I think I use the UI-2 (is that the nice one with blended buttons on top?), because I have the Sort button on the left hand lower corner. When I select sort by Filename, I only see:
Only when I sort by Title, I see all my files, but its quite unmanageable. So I use the "Search" option under "More", but as I said in the original thread its kinda tedious.
Is it possible that sorting by Filename doesn't work for me, because the devices (they're SAMBA shares) are READONLY?
Let me know your thoughts.
then you definitely have not got your media shares working yet. In Filename sort mode, you can navigate through your file/folder structure as you would in a file server. If they were not showing up on any sort I would say you have a protocol/online/offline detection issue, but you say you see them in the Title view, so they are definitely online.
Most likely suggestions:
1 - you screwed the system up when you tinkered with the DHCP, need to be very au fait with LMCE to get back from this point - easiest to reinstall, or
2 - when it auto detected the shares (and as I think you may have added them manually, this could be the issue) it asks if you want to use the LMCE folder structure, you need to have answered yes to this....
If the latter, did you add the shares manually? If so, look in the web admin - I think there is a property there for the share device that says to use LMCE structure - I have NO idea whether you can just change that and expect it to fix it up, or whether that was something that had to be done when the share gets auto detected.
The test - look in the root of your share, if they don't exist already it will create a "public", "user_1" & "user_2" folder and a "data" folder under each of these, then video/audio/etc folders under those. If so, you are in business - move all your media to the appropriate folder, and LMCE will work properly from then ... don't worry about it too much, the inconvenience is extremely minor and transient (your Mac will be able to handle it!) but the pay off is huge, don't agonise over it, just do it!
NB: with this, as your media DB has already been populated, it will likely end up with lots of duplicates - probably best to delete everything and rescan
If not, you are going to need to delete your shares, clean up the database, re-enable DHCP and allow it to autodiscover them - and say "yes" when it asks you to use LMCE folder structure, done...