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robwas
2005-12-30, 16:25
I'm very confused at the behaviour of slim server. I'd like for it to sort everything by first name but for some reason things don't always work that way and it seems like it picks the method randomly. For example, the artist Alecia Nugent is sorted under "A", however, The Thelonious Monk Quartet shows up under "M"! I looked through all the settings and I see it can ignore the word "The" but is that why this is happening? I guess I'll try eliminating the ignorance of the word The and see if it helps.

Rob

Philip Meyer
2005-12-30, 16:44
Check that the music file doesn't have an ARTISTSORT tag. Slimserver will detect this tag in files and use it for sorting the artist entries, but the artist will be displayed using information from the ARTIST tag.

Phil

kdf
2005-12-30, 16:49
On 30-Dec-05, at 3:25 PM, robwas wrote:

>
> I'm very confused at the behaviour of slim server. I'd like for it to
> sort everything by first name but for some reason things don't always
> work that way and it seems like it picks the method randomly. For
> example, the artist Alecia Nugent is sorted under "A", however, The
> Thelonious Monk Quartet shows up under "M"! I looked through all the
> settings and I see it can ignore the word "The" but is that why this is
> happening?

How have you been tagging your tracks? There are some formats that
allow an ARTISTSORT tag for Flac, TSOP in ID3.
These can affect how slimserver sorts your files.

-kdf

snarlydwarf
2005-12-30, 16:55
In addition to tags like 'ARTIST' there are also tags like 'ARTISTSORT'.

This lets you force things to sort "correctly" (for some definition of the word -- your view of correctly may not be the same as others).

So you would have something like:

ARTIST: Johnny Cash
ARTISTSORT: Cash, Johnny

Which would make the man in black appear in the C's instead of the J's.