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  • brx
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How to sort albums by release date?
Is there any way of sorting albums by release date?
I solved this problem by adding a letter next to year, for example: 2013a, 2013b...
and it sorts just fine, but it looks bad when I want to see albums by year...
I want to keep YYYY format of date tag and I want to get it sort correctly.

Any opinions?

Thanks,
Brx
  • Last Edit: 28 July, 2013, 01:53:19 PM by brx

  • Propheticus
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How to sort albums by release date?
Reply #1
In the album list add a view using %<date>%. Personally I use %<date>%|[%album artist% - ]%album%|[[%discnumber%.]%tracknumber%. ][%track artist% - ]%title%  when sorting by release date.

  • db1989
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How to sort albums by release date?
Reply #2
Sorting albums by release date where? Although the answer is much the same for Default UI as Propheticus has already provided for the Album List.

The now-abandonware but still popular Columns UI allows separate displaying and sorting strings.

  • brx
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How to sort albums by release date?
Reply #3
I'm using Columns UI and I think a solved the problem.
I put --> %date%  - %album artist% - %discnumber% - %album% - %tracknumber% - %title% <--
in the field of the option: "Sort incoming files by"...
The only thing that annoys me is that, when there are albums of the same year, instead of adding a letter
to a date tag, I'm using now disk number, so for example, if there were 3 albums of the same artist that were released in 2013,
I tagged first album with disk number/total discs --> 1/3, second, 2/3, and the third 3/3 <--
and everything is OK...
Maybe it is not the best solution, but it works... If you know better solution, please let me know...

Thanks for answers!

Brx
  • Last Edit: 28 July, 2013, 04:26:44 PM by brx

  • Propheticus
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How to sort albums by release date?
Reply #4
reverse the album and the disc number, so it's sorted by album first and then by disc number. The sorting string is read and applied left-to-right.

  • BenB
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How to sort albums by release date?
Reply #5
Maybe it is not the best solution, but it works... If you know better solution, please let me know...

You could always add the month (and day) to the date so that instead of just YYYY, you would have YYYY-MM or YYYY-MM-DD to sort by.
  • Last Edit: 28 July, 2013, 05:26:16 PM by BenB

  • brx
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How to sort albums by release date?
Reply #6
Maybe it is not the best solution, but it works... If you know better solution, please let me know...

You could always add the month (and day) to the date so that instead of just YYYY, you would have YYYY-MM or YYYY-MM-DD to sort by.


Great tip, but if I do that, there is another problem...
For example:

Date
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2011
2012
2013
2013-05-05  <-- I don't want this in column, because sometimes, I want to see which albums are from 2013 and just select that year, not a particular date ...

Is there a way to hide month and day, so there would be only YYYY format in date filter?

Thanks,

Brx


  • marc2003
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How to sort albums by release date?
Reply #7
$year(%date%)

  • brx
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How to sort albums by release date?
Reply #8
$year(%date%)


Great, that's it!

Thanks guys!

Brx