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rydenfan
2008-02-29, 07:22
I am trying figure out if I can have live albums flow the way I would like in Squeezecenter. I would like them to be in order by year, while having the year after the month and day. So it would look something like this:

04.03.1998
02.25.1999

Curently Squeezecenter places the 1999 show before the 1998 show because the month is a lower number. I prefer not to put the year in front of of the month and day if possible. Is there a way to achieve this? Thanks for the help!!

SilverRS8
2008-02-29, 07:30
Most applications can't sort the way you request using the date format you specify. Almost all algoritms sort starting with the first character and then second and so on. This is pretty logical since that is how sorting should be done.

What you actually ask for is that there is a sort method for every date format. Not an unusual request. I believe the data is stored in a single database column so it is actually up to MySQL for providing the ability to sort like you would like. Don't know if this is possible.

The US uses the YYYY.MM.DD format. It's just easier to read and sort. But us europeans often use a DD.MM.YYYY format.

Frank

hickinbottoms
2008-02-29, 07:37
SqueezeCenter sorts using the ARTISTSORT and TITLESORT tags (I think
I've remembered correctly - check to make sure, though) in preference to
the ARTIST and TITLE tags you normally see. I suspect you could set
these with the year first to allow the sorting behaviour you want, while
maintaining the display format you also want.

It seems just like displaying "Miles Davis" but sorting on "Davis Miles"
to me.

Hope I've not completely misunderstood your question!

Stuart

rydenfan wrote:
> I am trying figure out if I can have live albums flow the way I would
> like in Squeezecenter. I would like them to be in order by year, while
> having the year after the month and day. So it would look something
> like this:
>
> 04.03.1998
> 02.25.1999
>
> Curently Squeezecenter places the 1999 show before the 1998 show
> because the month is a lower number. I prefer not to put the year in
> front of of the month and day if possible. Is there a way to achieve
> this? Thanks for the help!!
>
>
>

cliveb
2008-02-29, 07:38
I am trying figure out if I can have live albums flow the way I would like in Squeezecenter. I would like them to be in order by year, while having the year after the month and day. So it would look something like this:

04.03.1998
02.25.1999

I take it that these dates are the actual album titles?
You can keep them like this, and add ALBUMSORT tags to control the sort order. For example:


ALBUM tag ALBUMSORT tag
04.03.1998 1998.04.03
02.25.1999 1999.02.25

rydenfan
2008-02-29, 08:39
I take it that these dates are the actual album titles?
You can keep them like this, and add ALBUMSORT tags to control the sort order. For example:


ALBUM tag ALBUMSORT tag
04.03.1998 1998.04.03
02.25.1999 1999.02.25

Where and how would I do this?

Thanks for all the help so far.

aubuti
2008-02-29, 08:44
Use a tagging program. Which program will depend what platform you are on (Windows, Mac, Linux), and possibly what format your files are in. For Windows, mp3tag is a good program that does FLAC and Ogg files as well as mp3. See the Beginner's Guide at wiki.slimdevices.com for more info.

hickinbottoms
2008-02-29, 08:56
That's definitely the best advice. Two good pages in there are:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BeginnersGuideToTagging
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SlimServerSupportedTags

I second MP3Tag (if you're using Windows).

Stuart

aubuti wrote:
> Use a tagging program. Which program will depend what platform you are
> on (Windows, Mac, Linux), and possibly what format your files are in.
> For Windows, mp3tag is a good program that does FLAC and Ogg files as
> well as mp3. See the Beginner's Guide at wiki.slimdevices.com for more
> info.
>
>
>

rydenfan
2008-02-29, 13:24
I use TAG which is a program for Macs. I will have to check it out tonight and see if it has it. Thanks again for the help!

rydenfan
2008-03-02, 10:21
I cannot seem to find a way to do this using TAG. I am assuming there is no way to achieve it in Squeezecenter?

bephillips
2008-03-02, 17:23
You may be interested in my discussion of Foobar2000 with Live Show Tagger here:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=40816&highlight=dimeadozen

Once well tagged, you can show albums in SC (upper right in Fishbone skin, lower left in Default skin) sorting by Album title, or Year and Album title, or Year, Artist and Album title, among other options.

aubuti
2008-03-02, 20:12
I cannot seem to find a way to do this using TAG. I am assuming there is no way to achieve it in Squeezecenter?
Right. SqueezeCenter doesn't write tags -- it uses the tags you have. If your TAG program won't do it, you should try one of the other Mac programs listed in the wiki, such as Media Rage, MusicBrainz, or ExcelTagger. I don't think you've ever said what format your files are, but if they're FLAC, you could also use the metaflac utility that comes with Flac http://flac.sourceforge.net.

rydenfan
2008-03-06, 19:43
I have figured out how to create my albumsort tag. However, when I create the tag I also have to input a value, does anybody know what I should put in that field? Thanks so much for the help!! I am so close to being able to organize my collection.