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2004-12-16, 12:49
Sorry, one more thing. So now when I browse folders, am I now going to see all folders on the combination of drives

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Weekes, Emile
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:46 PM
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Subject: [slim] Not sure is this is where I do functionality request


Thank you. Trying this as soon as I get home today.

Thanks again for all the suggestions.

Emile

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Michael
Sigalos
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:19 PM
To: Slim Devices Discuss
Subject: [slim] Not sure is this is where I do functionality request


Emile,

As kdf mentions, the use of shortcuts (or links or mounts) is what is
required. I store music in several locations too and this works very well
for me. However, you must avoid circular links (having the
drives/directories point to each other) or you will create a scanning mess.
I avoid accidental circular shortcuts by pointing SlimServer to a "Music"
directory containing no music, just shortcuts to the storage locations.

I assume you are running Windows. If not, the concept still should apply
but you will have to modify it accordingly for your O/S.

Michael


>> Quoting Emile_Weekes at dell.com:
>>
>> Ok. I'm convinced, I leave the server on. How about my second
>
> the second can be solved by using windows shortcuts, linux symbolic
> links or bind mounts. I think there is a filed request for user
> password and/or multiple library support, but I can't seem to get
> into bugs.slimdevices.com at the moment to confirm. If there isn't a
> multiple library request and you really cannot tolerate teh shortcuts,
> feel free to file a request.
>
> -kdf

kdf
2004-12-16, 13:19
Quoting Emile_Weekes (AT) dell (DOT) com:

> Sorry, one more thing. So now when I browse folders, am I now going to see
> all folders on the combination of drives
>
top level, you'll see the 4 main shortcuts, then below those, each directory.
That is if you browse music folder only. Browsing artist/album/genre/artwork
will be a combined result from all drives that are linked in.

-kdf

Mark Bennett
2004-12-16, 14:33
Hi Emile,

my recommendation for this would be to create a high
level folder on one of the discs, and then put
links/shortcuts to all the music on the other disc

e.g. C:\Slimserver_music
containing (-> means link or shortcut to):
\DiscC -> C:\MyMusicOnThisDisc
\DiscD -> D:\MyMusicOnThisDisc
\DiscE -> E:\MyMusicOnThisDisc
\DiscF -> F:\MyMusicOnThisDisc

Then point Slimserver at C:\Slimserver_music (My
pathnames are just examples - change them according to
your setup.)

When you Browse artists/genre/albums you won't know the
music is split across several discs.

When you "Browse Music Folder" the top level you'll see
will be DiscC, DiscD, DiscE and DiscF, and from there you
can navigate up and down the directory structure.

I don't know of any simple way of avoiding the top level
directories unless you actually link the contents of all
the MyMusicOnThisDisc directories to the Slimserver_music
directory. That would work, but could be a pain to update
depending on the directory structure you use.

I hope this helps.

On Thu, 2004-12-16 at 14:49 -0500, Emile_Weekes (AT) dell (DOT) com wrote:
> Sorry, one more thing. So now when I browse folders, am I now going to see all folders on the combination of drives
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Weekes, Emile
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:46 PM
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Not sure is this is where I do functionality request
>
>
> Thank you. Trying this as soon as I get home today.
>
> Thanks again for all the suggestions.
>
> Emile
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Michael
> Sigalos
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:19 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discuss
> Subject: [slim] Not sure is this is where I do functionality request
>
>
> Emile,
>
> As kdf mentions, the use of shortcuts (or links or mounts) is what is
> required. I store music in several locations too and this works very well
> for me. However, you must avoid circular links (having the
> drives/directories point to each other) or you will create a scanning mess.
> I avoid accidental circular shortcuts by pointing SlimServer to a "Music"
> directory containing no music, just shortcuts to the storage locations.
>
> I assume you are running Windows. If not, the concept still should apply
> but you will have to modify it accordingly for your O/S.
>
> Michael
>
>
> >> Quoting Emile_Weekes at dell.com:
> >>
> >> Ok. I'm convinced, I leave the server on. How about my second
> >
> > the second can be solved by using windows shortcuts, linux symbolic
> > links or bind mounts. I think there is a filed request for user
> > password and/or multiple library support, but I can't seem to get
> > into bugs.slimdevices.com at the moment to confirm. If there isn't a
> > multiple library request and you really cannot tolerate teh shortcuts,
> > feel free to file a request.
> >
> > -kdf
>