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How to create a MP3-CD using M.U.F.Y. ?
M.U.F.Y. has been written by Norbert
Igl which in first instance was intended for just converting Bitmaps
for the Yamakawa. As often happens, things like this tend to grow
out of the limits of it's original purpose, so now we have a tool
for easy creation of MP3 CD's for the Yamakawa.
For the actual burning of an MP3 CDROM, read the page "How
to burn my own computer (data) CDROM using Nero".
visiting the Yamakawa
DVD group at Yahoo groups!
A little Introduction
M.U.F.Y. is an acroniem for MP3 Utility
For Yamakawa. The current version supports multiple languages,
like German, Dutch and English.
You can download version
1.01 here, or just download the
For additional information, the latest version and other Yamakawa tools,
visit the homepage
or check out my Yamakawa tools page
for other tools.
Some features of M.U.F.Y.:
- Rename MP3 files based on
MP3-ID-Tags ("Artist - Songtitle.mp3").
- Support for converting "BMP"
- Rename "BIN" and
"BMP" based on MP3-ID-Tags.
- Additional conversion of "BMP"
- Preview images.
- Display playback time, bitrate,
samplerate and encoder.
- Selectable font, size and
- Re-encoding of MP3's.
- Playback of MP3's
- Save settings for future use
- Supports multiple languages
Downsides of M.U.F.Y.:
- M.U.F.Y. cannot be aborted while converting (CTRL+ALT+DEL
does work though)
- The trick mentioned on the Yamakawa
- Images option can not (yet) be used
- Only 1 image is allowed
- Text that is not desired cannot be removed
Let's unzip the downloaded file using WinZip
to a seperate directory.
In this directory simply double click "MUFY.EXE" to start
Two items will appear now, the "TV-set"
and the "remote control" of M.U.F.Y.;
Downsized: the "TV-Set"
True size : the "Remote control"
In the lower right corner of the "TV" you'll
find a button to open the M.U.F.Y.-homepage. In the lower left corner
one can select the GUI language.
M.U.F.Y. Remote control
The functions of the M.U.F.Y. remote;
Select option 1 to 6
Load, Play, Stop and Pause MP3 songs
Option 1: M.U.F.Y. Settings
The next step is to set your settings properly, using
option "1" either by clicking it on the remote or on
Note: A little hidden, but there is a
browse button ("...") next to the directory fields.
Here you will have to set:
"Source MP3" - Where are the MP3's
"Dest. for .bin and .txt" - Where should the .BIN and
the .TXT files be located ?
"Dest. for ReEncoded MP3" - Where should M.U.F.Y. put
the re-encoded MP3's ?
"temp. Directory (for .WAV)" - Where should M.U.F.Y.
put the temporary WAV files ?
Do you personal settings mow. I prefer to put my MP3's
and .BIN/.TXT files in the same directory. Temp files I do store
in "C:\Windows\TEMP". This is just my preference, do
what ever suits you.
Click "OK" if all settings are done,
select "OOPS" to undo changes.
Option 2: MP3's Re-encoding
Sometimes an MP3 is not in the formate you want it to
be. Here option 2 comes in action. More details on compression, ratios
etc on MP3's you can find on the MP3 Introduction
Note: this functionality does not offer to much advantages,
so you probably will not be using it to often.
Click the "Options"-button for detailed
Click "START" to start the re-encoding
of the files that match the criteria set in options.
Note: Converting bad MP3's to a better
format will not improve quality, specifically in these situations;
- re-encoding mono MP3 to stereo MP3
- MP3 with a low bitrate to an MP3 with a high bitrate
Option 3: Rename using ID-Tag
MP3's support so called ID-Tag. These "tags"
include facts like title, artist, albumname, etc.
Based on this tag, M.U.F.Y. can rename MP3's to filenames
of this format: "ARTIST - TITLE.MP3".
An example MP3-ID-Tag:
This snapshot of WinAmp speaks for itself I guess.
Click "OPTIONS" to make the proper
Note: the option "Change '_' and '%20%' to white
space" converts each underscore ("_") and each "%20"
to a normal space. Underscores are comonly used in Unix environments,
while the "%20" is an Internet expression for a space. Doing
so improves readability.
An conversion example:
The Rolling Stones - Rocks Off.mp3
You see the difference right away ...
Note: Your "Source MP3" at TV-option
1 is not properly set if the list remains empty! M.U.F.Y. is not capable
of searching sub-directories !
Option 4: Image settings
This option, combined with option 5, displays the settings
of the background image for your MP3 CD. Here you also find the "START"
button which you can use to start the conversion proces.
Before you do so, please make sure the settings at option
5 are correctly.
Option 5: Edit images settings
At option 5 you can change image settings like:
- title font (size, type, color)
- background image
- Change background;
Double click on the background image where no text is found. A dialog
will ask you which file to use.
- Change font;
This works the same, double click the text and a dialog will ask you
- Change position of text;
For text elements you can change to location on the display by clicking
the text with the right mouse button. A slight downside here: you have
to enter the coordinates manually.
When done editing the page layout,
you can click "START" at option 4. M.U.F.Y.
will generate the requered files.
Option 6: Generating batch files
This option helps you generate batch files for DOS,
which can save a lot of work when renaming a lot of files.
The final step: Burning the CD
Use your favorite CD-writer software to create the MP3
Note: For the actual
burning of an MP3 CDROM, read the page "How
to burn my own computer (data) CDROM using Nero".