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narya
2004-09-07, 23:16
Hello,

when playing whole albums with my Squeezebox (wireless) the songs seem
to be sorted always by artist first, not by track number. When playing
"normal" albums with only one artist, this is fine. When playing
multi-artist albums (like compilations) all the songs are "garbled",
which is especially annoying when listening to movie soundtracks.

I noticed a setting in SlimServer to sort by file name instead of
sorting by song information (artist, album, track number) which would
suit me well, as all my file names start with the track number, but this
seems to work _only_ when playing through the "Browse Musik Folder"
menu. If I play my music through "Brose Genre/Artist/Albums" (which I
normally do) it still sorts by artist first.

Is there any chance to get this "sorting by tracknumber" implemented as
an option in one of the next releases or is there any known workaround
for this?

Alexander.

(Squeezebox wireless with FW 31, Windows XP, SlimServer 5.2.1 using
iTunes library.xml, 15k mp3 files)

kdf
2004-09-07, 23:43
Alexander,

The server always sorts by track order. However, in cases of various artists,
or for various genres this information interferes with the sort. There isn't
really a current workaround save for editing your tags to "various" for artist.
the next release is due to come out very soon, but is not intending to address
this issue. However, an ongoing side effort is creating a new database for
slimserver which will solve all of these problems, and provide a great deal
more in sorting and filtering options. Look for it in perhaps the next
official release following 5.3.

-kdf

Quoting narya <forum (AT) narya (DOT) de>:

> Hello,
>
> when playing whole albums with my Squeezebox (wireless) the songs seem
> to be sorted always by artist first, not by track number. When playing
> "normal" albums with only one artist, this is fine. When playing
> multi-artist albums (like compilations) all the songs are "garbled",
> which is especially annoying when listening to movie soundtracks.
>
> I noticed a setting in SlimServer to sort by file name instead of
> sorting by song information (artist, album, track number) which would
> suit me well, as all my file names start with the track number, but this
> seems to work _only_ when playing through the "Browse Musik Folder"
> menu. If I play my music through "Brose Genre/Artist/Albums" (which I
> normally do) it still sorts by artist first.
>
> Is there any chance to get this "sorting by tracknumber" implemented as
> an option in one of the next releases or is there any known workaround
> for this?
>
> Alexander.
>
> (Squeezebox wireless with FW 31, Windows XP, SlimServer 5.2.1 using
> iTunes library.xml, 15k mp3 files)
>
>