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If the numbering does not restart at 1, use the number on the release: A1, A2, A3, B4, B5, B6.
 
If the numbering does not restart at 1, use the number on the release: A1, A2, A3, B4, B5, B6.
   
Some releases have more than two “sides”: This is common on older multi-disc vinyl records designed for a stacking turntable, and “programs” on 8-track cartridges. For these, use A, B, C, D, etc. as applicable. This means that track ordering may be strange, e.g. A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, D3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3. (second side of first disc is the ''end'' of the release).
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Some releases have more than two “sides”: This is common on older multi-disc vinyl records designed for a stacking turntable. For these, use A, B, C, D, etc. as applicable. This means that track ordering may be strange, e.g. A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, D3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3. (second side of first disc is the ''end'' of the release).
 
===Titles===
 
DVD releases may have several titles. The track number should be displayed as the DVD title and chapter numbers, separated by “-” (1-1, 1-2, 1-3, etc.)
 
   
 
===Sub-tracks===
 
===Sub-tracks===
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Some single-sided media have “Sub-tracks”. This applies to CD “indexes”, DVD titles/chapters, and 4 or 8-track cartridges, and is also common in production music.
Some releases (e.g. production music) use “sub-tracks” for alternate versions of a track (e.g. a 30-second excerpt). Use a period to separate the main track number from the sub-track. Zero-pad the sub-track to two digits. This may also be used for [[wikipedia:Track_(CD)#Index|CD index]] numbering.
 
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For these releases, separate the main track from the sub-track with a period: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2.

Revision as of 23:15, 22 May 2012

Guidelines

Sides

Medium sides should be indicated with a letter (A, B, C, etc.) before the track number.

For most releases this will be similar to A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3.

If the numbering does not restart at 1, use the number on the release: A1, A2, A3, B4, B5, B6.

Some releases have more than two “sides”: This is common on older multi-disc vinyl records designed for a stacking turntable. For these, use A, B, C, D, etc. as applicable. This means that track ordering may be strange, e.g. A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, D3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3. (second side of first disc is the end of the release).

Sub-tracks

Some single-sided media have “Sub-tracks”. This applies to CD “indexes”, DVD titles/chapters, and 4 or 8-track cartridges, and is also common in production music.

For these releases, separate the main track from the sub-track with a period: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2.