Hahaha how would Mp3tag know the correct numbering order without the tracks having been numbered in the first place?
Why not grab the track number data (along with the album's other metadata) from the discogs or freedb sources available from within MP3Tag?
I'm not sure if I understand this correctly, but if I rip a CD with no ID3tags and name the files with no numbering, then load them into mp3tag and use freedb, mp3tag renames them correctly with correct numbering and all... Or is this not what you are trying to do?
Just rip the files so that within their file names the track number comes before track titles. This so obvious, isn't it?
But once the harm was done and the file names have the track numbers missing, the only thing you can do is to rename the files manually before loading them into MP3Tag.
You must have the files in the correct track order first. Otherwise the freedb search does not work.
You can rearrange the tracks by holding the ALT key and dragging-and-dropping the files to whatever position you want.
No, track order doesn't matter for the freedb search, just the number of tracks and their total playing time. In fact, when a match is found (or selected, if there are multiple entries), mp3tag pops up a dialog box with the track info from freedb on the left (in correct track order, of course) and your selected tracks on the right, where you can then drag 'n' drop them into the correct order to match the freedb listing.
You can rearrange the tracks by holding the ALT key and dragging-and-dropping the files to whatever position you want. If you have further Mp3tag specific questions, it might be a better idea to post on the official support forums.
There are official forums?
So you can move tracks around by holding the ALT key and click-dragging. Probably should have mentioned that in the Help document. Bet a lot of people have been using it for some time now without ever knowing this little tidbit.