. I did not think of this before I started copying the cds. The longer books that I digitized from casettes, no track numbering was involved. Thanks!

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I don't use tracks

I rip library books (usually 6 - 10 CD's) each CD as a single file. For instance, I have the autobiography of actress Teri Garr as 6 files: GARR1, GARR2, etc. I can't use numbers for more than 9 files as my player reads 1, 10, 11,and then 2, 21, etc. so I use alphacoding for longer books(GARRk, GARRl, GARRm etc.). With 28 CD's I'd use GARRz, GARRza, and GARRzb for the final three. I drag and drop them when I'm done.
Or are you trying to sync all those files somehow?

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I don't use tracks

Thanks for the suggestion. I should ask what software you use. I don't know if I will be able to use it cause I do the ripping on the office computer (much better than the one I have at home which I have to use after the children) and to be able to combine all the tracks on standard CD's is something our software doesn't do.

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Research how the MP3 player sorts.

One of my players sorts by filename. The simple workaround is to name the mp3 files in the order I want them to play.

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Combining tracks

The software that came with my Cowon player (JetAudio) has the single track ripping option. What method are you using to rip-and-sync that causes this problem?

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I think it is part of an HP package


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Are you sync'ing them?

See if you can send them to your player (drag n drop?) as individual files directly as you would any other file (Word doc, etc.)

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Yes I sync the files

I have a Zen Microphoto and from the manual, I thought I had to specify a partition to the hard drive in order to drag and drop files to that portion of the drive, but I will try just dragging and dropping.

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Sometimes sync'ing can be a bit tricky

I'm still assuming these are 28 ripped discs? Depending on how much space you need "unpartitioned" you might think of dedicating as little as 512Mb; that's probably slightly less than you need for all 28 discs, but unless you *must* transfer them all at the same time, it's a looooooooong book so half now and half later should be okay. Heck, you should be able to delete the first few (5 or 6) discs after you get past them, and drag the the second half of your BIG book at that point, with enough room to spare. I suggest this method because the player should be able to begin with Disc1/Track1, and then go sequentially through the book (disc-by-disc), as it'll only be "looking at" one disc at a time [in that partition]if they're "loose" rather than in folders. I hope that makes sense?

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