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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: entne on April 02, 2019, 06:24:14 AM

Title: Show albums sorted by (displayed) year
Post by: entne on April 02, 2019, 06:24:14 AM

I found two four/five years old threads on this, saying that it isn't possible in rockbox.

http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,51105.msg235916.html?PHPSESSID=vfe44b8d952k931ma9m2pmt9i4#msg235916

http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,9570.0.html

Now in 2019 I just want to humbly ask, if anything changed on that topic. I am a complete newbie concerning any custom configs in rockbox, so be kind.  :)

My request is the same as in the threads above, I would like to have something like this in the database:

artists -> band xx -> "(2019) album", the year taken from the tag of the album files. This this would be instead of the alphabetical order of the pure album names. Imho this would be a large improvement for a discographywise chronological view.

Thanks a lot for your answers!

Title: Re: Show albums sorted by (displayed) year
Post by: chris_s on April 07, 2019, 06:43:32 AM
It's possible but it requires a bit of handiwork. See my answer (by chris_s2) on IRC, specifically the second part that refers to  this patch (https://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/8051): https://www.rockbox.org/irc/log-20190313

If you're interested and aren't able to do it yourself, I may be able to compile you a version that includes this functionality next weekend. In that case, let me know which device you need it for.
Title: Re: Show albums sorted by (displayed) year
Post by: entne on April 18, 2019, 02:43:01 PM

H320  :)