I have just installed TwonkyMedia 6.0.34 into a compatible Nas device based in Linux (a Qnap NAS). In web interface of TwonkyMedia, I see the music tracks under folder 'Directory' appearing in alphabetical order, BUT these tracks are titled beggining with numbers, not by letters!! Result: Twonky disorder my music tracks!!
Curiously, it doesn't occur under folder 'Albums', by exemple. There, the tracks appear ordered considering numbers. If someone have some dubt, i'll add, it is Twonkt that disorder them, not the NAS...
Problem? Yes, because my sistem of numbering and title the hundreds and thousands of tracks makes me prefer to use folder 'Directory' over all the other ones. So, someone could help me, please?
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Hi, fully agree with the frustrated comments. Sorry for adding oil on the fire....but we are in 2012 and not it 1856. So please a reality check by Twonky! Sort order is by default alphabetically? Hello? Ever listened to concert CDs, or classical CDs, musical CDs? Do we want to start the musical with the end just because that last song starts with an "A"? This is a complete joke. And sorry Wilson - it sounds the sort order is now an "idea for consideration"? Please, a reality check. This is a commercial product users are paying for. I can understand such an attitude with a free product..... maybe.
Well, I have no fear of editing the xml files, and once I found out from this thread what file I should be looking at, it was easy.
Open the view-definitions.xml file for editing and look for a line that starts off like this:
container name='byfolder' id='music/folders'
You want to edit the FOLLOWING line. Initially it looks like this:
container buildon='res' createClass='object.item.audioItem.musicTrack' class='object.container.storageFolder' />
Change it to look like this:
container buildon='res' sortcriteria='+upnp:originalTrackNumber' createClass='object.item.audioItem.musicTrack' class='object.container.storageFolder' />
(Each of those lines should start with a < but I had to leave them out to get them to display in the forum. Make sure you include it.)
Restart TwonkyServer and voila, track sorting in folder view.
Viewing folders in 'Album view' DOES NOT present them in track order.
When is this going to get sorted out? This thread is over two years old. The whole situation is nothing short of farcical.
Why would a company not listen to it's user base? "Get Satisfaction"? LOL....
As 'stuartrolt' says, this is farcical. Twonky clearly do not care about their customers. Well over two years and hundreds of complaints on the sort order issue. Surely it is not too much to expect them to give their customers what they want. Whether you pay for Twonky or not, Twonky could not care less. Unbelievable and unacceptable.
I've done all the view-definitions and device XML updates recommended. Track lists are correct on my DirecTV HD-DVR, but not correct on my Samsung Smart TV/AllShare Play. I prefer to use the Samsung app, since it will display the cover art. Any idea what I need to do to the device config to get this work right?
CHAMP0If the changes made to adjust the sort order
are working correctly on one device and not another
then it might be possible to edit the client device xml for that client
with the following quirck entry
As an example, I needed for this device
to make it honor what twonky was telling it the sort order was
Panasonic TC-P55UT50 sort items by title and not date client profile tweak
An example of where this will not work
is in the case of an xbox 360
where it being the device only has two options Its gui
which are by type or by by name
that override anything twonky tells it
all changes to config files require a server restart
CHAMP0Maybe this quirck might help, might not though
This is from the 00Readme.txt
validate sort string in Browse and CDS:Search
against server's known properties - not by
default because some clients do not ask the
sort criterias from servers
I think I've found at least one of the causes of the underlying problem.
It would seem that Twonky Server uses alphabetical order where the tracks have not been tagged to show the track order. I can reproduce this behaviour with albums encoded to Flac with Flac tags.
On another variation on this behaviour, I had an album, encoded to Flac and correctly tagged with track order, but with a bonus track in MP3 format. The MP3 format file only did not have a track order tagged.
I'm guessing from this that Twonky checks the first file it finds on a directory, checks to see whether it has a track tag, and if it does not, reverts to alphabetical indexing for that directory regardless of track tagging on the other tracks. If my guess is correct, it would also seem that Twonky looks for MP3 tracks before it goes onto other encoding types.