[Digikam-devel] [Bug 146618] New: media viewer does not sort correctly

Takis Skagos jarviksin at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 10 06:35:54 BST 2007

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           Summary: media viewer does not sort correctly
           Product: digikam
           Version: 0.9.1
          Platform: Fedora RPMs
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Import
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: jarviksin hotmail com

Version:           0.9.1 (using KDE KDE 3.5.6)
Installed from:    Fedora RPMs
OS:                Linux

It would appear that the media browser sorts files in alphabetical order on a per directory basis.  On my camera (flash card) there are files named img_*.jpg for images and mvi_*.avi for movies.  Because the files are sorted alphabetically, my pictures / videos do not appear in the correct order.  For example, if I have the following files:


the media browser displays them in this order:


Basically this makes me have to hunt for movies that correspond to the same "set" as my still images.

The problem is compounded because it does this on a per-directory basis.  If all my images were in one directory, it wouldn't be that big of a problem ... all my movies would be at the end.  But because this is done on a per-directory basis, depending on the number of directories on my flash card, I have mvi_* files scattered throughout the media browser display, not in chronological order.

It would be nice to have an option to sort files a specific way in the media browser, or to have them sorted chronologically by default.

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