Ipod App Sorting - Anger

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Sdevante, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    I have messed with this thing for hours and cannot figure it out.

    I synced 612 language learning mp3s, divided into 55 separate Units. Each Unit is meticulously tagged such that it goes in order from Unit 1 to Unit 55.

    However, no matter what I do, this stupid thing refuses to display them in order. Itunes has no problem displaying them starting with 1 and going to 55, but the iPad always swaps the 55th unit and the 1st unit.

    Maybe this is a little OCD, but I just can't fathom what would be causing this. I mass tagged all 55 units with the same genre, year, and artist. The only other information in the tag is the name of the album, which are all Unit 1, Unit 2, etc. and the track numbers (each Unit starts at Track 1 and goes to whatever).

    Any ideas? The only thing I did find to "fix" the problem was to set Unit 1 to year 2004, Units 2-54 to year 2005, and Unit 55 to year 2006. This looked good, except then it took some random unit like 44 and moved it out of place.

  2. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    Yes, this drives me nuts. Everything sorts right in my iPhone; why should the iPad be so functionally different? I've been using SoundHound instead, just to have everything sorted right. (My iPad is jaikbroken, so I'm able to run SoundHound in the background like the iPod app using Backgrounder.) Soundhound's not a perfect solution, but at least I can find an album I'm looking for under an artist as quickly as I can on my iPhone or Mac.
  3. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    When I have this happen with audio I just end up creating a playlist.
  4. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    It does the same with podcasts. I think I'm going to use the suggestion the other person made and just make a playlist.
  5. Sdevante thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    What's really weird is it sorts out correctly in album view and genre view, it's just artist view that flips things around.

    I am glad I am not the only one having this problem, b/c I was beginning to wonder if there was something really obvious I was overlooking
  6. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Your easiest - and best - solution is to use AudioBook Builder. You can build "books" of mp3s to create M4a or M4B (bookmarkable) files. Your individual files will appear as chapters and will stay permanently in the selected order. Well worth the $10. Trying to create order with 612 individual files is just asking for trouble.
  7. Shoesy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
    +1 Nice program - results end up in the audiobooks section (which is nice) and you can change the read speed - not always for comedy effect.

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