Sorting on Album gives the correct order of songs.
yarguy wrote:My guess is that you should be grateful this is happening because it likely means that your ripping is going faster. If you are using multiple CPU cores for ripping (and I think that is MMs default) then several tracks may be being ripped at once and a shorter track will be complete before a longer track even if the longer track is track 1 and the shorter track 2, for example. The ripping order simply reflects the order that the ripping is finished and is not random but determined by track order and time required to rip.
I do have an 6-Core i7 CPU and it could be that tracks are ripped at once. But how can you explain this rip order (none of these songs is extraordinary short or long):
yarguy wrote:Besides, if the album order and track numbers are correct, why do you care?
Because it would save time the way I work with MMW (I am open for suggestions for a better work flow):
1. I rip a number of Discs.
2. I sort "Music" by "Added" to have the latest ripped CDs at the end of the list.
3. I copy these ripped songs to appropriate playlists (e.g. multiple albums by the same artist).
4. In the playlists the songs have the random order so I have to sort them by hand.
To avoid 4. I could do the following:
- Sort "Music" by "Album" (thanks for the hint, Lowlander). But then I have to find the album somewhere in the middle of my 6000 songs by another sorting operation. Also means I have to sort again by "Added" to proceed after finishing with the current CD.
- Or I could copy all of the ripped songs to a temporary playlist, sort this by "album" and copy from this temporary playlist to the other playlists (I guess that´s what I´ll do if I can´t find a better idea).
- Or find a way to have the songs ripped in the correct order (I wouldn´t mind if ripping would take longer, I do it anyway in the background while I have other things to do on the PC). BTW I have ripped in the past with iTunes (can´t do FLAC at all or MP3 higher than 192 kBit/s) or the ancient CDex and the songs were always in the correct order.