bweb12345 wrote:I don't agree in this case with the client side sort order.
I guess I haven't made myself clear enough, so I'll give it another try.
First of all here's what's written in the TVersity FAQ
(on a slightly different subject, but it's explaining the basics of sorting quite well):
"Some UPnP devices like the Roku Soundbridge and the Sony Vaio VGP-MR100U, request all the items under each folder. ... Devices that do that are typically doing it in order to sort the items in a certain way
, however the UPnP standard ... suggests that devices need to ask the server to do this sort operation
and provide a sorted result with the first few items of the folder only. Additional items should be retrieved by the device while the user scrolls down the folder. If your device does not behave according to the standard and requests all the items upfront, you need to avoid accessing the “All …” folder and use other folders such as genres, artists, albums, etc."
In my case the client (PS3) I've used PS3 media server, tvMobli, Nero Media Server, and Media Monkey. All have sorted correctly, Artist - Album - Track, except Media Monkey.
This indicates that the PS3 does not submit sort criteria. In that case a server will use its own sort criteria (some servers like certain versions of Twonky even ignore the client's request and always use their own criteria).
As Lowlander stated in one of his posts above MediaMonkey will submit the tracks to the client in the sort order of the corresponding node. To check if that works you can try the following:
1. Enable sharing in MediaMonkey and share the node "Music".
2. Open the node "Music" in list view ("Show Details").
3. Left-click the column header "Album Artist".
4. Hold down the CTRL key and left-click "Album", "Disk#" and "Track#" one after the other.
5. Point your PS3 to MediaMonkey and choose the node "Music".
6. The tracks should appear on your PS3 sorted by Album Artist, then Album, then Disc# and finally Track#; if they don't there might be a bug in MediaMonkey and you should submit a debug log (see Lowlander's post above).
For testing reasons you might also want to use a different sort order in MediaMonkey.
If you're using Windows 7 you can also point Windows Media Player to the MediaMonkey server. You will notice that WMP completely ignores MM's sort order and sorts the tracks according to its own settings; you can also change the order in WMP after the track list has been retrieved.