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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ScttLee184, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. ScttLee184

    ScttLee184 Newbie
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    How can I organize Audio book files into sequential order? I originally tried 01, 02, -12. But after 08 or 09 the files only organize by title and the number is not shown. I have also tried letters A. B, ect and they do not show. I have tried 5 different players and all do this.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    welcome to AF!!!!!!!

    are you using the file manager that comes with the device? have you tried others like es file manager? either both ways you should be able to sort your files by at least alphabetically.
     
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Yes, using a file manager will give you the ability to rename each file.
     
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  4. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Sorry I can't really help with the problem as don't have the phone but can I say if you try a different file explorer please don't use ES file explorer. Maybe they've sorted their act out since I last used it but I wouldn't trust that one as far as I could throw it ;)
     
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    hmmmm never had any issue with es before. anyways there are plenty of file managers out there that you can use.
     
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  6. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Maybe they have sorted themselves out then. Honestly I liked it but then all of a sudden they started spamming my lockscreen and popup notifications. I guess the mass exodus made them rethink their policies :)
     
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  7. ScttLee184

    ScttLee184 Newbie
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    Yes. I've used a file manager and all files show in order with chapter number and title. But then all the players I have used, including VLC and power amp, drop the chapter number either after the first 8 files or altogether. I have had some luck renaming every chapter to Chapter # with nothing else after it and it works most of the time.
     
  8. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    Make a playlist and turn off shuffle?
     
  9. ScttLee184

    ScttLee184 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just noticed what my problem is and it is only happening in only 1 folder. File managers show the correct order and my names in that folder, but the players are organizing them by an embedded name that does not appear in the file manager. Anyway to get rid of the embedded name?
     
  10. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    You can use an app called "AutomaTag Editor" which is basically an automatic tag editor (those embedded names are called tags). It's designed to work automatically, but you can use it manually too. It does the job in both ways pretty well.

    However, you can try finding a setting in your music player like "sort by file name" (some may just say "sort by name", you'll have to try if it works) or something similar before you remove the tags. It might save your time.
     
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  11. ScttLee184

    ScttLee184 Newbie
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    Thanks everyone for all the help. I got it fixed. I used a different file manager and changed the album names. It was the album names messing it up. Some of the players I am trying still do not organize by file name while others do recognize them.
     
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