Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

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Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by flatfield » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:03 am

Hello,

I have videos and images in a single folder, and I'm noticing a difference in version 0.94 vs. 0.94.1 when using sort by EXIF Date Taken. To complete the story, note that I manually set File: Creation Date to the date the video was taken.

* 0.94: when sorting by EXIF: Date Taken, xnviewmp uses the File: Creation Date for videos since EXIF: Date Taken does not exist, and for me, videos and images appear nicely in actual chronological order when using sort by EXIF: Date Taken.
* 0.94.1: setting sort by EXIF: Date Taken results in all videos shown first, then followed by all the images which is not what I'd like to have. Maybe this change compared to 0.94 is related to https://www.xnview.com/mantisbt/view.php?id=1690.

As of now, I'm unsure as to the target behavior of xnviewmp for sort by EXIF: Date Taken, when sorting images and video. All I can say is that the behavior of 0.94 is - at least for me - the desired one.

Thanks,
Georg

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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by xnview » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:42 am

yes, you need to add in your xnview.ini

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useFileDateWhenNoExif=1
to have same behavior of 0.94
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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by flatfield » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:13 am

That's it, thanks!

Best regards,
Georg

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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by bhein » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:06 pm

A lot of popular devices set the "Media created" field for videos instead of "Date taken". In order to present a slideshow with both, photos and videos, in the correct order, it would be great if "Media created" could be used when "Date taken" is missing. Is that possible already?

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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by bhein » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:51 pm

Any chance to get this into XnView? This seems to be also what Windows Explorer is doing when you sort by "Date". There photos and videos are sorted together nicely in chronological order.

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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by xnview » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:47 pm

bhein wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Any chance to get this into XnView? This seems to be also what Windows Explorer is doing when you sort by "Date". There photos and videos are sorted together nicely in chronological order.
Currently i don't know how to extract this metadata from mov, i need to search
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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by cousinhub38 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:58 pm

Hello,
So it was OK in 0.94.1

In 0.95 i put
useFileDateWhenNoExif=1
in the xnview.ini (at the second line, after [start])
and i restart xnviewMP.
Setting sort by
EXIF: Date Taken
results in all videos shown first, which shouldn't (as I understand).

Note that my mp4 videos do have a Creation Date, which (as I understand) should be used when useFileDateWhenNoExif=1

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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by xnview » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:53 am

cousinhub38 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:58 pm
So it was OK in 0.94.1

Note that my mp4 videos do have a Creation Date, which (as I understand) should be used when useFileDateWhenNoExif=1
you have not the same sort in 0.94 & 0.95?
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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by cousinhub38 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:07 am

Well i don't know in 0.94.*...
I said
So it was OK in 0.94.1
according the current post (from flatfield)

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Re: Videos and images: sort by EXIF Date Taken in 0.94 vs 0.94.1

Post by xnview » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:24 pm

sorry, you have not the same sort in 0.94.1 & 0.95 (using the xnview ini setting)??
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