#578 playlist sorting is broken

playlist (7)
Klaus Thoma

i have a bunch of files in a directory, containing strings and numbers e.g.

I select all Files from top to bottom, drag them into the playlist window.
File001 is at the top of the list,File009 is 2nd and then contigious to File022.
File022 is followed by File002 contigious to File008.
This one annoys me since the beginning of time.
Why is it impossible to get them in order automatically?
No glory in fixing this one, not quite a feature either, sorry


  • Ricardo Villalba

    The files are added to the playlist in the order they are received from the file manager.

    You can click on the "Name" header in the playlist to sort them by name.

  • Klaus Thoma

    Klaus Thoma - 2014-04-22

    ok to close this ticket.

    you mean to tell me that, yet again, i have to be mad at a software company
    originating from seattle?
    i seriously wanted to be mad at someone else, just for a change...
    the name-click workaround works fine.
    i have seen other software that does the sorting, right away. Guess that means
    they have written sorting code themselves...I would see some useful potential for the
    community to have OpenSource Code to do this for amany a software.
    But i see this is probably too much trouble.

    Thanks for your time and sorry for wasting it.

  • Ricardo Villalba

    The problem is fixed, now (svn r6217) smplayer sorts the files.

  • Ricardo Villalba

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • dan b

    dan b - 2016-07-16

    Sorting is still broken. Now it sorts by A-Z and then a-z. For instance, 'Zebra' gets listed before 'apple'. Please add a preference option to disable this broken sorting.

    • Ricardo Villalba

      I think the problem is fixed in version svn r8035.


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