Music syncs CD songs in incorrect order?

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    I've been successful downloading music to my Droid. But when I open up the any CDs on the Droid music player the order of the songs is all random on my Droid and not in the normal #1-13 song order that it was on the CD? I've tried erasing all the CDs and replacing them but it still does the same thing.

    Also tried looking at the order from my computer on my Droid/ However, when I access my music from my droid through my computer each CD shows it to be correct. So I don't know what to do! Its been very frustrating. Any help would be myuch appreciated!
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    Mine does the same thing, in fact I came here to research the matter right now. Annoying as hell.
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    Well if you find out anything let me know. It is annoying as hell. I actually used the playlists tab and then could rearrange the songs within the numbered arrangement. Then I saved this list to the playlists and it saved it correctly. I only did it for one CD b/c its a pain and it shouldn't be this difficult.
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    I got to fooling around with the music player last night after I remembered that a few days ago (before my songs started playing out of order) I had mistakenly hit one of the shuffle buttons.

    Put it into shuffle mode (within one of the album folders) and then back out, all the albums seemed to stay the same with songs playing in random order despite being listed in another order.

    Then I went back two levels to the album/playlist/song main menu, and put it into "party shuffle" mode which brought up a long random playlist of all the songs on my phone. Then I stopped that playlist and went back into the album list, and when I played each one, they played in order again. Worked fine all day today.

    This is weird and shouldn't be this way, but it has something to do with the shuffle settings.
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    Well, thanks for the reply and I tried what you said but my songs are still out of order! It seemed like youhad them in proper order before you hit the shuffle button. However, in my case from the first time I loaded up the music from my computer the songs were all out of order even though on my computer it says they run 1-15. Its so frustrating and must be a gliche in the shuffle part.
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    Yeah, mine have been playing in normal order ever since. Odd.
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    I wouldn't assume that being in the proper order on your PC matters since I doubt the music app on your PC directly syncs with the music app on the Droid.

    Are you using the stock music player? I can't confirm as I don't use it, but, assuming that it uses tags (most apps do) can you confirm that your songs have the proper track numbers in their tags?

    From what you describe, that's exactly how I'd expect shuffle to function (unless I'm missing something).
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    This issue is exactly the reason I switched from the native music player to MixZing Lite. It would keep my stuff in order.
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    I expect that when I open the music player, and use the shuffle function, it shuffles all the songs in an album or playlist for *that session only*. If I were to close music player and reopen it later, and then attempt to play an entire album or playlist, I would then expect it to play in normal order because I had not used the shuffle function that second time.

    That is not what was happening. Apparently at some point I used the shuffle function and from that point on, no matter how many times the music player was closed, no matter how many days went by since I had originally used shuffle, songs were still out of order even though they were displayed in order.

    Of course I have never had an iphone or ipod so I may not be familiar with the behavior of music players, please inform me if this is considered normal operation...I consider it a bug.
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    Takeshi,

    Thanks for responding. I'm using the stock music player that came with the droid and Windows media player on my PC. I'm unfamiliar with tags and dont' know what that is or how to check that? I followed the directions for downloading the music from my PC and sync my droid using the windows media player. I would have expected the songs to be transferred in the original order from my computer but that has not been the case. I've tried it a couple times, erasing things on my droid and reloading them from my PC to make sure the shuffle is off but everytime the same thing happens. The songs from each album are scrammbled. ie. if the songs were from 1-15, it always has #1 song first followed by #10-15, then #2-9. Its weird and frustrating.

    If there a different player that I should download for the droid? I hear there was an app that makes sure the music you download is in the appropriate order but the guy at the store didnt' know the name?

    Thanks
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    Agreed, the default player is very annoying. Note to developers, while I am becoming more of a minority in today's world, there are still significant people from the album generation who don't want "Party Mix" or shuffle as the unchangeable default setting and want to listen to their songs in the order they were originally released in, not alphabetically. DUH!!!
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    I am having the same exact problem. Since I listen to operas and musicals, the song order has to remain intact in order for the stories to make any kind of sense. Personally, I don't appreciate listening to the final bows before the overtures. However, I have to ask, are your songs being put in alphebetical order automatically? Cus that's what's happening with mine
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    I had the same issue. After some profanity and luck - i figured out that if you go to the album view and press on an album name for 1 or 2 seconds a play icon comes up. Press that and the album plays in order. I guess if you want to play the album in album order you need to do it from the album tab. Makes sense - the next day.
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    If you use the stock music player you can create a playlist (M3U file) and store it in the playlist directory. It is sort of weird because it is a separate directory and not a sub of MUSIC or wherever it puts it.

    Another thing to try is to import the M3U file and see if it handles the music differently. If you don't see the PLAYLIST directory, create a playlist in the player and then go explore the SD card for it.
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    I've had the same issues of wrong song orders on my Droid. In my case, I've found it has nothing to do with the shuffle but the tags on the songs. All the songs play normally in Windows Media and have the correct numbers for song order.

    However, I found a hidden tag called "Part of Set" that I could only find while in the Windows directory. It was listed under the "more" option of right clicking on one of the columns for organization. I found that half the songs of certain albums said 1/1 and the other had nothing listed. Coincidentally, this is how everything is playing out of order.

    Unfortunately, it is not a column selectable in WMP that I have found and I can't seem to edit it in the directory. I'm still looking for a way.

    On a side note: With previous players I've had (and with the Droid), I had the same issue with simple disc # columns. For instance, some songs on Pink Floyd The Wall Disc one and two would be listed as 1/2 or 2/2 or nothing at all. Even CD's with one disc would have some listed 1/1 and others not. This would throw song orders out of whack despite correct song numbers. An easy fix in WMP or iTunes if you make them say the same thing.

    Not sure if this will solve the issue for all, but maybe some...

    EDIT: Actually "Part of Set" appears to be disc numbers. Silly Me. I just used iTunes to edit my songs. All fixed.
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    I loaded my wma files and had the same problem. Fortunately I had them all saved as MP3s as well. When I loaded them as MP3s they came up in the correct order.

    My guess is that the wma's tags are not getting picked up by driod. Copy and convert to MP3 in foobar2000.

    DW
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    I noticed that the order the music is in on the Droid is the order it was loaded onto the Droid. So if you move over your music folders starting from Z, the music will start from Z as well. Doesn't make much sense, but that's how it is.
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    Geez how can this possibly be an issue?? Don't get me wrong, I love my Droid X and have no desire to get an iphone, but I've never heard of them having a problem syncing their music correctly. I use my phone for music more than anything else, and this is so frustrating. A fix for this HAS to be made.
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    Stop using the native music app. It really isn't very good. Try MixZing or PowerAmp. I've used these two for months and months and they work exactly as you would expect a music to work. There are others, I just can't think of their names right now.

    Good luck.
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    Well so far a couple of solutions have been given, but instead of talking about the solutions people seem to ignore them and keep complaining.

    1. Get another music player, they are in the Market.

    2. It probably is something in the tags that need to be fixed. Now I don't know anything about Windows Media Player but there is a way to make adjustments on these with iTunes.

    I've loaded most of my music using Double Twist and I've seen some problems with incomplete albums. This is because of the way iTunes has music stored in it's folders and thing's I've done to screw them up. If you're having that kind of issue as well just drop the missing tunes in one at a time.
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