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John Gorst
2005-03-21, 16:34
Does enabling musicmagic support cause a big hit on performance? The
paragraph about musicmagic in server settings suggests that it will
import the musicmagic library info? Is this strictly true? Or does it
simply send the artist/title/genre to the musicmagic service which then
spits out a playlist?

SlimServer can use your MusicMagic program as source for title and genre
information. Additionally you can generate instant mixes on genre,
artist and song level. Check the box below to import your MusicMagic
Library information.

Cheers

kdf
2005-03-21, 16:45
Quoting John Gorst <john_gorst (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

>
> Does enabling musicmagic support cause a big hit on performance? The
> paragraph about musicmagic in server settings suggests that it will
> import the musicmagic library info? Is this strictly true? Or does it
> simply send the artist/title/genre to the musicmagic service which then
> spits out a playlist?
>
> SlimServer can use your MusicMagic program as source for title and genre
> information.

This brings all the same info as tagging would, except that the info is provided
primarily from the musicmagic API. Tags are still read to gather any missing
info.

>Additionally you can generate instant mixes on genre,
> artist and song level.

These are on-the-fly mixes available by press-and-hold play form teh player UI,
or via 'mm' links in teh web UI.

it will also import any playlists that you've created within the musicmagic
application, plus slimserver will import the list of what musicmagic has
determined are possibly duplicate tracks.

-kdf

John Gorst
2005-03-21, 16:59
kdf wrote:
> Quoting John Gorst <john_gorst (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:
>
>
>>Does enabling musicmagic support cause a big hit on performance? The
>>paragraph about musicmagic in server settings suggests that it will
>>import the musicmagic library info? Is this strictly true? Or does it
>>simply send the artist/title/genre to the musicmagic service which then
>>spits out a playlist?
>>
>>SlimServer can use your MusicMagic program as source for title and genre
>>information.
>
>
> This brings all the same info as tagging would, except that the info is provided
> primarily from the musicmagic API. Tags are still read to gather any missing
> info.
>
>
>>Additionally you can generate instant mixes on genre,
>>artist and song level.
>
>
> These are on-the-fly mixes available by press-and-hold play form teh player UI,
> or via 'mm' links in teh web UI.
>
> it will also import any playlists that you've created within the musicmagic
> application, plus slimserver will import the list of what musicmagic has
> determined are possibly duplicate tracks.
>
> -kdf

So in theory the database shouldnt be any larger, just more complete.

One problem I have had so far is that the MMM is 'analysing', so updates
its database.So the slimserver updates from MMM every 60 seconds -
obviously this is configurable, but it is not immedietly obvious what is
happening.

I assume that even if I set the timeout to a rediculous large figure,
each time I restart slimserver (and assuming MM database has been
updated), slimserver will update itslef against MMM. This takes a long
time on my system!

Would it be possible to tell slimserver not to get tag info from MMM,
and just use it for on-the-fly mixes?

Cheers

kdf
2005-03-21, 17:03
Quoting John Gorst <john_gorst (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

> kdf wrote:
> > Quoting John Gorst <john_gorst (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:
> >
> >
> >>Does enabling musicmagic support cause a big hit on performance? The
> >>paragraph about musicmagic in server settings suggests that it will
> >>import the musicmagic library info? Is this strictly true? Or does it
> >>simply send the artist/title/genre to the musicmagic service which then
> >>spits out a playlist?
> >>
> >>SlimServer can use your MusicMagic program as source for title and genre
> >>information.
> >
> >
> > This brings all the same info as tagging would, except that the info is
> provided
> > primarily from the musicmagic API. Tags are still read to gather any
> missing
> > info.
> >
> >
> >>Additionally you can generate instant mixes on genre,
> >>artist and song level.
> >
> >
> > These are on-the-fly mixes available by press-and-hold play form teh player
> UI,
> > or via 'mm' links in teh web UI.
> >
> > it will also import any playlists that you've created within the musicmagic
> > application, plus slimserver will import the list of what musicmagic has
> > determined are possibly duplicate tracks.
> >
> > -kdf
>
> So in theory the database shouldnt be any larger, just more complete.
>
> One problem I have had so far is that the MMM is 'analysing', so updates
> its database.So the slimserver updates from MMM every 60 seconds -
> obviously this is configurable, but it is not immedietly obvious what is
> happening.
>
> I assume that even if I set the timeout to a rediculous large figure,
> each time I restart slimserver (and assuming MM database has been
> updated), slimserver will update itslef against MMM. This takes a long
> time on my system!
>
> Would it be possible to tell slimserver not to get tag info from MMM,
> and just use it for on-the-fly mixes?

not at this time, no.
-kdf