Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: RB Directory listing order
Right now, this would take effect in the tree browser. You would set your display format (configurable globally or per-directory, via a file in .rockbox or a file in the directory) to show the track number first, followed by whatever else. (right now it is limited to track name, artist name, and track number, although expansion is possible)
When you go to browse songs, the songs in the folder would show the information in the id3 tags in whatever format you specified, (I call this the "display name") instead of showing the file name.
I don't know how this would effect playlists, since I haven't looked closely at the playlist browser. This is also not an id3 database (yet). It simply loads and sorts the files in the directory view by a display name based on the id3 tags instead of the file name.
However, if you were playing files in order from a directory sorted this way, then they would play in track order, since the directory entries are sorted by the display name instead of the file name.
Your /.rockbox/.display_global file contains "[%r] %t - %a"
In the folder containing 12 tracks off a CD by MyArtist, the directory browser would show:
[ 1] Track Name 1 - MyArtist
If you pressed 'play' on the first track in the folder, and didn't have shuffle on, you'd play the tracks in the folder in the order of the track number. The first time you view this directory, there'd be a small delay (a second or two) where I build the display name, but after that it is cached (on disk) and it loads fairly transparently.
Fred <speedup_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 12:18:50 -0400, deonarin_at_netscape.net
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