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Subject: Re: Sort files after ID3 track number
From: Mike Holden (
Date: 2003-04-23

Henrik Backe said:
> "Chris Holt" <> wrote in message
> news:20030422143852.BIQQ13930.lakemtao04.cox.net_at_vaiof...
>> If you simply add the track number as the first part of the filename,
>> it adds only two or three characters to the name, AND you get the
>> advantage of track order listing on both the PC and the player.
>> Chris
> And some nice rockbox programmer could code a filter that will not
> display leading digits,dashes or blanks if you are concerned with
> "display space".

That could be prone to problems, as some songs have numbers at the
beginning anyway (10538 Overture by Electric Light Orchestra is one that
comes to mind).

As has been said several times, playlists give the functionality that
people are looking for, without the time consuming hassle of reading an
entire directory of mp3 files every time. Instead, do it once on a PC and
create an appropriate playlist.

Mike Holden

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