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linn
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sort playlist not permanent

Post by linn » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:03 pm

Regular playlist , if i sort a column ( filename is sorted A>Z) ,and then (right click > update play order) it is not remembered once i leave this list.
If i then drag some files into this list (on which the filename is sorted Z>A, ) i expect this order to reverse in the playlist.
Is this normal ?

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Re: sort playlist not permanent

Post by Lowlander » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:37 pm

1) Which version of MediaMonkey?

2) No, sorting doesn't persist for newly added files. Playlists are just a list of files, they don't contain field sort information.
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linn
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Re: sort playlist not permanent

Post by linn » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:03 pm

Lowlander wrote:1) Which version of MediaMonkey?
4.1.10.1778
2) No, sorting doesn't persist for newly added files. Playlists are just a list of files, they don't contain field sort information.
But then, what is the use of ' update play order ' it suggests to me the order is 'saved" I can just click on the header to sort , no need for 'update'
Or am i missing something ?

Let me explain:I have a new device which plays files in the order copied.
so before synching i have to remember to get the ( audiobook ) filenames in the right order, which i forget sometimes.
So i thought to setup an autoplaylist ( in which you can set sorting) .
But, with an auto list one has to put criteria in place, which i don't have; i just drag the books into it.
So i resort to a regular list.

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Re: sort playlist not permanent

Post by Lowlander » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:11 pm

Sorting doesn't persist on Playlists unless you update the play order. This is so that users can sort as needed without affecting the Playlist order. As a Playlist may have no sort order it would be hard to restore.

Manually moving files on the Playlist does automatically update the Playlist.
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linn
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Re: sort playlist not permanent

Post by linn » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:32 am

I'll try to remember all these options...
Thank you for explaining this to me.

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Re: sort playlist not permanent

Post by Lowlander » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:44 am

Note that you can create an AutoPlaylist with preferred sorting referencing a static Playlist. This way you can add any file you wish to the static Playlist and get it sorted as desired using the AutoPlaylist.
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linn
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Re: sort playlist not permanent

Post by linn » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:59 pm

Lowlander wrote:Note that you can create an AutoPlaylist with preferred sorting referencing a static Playlist. This way you can add any file you wish to the static Playlist and get it sorted as desired using the AutoPlaylist.
I actually just did this, indeed it works as you say !

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