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Is it possible to change alphabetical song play order?

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:35 pm
by FibDynamo
I just bought an Archos 2 vision the other day, and find it mostly meets my needs -- except for one thing... Why does it insist on playing albums in alphabetical order? I've done a lot of work on my mp3 collection to ensure that my songs all have correct tags, including the track number. But this player ignores that and plays the songs alphabetically. I've traveled through all the menus and can't find any way to change this -- and I'm not relabeling my songs!

This seems like such a basic feature that I can't understand how it cannot be there. I haven't seen others complaining about this on this forum, so perhaps I'm just missing something obvious. Any kind soul able to help me? Or am I just SOL?

Thanks in advance.
FB

Re: Is it possible to change alphabetical song play order?

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:45 am
by mfdc1969
I have noticed the same issue. It is really frustrating as I often want to play a lull album "in order" and it won't work.
Can I make playlists?

Or am I too stuck in this alphabet soup???

Re: Is it possible to change alphabetical song play order?

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:22 am
by nz
FibDynamo wrote:I just bought an Archos 2 vision the other day, and find it mostly meets my needs -- except for one thing... Why does it insist on playing albums in alphabetical order? I've done a lot of work on my mp3 collection to ensure that my songs all have correct tags, including the track number. But this player ignores that and plays the songs alphabetically. I've traveled through all the menus and can't find any way to change this -- and I'm not relabeling my songs!

This seems like such a basic feature that I can't understand how it cannot be there. I haven't seen others complaining about this on this forum, so perhaps I'm just missing something obvious. Any kind soul able to help me? Or am I just SOL?

Thanks in advance.
FB
I assume your tracks are named artist/album/song.mp3? You could rename your songs to be artist/album/number_title.mp3 so that alphabetic order is the same as track order. There are tools that can do that automatically.

Re: Is it possible to change alphabetical song play order?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:12 pm
by Guggenheim
I had this same problem. Whenever I sync'd my music to my 2 Vision from Winamp it would play alphabetically. So I decided, just for the hell of it, to do it manually. Well, I got done doing it, and it somehow fixed everything.

So try doing it manually, like through your file manager, and see how that goes :D

Re: Is it possible to change alphabetical song play order?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:34 pm
by apensity
nz wrote:I assume your tracks are named artist/album/song.mp3? You could rename your songs to be artist/album/number_title.mp3 so that alphabetic order is the same as track order. There are tools that can do that automatically.
Mine are numbered in that way and it still goes through the alphabet. For instance, one of mine would show 03 - Animals.mp3 then 01 - Burn then 08 - Deeper, so the track numbers within the title do not seem to matter. Am I missing something? Thanks! :)

Re: Is it possible to change alphabetical song play order?

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:53 pm
by treespirit
I'm having the same problem.
I will try to do it manually when I have the energy! Its taken ages just to get a few albums copied and to find they are not in track order is very annoying.
Ho hum.

........ 5 minutes later .. yes really ....

I did it manually and it worked.

Open up my music folder where the CD's have been loaded.
Open up E: in My Computer then drag and drop. I did this with 4 artists folders and it
worked brilliantly.

AND its REALLY QUICK ... ooooooooooooo so excited.

Re: Is it possible to change alphabetical song play order?

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:01 am
by cog
Assuming the file names start with the track order, running fatsort on the device should make the internal directory order match the alphabetical order.