Hey guys, I already spent a lot of time trying to divine the play order for podcasts and audiobooks here. Yesterday I ran into a problem ordering music. I have some files named like this:
When I upload they appear like this:
CD1 Track 1
CD2 Track 1
CD1 Track 2
CD2 Track 2
Pretty annoying. I tried changing “CD” and “Track” to A and B etc- no difference. I tried changing the track tag- no difference. To make a long story short, it appears the clip completely ignores all tags when determining the order! Even though it uses the artist/album/title tags to create the folders. Instead, it uses the filename for ordering.
Specifically, it seems to interpret the last number on the right of the filename as the track number. Which explains the above. So I’ve worked around it by having my uploading program (amarok) get the track number from the tag and append that to the filename:
Sorry if this is obvious to everyone but it wasn’t to me- hope it helps someone. I would expect the device to use the actual track tag in the file for determining order but perhaps that means it would need to read all the file headers instead of looking at the filename. Moral of the story: put the track number at the end of the filename.