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    Confusion: No FLAC or Ogg, just MP3 ??

    I have searched the forums and not found answers to my two biggest questions (although I have seen one of the questions with no good answers):

    1. I have a ton of FLAC stuff, a ton of MP3 stuff, and a fair amount of Ogg. All of these files are under a common root in a Linux ext3 file system (about 100G worth). I am running Slimserver 6.5 and serving the files to Squeezebox 3 and to a copy of Softsqueeze running on another Linux box. No iTunes, just a bunch of locally ripped music.

    Slimserver has been given ONE directory to look under, which is the parent of all of my music. It found ONLY the MP3 stuff. (A good bit of the FLAC and MP3 are dups with the same tags, because I keep 160k or 192k MP3 transcoded from the FLAC for my flash-based MP3 players. In these cases, I would of course prefer the Slimserver to serve up the FLAC to the Squeezebox).

    Slimserver found ONLY the MP3 stuff. None of the FLAC or Ogg is in the database. Nothing in the documentation or online seems to indicate why this would be the case. As mentioned above, in cases where there are lossy and lossless versions of the same track, I want Slimserver to stream the lossless file.

    2. Second Question may be related to the first, and may also be a misunderstanding of the operation of the scanning process: When I use the web interface to rescan my music files, I don't see any indication of either progress or completion. The next day there are no new music files. Nothing in the /tmp/slimserver.log file seems to indicate that scanning is occuring.

    Any thoughts on either of these would be appreciated. I am only able to serve up about 100 of my 600 or so CD's at this point, and am really missing the others...

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    Confusion: No FLAC or Ogg, just MP3 ??

    mdzmura wrote:
    > I have searched the forums and not found answers to my two biggest
    > questions (although I have seen one of the questions with no good
    > answers):
    >
    > 1. I have a ton of FLAC stuff, a ton of MP3 stuff, and a fair amount of
    > Ogg. All of these files are under a common root in a Linux ext3 file
    > system (about 100G worth). I am running Slimserver 6.5 and serving the
    > files to Squeezebox 3 and to a copy of Softsqueeze running on another
    > Linux box. No iTunes, just a bunch of locally ripped music.
    >
    > Slimserver has been given ONE directory to look under, which is the
    > parent of all of my music. It found ONLY the MP3 stuff. (A good bit
    > of the FLAC and MP3 are dups with the same tags, because I keep 160k or
    > 192k MP3 transcoded from the FLAC for my flash-based MP3 players. In
    > these cases, I would of course prefer the Slimserver to serve up the
    > FLAC to the Squeezebox).
    >
    > Slimserver found ONLY the MP3 stuff. None of the FLAC or Ogg is in the
    > database. Nothing in the documentation or online seems to indicate why
    > this would be the case. As mentioned above, in cases where there are
    > lossy and lossless versions of the same track, I want Slimserver to
    > stream the lossless file.
    >

    Amazing. My slimserver finds my .OGG & .FLAC files just fine. I didn't
    have to do anything special for it, except rename some .FLA files to
    ..FLAC, SS doesn't lik ethe .FLA extension.
    > 2. Second Question may be related to the first, and may also be a
    > misunderstanding of the operation of the scanning process: When I use
    > the web interface to rescan my music files, I don't see any indication
    > of either progress or completion. The next day there are no new music
    > files. Nothing in the /tmp/slimserver.log file seems to indicate that
    > scanning is occuring.
    >
    >

    In the web interface it constantly reminds me that it's still scanning
    and the DB may not be complete (this is version 6.2.2 by the way, I'm a
    slow upgrader).
    > Any thoughts on either of these would be appreciated. I am only able
    > to serve up about 100 of my 600 or so CD's at this point, and am really
    > missing the others...
    >

    Have you tried browsing you Music folder instead of by tags? (both
    should work, obviously)

    Regards,
    Peter


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    I get the same thing, sort of. It doesnt appear to find the flac files but on closer inspection it does find them but cant read the tags. AS a result it classes the songs under "no artist". Check and see if yours is doing the same.

    skooby

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdzmura View Post
    In these cases, I would of course prefer the Slimserver to serve up the FLAC to the Squeezebox).
    This is the subject of a long standing enhancement request, I don't think there is any sign of movement on it though.

    It does make me wonder though - are the FLACs and MP3s in the same directory for a given album, with the same tags? If so I can imagine slimserver getting confused.

    you might try setting up a small test library with a subset of the whole, and experimenting with separating the MP3s from the FLACs.

    Ceejay

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    Since you're on Linux, do the affected files have the same permissions as the MP3s?

    SlimServer definitely should scan and play FLAC and Ogg.

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