Jump to content


Photo

Folder names


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Jimm7

Jimm7

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts

Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:45 AM

First of all, thanks alof for a new release of AVS!

 

We've been waiting for a new release and its an amazing new one. Love the account login.

 

I got one request. The folder naming is list by A,B,C,D,etc. Only in the folder "the" is ignored. Is there a way that " the" in folder name wont be ignored. So for example "The Amazing Spiderman" is listed in the A instead of T.

 

And another thing, the folders name have a big font size. In the old AVS you got a folder name on 2 lines and now its only 1 line.

 

I addes screenshots for the 2 request.

 

avs hd.PNG

avs.PNG



#2 admin

admin

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 2585 posts

Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

There is currently no way to disable that. We had lot of requests to disregard A and The prefix while sorting for the old Air Video. Now that it is implemented it seems that now we're going to get requests to have the old behavior back. Not sure what to make of this.



#3 Jimm7

Jimm7

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts

Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

Make an option to enable/disable the prefix listing. xbmc got the same option for the name listing

#4 mgldan

mgldan

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:58 AM

I wish Air Video would respect some of the OS X file naming conventions--in particular, if you put a space before a folder name, it should sort to the top. For example, if I have two folders, named "Alice" and " Bob" (note the space before the B ), then they'd sort this way:

 

 Bob

Alice

 

The old Air Video knew to handle this but I guess things changed in AVHD.


  • jimbrechts likes this

#5 admin

admin

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 2585 posts

Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

I'm not sure this is a OS X naming convention. It is just that space character code comes before letters. Air Video HD however does intentionally ignore whitespace prefixes, which might not always be what the user expects.



#6 mgldan

mgldan

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:18 AM

Putting spaces in front of the first character in an OS X file name definitely forces the thusly named file to sort to the top. Try creating a new folder with items in it named "Alice" and " Bob", and then navigate to that folder in the terminal and type "ls" - the terminal will sort them in the way I showed. Finder does this too. So I would argue that there is an expectation for Air Video HD to do the same.

 

I guess I could use numbers in the file names (since numbers sort before letters), but that seems clumsier.



#7 admin

admin

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 2585 posts

Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:37 AM

I actually agree. I'll change the sorting behavior. If there is a space prefix Air Video HD will honor it.



#8 NMBob

NMBob

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts

Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

" Now that it is implemented it seems that now we're going to get requests to have the old behavior back. Not sure what to make of this."

 

Yes you are. :)  Sorting the "normal" way, where The/A/An/etc. are ignored, was fine when you didn't want five "T" filing cabinets full of stuff and two other cabinets to handle A-S and U-Z, but that hardly applies anymore does it?  I'd vote that those words are even more important for things like movie titles.  "Dirty Dozen" is probably a porno flick, but "The Dirty Dozen" is not.  If people really want their movies sorted the old-fashioned way they can name the files much more correctly  "Dirty Dozen, The.m4v".

 

Great program.



#9 admin

admin

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 2585 posts

Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

I'll remove the code that strips space prefix, but will keep ignoring The and a for the time being. We plan to have advanced configuration user interface, so this will be made optional in future.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users