Better sorting for tracks that start with a number.

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Better sorting for tracks that start with a number.

Post by cathaven » Thu May 14, 2020 9:51 am

Windows explorer seems to be able to sort files that start with a number ok. The only problem being that 10,000 comes before 100 due to the comma.
I have my files sorted by the Summary column in MediaMonkey, which means Album Artists comes first, followed by CD Title. Unfortunately MediaMonkey lists all numbers beginning with 1 (1, 10, 111...) before those beginning with 2 etc.

Would it be too difficult to fix the sorting so it listed 1, 2, 3, 10, 42, 120 etc. in the correct order, and even to go one better on Windows & ignore the comma in larger numbers, such as 10,000?

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Re: Better sorting for tracks that start with a number.

Post by Peke » Thu May 14, 2020 12:55 pm

Main issue there is "," is not common 1k separator in my country "." is 1k separator and "," is decimal separator :)

Also this is especially hard when number is in text field.
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Re: Better sorting for tracks that start with a number.

Post by Jukebox » Fri May 15, 2020 4:25 am

That doesn't surprise me.
I could live with using 10000 Maniacs instead of 10,000 Maniacs, if MM would at least put 10000 after 300 etc. :)

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Re: Better sorting for tracks that start with a number.

Post by Peke » Fri May 15, 2020 8:32 pm

Hi,
I know you would but "10000 Maniacs" still can't be translated to number without checking char by char and compare. It is OK for 100 Tracks to show them 100ms later but not for 200k to show them 3+ minutes later. So unfortunately Alphabetically+Ascending puts "10000 Maniacs" before "3 Sopranos" :(
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