Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist [#4564]

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Post by Flac4fr » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:41 pm

In the options menu, there is a checkbox for "Ignore prefixes when sorting by Arti(st)" Very useful, as I don't have 10,000 bands sorted with "The" as their first word.

suggestion: create another checkbox for Ignore prefixes when sorting by Title" Many songs start with a parenthesis, as in (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones), others start with "...", quotation marks, etc.
If we had that ability, then we could sort songs in a logical way, by the actual words, not the punctuation.

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist [#4564]

Post by rovingcowboy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:48 pm

Oh sorry just seen the question not the tracking number :-?

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist [#4564]

Post by theta_wave » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:23 pm

rovingcowboy wrote:Mediamonkey has option to ignore " The " its in the options panel i believe under apperance. :)
It is only for artists, which all of us here appreciate, but "The" prefix is not ignored in other fields such as albums. The inability to do so makes a mess of viewing Soundtracks when they are sorted by the album field for example. This feature request has been tracked (#4564), but there appears to be little movement on it in over four years. It may have been lost in the shuffle, especially with the MM4 roll out and issues related to iDevices synchronization.

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist [#4564]

Post by rovingcowboy » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:46 am

Mediamonkey has option to ignore " The " its in the options panel i believe under apperance. :)

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist [#4564]

Post by theta_wave » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:19 pm

PiercedOne wrote:Add me to the list of the frustrated. I LOVE MediaMonkey, and was thrilled to ditch iTunes, but having literally hundreds of albums sorted by "The" is driving me nuts.
Yes, this is rather annoying for me as well, especially when iTunes ignores the prefix "The" when sorting via album names.

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist [#4564]

Post by vicpac » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:19 am

Yes. Adding an ignore prefix for song titles would be helpful as well.

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist [#4564]

Post by Xygxag » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:52 am

bump

I've been a Gold user for a couple of years. I'd love to be able to ignore symbols such as ( " and ' in addition to articles such as A An and The.

Thanks.

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist [#4564]

Post by PiercedOne » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:31 pm

Add me to the list of the frustrated. I LOVE MediaMonkey, and was thrilled to ditch iTunes, but having literally hundreds of albums sorted by "The" is driving me nuts.

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist

Post by Deeejub » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:24 pm

I too would consider this an important feature to include re at least song and album title. It impacts about 3000 files on my system as to either title of song or album title, which isn't insignificant. Not to mention it *is* the way it is in ITunes, and I have yet to see a complaint about articles being ignored in ITunes for these fields.

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist

Post by Lowlander » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:20 am

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Post by joshcoady » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:18 am

Any news on when we might see this feature? -- count me as another with a long list of albums starting with The and I have some songs that start with ( or " -- very annoying

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist

Post by nohitter151 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:56 pm

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist

Post by ribosradagast » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:41 pm

I'd like to bump this up, too...my iPod now has pages and pages of albums that start with "A" and "The"...extremely annoying.

Re: Ignore Prefixes for Fields Other Than Artist

Post by theta_wave » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:51 am

I just want to bump this thread up. I hope to see this feature in the near future. It is pretty annoying to view compilations (soundtracks, etc) when the prefix "the" is not ignored.

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