View Full Version : Changing file scan order

2005-10-10, 18:39
Hi all...

I buy quite a few CDs on a weekly basis (5-10) - I rip all my new purchases before listening to them, and it's easy for me to see what the latest items are when I want to go through the new material. I've found the "New Music" view to be quite useful in this respect.

On the odd occasion however (usually after upgrades/patches, or more often, changes in tag data of some tracks/albums), I like to clear out the database file and perform a rescan. Doing this messes up the "New Music" view, as everything is scanned alphabetically. Right now I trick SlimServer by removing the latest 10-15 CDs before the rescan and putting the files back afterwards, but obviously this still doesn't keep the order spot on.

Is there a way I can change this behaviour so the files/folders are scanned by date/time created (or modified)? I know I probably won't be able to do this "out of the box", but if anyone could point me in the direction of a hack/patch I could apply it would be greatly appreciated.