02-15-2010 02:27 AM
how can I modify the Central Axis Media Server so it sorts the mp3 by Name or other ID3 tags?
Right now the sort is weird.
For music files it doesn't matter, some kind of random.
But for Audiobooks it really gets frustrating.
At first I thought it is a problem of my musicpal, but then I noticed that my Onkyo receiver uses the same sort, so it must be the Central Axis. I also tried to add track numbers with some mp3 ID3 editors, without success.
So how does the central Axis sort the mp3 in the media server?
How can I get a usefull sort?
Thanks a lot.
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02-15-2010 12:52 PM
I already noticed, that it doesn't sort. ;-)
Thanks for the answer, but how can I solve this problem?
I already tried to copy the mp3 to a new location. And switched the Media Server to "monitor" the new one, but even then it sorted this weird way.
Thats what I did,
Disabled and cleaned the DB, then I created a new share "music", created in this share a folder "My Music" and copied a dir (for testing just one) containing an audiobook from my "old" - "My Music" to this new dir.
Then I started the Media Server and told him to look in the new share for content.
And even then it did this weird "timestamp" sort.
02-15-2010 01:37 PM
I used to wrote a program to sort files by name then copy file one by one. Using the windows build in copy command won't work, since it keep the timestamp.
One thing you can try is to re-encode each file by the name. For example, you can use the FormatFactory to reencode the whole list of file, when you create the job list, make sure your files are sorted properly. As FormatFactory encode file one by one, the one encoded eariler will have an earlier timestamp. I tried many other ways, none of them worked.
02-15-2010 03:36 PM - edited 02-15-2010 04:03 PM
02-15-2010 04:42 PM - edited 02-15-2010 05:00 PM
To make it work, create an empty file called ie. empty.txt, now do copy /B file1.mp3 /B + empty.txt /B file1_2.mp3.
02-15-2010 04:57 PM
02-16-2010 12:53 AM
Thanks to both of you,
I'll give it a try, with your provided "copy" scripts. At least I know now what needs to be done.
Did I get it right a real copy process needs to be initialized?
(I tried it with some timestamp change software. Similar to linux 'touch' and this didn't help)
So the Central Axis reall looks for the time the file was copied...
BTW. The formatfactory software, could do the trick as you said, but getting the files in the right order is more difficult as your scripts seem to be.
02-16-2010 01:16 AM
02-16-2010 01:18 AM
02-16-2010 06:46 AM
02-23-2010 03:26 AM
the script would have done the trick, but unfortunatly some of my folders are with spaces (I know you shouldn't do that, but I did).
So I did it, a different way. I bought a synology NAS and problem solved. This unit doesn't care when it was copied. This looks for the name.
Thank you for your support.
02-23-2010 11:45 AM