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FRITZ!Box 7581 Service

In what order are media files sorted?

The FRITZ!Box media server can transmit music, image, and video files in different file formats (for example audio, video, and container format) as well as web radio stations and podcasts to playback devices or software in the home network. This way you can access a central media collection from all computers and many other devices in the FRITZ!Box home network such as televisions, smartphones with FRITZ!App Media, and wireless music systems.

When playback devices or software access the FRITZ!Box Media Server, they display media files in the following order:

Important:Playback devices or software may define a different sorting order for the FRITZ!Box Media Server! If this is the case, the media files are sorted according to the specifications of the playback device or software.

Note:When sorting audio files in MP3 and WMA format, the FRITZ!Box uses additional information contained in the audio file ("ID3 tag").

Media typeSorting order
Music
Index of artists alphanumeric according to artist (ID3 field "Artist")
Artist All tracks according to track number (ID3 field "Track")

or, if not present,

alphanumeric according to song title (ID3 field "Title")
Album 1
Album 2
Album n
Album index ("Albums") alphanumeric according to album title (ID3 field "Album")
Album according to track number (ID3 field "Track")

or, if not present,

alphanumeric according to song title (ID3 field "Title")
Title index ("All titles") alphanumeric according to song title (ID3 field "Title")
Genre index ("Genres") alphanumeric according to genre (ID3 field "Genres")
Genre All tracks alphanumeric according to song title (ID3 field "Title")
Album 1
Album 2
Album n
Index of folders ("Folders") alphanumeric according to folder or file name
Images
Index of images ("All images") alphanumeric according to file name
Folder with images alphanumeric according to folder or file name
Videos
Index of videos ("All videos") alphanumeric according to file name
Folder with movies alphanumeric according to folder or file name
Web radio
Web radio index ("web radio") alphanumeric according to name of the radio station
Podcasts
Podcast index ("podcasts") alphanumeric according to name of the podcast
Table: Sorting order of FRITZ!Box Media Server