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Dave Rodger
2004-12-19, 13:55
> From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> Subject: [slim] More iTunes Playlist information, and questions
> Message-ID: <1103478331.41c5be3b08633 (AT) callisto (DOT) deane-freeman.com>
> In-Reply-To: <019401c4e5eb$3b6979e0$6501a8c0@sojourner>
> the translation required to support itunes under linux might have to be
changed
> in order to support unc paths. I've only ever used it with a mapped
drive. If
> you were to map //spirit/mp3 to a drive under windows, then import from
there
> to itunes, it might work better for you.

OK, thanks. I've submitted an enhancement request, because I'd prefer to
use UNC paths, but this makes sense. One additional question, then--if I
map the drive as you suggest (say, z: as \\spirit\mp3), then I need to
remove everything from my iTunes library, and re-import everything, right?
This will include clearing things like playcounts, etc., from the iTunes
library? (Not that it's a big deal, but I'm just curious.)

Thanks for the info.

-dave

kdf
2004-12-19, 16:25
Quoting Dave Rodger <dave (AT) davidrodger (DOT) com>:

> > From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> > Subject: [slim] More iTunes Playlist information, and questions
> > Message-ID: <1103478331.41c5be3b08633 (AT) callisto (DOT) deane-freeman.com>
> > In-Reply-To: <019401c4e5eb$3b6979e0$6501a8c0@sojourner>
> > the translation required to support itunes under linux might have to be
> changed
> > in order to support unc paths. I've only ever used it with a mapped
> drive. If
> > you were to map //spirit/mp3 to a drive under windows, then import from
> there
> > to itunes, it might work better for you.
>
> OK, thanks. I've submitted an enhancement request, because I'd prefer to
> use UNC paths, but this makes sense. One additional question, then--if I
> map the drive as you suggest (say, z: as \\spirit\mp3), then I need to
> remove everything from my iTunes library, and re-import everything, right?
> This will include clearing things like playcounts, etc., from the iTunes
> library? (Not that it's a big deal, but I'm just curious.)

yes, you would. As for the unc path, I'm only theorising that its not supported
as the user who wrote the patch used mapped drives, and I've only ever used it
with mapped drives. Other linux users out there might have unc paths that have
worked, but I still count that as the most liekly problem.

-kdf