Author Topic: Drag & Drop  (Read 310 times)

Jafigg

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Hi,
I wonder why, when I drag the files of an album folder from explorer to the playing list, it does not match songs order (by tag or filename)... Can't find an answer on the forum. Is there a cure for that ?
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Jafigg


Jafigg

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https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=21096.msg124351#msg124351
Hi, thanks for answering...
Sadly, it doesn't help. I can't see any solution in the thread you linked. The wiki doesn't help neither.
In Shuffle settings, random is set (default) but can't be unticke, you have to choose another option. I tried all of them , still the same

I've never played around with any of the now playing parameters before,
Shuffle has always been set to off through the playing bar.

Hope it can be solved.
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Jafigg

frankz

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Does it help if I quote it rather than link to it?

When you drag individual files, MB will use the order windows has chosen which means the first file will be the one highlighted when you start dragging (if you start dragging from the first file in the album then it should be in the order you want). If you drag the folder then MB applies filename sorting
Thank-You for the explanation, it worked Ok by dragging and dropping from first song of the album
into MB, Cheers for that.

PS - you turn shuffle off by de-selecting it in the Controls menu or clicking the icon to cycle through the options until it is off (OFF/ON/AUTO DJ).

Jafigg

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Does it help if I quote it rather than link to it?

When you drag individual files, MB will use the order windows has chosen which means the first file will be the one highlighted when you start dragging (if you start dragging from the first file in the album then it should be in the order you want). If you drag the folder then MB applies filename sorting
Thank-You for the explanation, it worked Ok by dragging and dropping from first song of the album
into MB, Cheers for that.

PS - you turn shuffle off by de-selecting it in the Controls menu or clicking the icon to cycle through the options until it is off (OFF/ON/AUTO DJ).

First of all, thanks again for your time. am I dumb or something ?
Here is what I get by dragging an entire folder content (Shuffle is turned off).
Dragging files one by one works, yes, but it's quite a pain in the ass method :


As you can see, MB doesn't apply filenames sorting... And if I delete and re-do, disorder is not even the same. What did I miss ?

boroda

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don't confuse "dragging a folder" with "dragging the entire content of a folder". the latter means "dragging files", not "dragging folder".

if you are dragging files, try grabbing the first file in the list of all selected files.

Jafigg

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don't confuse "dragging a folder" with "dragging the entire content of a folder". the latter means "dragging files", not "dragging folder".

if you are dragging files, try grabbing the first file in the list of all selected files.

This one enlighted me... When I drag the folder (and not the content) it works perfect.
Many thanks (and sorry for my misunderstanding)