What Linux distro are you using and what file browser (Dolphin?)
Oh ... and where do I get that awesome effect when you close a window ....
A test I just did:
1) set your filebrowser to "details" (or: "list view") so it lists just the names (and file size etc), but not thumbnails.
2) select a few files and drag & drop them on RMTV
Now see if the order did remain the same or not when listed in RMTV.
I'm just guessing here. Like I said: the OS (or better said: your file browser - my MintLinux uses Nemo) is handing the files in a particular order and RMTV just runs through the provided list from beginning to end without changing anything to the order.
I have noticed on my Linux setup that when I show the files as thumbnail and set "arrange" to manual, that the order in which it is handed to RMTV is relatively random.
I could "force" the list to be sorted alphabetically, but this comes with 2 issues;
1) Different file browsers do not sort the same way (normal vd natural sort, directories first or not, etc).
2) Not every user wants files to be sorted, and rather would like to use their own order.
Trying to find the right episode, something I'll work on some more in the next week, is quite a challenge.
Like I said:
- what provider should I pick when a user has multiple providers selected?
- should I rely on what is in the database?
- should I always update the database first (potentially slow) to make sure the latest episodes data is there?
- should I search for missing show data (definitely slower)? And if so: which of the providers should I use.
Of course, the provider question could be solved by allowing the user to set a search priority.
Retrieving data (find missing, or just update existing data) may be too slow.
Anyhoo ... I'll have to do some testing with that.