[mythtv-users] Incorrect sorting of UPNP 'Date' folder?

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 21:34:20 UTC 2021

On 04/01/2021 17:35, Chris and Helen Bamford wrote:
> Hi,
> I was excited to find that my new Samsung TV can see my MythTV Server on 
> my home LAN, a big improvement on my old one.  (From reading around the 
> subject I believe this is through the UPNP interface but I'm not an 
> expert.)
> However, when I browse through the 'Recordings' folder structure to find 
> the most recently-recorded items by entering the 'Date' folder, I do not 
> see the entries sorted correctly by time. Rather, they are sorted 
> alphanumerically by strings like 'Fri Dec 20 2016' and 'Fri Feb 21 2020' 
> - which is arbitrary and not a true date sort.  Obviously it makes 
> finding things difficult.
> This seems like a trivial problem, but it is in fact (for me anyway) 
> important as finding stuff by date/time is my primary usecase.
> Having read all the guidance I am hesitant to raise a ticket, but I did 
> look through the bug database and as far as I could see this issue is 
> not in there.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction for my next step?
> Thanks
> - Chris

I reported recently that my (older) Panasonic TV was not using the 
'duration' info when playing recordings; but it does get the 
date-sorting correct, although the display is like 'Tue 24 Nov 2020'

The 'Recordings' list also sorts correctly by date, although there the 
display format is 'mm/dd/yy' instead of the expected UK order.

I don't think my TV has options to change these settings, and 
historically the DLNA/UPnP experience has been dependent on the TV 
model.  I still get good vanilla-playback that way.

FWIW the server in my Seagate NAS gives a date-sorted display with 
earlier files at the top...

John P

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