Playing videos on Archos 8 home tablet - how to control the order?

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  1. FlorenceArt

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    Hi All,
    New to this forum and also new to Archos tablets and Android. I bought an Archos 8 tablet for a specific use: playing videos in a loop. I mostly managed to set it up but have one remaining problem: how can I control the order in which the videos are played? I thought it would be easy by giving them a name starting with the order number (01-thisvideo, 02-thatvideo...), but it doesn't seem to work. In fact I can't understand the sort order the app uses.

    Can anybody help me with this?

    Thanks in advance for any help,
    Florence
     
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    How and where are you renaming them? File name or in the metadata (Properties)
    I found with Archos, there can be two variables. Time/Date stamp and in the metadata properties. So what is needed is to move it to a PC, and change the properties there. There are apps which can do that, But the time date stamp is the hardest to change. There are three potential dates referenced , Create, Modified, Accessed. It is usually the create date.
    I modify the details using a video app like VLC (Video LAN Player)

    Best of Luck
     
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    Thank you! I have been changing the file names. I never thought of changing anything else, but I'll look into it. Although I think I created the flles in the order I want to play them, so I'd say it's not the original creation date that matters. Maybe it's the time I copied the file on the tablet? I thought so at first and then got confused.
    I'll see if I can play with metadata using VLC. I also noticed that iTunes creates some metadata that stays with the file, but I don't know if I can change dates. Thanks for your help!
     
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    OK, it seems that the important thing is to copy the files to the tablet in the right order, but not only that, I have to shut down and restart the tablet after copying each file. Maybe there is an easier way to do this, but at least so far it's working: copy video #1, shut down, restart, copy video #2, shut down, restart, check it's in the right order, copy video #3...

    I wish it would work with files names though...
     
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    Mine play continuously in the order i copy them(AVI,MP4,MKV)to my sd card(weird),but it wont play flash video continuously,i have to hit back and then the next track.
     

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