songs out of order?
I've read a few forums, nobody knows the answer. I upload my music, and my stuff is out of order on my phone.
Is the only answer really to change the title of EVERY song to 01, 02, 03...?
That seems totally ridiculous for a smartphone to not be able to recognize something like that. All the tags are perfect, I've checked.
Any way to do this to get the back into the original order?
oh, also, I don't want to have to change music players to do it. Just hoping for a "you're doing this wrong" type of answer...
- 01-08-2011, 02:12 AM #2
- 01-08-2011, 04:48 AM #3
- 01-08-2011, 05:09 AM #4
droidx, I've used maybe ten different players. Mainly cubed, doubletwist, MUIU, TTPod, meridian, winamp, I used the trial for poweramp (don't remember if they were out of order or not though... not paying 5 bucks for a music player so it doesn't matter).
use doubletwist to sync to phone.
Playing in alpha is useful for some, and really silly for others. While you play in shuffle, so it's irrelevant (and kind of handy), for me, I never listen to music unless I know I can listen to an album all the way through (slight exaggeration, but you get the idea). Having the songs out of order is crazy for people who like to listen to the story the artist has composed and written. Can you imagine listening to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" in random order? Defeats the purpose.
Help would be greatly appreciated!
edit: and it seems as though they are showing in random order, though some are alphabetical.
- 01-08-2011, 07:19 PM #6
hm. It's a droid x, unrooted, on the latest update.
For what it's worth, to add more confusion, I do remember things being in order at one point, otherwise I would have complained a long time ago. What do you use to sync? Also, I do mean in correct album order... I can play the first one in the album, and it will play through the last no problem... but they aren't actually in the correct album order as per the natural way it was released.
They don't even show up in order. They're random, or in alphabetical. I've searched some forums on other sites and have read quite a few others that have the problem, and never seem to come across a solution.
- 01-09-2011, 05:30 PM #8
- 01-10-2011, 08:34 AM #9
okay, I've found some common ground in the out of order albums, for the record:
Most of them were in fact taken from a CD, to iTunes, and then to android through doubletwist. It took me a while to find this, because I actually downloaded most of the albums (on the DL), so I had no clue. But I got in touch with one of the people and they told me they bought the CD. And several of the other ones are ones that I personally bought the hard copy of.
However, in Itunes, when clicking "more info", it does have all the proper track listing info, BUT there are no id3 tags. Which is interesting. After more research, I found that going from hard copy to itunes doesn't necessarily require id3 tags, which means, that if you're using itunes to import cd's, and then going through doubletwist or whatever to get to android, it's entirely possible that there are no tags attached, which then means the music player will default to alphabetical.
SO, moral of the story, I'm going to have to manually edit the tags through the music player, or doubletwist, so they will be in the correct order. The iPod doesn't have this issue, because it's simply an extension of iTunes, so it can make it's own "temporary" tags to match what's been put in iTunes.
Just thought I'd post my findings for any people that are searching google and come across this forum.
EDIT: not even editing the tags works. I'm just out of luck. Kind of a huge joke that android can't handle hard copy CD's put through iTunes. Certainly the biggest flaw, and biggest embarrassment I've found.
- 01-20-2011, 07:12 PM #11
If this works it will solve the issue with playing the songs on an album out of order. I cannot guarantee this will work as I am just going by what I was told... not from my personal experience.
- 01-03-2015, 02:54 PM #12
Re: songs out of order?
i had the same problem in my moto x using play music and i had already checked the tags on the computer too. To solve it, i just downloaded from play store a tag editor app and the songs that were in the incorrect order i just saved them once again and it worked perfectly. Hope it works for you, the app i used was iTag.
- 03-27-2015, 11:22 PM #13
Re: songs out of order?
According to iTag, all my songs are correctly tagged, but I've tried multiple MP3 player apps, and they all put albums in the wrong order, and sometimes split a single album into two albums - one with slightly different punctuation in the album name. When I look at the file on iTag or on my PC, the tags all show the correct track numbers, album names, artist names, etc.
WTF, Android? Do you WANT me to buy an iPod???
- 08-05-2015, 04:23 PM #14
- 08-05-2015, 04:25 PM #15
- 09-01-2015, 05:30 PM #16
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Re: songs out of order?
Someone on another forum suggested RocketPlayer. This not only uses the track number tag in the metadata, but also lets you edit that information.
But it still will not play lossless m4a's. So if anyone has an app that will play lossless m4a's directly from iTunes, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
- 09-22-2015, 09:15 AM #17