Author Topic: Natural number sorting  (Read 1273 times)


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1

I've just started learning all the ropes around MusicBee, but I've not been able to understand this: is there a way to sort numbers naturally - i.e. after 1 comes 2,3,4, etc., not 10,11,12?

Here's a picture to demonstrate what I mean:

vincent kars

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 373
There are media players supporting “smart sorting” but MB is not one of them.
The workaround is to prefix e.g. Symphony 01


  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10685
The additional tagging & reporting tools plugin is helpful for padding numbers.

It looks like you have a series or box set here.  If you were to make the Album value the same for all of them (moving the volume # and title to grouping, for instance), then you could use the disc # field and sort by album
Last Edit: August 08, 2016, 07:37:07 AM by psychoadept
MusicBee Wiki
Use & improve MusicBee's documentation!

Latest beta patch (3.5)
(Unzip and overwrite existing program files)