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Hugh Hempel
2005-02-07, 15:00
I would like to have the squeezebox play a song (perhaps a recent download)
BEFORE I place the song in the library and rescan…

The main reason is that my library is huge and a rescan takes a very long
time…

I suspect that there is an obvious/simple way to accomplish this, but I have
not been able to figure it out or find an answer in any of the threads/docs…

Hugh

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mherger
2005-02-07, 15:10
> I would like to have the squeezebox play a song (perhaps a recent
> BEFORE I place the song in the library and rescanâ€¦
>
> The main reason is that my library is huge and a rescan takes a very long
> timeâ€¦

You'll have to put it in the library path, but don't need to rescan. Just
use "Browse Music Folder" from the main menu.

> I suspect that there is an obvious/simple way to accomplish this, but I
> have not been able to figure it out or find an answer in any of the

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Walti
2005-02-07, 15:11
.... go to browse music folder and search for your song. then just play
it. that's it
walt

Hugh Hempel wrote:

> I would like to have the squeezebox play a song (perhaps a recent
> download) BEFORE I place the song in the library and rescan…
>
>
>
> The main reason is that my library is huge and a rescan takes a very
> long time…
>
>
>
> I suspect that there is an obvious/simple way to accomplish this, but
> I have not been able to figure it out or find an answer in any of the
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
>
> Hugh
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Aaron Zinck
2005-02-07, 15:20
Perhaps this is fixed in a recent nightly (I'm running the Dec. 3rd 2004
nightly) but in Windows "browse music folder" still doesn't catch new
additions on my setup.

So, Hugh, if browse music folder doesn't work for you then you can try what
I do which is this: I have an m3u file which I just call "new music" which
has explicit references to songs e:\Music\NewMusic\NewSong1.mp3,
NewSong2.mp3, etc., for 10 songs. Then whenever I get music that I want to
play right away I just copy the mp3s to the NewMusic directory and rename
the files NewSong1, NewSong2, etc. I can then just fire up the playlist.
It's not very slick (certainly not as good as browse music folder) but at
least you can access the songs immediately. You could also write a script
(rather easily) that would copy the files over and rename them for you for
use in this way.

"Michael Herger" <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote in
message news:opsluk7jqckpbrd7 (AT) truckli (DOT) jo-sac.ch...
> I would like to have the squeezebox play a song (perhaps a recent
> BEFORE I place the song in the library and rescan.
>
> The main reason is that my library is huge and a rescan takes a very long
> time.

You'll have to put it in the library path, but don't need to rescan. Just
use "Browse Music Folder" from the main menu.

> I suspect that there is an obvious/simple way to accomplish this, but I
> have not been able to figure it out or find an answer in any of the

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kdf
2005-02-07, 15:20
Quoting Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net>:

> > I would like to have the squeezebox play a song (perhaps a recent
> > BEFORE I place the song in the library and rescanâ€¦
> >
> > The main reason is that my library is huge and a rescan takes a very long
> > timeâ€¦
>
> You'll have to put it in the library path, but don't need to rescan. Just
> use "Browse Music Folder" from the main menu.

or something like this:

http://serverIP:9000/status.html?p0=playlist&p1=play&p2=file:\\path\to\newsong.mp3&player=playerID

-kdf

dbls
2005-02-07, 16:55
I have this problem as well, and I find that the technique kdf
just recommended (browsing to http://serverIP:9000/status.html?p0=playlist&p1=play&p2=file:\\path\to\newsong.mp3&player=playerID)
works like a charm, and then the new music can immediately be
found browsing by artist or album, although not, curiously, via
Browse Music Folder. Wots up wid dat?

You could create a shortcut with the bulk of the address, then
edit it when you get new music. Beats typing all the song names
into a playlist.

-:- dbls

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Zinck" <azinck3 (AT) ufl (DOT) edu>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: [slim] Playing a new song through squeezebox withoutrescanningthe library...

> Perhaps this is fixed in a recent nightly (I'm running the Dec. 3rd 2004
> nightly) but in Windows "browse music folder" still doesn't catch new
> additions on my setup.
>
> So, Hugh, if browse music folder doesn't work for you then you can try what
> I do which is this: I have an m3u file which I just call "new music" which
> has explicit references to songs e:\Music\NewMusic\NewSong1.mp3,
> NewSong2.mp3, etc., for 10 songs. Then whenever I get music that I want to
> play right away I just copy the mp3s to the NewMusic directory and rename
> the files NewSong1, NewSong2, etc. I can then just fire up the playlist.
> It's not very slick (certainly not as good as browse music folder) but at
> least you can access the songs immediately. You could also write a script
> (rather easily) that would copy the files over and rename them for you for
> use in this way.
>
>
> "Michael Herger" <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote in
> message news:opsluk7jqckpbrd7 (AT) truckli (DOT) jo-sac.ch...
>> I would like to have the squeezebox play a song (perhaps a recent
>> BEFORE I place the song in the library and rescan.
>>
>> The main reason is that my library is huge and a rescan takes a very long
>> time.
>
> You'll have to put it in the library path, but don't need to rescan. Just
> use "Browse Music Folder" from the main menu.
>
>> I suspect that there is an obvious/simple way to accomplish this, but I
>> have not been able to figure it out or find an answer in any of the
>
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>
> Michael
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Aaron Zinck
2005-02-08, 07:14
Interesting...I'll have to give this a try.

"dbls" <dbls (AT) comcast (DOT) net> wrote in message
news:076101c50dc8$8da0e7c0$38a1fea9 (AT) DBLSV (DOT) ..
> I have this problem as well, and I find that the technique kdf
> just recommended (browsing to
http://serverIP:9000/status.html?p0=playlist&p1=play&p2=file:\\path\to\newsong.mp3&player=playerID)
> works like a charm, and then the new music can immediately be
> found browsing by artist or album, although not, curiously, via
> Browse Music Folder. Wots up wid dat?
>
> You could create a shortcut with the bulk of the address, then
> edit it when you get new music. Beats typing all the song names
> into a playlist.
>
> -:- dbls
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aaron Zinck" <azinck3 (AT) ufl (DOT) edu>
> To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 5:20 PM
> Subject: [slim] Playing a new song through squeezebox
withoutrescanningthe library...
>
>
> > Perhaps this is fixed in a recent nightly (I'm running the Dec. 3rd 2004
> > nightly) but in Windows "browse music folder" still doesn't catch new
> > additions on my setup.
> >
> > So, Hugh, if browse music folder doesn't work for you then you can try
what
> > I do which is this: I have an m3u file which I just call "new music"
which
> > has explicit references to songs e:\Music\NewMusic\NewSong1.mp3,
> > NewSong2.mp3, etc., for 10 songs. Then whenever I get music that I want
to
> > play right away I just copy the mp3s to the NewMusic directory and
rename
> > the files NewSong1, NewSong2, etc. I can then just fire up the
playlist.
> > It's not very slick (certainly not as good as browse music folder) but
at
> > least you can access the songs immediately. You could also write a
script
> > (rather easily) that would copy the files over and rename them for you
for
> > use in this way.
> >
> >
> > "Michael Herger" <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote in
> > message news:opsluk7jqckpbrd7 (AT) truckli (DOT) jo-sac.ch...
> >> I would like to have the squeezebox play a song (perhaps a recent
> >> BEFORE I place the song in the library and rescan.
> >>
> >> The main reason is that my library is huge and a rescan takes a very
long
> >> time.
> >
> > You'll have to put it in the library path, but don't need to rescan.
Just
> > use "Browse Music Folder" from the main menu.
> >
> >> I suspect that there is an obvious/simple way to accomplish this, but I
> >> have not been able to figure it out or find an answer in any of the
> >
> > --
> >
> > Michael
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Steve Bernard, Jr
2005-02-08, 08:18
I'm guessing you're on Windows, based on your AVG message footer.
What I can do in Windows to play non-library music is copy the
complete path of the file and then paste that path into the Internet