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    Default Sorting music on PC

    Is there a way I can rearrange the music on my PC other than the default, alphabetically.
    I dont see any manner in which I can rearrange by say, file size.
    Reason, when I transfer to a memory stick, its nearly always in the same order, so when played on my car stereo, its too familiar. Id like to shuffle or random play, but one car radio doesnt have that option.

    Thanks John W

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    Default Re: Sorting music on PC

    If your car stereo has a line in or bluetooth you could always use a phone to play the music. I do that in the work van because the USB playback resets every time the van starts, so I hear the first song all day.
    If the stereo supports playlists you may be able to make a random playlist but I've never really tried that myself.
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    Default Re: Sorting music on PC

    you could try numbers in front of each song in a random order

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    Default Re: Sorting music on PC

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    you could try numbers in front of each song in a random order
    Adding to gary's post came across this random generator. https://sourceforge.net/projects/filerandomizer/

    The problem is some of the car radios are to dumb to sort random music so they need a Guide as to how to play.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 25-04-2021 at 09:07 AM.

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    Default Re: Sorting music on PC

    Isn't it possible to add other columns to the Explorer view to include Genre, Playlength, Album, Artist? If so, you may be able to sort on those columns, and hopefully once the stick is transferred to the car it *might* just honour that sort order setting.

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    Default Re: Sorting music on PC

    car radios etc dont use Windows file explorer . :-)
    You'll need to rename each individual music file .
    https://www.howtogeek.com/57661/stup...n-a-directory/

    also , some music players see 12 as coming before 2 (sorting via the first number/letter) ,so wont allways play in the expected order
    That used to be an issue for me with audio books where the chapters would play out of order on media player eg 11 played before 2 .

    You might be able to create a M3U playlist, and hope the music player knows what to do with it.

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