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Keith Leng
2004-11-26, 12:01
Could anyone suggest why SlimServer is not finding some of my iTunes
files in the following scenario?

iTunes settings
---------------
iTunes Music Folder = z:\music
"Keep iTunes Music Folder organized" - checked
"Copy files to iTunes folder when adding to library" - unchecked

SlimServer is set to "Find iTunes Library Automatically". It
successfully finds and plays files in z:\music. However, I've recently
added some additional files which are in Y:\Replay Radio\Recordings. It
doesn't see these files.

I added the files to iTunes using the menu option File=>"Add Folder to
Library".

iTunes can see and play these files without any problem. The iTunes xml
file entries seems fine. They all correctly point to the relevant files
on the Y: drive.

I set up an iTunes playlist which includes files from z:\music and files
from y:\Replay Radio\Recordings. SlimServer sees the playlist and it
sees the files from z:\music. It doesn't see the files on the Y: drive.

If I create an iTunes playlist that includes only files from the Y:
drive, SlimServer sees the playlist but reports that it's empty.

I've tried stop/start/rescan etc. with no luck.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.


Keith

dean
2004-11-26, 17:30
Hi Keith,

Is it possible that the permissions for the Y: drive prevent the SYSTEM
account (which is how the SlimServer is running) from accessing the
files on that drive?

That would explain the problems you are seeing.

-dean

On Nov 26, 2004, at 11:01 AM, Keith Leng wrote:

> Could anyone suggest why SlimServer is not finding some of my iTunes
> files in the following scenario?
>
> iTunes settings
> ---------------
> iTunes Music Folder = z:\music
> "Keep iTunes Music Folder organized" - checked
> "Copy files to iTunes folder when adding to library" - unchecked
>
> SlimServer is set to "Find iTunes Library Automatically". It
> successfully finds and plays files in z:\music. However, I've recently
> added some additional files which are in Y:\Replay Radio\Recordings. It
> doesn't see these files.
>
> I added the files to iTunes using the menu option File=>"Add Folder to
> Library".
>
> iTunes can see and play these files without any problem. The iTunes xml
> file entries seems fine. They all correctly point to the relevant files
> on the Y: drive.
>
> I set up an iTunes playlist which includes files from z:\music and
> files
> from y:\Replay Radio\Recordings. SlimServer sees the playlist and it
> sees the files from z:\music. It doesn't see the files on the Y: drive.
>
> If I create an iTunes playlist that includes only files from the Y:
> drive, SlimServer sees the playlist but reports that it's empty.
>
> I've tried stop/start/rescan etc. with no luck.
>
> Any ideas would be much appreciated.
>
>
> Keith
>
>
>
>

Jon Danforth
2004-11-26, 22:10
Holy shit! You mean to tell me that you actually managed to get iTunes
playlists into your Squeezebox list? I've completely fucking given up
trying!

Congratulations!

-Jon


Keith Leng wrote:

>Could anyone suggest why SlimServer is not finding some of my iTunes
>files in the following scenario?
>
>iTunes settings
>---------------
>iTunes Music Folder = z:\music
>"Keep iTunes Music Folder organized" - checked
>"Copy files to iTunes folder when adding to library" - unchecked
>
>SlimServer is set to "Find iTunes Library Automatically". It
>successfully finds and plays files in z:\music. However, I've recently
>added some additional files which are in Y:\Replay Radio\Recordings. It
>doesn't see these files.
>
>I added the files to iTunes using the menu option File=>"Add Folder to
>Library".
>
>iTunes can see and play these files without any problem. The iTunes xml
>file entries seems fine. They all correctly point to the relevant files
>on the Y: drive.
>
>I set up an iTunes playlist which includes files from z:\music and files
>from y:\Replay Radio\Recordings. SlimServer sees the playlist and it
>sees the files from z:\music. It doesn't see the files on the Y: drive.
>
>If I create an iTunes playlist that includes only files from the Y:
>drive, SlimServer sees the playlist but reports that it's empty.
>
>I've tried stop/start/rescan etc. with no luck.
>
>Any ideas would be much appreciated.
>
>
>Keith
>
>
>
>

kdf
2004-11-26, 22:49
Quoting Jon Danforth <jdanforth (AT) sc (DOT) rr.com>:

> Holy shit! You mean to tell me that you actually managed to get iTunes
> playlists into your Squeezebox list? I've completely fucking given up
> trying!
>
> Congratulations!
>
> -Jon

wow. if I didn't know RR was in the US I'd give you full credit for the
brilliant Sarcasm all Britons are known for. iTunes playlist should definately
show. If you are having an issue with that please share those details and
we'll try to help.

-kdf

>
> Keith Leng wrote:
>
> >Could anyone suggest why SlimServer is not finding some of my iTunes
> >files in the following scenario?
> >
> >iTunes settings
> >---------------
> >iTunes Music Folder = z:\music
> >"Keep iTunes Music Folder organized" - checked
> >"Copy files to iTunes folder when adding to library" - unchecked
> >
> >SlimServer is set to "Find iTunes Library Automatically". It
> >successfully finds and plays files in z:\music. However, I've recently
> >added some additional files which are in Y:\Replay Radio\Recordings. It
> >doesn't see these files.
> >
> >I added the files to iTunes using the menu option File=>"Add Folder to
> >Library".
> >
> >iTunes can see and play these files without any problem. The iTunes xml
> >file entries seems fine. They all correctly point to the relevant files
> >on the Y: drive.
> >
> >I set up an iTunes playlist which includes files from z:\music and files
> >from y:\Replay Radio\Recordings. SlimServer sees the playlist and it
> >sees the files from z:\music. It doesn't see the files on the Y: drive.
> >
> >If I create an iTunes playlist that includes only files from the Y:
> >drive, SlimServer sees the playlist but reports that it's empty.
> >
> >I've tried stop/start/rescan etc. with no luck.
> >
> >Any ideas would be much appreciated.
> >
> >
> >Keith
> >
> >
> >
> >