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Patrick Dixon
2005-04-21, 14:36
What does the use iTunes library and the various settings in the base slimserver actually do? Is it different to the iTunes update plugin? Does one depend on the other?

I'm trying to use iTunes playlists with slimserver, and I can't see any of them in browse playlists. I've set the iTunes xml file location and the iTunes Music directory (which is outside the normal slimserver path) correctly (I think). I haven't installed the plugin.

I have slimserver V6.0.1 branch running on FC3, iTunes on XP.

I'm obviously doing something wrong - can someone point me in the right direction please?

Craig, James (IT)
2005-04-22, 02:04
Patrick,
The 'iTunes' plugin that comes with the standard installation is for
reading iTunes library & playlists into SlimServer.
The 'iTunes Update' plugin, which must be installed separately, is for
writing SlimServer info back to the iTunes library.

I'd suggest you enable the --d_itunes debugging option and check the log
for errors.

James

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Subject: [slim] ITunes Confusion


What does the use iTunes library and the various settings in the base
slimserver actually do? Is it different to the iTunes update plugin?
Does one depend on the other?

I'm trying to use iTunes playlists with slimserver, and I can't see any
of them in browse playlists. I've set the iTunes xml file location and
the iTunes Music directory (which is outside the normal slimserver
path) correctly (I think). I haven't installed the plugin.

I have slimserver V6.0.1 branch running on FC3, iTunes on XP.

I'm obviously doing something wrong - can someone point me in the right
direction please?


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Patrick Dixon

Patrick Dixon
2005-04-22, 04:33
Thanks Craig,

I updated to latest subversion this morning, restarted slimserver, and the iTunes playlists have all come up.

So not quite sure what the problem was, but it's gone away now.

Does anyone know how I can stop slimserver creating empty Shoutcast playlists though? I'm not using Shoutcast at all, but it insists on creating an empty plylist directory for some reason.

Craig, James (IT)
2005-04-22, 04:42
Michael said that would be fixed in the latest version, so delete the
directory and see what happens!

James

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Subject: [slim] Re: ITunes Confusion


Thanks Craig,

I updated to latest subversion this morning, restarted slimserver, and
the iTunes playlists have all come up.

So not quite sure what the problem was, but it's gone away now.

Does anyone know how I can stop slimserver creating empty Shoutcast
playlists though? I'm not using Shoutcast at all, but it insists on
creating an empty plylist directory for some reason.


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Patrick Dixon

Patrick Dixon
2005-04-22, 05:13
Thanks again!

I've removed Shoutcast from the list of Plugins now - so that might help too.

Dan Sully
2005-04-22, 10:05
* Patrick Dixon shaped the electrons to say...

>Does anyone know how I can stop slimserver creating empty Shoutcast
>playlists though? I'm not using Shoutcast at all, but it insists on
>creating an empty plylist directory for some reason.

I know that Michael Herger was working on this. He's taken ownership of the
Shoutcast Plugin. :)

-D
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