Bug Strange Sorting of Cuesheet Tracks
#1
Hello everybody,

I don't really know if this is a bug because the behavior was different in older Kodi Versions. But nevertheless the current behavior makes no sense to me.

When there is a folder with more than one mp3 and more than one cue file the following happens on different sortings:

When the sort of the folder is by Name the following happens:
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The track names are shown but it is sorted by name which sorts it strangely by the track position in the cue file. Which doesn't make a lot of sense because like this I would listen to the Track with Number 1 from the first file and after that i would listen Track 1 from the second file instead of the second Track of the first file.

Sorted By Album:
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If the tracks get sorted by Album it does sort the Tracks by their file but after it sorted by file it sorts by artist name. Therefore again the Tracks are not in the order which they are saved in the cue file and when listening to the Cue file it would jump through the file everytime it switches the track.

Sorted By File:
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In this scenario the Tracks are in the right order but since Kodi Krypton the track names and lengths are not shown any more. In Previous Versions of Kodi this was different, Sorting by File did return the same order but the track names and lengths were shown correctly. Is this on purpose?

As shown the sorting on cue files that is implemented at the moment is a bit strange.
I hope someone can change this. Maybe just by showing the track name and length on the sort by file that would be great.

Greetings Gary
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#2
Gary, seems to me you are using cue files in a way that the devs never thought of. Can you be clearer about your set-up?

What mp3 and cue files do you have in this folder and are the mp3s tagged?
Have you scanned them into the library? (It looks like you are just relying on the file manager)
What are your settings for 'Enable tag reading' and your Track naming template?
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#3
(2017-03-07, 23:58)DerGary1991 Wrote: Sorted By File:

In this scenario the Tracks are in the right order but since Kodi Krypton the track names and lengths are not shown any more. In Previous Versions of Kodi this was different, Sorting by File did return the same order but the track names and lengths were shown correctly. Is this on purpose?

As shown the sorting on cue files that is implemented at the moment is a bit strange.
I hope someone can change this. Maybe just by showing the track name and length on the sort by file that would be great.
From v16 Kodi was changed to dynamically adjust what gets shown in list view (label1 and label2 for those that skin) depending on the chosen sort order. I understand the idea - if you sort by rating then you want to see rating etc. - but there are situations where I don't believe that approach works. It is not just file view or cuesheets that are effected e.g. in library songs when sort by artist/year you don't see track number.

So yes in a sense it is on purpose, it is a design flaw not a bug, but I agree it is "strange". Actually it is darn frustrating, and there are moments when I want to unpick the entire dynamic label feature and go back to the user configured static approach. But to be fair that had flaws too.

Just added review of label1/2 dynamic format to my job list.

If someone would like to propose how these best vary with sort order for the various library node types and file view - make a forum post that can be discussed - then that will help me when I get to the task.
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#4
(2017-03-08, 09:43)DaveBlake Wrote: Just added review of label1/2 dynamic format to my job list.

If someone would like to propose how these best vary with sort order for the various library node types and file view - make a forum post that can be discussed - then that will help me when I get to the task.

I don't know how it behaves on other files than on music but maybe it would be possible to show the sorting label in addition to the artists and titel
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