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Max
2005-04-06, 10:34
Does SlimServer do a periodic rescan of my music files or do I have to
manually click rescan every time I add new stuff? My server is on all
the time, but not used during the night so the ideal would be if it
rescanned then.

Thanks,

Max Spicer

Richie
2005-04-06, 10:46
Max,

Try Server Settings>Plugins>Rescan Music Library

this lets you schedule a rescan at a fixed time every 24 hours

Richard

On Apr 6, 2005 6:34 PM, Max <sb.10.max_spicer (AT) spamgourmet (DOT) com> wrote:
> Does SlimServer do a periodic rescan of my music files or do I have to
> manually click rescan every time I add new stuff? My server is on all
> the time, but not used during the night so the ideal would be if it
> rescanned then.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Max Spicer
>
>

Max
2005-04-06, 11:09
Got it. Thanks for the quick response! Strange place to hide away such
a useful pref though.

Cheers,

Max

Richie wrote:
> Try Server Settings>Plugins>Rescan Music Library
>
> this lets you schedule a rescan at a fixed time every 24 hours

Timbo
2005-07-08, 18:04
Hi there - shouldn't SlimServer rescan every time it detects a change in the designated ‘music folder’? Seems a bit old hat having to tell it you have ripped some new files!

In fact having just got to grips with EAC settings (approx. 2 weeks study and trial and error and now I have to rip my first 20 CD's again!) SlimServer (no probs - but a bit passive - see comment above) Lossless Compression (now there's enough reading on the Internet for a lifetimes study!) Tags (should I use iTunes, should I just browse folders) oh dear, tags don't appear in browse folders unless you rescan in SlimServer and then there’s FLAC compression options (OMG more techy stuff!) - maybe I should get out more....;-)

But really - isn't this ripping lark a bit arcane for 2005!!! I mean yes the sound from my Meridian system fed via Squeezebox 2 is well worth the effort - but I have 20 years playing in IT - what on earth do 'normal' folk do...:-)

I know lots of folk out there absolutely love user supported and developed software and I have to say I really appreciate the whole Slim Devices ethos - but what I wouldn’t pay for good old simple to use and set-up iTunes - but with built-in pre-configured EAC error correction and drive awareness, automatic FLAC conversion and intelligent tagging!

Now the Squeezebox 2 that’s a different story - it just sits there and works beautifully and I am sure it is totally oblivious to all the propeller head stuff required just to get it’s files ready for delivery :-)

radish
2005-07-11, 08:40
Apple are aiming iTunes at the crowd who think 64kbps AAC on their iPod mini is great sound quality. You can see why they don't consider the ripping engine a very high priority.

tjtaylor
2005-07-11, 08:58
Does the scheduled re-scan wipe the database and scan, or just scan?

Thanks,
Tim

radish
2005-07-11, 11:01
AFAIK, just scan.