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cwiebe
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Handling Audio Books

I'm having some issues handling audio books, I'm not sure if it's because I don't know how, or if it's a bug.

The book is a series of mp3 files that are named 01-01, 01-02, 02-01, 02-01 etc.

I have picked every sorting option, including no sort, which is supposed to sort by name, and the list always appears with the last chapter, 04-09 at the top with the last entry being the first chapter.
Q: How can I display the chapters so the first one is on the top.

I have my global settings so only the current podcast plays, it does not go to the next item.
Q: Is there a way for audio books/virtual feeds, I can override this global setting and have the next entry play automatically?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and guidance.
Cliff

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Q1 - The auto-play works from

Q1 - The auto-play works from the bottom up, which typically means that the bottom has the oldest and the top has the newest. If it's not, let me know because that's a bug. If you are not using auto-play, the you should be able to set the sort with the newest at the top, but auto-play won't work for you sensibly with that sort.

Q2 - There isn't a podcast level override for auto-play but that sounds useful. I created an issue for this - http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=1070. You could temporarily toggle the auto-play with the button on the right of media player.

Thanks for posting.

cwiebe
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Thanks for the reply Eric.

Thanks for the reply Eric. I'm going to play with it a bit. When I added all the book chapters, they also came in with a status of Done.
I think I'll remove the entire book. Re-add the virtual feed and see what it looks like.

eric
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When you create a feed, it

When you create a feed, it marks all but the latest as done. It probably does the same for virtual feeds. You can flag all the items as new in the menu.

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The randomize playlist should

The randomize playlist should be by reverse. What the initial playing is on top and have the files ascending if you want to play the older files first or descending if you want the newest one.

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Durnham of http://www.digitekprinting.com/

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Possible solution: fool proof titles for sorting

I don't know if this will help but I wonder if DC's sorting algorithm is coming to grief with the hyphenated numbers.
I have 3 audio books set up as virtual feeds, two with over 100 "chapters." When I looked at them just now I did notice (remember) that I had put 3 digit numbers in front of all file names. For example,
001 Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Disc 01 Track 1.mp3
002 Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Disc 01 Track 2.mp3
003 Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Disc 01 Track 3.mp3
...
328 Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Disc 14 Track 22.mp3
329 Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Disc 14 Track 23.mp3
330 Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Disc 14 Track 24.mp3

I used a free tag editor called MP3TAG (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/) to generate the titles and numbers. DoggCatcher doesn't understand ID3 tags but this program lets you generate tags using a lot of automatic features, including sequential numbering of all "Tracks." Then you can tell it to copy the track field to the front of the file name. You can also give names to all the files at one time. It is extremely well documented.
Just thought this might help.
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Jim

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n audiobook (or talking book)

n audiobook (or talking book) is a recording of a text being read. A reading of the complete text is noted as "unabridged", while readings of a reduced version, or abridgement of the text are labeled as "abridged".