[mythtv-users] Mythmusic sorting order

David Morris mythtv at morrisonthenet.com
Fri Jun 3 17:57:31 UTC 2005


I've had very good luck with the MusicBrainz Tagger application for 
cleaning up ID3 tags.  However it's a Windows-only app (there is an OSX 
version IIRC).  I ran it on a rag-tag collection of about 150 MP3's from 
various sources, some pretty obscure, and most with munged or 
inconsitent tags.  MusicBrainz found EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM in its 
database and both fixed the tags and renamed the files to my specs.  
Sometimes the initial search doesn't find it, but you can dig in to view 
the possible hits and I always found what I was looking for there.  If 
by chance you have something they don't, you can add it to their 
database so the next person can find it.

Perhaps it will help in your case by consistently naming the artists.


Fedor Pikus wrote:

>Question: can I affect the order in which mythmusic lists files *in
>the play window*? I can change the tree order, but that affects
>"Select music" window. So, I have the tree sorted by artist then
>title, and I select all music by Mozart and Paganini. Then I go to
>"Play music" and I see all titles by Mozart, followed by all titles by
>Paganini, but the order within each group seems to be random,
>definitely not sorted by title or album.
>On a somehat related question, has anyone found a way to deal with
>this little annoyance: I ripped 3 CDs and now I have music by 3
>artists: "Mozart", "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart", and "Mozart, Wolfgang
>Amadeus". In three different places in the search tree too. I can
>manually edit id3 tags, of course. Any quicker ways?

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