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Music Apps seem to play tracks in WRONG order

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Music Apps seem to play tracks in WRONG order


    Hi there

    Any Audio gurus out there

    I seem to have some Audio files that whatever I do seem always to play in the order 1,10, 11...2,20,21... etc instead of 1,2,3,.. etc

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong. Seems to be the SORT function in Windows is telling Lies !!!

    I've got the file names in the correct sequence -- it only happens on a few albums bit it's mega annoying since if I'm playing an Audiobook in a Car I obviously want the tracks to be in the CORRECT sequence.

    Here's an example of what a music app shows the order - and from MP3Vtag you can see the filenames are in the correct sequence.

    Any ideas (note the music app for playing these can be any - same problem).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Just a guess but it looks like you need to pad the track <= 9 with a zero. I'm stumped [Archive] - Squeezebox : Community : Forums

    Your filenames look correct but what about the metadata?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Just a guess but it looks like you need to pad the track <= 9 with a zero. I'm stumped [Archive] - Squeezebox : Community : Forums

    Your filenames look correct but what about the metadata?

    Hi there

    You actually put me on to the right idea - there was also some unprintable character in the names too - this hosed up the sort -- I've fixed the metadata too.

    I had some Icelandic characters which didn't display properly when creating the files -- that's sometimes a problem when using different charactersets.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Interesting too about the Windows SORT using a "natural" sort -- I'm against these sort of "auto corrections" as if anything DOES go wrong it's almost impossible to find -- you assume the thing works how it's SUPPOSED to work rather than how they've "modded" it - even though for 95% of cases it *might* be simpler to alter it in the way Ms has done it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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Music Apps seem to play tracks in WRONG order
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