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  • SNS
    • Jul 2022
    • 5

    Two Questions

    Hi How do I reset the order of file names so that they are named by album title rather than artist? This is especially important where the file name given by dbpoweramp is "various". This is not very useful (to me).

    Second, some but not all of the folders show the files in reverse order. How do I fix that?

    Thx
  • Spoon
    Administrator
    • Apr 2002
    • 44153

    #2
    Re: Two Questions

    You can change the naming, try:

    [album]/[track] - [title]

    about the track order, the tracks are written 1, 2, 3 they will be sorted in this order unless you click the title to sort in reverse.
    Spoon
    www.dbpoweramp.com

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    • SNS
      • Jul 2022
      • 5

      #3
      Re: Two Questions

      How do I do that? When I try to it doesn't allow change.

      Thx
      S

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      • SNS
        • Jul 2022
        • 5

        #4
        Re: Two Questions

        So, you are saying that I inadvertently caused the reverse order? Pls let me know how I did this, so I don't repeat the error. Thx

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        • Spoon
          Administrator
          • Apr 2002
          • 44153

          #5
          Re: Two Questions

          You would click 'Set' next to Naming:



          And paste that value into the main naming box.
          Spoon
          www.dbpoweramp.com

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          • Spoon
            Administrator
            • Apr 2002
            • 44153

            #6
            Re: Two Questions

            With regards to sort see:

            In the Finder on your Mac, sort and group files and folders, and resize columns.
            Spoon
            www.dbpoweramp.com

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            • SNS
              • Jul 2022
              • 5

              #7
              Re: Two Questions

              Thanks. I read the link. Not really helpful for me.
              When I press set, it gives me a window with a long logic chain, but it is not at all clear what I need to move where and into which brackets to get the desired result of files listed album and avoiding various as the name in Finder (I use a Mac). Could you clarify?

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              • garym
                dBpoweramp Guru
                • Nov 2007
                • 5798

                #8
                Re: Two Questions

                are you asking about the folder/file names (seen in browsing a directory) or in some sort of music player (that is showing things based on the metadata (tags)? If files/folder, what would you like the names to look like. Let me know and I'll take a stab at the code you need for that. For example, this is my naming string, and tracks are named in number order, with albums listed under artists, except for compliations (various artists) with albums listed there. (note if you use a Mac, the backslashes below need to change to forward slashes). This code also automatically deals with multidisk.

                [MAXLENGTH]240,[IFCOMP]Compilations\[album][IFMULTI]\Disc [disc][]\[track] - [title] - [artist][][IF!COMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[artist][]\[album][IFMULTI]\Disc [disc][]\[track] - [title][][]

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                • Spoon
                  Administrator
                  • Apr 2002
                  • 44153

                  #9
                  Re: Two Questions

                  Originally posted by SNS
                  Thanks. I read the link. Not really helpful for me.
                  When I press set, it gives me a window with a long logic chain, but it is not at all clear what I need to move where and into which brackets to get the desired result of files listed album and avoiding various as the name in Finder (I use a Mac). Could you clarify?
                  You would replace that whole naming string with the one provided above.
                  Spoon
                  www.dbpoweramp.com

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