Solved Randomly name files in my micro sd card

January 31, 2016 at 11:16:11
Specs: Windows 7
I have a 2GB micro sd card which I frequently insert in my headphones which can play/pause vol+/- and skip to next/previous mp3(only) songs with hard buttons. What my headphones cannot not do is shuffle the mp3 songs that I add and remove almost everyday in the sd card. So it plays from the same song every time I restart the headphones and I have to manually skip to next songs to get to a new song. By everyday use, I am pretty much sure that the headphones play songs in some alphabetical order but it is the same order of songs everyday. Can anyone please suggest me a software or code to randomly add a unique number or pair of letters in front of the already present mp3 songs in my micro sd card with just a few clicks so that I am free to listen to the shuffled songs on the go. The new name must contain the song name too so that it would be easy for me to delete old songs and add new ones.
Also, I am entirely not sure whether it chooses the song based on its name or memory location on card. Can memory locations be randomly changed for every file and it will it help in my case?
I use windows 7.

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January 31, 2016 at 11:40:06
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Most likely it's alphabetical based on stored file name, or possibly by date.

About the only way I can imagine you could deal with this (assuming alphabetical) is to add a prefix to each file, 001-002-003...etc. I think it should then be possible for one of our Programming types to concoct a batch script to run before or after use which randomly juggles the prefixes. If you have a stack of mp3s you could use a batch file to add the prefix numbers initially rather than doing it manually.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 1, 2016 at 07:49:56
I suspect that is not possible. That is why players are popular. I have tried the same thing with a USB stick in my car. The only type of file the car looks for are the file extensions that is can play. Any other file on the drive is ignored.

Hope I am wrong because that would also help me. I can't even get my Sandisk player to do what I would like it to do, which is to recognize Winamp playlists and use them.

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March 2, 2016 at 03:58:01
The guys at the programming forum helped with creating a batch script to randomize mp3 files for a poster:

I'm not sure if the script(s) altered the name of the MP3 at all.

You can trial the batch scripts on some copies of MP3 files you have and test or you could head over to see if they can custom make one for you

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