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Subject: Re: Sort files after ID3 track number

Re: Sort files after ID3 track number

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 22:11:50 +0200

William Pietri wrote:
> If all I wanted to do with the interface was playlists, that would be
> true. But I'm interested in building something more dynamic.

You are not alone. Feature request #613544 is the placeholder for all requests related to searching and/or sorting file metadata. I have increased its' priority setting to indicate that this is something that I also feel would be a great benefit, and allows many new features to be built upon.

> But I'd guess that for full adoption, assuming that people will always use a
> special tool to keep their metadata caches up to date isn't a good way to
> go.

The problem is that these types of database building operations are rather heavy on both disk and, especially, memory. While it could probably be done in Rockbox, chances are it would take a lot of time and half your battery to run.

An indexer can be written in simple enough C that it can easily be compiled for all platforms that can talk to the archos harddisks.

My main argument, however, is that you already have the disk connected to a computer when you are changing the contents of the drive, and thus need to reindex it. So why not run the indexer at the same time?

Received on 2003-04-27

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