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.

I’m looking at the Indiana Jones collection in the Infuse Library > Collections and they are listed in the correct order by year released. You can turn collections off in the settings and still use the Library Collections as a favorite if you like.

https://community.firecore.com/t/sort-by-filename-and-keep-folders-on-top/29704/3

https://community.firecore.com/t/restore-mixed-file-folder-sorting/19112/15

I just prefer not to use Collections.

The Collection artwork is often not to my liking, or I don’t have all the movies in that Collection, and I can’t specify my own groupins (i.e. I would want all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe titles together by release date), which I can do with a Sorting Title by using “MCU 1”, “MCU 2”, etc.

I’m not looking to make folders per se, I have movie collections (like the Marvel series) spread across different physical NAS devices. I just want to specify my own Sorting Title in the metadata to organize my library like I can with Plex and Media Center Master.