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Can anyone answer a VLC player question?
« on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 10:01:01 »
I use VLC Media Player which I generally like, but how do you make songs play in numerical order?

For example, if I want to listen to "Revolver" by the Beatles and the songs are in the order
01 Taxman
02 Eleanor Rigby
etc

it seems that VLC always insists on playing them in reverse order. I have been through this many times, attempting recommendations from so-called experts that never work.

There does not seem to be a default "Sort by" in Audio-Playlist-Tools-Preferences, and even right-clicking and selecting "Sort by Numerical Ascending" etc each time never seems to work. Am I missing something?
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Re: Can anyone answer a VLC player question?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 18:02:36 »
Are your files tagged or do the 'Title's have a file extension (.something) at the end?  If they are not tagged sorting by Track Number won't work but you could sort by URI (path and filename) instead.  Or you could tag the files using something like EasyTAG.

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Re: Can anyone answer a VLC player question?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 04:11:03 »
I do a playlist
ls *mp3 | cat > ./playlist.m3u

sometimes it will put two digit songs at the start and the list has to be manually edited.

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Re: Can anyone answer a VLC player question?
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 04:25:40 »
I do a playlist
ls *mp3 | cat > ./playlist.m3u

sometimes it will put two digit songs at the start and the list has to be manually edited.

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Re: Can anyone answer a VLC player question?
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 05:29:37 »
I do a playlist
ls *mp3 | cat > ./playlist.m3u

sometimes it will put two digit songs at the start and the list has to be manually edited.

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Re: Can anyone answer a VLC player question?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 07:26:51 »
Thanks, but I will work around some other way.

That said, I loathe all things Apple and keep all my music as straight clean MP3 files without any sort of DRM in a straight conventional directory tree structure.
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