Suggestion: Numbered file names on Render To File?

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Suggestion: Numbered file names on Render To File?

Post by tekhedd » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:51 am

After I reinstalled windows XP again (ugh), I noticed that I could no longer burn to my DVD drive. I tried everything in the FAQ, but an resigned to simply waiting until it is supported. Becuase...I discovered the "render to huge file" feature.

I had previously ignored this feature because I like track names and seeking. But, it can render to multiple files, with crossfades and all that other good stuff. OH yes, I love this program!

One thing, I think it may be a bug: it doesn't number the tracks it generates. So...they get played out of order. Beat matching and crossfades sound pretty silly in the wrong order. :)

OK, that's not strictly true, it APPENDS the track number. Not much help though. Ideas?

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Re: Suggestion: Numbered file names on Render To File?

Post by tekhedd » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:42 pm

tekhedd wrote:OK, that's not strictly true, it APPENDS the track number. Not much help though. Ideas?
A workaround is to use a tool like (the truly indispensible) mp3tag (mp3tag.de) to rename the files. Twist&Burn intelligently updates the "track index" in the mp3 tag field, so you can use Mp3tag's Convert/Tag to Filename feature, using a pattern like:

"$validate($num(%track%,2) - %artist% - %title%,_)"

Which renames the files such that they play in order. Enjoy!

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Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:54 pm

Hi,

Try this to get the burning working:

In DJ Twist and Burn, click on the File menu and select Preferences. In the General preferences, click on the Goldenhawk Override option. Make sure your CD burning drive is selected, then choose the "Use A Generic CD Writer Driver" option. Leave the settings at the default values. In the CD/DVD Burner preferences, turn off the "Use IMAPI..." option. Now see if you can burn a CD.

In regard to the track numbering of the rendered song filenames, thanks for the suggestion!

Greg

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Post by tekhedd » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:17 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

Try this to get the burning working:

In DJ Twist and Burn, click on the File menu and select Preferences. In the General preferences, click on the Goldenhawk Override option. Make sure your CD burning drive is selected, then choose the "Use A Generic CD Writer Driver" option. Leave the settings at the default values. In the CD/DVD Burner preferences, turn off the "Use IMAPI..." option. Now see if you can burn a CD.

In regard to the track numbering of the rendered song filenames, thanks for the suggestion!

Greg
Unfortunately, I already tried everything in the FAQ. My DVD does not show up in the selection list at all, or in other words is not recognized by the Goldenhawk engine. :( In fact, if I too-quickly click the "Generic DVD Burner" option before noticing, it takes a loong time for the program to respond, which I assume is the engine trying to connect to a default burner or something. :)

No worries. mp3's will do as a workaround for my mp3 player, if not for the car. Of course, with some company suing all of the big companies, I may need to get a portable OGG player now.

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Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:48 pm

Hi,

If you want to try to get it working, send your djtwist-log.txt file to support (at) acoustica (dot) com, along with a reminder of this discussion.

Greg

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