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Author Topic: 520 using USB - Files do not show in alpha order  (Read 5376 times)

jrandell

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520 using USB - Files do not show in alpha order
« on: April 25, 2008, 03:36:35 PM »

files on my USB connected hard drive do not display in alphabetical order!
I'm using a 520 with most current version of firmware: 1.06

is this a known issue?
is there anything I can do to correct?
is there a fix in the works?

I would be most appreciative of a replay from the Moderator, even if it is just a "I don't know"
(Network access is to slow for my hardware - someday I will have better hardware, but hot right now)

thank you,
-JR
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ECF

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Re: 520 using USB - Files do not show in alpha order
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 11:04:41 AM »

When using the DSM-520 accessing files via USB you do not have the option for Video, Music, or Photo as your do when you are connected to a server so the files are arranged by type to help group you files.
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jrandell

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Re: 520 using USB - Files do not show in alpha order
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008, 02:06:58 PM »

ahhhhhhhh, this sheds quite a bit of light!

so if I only have video files, which I do, then the reason they would not be in alpha order is that they are of diferent file formats?

trying to avoid recoding everything (100s of movies), do you have any sugestions for a workaround?
for example, could I use the same file extension for all video files? (i think the player will still play a quicktime file, even if it ends in .avi)

I'm at work now, but will play around with it when I get home.

any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

thanks again for the assistance,
-JR
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ECF

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Re: 520 using USB - Files do not show in alpha order
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008, 03:52:31 PM »

Hmm Yes it looks like the Linux USB driver is not sorting the files absolutely correctly. I will forward this issue to the engineer to see if it can be cleaned up in the next firmware update it should be in alphabetical order as well as by type. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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jrandell

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Re: 520 using USB - Files do not show in alpha order
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 08:27:01 AM »

thank you Mod!

Please let me know if any of your guys has, or comes up with, a workaround. it is very difficult to find the file you want to play when there are hundreds listed and they do not appear in alpha order.

thanks again,
-JR
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jrandell

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Re: 520 using USB - Files do not show in alpha order
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 10:36:07 AM »

Also, I see in another thread a discussion regarding NTFS vs FAT32. would reformatting to fat32 help the sort issue?
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Re: 520 using USB - Files do not show in alpha order
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 11:07:02 AM »

It seems to be the same in FAT32 and NTFS
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