Sorting Title (manual sorting)

Would love to see the ability to add a “Sorting Title” so we can manual establish sorting for our libraries.

Most other apps allow this by letting the user specify a “Sorting Title” in each title’s metadata, so we can force sorting to our liking. It’s immensely helpful for both grouping and sorting movie sequels by release date. I personally don’t like using Collections (which sometimes miss titles), and I prefer to see all of my library by individual title.

For example, by default the Indiana Jones series will list the titles alphabetically, which makes them comically out of order:

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
[a ton of other movies from I through R]
Raiders of the Lost Ark

If the user could specify an invisible Sorting Title of “Indiana Jones 1”, “Indiana Jones 2”, “Indiana Jones 3”, “Indiana Jones 4”, then the user can control both the alphabetical appearance and grouping of a movie series.

I do this in Plex and it works perfectly, and tools like Media Center Master also allow the user to specify a Sorting Title.

To implement, perhaps adding an additional field for “Sorting Title” when Editing a title’s Metadata would work.

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