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  • stoic
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How do I sort artists in alphabetical order, excluding starting “the”?
I can't seem to figure out how to sort artists by alphabetical order, and not having it group any artist starting with "the" under t. Instead, I want it to group them by their actual name after "the". I tried googling this issue but I didn't find anything.
  • Last Edit: 07 March, 2013, 10:09:09 AM by stoic

  • BenB
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How do I sort artists in alphabetical order, excluding starting “the”?
Reply #1
Assuming you're referring to the default sorting in foobar...

Preferences > Shell Integration > Sort incoming files by:

I suggest entering this in the box:
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$stripprefix(%album artist%,The) - %date% - %album% - %discnumber% - %tracknumber% - %title%

Next time try searching these forums for the answer before asking as this type of question has been asked and answered innumerable times.

I suggest learning foobar's Title Formatting and Query Syntax.
  • Last Edit: 07 March, 2013, 11:09:10 AM by BenB

  • stoic
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How do I sort artists in alphabetical order, excluding starting “the”?
Reply #2
Thanks. This issue has been resolved. I'll search these forums next time I have a problem. Thanks.

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How do I sort artists in alphabetical order, excluding starting “the”?
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