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    Compare two libraries to build DB

    I've been using Vortexbox for years to rip & tag my CDs and run LMS. It's always generated two copies of each file in two directories, FLAC and mp3. In recent years I've acquired more a considerable number of mp3 online (bandcamp, digital DL, etc) which I've been putting in my FLAC directory as that is the directory that I have LMS scan. I've kept the mp3 directory for iPod use but the two directories have fallen out of sync. I'm always looking in both dirs for a file, and I've just purchased a QNAP TS-251+ that I want to serve lossless files to my music network when available, and also link to iTunes to facilitate iPod sync.

    So my question is; can I have LMS scan both the FLAC and mp3 directory and build the music DB preferring the FLAC files if available but including the mp3 files if the FLAC does not exist?

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    10 years of LMS and only 35 posts. not bad
    Last edited by cphan; 2017-12-04 at 14:13. Reason: 10 years in...
    Server: QNAP TS-251+ LMS 7.9.1
    Living room: SB Touch >> Audioengine 5+
    Basement: SB3 >> Alesis M1 Active MkII
    Sunroom: piCorePlayer 1.19 >> Audioengine A2+
    Bedroom: Squeezebox Boom
    Studio: Squeezebox Boom

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    Quote Originally Posted by cphan View Post
    So my question is; can I have LMS scan both the FLAC and mp3 directory and build the music DB preferring the FLAC files if available but including the mp3 files if the FLAC does not exist?

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    10 years of LMS and only 35 posts. not bad
    Hi,
    yapp - under 7.9 therre is the advanced library thinggy thats exactly for this usage.

    just a side note:
    2,389 posts since 2005 .. really bad

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    Thx DJanGo, I knew someone with 2k+ posts would be able to answer my question
    Server: QNAP TS-251+ LMS 7.9.1
    Living room: SB Touch >> Audioengine 5+
    Basement: SB3 >> Alesis M1 Active MkII
    Sunroom: piCorePlayer 1.19 >> Audioengine A2+
    Bedroom: Squeezebox Boom
    Studio: Squeezebox Boom

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