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Author Topic: What's the best way to enqueue a folder?  (Read 1685 times)


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What's the best way to enqueue a folder?
« on: April 01, 2023, 11:28:10 PM »
My flow with my previous media player was I would open the first item in a folder and it would automatically enqueue the whole folder and sort properly. With WACUP (and winamp), I have to open one file, drag the rest into the queue, and manually sort by filename because by default it usually sorts in some nonsensical way. That's 4 clicks when it could be one. I don't see any way to automatically enqueue a folder or automatically sort properly, and shell integration is still not in. Is there a better way to do this?


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Re: What's the best way to enqueue a folder?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2023, 12:07:10 AM »
There are usually more than 1 way to do almost everything in WACUP (and Winamp). What is best is very subjective. :)

In the WACUP preferences there is an option you can select in the Playlist group called "When loading multiple files, sort files by name".

There is also a "Sort" command in the playlist editor window when you right-click on the "Misc" button at the bottom of the window that lets you sort the items in the listing in various ways.

When you right-click on the main player window there is a "Play" command at the top of the context menu. Point to it and you can select an "Open Folder" dialog that lets you look for and select the folder of files you want loaded. When the main player window is active, you can also use the "Shift + L" keyboard shortcut to open the same "Open Folder" dialog.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2023, 12:35:54 AM by Aminifu »
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Re: What's the best way to enqueue a folder?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2023, 09:34:19 PM »
The main reason the ordering is messed up is that it's just processing things based on what the OS is providing to it which often depends on either the order that the file(s) were first created on the storage drive or if it's using a format that'll effectively pre-sort alphabetically the file(s) found aka no sorting is being applied on WACUP's side.

Other than what's already been suggested which may work to an extent, imho the best way is to ensure there's a playlist with things in the correct order & try to use that where possible. Otherwise it's all on my list of things to be worked on mostly as part of the shell integration implementation when that does happen. As this keeps cropping up as an issue but its ultimately down to not having anything really coded that'll work through what the OS provides & do more additional processing to come up with a more sensible result.