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Sort iTunes MP3 tracks properly on a Sansa m200 Other Hardware
I recently bought a Sansa m260 MP3 player. To my surprise, I found that its default behaviour appeared to be to play the tracks on my albums in alphabetical order, instead of in track order. Grrrr. SanDisk says to use Windows Media Player on WinXP to fix this problem. I'd much rather use iTunes under OS X!

Here is the solution I came up with, which made the Sansa properly-order my iTunes-generated MP3s. It requires a shell script and a Perl script, and you'll want to run it on a backup copy of your iTunes library, just in case something goes wrong.
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Sort iTunes MP3 tracks properly on a Sansa m200
Authored by: flynnmj on Sep 07, '06 08:08:28PM

Doesn't iTunes do this for you? In the preferences under "Advanced" > "General" you check the box "Keep iTunes Music folder organized".

All my mp3s generally have a 2 digit number at the start of the filename. And for my multi cd albums iTunes puts the cd number and dash in front of the track number.

Information is in the noise!

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