The library offers to display films a couple of different ways. “Alphabetically” is exactly that, though “By Date” appears only to be by date-added not by the Film-date which you would expect it to be.
Adding some found 50s and 60s and 70s films as a bunch today for example produces all the sort/display-logic of a handful of confetti!
Sorting by date-added is only beneficial short-term, and even then only if you are planning to watch promptly all the films you just added and it is handy to have them bunched together at the front of the library display.
Otherwise however, they quickly get shunted down the list anyway and might as well be just entirely random before long as you now need to do a search every ■■■■ time because it’s not alphabetical and not in film date order just date-added order which is less than useless when you downloaded a film five years ago, or was it six, or maybe four???!!
I’m not talking about finding them, there’s a perfectly good search function for that (although you still have to know the name very precisely, which sometimes fools with a play on words or some weird spelling or simply something mis-remembered, and then it is all-or-nothing … if you get it right then fine, if you unknowingly call/spell it something slightly different even the search won’t save you other than by plodding through remembered/key words etc.)
I have a large collection and would simply like to have the library sorted in Film-date order, which of course is right there in the .xml anyway so readily available.
It is more than a nuisance when a 1930’s movie for example ends up appearing at the front of the library list among current-day films just because that is when it was added, and can’t simply be automatically reordered with its contemporaries.
I genuinely can’t understand why this isn’t offered, particularly when you can group by genre from precisely the same xml info source. Wouldn’t most people want that as an option so that their library presents naturally by proper sequence going back through the years?Surely it would be/is a glaring omission not to have this?!
Unless of course you can, and somehow I have simply missed how that is achieved?
So if someone more expert/knowledgeable than I can correct me please do … can we have our films displayed in the library in release date order whether from existing xml content or otherwise?
Thanks if you can help!