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Old 24-07-2009, 07:52 AM
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Sort order for MP3's in Music Player

Shouldn't MP3 files within an album be sorted alphabetically according to their file names, or at least to some ID3 tag (such as Track No. or Title)? I have copied a folder containing a music album on the memory card of my N85, and after refreshing, I see the tracks listed in a completely random order, even though the files are clearly named, according to the pattern "Artist - Album - Title.MP3".

Can anyone guess why this is happening? Is there a way to specifically tell Music Player how you want your files sorted? Thanks for any help!
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Old 24-07-2009, 08:06 AM
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Yep, it's a bug

With the current firmware the N85 sorts songs by id3tag track number for 1-9 then alphabetically for track 10+

The bug has now been present in both v20 and v30 updates...

I use two mechanisms to get round this:
a) rename all your tracks to include the track number at the beginning of the track. So, "Bohemian Rhapsody" might become "10 Bohemian Rhapsody"
b) use playlists. Create an m3u playlist and copy that with the tracks. The playlist is accessible from the music player option "playlists"

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Old 24-07-2009, 09:13 AM
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Hey, thanks for your reply. Isn't the file name the first place where the phone looks, though? Because if it does, then the file names are OK, in the sense that they all have a common start and a number that should give the sorting order, e.g. "Beatles - Revolver - 01 - Taxman.MP3", "Beatles - Revolver - 02 - Eleanor Rigby.MP3"

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Ooops that answer was mis-leading.

You have to rename the id3tag "title" to be in alphabetical order.
 

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