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  • #227

    valdemar
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    Hi,

    Since I am listening to classical music I am stuck with the concept of albums. Over mt-daapd/Roku SB1001 the sort order of the original album is changed. I cannot figure out the actual order, seems to be random. How can I make sure all tracks are served in correct order, when I select an album in Roku (and with no delay between tracks btw.)?

    Thanks,
    Valdemar

    #4190

    ajayre
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    What happens if you turn off Shuffle and modify the track names (or file names) so the track number is at the start?

    Andy

    #4191

    valdemar

    Thanks Andy for responding. You are right, if I add track number at the beginning of the filenames the sorting is done correctly – but there most be another way than having to rename all files 🙂

    Valdemar

    #4192

    rpedde
    Participant

    Are there track number tags in the music? I was sure the roku automatically orders by track.

    #4193

    valdemar
    Participant

    Hi Ron,

    Yes, there are track number tags, so right, if the tracks were served in track number order that would be all I would ask for. But they aren’t. Should I talk to Roku?

    Valdemar

    #4194

    rpedde
    Participant

    Huh.. and the track numbers show up right in iTunes when you connect remotely?

    I wouldn’t say it’s a soundbridge *bug*, but I was pretty sure it sorted those by track automatically.

    You could ask them about it, but in the meantime, I hope to add sorting options soon. I don’t know if that helps you if you aren’t running nightlies, but there you go.

    — Ron

    #4195

    valdemar
    Participant

    rpedde wrote:

    Huh.. and the track numbers show up right in iTunes when you connect remotely?

    Yes, they show up correctly in iTunes provided you click on the Album column. So the answer might be no, since iTunes will serve according to filename column.

    I wouldn’t say it’s a soundbridge *bug*, but I was pretty sure it sorted those by track automatically.

    You could ask them about it, but in the meantime, I hope to add sorting options soon. I don’t know if that helps you if you aren’t running nightlies, but there you go.

    Yes, I am on SVN-909 🙂 I am using flac only if that makes any difference.

    Valdemar

    Post edited by: valdemar, at: 2006/04/21 19:56

    #4196

    valdemar
    Participant

    Problem solved by upgrading to Roku SB 2.5 beta and using new sorting facility in VisualMR.

    Thanks,
    Valdemar

    #4197

    olicarlier
    Participant

    I spent some time rearranging the info in iTunes for classical music. I’m now OK with my arrangement (composer->artist, interpret: piece->album, movement->song). For instance, for Beethoven piano sonatas:
    Beethoven, Ludwig Van -> artist
    Yves Nat: Piano sonata #16 in G major Op. 31/1 -> Album
    1. Allegro vivace -> song

    So far, so good, the navigation & display on the Soundbridge are OK, except the following annoyance. In iTunes, when I sort the display on the album field, I get the right order for sonatas, i.e. #2 comes after #1 and so on.

    On the Soundbridge though, it shows, Sonata #1, then #11, #12 … #19, #2, #20, #21,…

    Any clue how to fix this? TIA.

    Config: SB 3.0.44 & Firefly svn-1634

    #4198

    rpedde
    Participant

    @olicarlier wrote:

    I spent some time rearranging the info in iTunes for classical music. I’m now OK with my arrangement (composer->artist, interpret: piece->album, movement->song). For instance, for Beethoven piano sonatas:
    Beethoven, Ludwig Van -> artist
    Yves Nat: Piano sonata #16 in G major Op. 31/1 -> Album
    1. Allegro vivace -> song

    So far, so good, the navigation & display on the Soundbridge are OK, except the following annoyance. In iTunes, when I sort the display on the album field, I get the right order for sonatas, i.e. #2 comes after #1 and so on.

    On the Soundbridge though, it shows, Sonata #1, then #11, #12 … #19, #2, #20, #21,…

    Any clue how to fix this? TIA.

    Config: SB 3.0.44 & Firefly svn-1634

    Looks like the soundbridge is sorting lexically, not numerically. You could call those Sonata #01, etc, but that would be a hack.

    #4199

    fizze
    Participant

    Well, just on a sidenote here:
    The Soundbridge also allows to browse by Composer. Given you fill the proper tags in your files, this shuold be the desired method, wouldn’t it?

    #4200

    olicarlier
    Participant

    @fizze wrote:

    Well, just on a sidenote here:
    The Soundbridge also allows to browse by Composer. Given you fill the proper tags in your files, this shuold be the desired method, wouldn’t it?

    Good point – I can use the Artist field for the performer. Thanks.

    #4201

    olicarlier
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    @olicarlier wrote:

    I spent some time rearranging the info in iTunes for classical music. I’m now OK with my arrangement (composer->artist, interpret: piece->album, movement->song). For instance, for Beethoven piano sonatas:
    Beethoven, Ludwig Van -> artist
    Yves Nat: Piano sonata #16 in G major Op. 31/1 -> Album
    1. Allegro vivace -> song

    So far, so good, the navigation & display on the Soundbridge are OK, except the following annoyance. In iTunes, when I sort the display on the album field, I get the right order for sonatas, i.e. #2 comes after #1 and so on.

    On the Soundbridge though, it shows, Sonata #1, then #11, #12 … #19, #2, #20, #21,…

    Any clue how to fix this? TIA.

    Config: SB 3.0.44 & Firefly svn-1634

    Looks like the soundbridge is sorting lexically, not numerically. You could call those Sonata #01, etc, but that would be a hack.

    I thought about this hack as well. Would it be worth posting this a feature proposal in the Roku forums?

    #4202

    rpedde
    Participant

    @olicarlier wrote:

    @rpedde wrote:

    @olicarlier wrote:

    I spent some time rearranging the info in iTunes for classical music. I’m now OK with my arrangement (composer->artist, interpret: piece->album, movement->song). For instance, for Beethoven piano sonatas:
    Beethoven, Ludwig Van -> artist
    Yves Nat: Piano sonata #16 in G major Op. 31/1 -> Album
    1. Allegro vivace -> song

    So far, so good, the navigation & display on the Soundbridge are OK, except the following annoyance. In iTunes, when I sort the display on the album field, I get the right order for sonatas, i.e. #2 comes after #1 and so on.

    On the Soundbridge though, it shows, Sonata #1, then #11, #12 … #19, #2, #20, #21,…

    Any clue how to fix this? TIA.

    Config: SB 3.0.44 & Firefly svn-1634

    Looks like the soundbridge is sorting lexically, not numerically. You could call those Sonata #01, etc, but that would be a hack.

    I thought about this hack as well. Would it be worth posting this a feature proposal in the Roku forums?

    You could, and it would probably be worth doing, but I’m not sure how much traction it would get.

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