Ash Roarshock Posted August 15, 2021 Share Posted August 15, 2021 I like to use FOLDER view for certain navigating, but currently there is two things that are making it confusing: First, I would like to sort FOLDERS and FILES differently. It seems Poweramp only allows you to choose one sort option and that is applied to all folders and files, and then Poweramp sorts by title. For me, it would just be really nice if you could actually sort FOLDERS by "Year" and then sort FILES by "Filename". Currently if you change the sort method to anything else (Example: "Sort by Year") your albums will be in the correct order, but then it sorts your songs by title (which results in all of your songs being out of order in each album). If you choose sort by "Filename", to get your songs in the right order, then it sorts your albums by folder name, causing them to be out of order unless you use the most primitive folder structure: "(YEAR) Album Title" and the end result is most of the title is cut off, unless you view on your phone in landscape mode or you sacrifice the artwork. It seems "Sort by Filename" is the only usable option to not cause random sorting somewhere else, due to the lack of being able to sort FOLDERS and FILES differently. Second, it would be nice if you could use "Compact List view" to remove ONLY the parent FOLDER info and not the Artist info for FILES. Currently it removes both. If you have a folder for a band (Example: Blink-182), within that folder you would have albums by 'Blink-182", "Travis Barker", "Angels & Airwaves", "Box Car Racer", "+44" and "Tom Delonge". This is an example of my very simple structure: Blink-182/ (2002) Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer/ (2004) Take Off Your Pants And Jacket - Blink-182/ (2006) We Don't Need To Whisper - Angels & Airwaves/ (2006) When Your Heart Stops Beating - +44/ (2011) Give The Drummer Some - Travis Barker/ (2012) Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal - Angels & Airwaves/ (2015) To the Stars... Demos, Odds and Ends - Tom Delonge/ and in Poweramp, this is what it looks like: (2012) Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal - Angels & Airwaves [some of this gets Cut-Off Screen if album art is present, if you remove the 'Angels & Airwaves' then the parent folder info below it makes this very confusing] Blink-182 [Parent Folder, which shouldn't be here for this album] To correct that Parent folder info, you would have to completely splice the structure (removing all constructiveness) and bounce back and forth to see the albums broken into small pieces: Blink-182/ +44/ (2006) When Your Heart Stops Beating/ Angels & Airwaves/ (2006) We Don't Need To Whisper/ (2012) Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal/ Blink-182/ (2004) Take Off Your Pants And Jacket/ Box Car Racer/ (2002) Box Car Racer/ Tom Delonge/ (2015) To the Stars... Demos, Odds and Ends/ Travis Barker/ (2011) Give The Drummer Some/ Maybe if you had a very simple library with only one artist per folder, seeing parent folder wouldn't bother you, but at that point, you should know you're looking at an album list of that one artist and the info is irrelevant. But you almost always need to see the artist info in files: Even if you had zero songs with multiple artists, If you navigate to a folder that has multiple files by different artists, seeing just song titles would be tough to discern songs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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