Removing "The" from Album name when auto-organizing

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caffeine
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Removing "The" from Album name when auto-organizing

Post by caffeine »

When I look at the Albums on my MM Android app, I see:

The Best of A Flock of Seagulls
The Best of Both Worlds
The Best of Carlos Santana
The Best of Eddie Cochran
The Best of Edison Lighthouse
The Best of Focus - Hocus Pocus
...

No program should be alphabetizing based on the word "The". I looked this up on Google and found this answer, which is the (surprisingly advanced) solution for the problem on the Windows application:

viewtopic.php?t=35506

but I don't see the corresponding solution for the Android app. How do I have the MM Android app ignore the word "The" when alphabetizing albums?
Lowlander
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Re: Removing "The" from Album name when auto-organizing

Post by Lowlander »

You currently can't accomplish this on MMA.
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)
caffeine
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Re: Removing "The" from Album name when auto-organizing

Post by caffeine »

Really surprised!!! I see the feature request board, so I'll take this there.

Thank you!
caffeine
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[REQ] Removing "The" from Album name when auto-organizing

Post by caffeine »

Feature Request: When I look at the Albums on my MM Android app, I see:

The Art of Electroswing
The Battle of Los Angeles
The Beavis and Butthead Experience
The Beebop Years
The Bells
The Bends
...

No program should be alphabetizing based on the word "The". I looked this up on Google and found this answer, which is the (surprisingly advanced) solution for the problem on the Windows application:

viewtopic.php?t=35506

but apparently, no such solution exists for Media Monkey for Android. I'm requesting this feature be included in Media Monkey for Android. Thanks!
yarguy
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Re: Removing "The" from Album name when auto-organizing

Post by yarguy »

One of MMAs main competitors, Poweramp, ignores "The", as should any properly functioning program.
Snofru
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Re: Removing "The" from Album name when auto-organizing

Post by Snofru »

If you start ignoring "The" please do so only as an option. Why do I want to keep it as it is?

- I don't like automated controls in general (I hate it when a car shouts at me when not using safety belts - I know that I don't use them when I just turn on the car on my own ground, no need to remind me).
- What about "a", "le", "la", "un", "une", "el", "der", "die", "das", etc.? This can become endless when considering other languages than english. And these words can have different meanings which you don't want to skip ("un" in french can mean "a" or "one" in english).
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