[maemo-users] Media Player song ordering

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jun 17 20:53:42 EEST 2008
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Joshua Layne <joshua at willowisp.net> wrote:
> I'm just now getting to the point where I have a decent sized card for
> my N810 and have grsync working to sync against part of my iTunes library.
> That part works fine.
> Media player can play 256K AAC files (even inside mpeg4 wrappers!),
> which makes me (and my ears) happy.
> But it reorders the songs within an album, ignoring the numeric prefix
> as an example:
> Beastie Boys, To The 5 Buroughs
> Nokia-N810-51-3:/media/mmc1/music/Beastie Boys/To The 5 Boroughs$ ls
> 01 Ch-Check It Out 1.m4a        09 That's It That's All 1.m4a
> 02 Right Right Now Now 1.m4a    10 All Lifestyles 1.m4a
> 03 3 The Hard Way 1.m4a         11 Shazam! 1.m4a
> 04 Time To Build 1.m4a          12 An Open Letter To NYC 1.m4a
> 05 Rhyme The Rhyme Well 1.m4a   13 Crawlspace 1.m4a
> 06 Triple Trouble 1.m4a         14 The Brouhaha 1.m4a
> 07 Hey **** You 1.m4a           15 We Got The 1.m4a
> 08 Oh Word_ 1.m4a
> yet, when played in the Media Player, track 1 is:
> 3 The Hard Way
> so it is stripping (good for display) and ignoring (bad) the track
> numbers of the songs.
> Is this just user error?  I have the 'OGG enhanced' version of Media
> Player and am current with maemo 4.0 (I'm not running diablo)
> This looks related to (same as?) https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1045
> Anyone have any advice for getting this to work or should I append to
> the bug?
> Thanks in advance,
> Josh

I believe this is because Media Player does its own indexing of media
files, and completely discards the file name. It goes by the ID3 tags,
and organizes based on a single field. If you have more than one album
by the same artist(s), it will not only play an album out of order, it
will mix together albums as well. Pretty ugly situation if you are an
album listener like me. I either want a true shuffle, which mixes up
everything on the playlist, or to listen to an album in its original
order. I haven't found a way to achieve the latter.


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