Allow sorting albums by multiple selected tags in a custom order, with independent ascending/descending settings for each.
Inability to sort album according to reasonable specifications for some users.
Would allow users to choose a more specific sorting order for their albums, without having to deal with a giant ugly list of tag combinations chosen by the developer (including the one that’s already in the list). This may be more helpful for users who have very large numbers of albums in their libraries.
There’s currently a tag for sorting by “Display artist, Year”, but it only sorts A to Z, then last album first, or Z to A, then first album first.
I want to sort by album artist in ascending order, followed by year (or date) also in ascending order (A to Z, then first album first), so albums would appear in this order, for example:
- Artist A (2000-01-01)
- Artist A (2000-12-31)
- Artist B (1999)
- Artist B (2001)
Currently, I don’t think there is a way to do this, which means I cannot replicate my PC album order without setting up some ugly system of automatic tag modification between MusicBee and Symfonium that makes the year appear in all the album titles.
I think it’s also a reasonable expectation that plenty of users may also have their own particular permutations of tags in mind.
Note: I forgot to edit it out, but you don’t need to keep the “Display artist, Year” option in this case, as it would be covered just by choosing those two tags (and setting them to opposite asc/desc orders).
Also, as a side note, I kinda think that the arrows in the app point in the wrong direction, since I read the up arrow as “ascending” and down arrow as “descending”, but I understand the logic behind it being this way. Maybe add a little A and Z beside the alphabetical tags and a little 0 and 9 (maybe 1 and 9) beside the numerical ones, because in my opinion, those icons are confusingly ambiguous as they currently are.