Well, I have a kind of workaround until they fix this. I also sort by date and found the same thing as you, that folders came up on top. I tried putting all files in folders, but it seems like Infuse treats a single file in a folder as a single file and puts them at the end of the list.
What I did was that in a folder with a single file I created a “dummy” .txt-file. I then renamed it dymmy.mp4, or dummy.mkv depending of what file type the movie file was.
That did the trick. It is not an optimal solution, but it is what I have done until they fix the sorting issue.
I’ve just tried this, and it sorted out the ordering, but Infuse has retrieved artwork and meta data for a film called “Dummy” which is distracting. Is there any way of telling Infuse NOT to retrieve meta data for a specific file?
There is the feature of Infuse. As to me I can’t understand this idea at all. I have the same problem but when I tried to sort my collection alphabetically in Poster View screen. I tried to write to support and James proposed to use List View. But it is inconvenient for me and, what is more important for today, for my child. I see only one solution of this problem - make something like TV Shows with only one season - if you put all episodes of tv show with only one season in folder “ShowName”, you will receive Poster with label “Season 1” in Poster View. If you want to see name of the show under its poster, you have to put all episodes into folder “Episodes” or “Season 1” which would be into the “ShowName” folder. Something like this:
– Season 1 (or Episodes, or XXX - it doesn’t matter what is the name of this folder)
So, the solution might be in the same idea for movies too… Something like this:
– Movie (or something else)
— movie 1.mkv
Unfortunately, I haven’t tried yet this idea. I’m going to try it on weekend may be. If it works I will thing on simple AppleScript which should going down on collection, find movies, make subfolders, move movies into subfolders and print list of these movies (to find artworks for there folders after moving in the future) and make vice verse operation (it’s for case if anytime James and team realize mix sorting between movies and tv shows). It takes time in any case for me (i’m not professional programmer:-)) that is why I haven’t realize it yet. But I think it should work.
I have sent many tickets regarding this and was told that this would be fixed. However, with the introduction of version 5, I can confirm that this has still not been fixed. I have emailed the support to follow up, and regrettably no one wants to answer the support tickets. I have also sent messages to James and he is mute on this. All i can say that this is very bad support system, who dont even bother answering the users/customers.
I have however, found a workaround which is although annoying but yet works: just create a “new empty folder” in the folder of those movies which has only one file. See the attached screenshot. Now change the sorting option to filenames. This shows all the movies in sort order a-z.
I hope we can get some proper work around from the developer or alteast an added option to show the folders like this.