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I recently got an external hard drive and put a bunch of files on it to be able to watch via my Roku media player. However when I checked it the video files they are not in the order I put them in?
Can a numeric sort option be added as an update to be able to play episodes of a show in order? I've tried sorting it z to a a to z and default and it's not in the order I put them on the drive. Do I have to simply title it 1 2 3 etc?
You have to be consistent. Either every name starts with 2 digits or it starts with 3 digits (i.e., 01, 02...10, 11.. or 001, 002, ... 010, 011...). Don't mix 2 digits with 3 digits.
I will try that the next time I get the chance to mess with my external drive. My computer died on me so it may be a while
If by some chance that works thanks for that but I still think they should add a numeric sort option to fix this issue
If I recall though I had labeled it like this
001 then when I get to 10 and above I always made sure I had three digits but it's like somebody else said even then once it gets to 10 through even further even after adding the 0 beforehand it throws it off from that point forward
Hey Renojim, thanks so much. It did work. I just tried it a few hours ago and now every thing is in order.
I just numbered my files by 2 digits
01 -20 since I don’t have over 100 files I do t need the 3 digits. But once again text you much for the help really appreciate it. They should still add numeric sorting just so people won’t have to struggle with this issue.
That's a lot of photos to manually number! Usually your phone/camera will give them file names that will already put them in the order that you took the photos.
If you've renamed them to give them more descriptive names, you don't change the extension, you add a prefix to the file name. For example, if you have three photos named "At the park.jpg", "At the beach.jpg", and "Somewhere else.jpg" and you want them sorted in that order you'd name them:
0001 - At the park.jpg 0002 - At the beach.jpg 0003 - Somewhere else.jpg
The " - " before the name isn't necessary, but it looks better.
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