file numbering option

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qrti
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file numbering option

Post by qrti »

For me it would be a very nice feature to have a file numbering option, if checked filenames would start with a list position number.

example:
Banana.S01E13.The.Cake.Special
etc a
etc b
->
01 Banana.S01E13.The.Cake.Special
02 etc a
03 etc b

suggested tab and section:
tab: Navigation Settings
section: File sorting / naming
near: Prettify filenames
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SubJunk
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Re: file numbering option

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Thanks for your suggestion, can you please explain why that would be useful?
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Re: file numbering option

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Some devices don't display the files in the order they are are received and instead sort them alphabetically themselves.
One situation I can think of is when ignoring "a" and "the" in sorting the file order, this will get ignored.

The PrependTrackNumbers option solved this for mp3s so something similar could be used for other files.

Another place that this could be useful is in the #--TRANSCODE--# folder for the same reason.
Could help with trouble shooting if the order of options was consistent on all devices, then we can advise people to use the first option for "no transcode" and second to force transcoding.

This could be broken down even further if there are subs or multiple audio tracks. The order of the engines and language priorities could determine the order shown.

Maybe something like:-

Code: Select all

0 - No Transcoding
1 - Transcode using FFmpeg
1.1 -- English Audio
1.1.1 --- English Subs
1.1.2 --- Japanese Subs
1.2 -- Japanese Audio
1.2.1 --- English Subs
1.2.2 --- Japanese Subs
2 -  Transcode using MEncoder
2.1 -- English Audio

... etc
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qrti
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Re: file numbering option

Post by qrti »

it might sound weird, sometimes I can't decide what file to play, so a random number relieves me from this burden :geek:

my old samsung tv displayed the current selection as x/y (file x from y total) in the headline, the new lg does not
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Re: file numbering option

Post by ProServ »

Hi. I am looking in these forums to determine if UMS has the ability to show media on my TV in folder view in alphabetical order.

I understand what the OP was asking. As an example, I have taken to naming files in my movie series using a similar convention (1954 - Casino Royale (1954), 1962 - Dr No (1962)). With 28 Bonds and counting, it is the only way for me to easily see the series.

I am currently using TVersity in its files and folders more, which reflect my media libraries in traditional directory format

Library name
* Directory Name (i.e. Movies)
** Subdirectory Name (i.e. Action & Adventure)
*** Files and Folders (i.e. a Bond movie folder and any number of individual files)
**** Files (contents of the Bond movie folder)

I find this the easiest way to interact with my libraries and would like to know if UMS can do this.
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Re: file numbering option

Post by mik_s »

Yes this is the normal way to browse your media in UMS. There are also other options to sort too depending on if your render respects this order, some will show alphabetically no matter what order the files were given (like PS4 and Samsung TVs).
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