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When browsing movies, etc, add to the "AZ" Sorting pull-down menu, an additional option to "Sort by Filename"

This then orders all the movies in the raw, default way, such that they match the file system on which the actual media files are stored, on disk.

This order is generally quite different to the default sort order, as movie titles are sorted ignoring the articles: A, An, The... and also some movies have different names displayed, especially foreign films.
The file systems sort by the basic pure alphanumeric order.

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Hi,

I got here from the first hit at google searching "emby file browser sort" and it sounds close to what I would like.  I've got video files arranged in directories on multiple disks on the LAN and I'd like to be able to browse them in the way I'm used to seeing them in a Linux file browser or when doing `ls` in a bash shell.  Is this doable?  Thanks.

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andyxoxo

Bump, yes this would be awesome :-) It's more difficult finding a show title such as "The Affair"... because it's called THE Affair, so I look under the T's eh?

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Bump, yes this would be awesome :-) It's more difficult finding a show title such as "The Affair"... because it's called THE Affair, so I look under the T's eh?

 

That should not be a problem.  Our sorting will ignore such "articles".  You would find that show under 'A'.

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topbanana

It's been many, many years now... over 6 years, since I made this basic feature request... 

All we want is to be able to sort our items in the normal, default way that they're displayed on any computer.  So nothing special coding wise at all.  There's already a big list of different sorting options, all with their own uses.
Emby has to do 'special stuff', use extra coding to ignore the "A, An, The" articles, which are relevant in the English language, and sort them as list if 'Titles'.
We just would like one additional 'sort by' entry that does the most basic and default sorting regimes.

 Pleeeeeeeeeease!  🥺

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GrimReaper

Why don't you just edit system.xml and delete <SortRemoveWords> strings accordingly? 

<SortRemoveWords>
    <string>the</string>
    <string>a</string>
    <string>an</string>
    <string>das</string>
    <string>der</string>
    <string>el</string>
    <string>la</string>
  </SortRemoveWords>

Shutdown Emby, adjust as desired, restart Emby, Refresh Libraries. 

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22 hours ago, GrimReaper76 said:

Why don't you just edit system.xml and delete <SortRemoveWords> strings accordingly? 



<SortRemoveWords>
    <string>the</string>
    <string>a</string>
    <string>an</string>
    <string>das</string>
    <string>der</string>
    <string>el</string>
    <string>la</string>
  </SortRemoveWords>

Shutdown Emby, adjust as desired, restart Emby, Refresh Libraries. 

yeah, that's the old hack.  But you have to hack it, and you have to rehack it to get back to sorting by Title...  Software is meant to make things easy for us.
EDIT: Doesn't refreshing of the libraries then hammers TMDb & TVDb with thousands of requests for metadata???  Not great for those Dbs.
So we shouldn't have to do that.
We have a 'Sort by' option, as is expected...  It has the following on it:

Critic rating
Date added
Date played
IMDb rating
Parental rating
Play count
Release date
Runtime
Title

Some of those have very limited, specialised use cases.

All we're asking for is the most default of all sorting methods to be added to that list.

Critic rating
Date added
Date played
IMDb rating
Parental rating
Play count
Release date
Runtime
Title
Filename

One that doesn't need any special code added.

Not everyone likes to see the libraries sorted ignoring the articles...  Most people when presented with any listing of files, folders, movies, songs, documents, absolutely anything on a computer, will have been presented with a alphanumeric sorted list.  This is so, so, so, so basic!!!
There's a good chance that for many users, the only time they're viewing any list of items where it's sorted by title, ignoring the articles, is on emby!  And it's weird af.  But they just accept it and get on with it, occasionally getting confused by the order...
Some of us simply don't like to view them sorted by title.  And want the movies beginning with the word 'The' in their title to be in the 'T' section, where's it's logical for them to expect it to be.
Some of us really, really want the order to match the that of the file system, which we're so familiar with.  It simply makes administering the media files simple, logical, transparent.

We're not talking about removing the Sort by Title.
We're simply asking for Sort by Filename to be added with it.

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topbanana
20 hours ago, Luke said:

Folder view has sort by filename now.

That great.
But that's not what this request is about.
We just want the most basic, the most logical of all the sort orders to be available to us in the normal beautiful views emby gives us.

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