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kipper
2005-04-22, 12:23
5.x had a few quirks from my point of view....

I just upgraded to latest version of 6 to find that although the overall numbers of files found seems to be right, songs and artists that I KNOW are in there do not show up.

Search can't find 'em, and browsing to some albums will show that some tracks that were there in 5.4.1-1 are now missing.

downgrading to 5.4.1-1 has resurrected those files, but I'm certainly no longer considering getting any more squeezeboxes/squeezebox2s as the software seems to be getting worse.

I can't fully appreciate the scale of the problems as I don't have the time to examine the nearly 15000 files to see exactly how many aren't showing up, but I hope that the problems are addressed soon....

kipper
2005-04-22, 12:26
running on fedora 2 btw ;)

Ben Sandee
2005-04-22, 12:35
Kipper,

With all of the useful, specific diagnostic information you've
provided I'm sure everyone will be jockeying for position to help you
out. Not.

You might get better results if you could provide information about
the files that are missing. There's probably something common to all
of them (tag issues) that is causing it but without that information
everyone will just have to guess why you are having issues. If you
could make one of the files available (preferably a small one) by
attaching it to a bug (http://bugs.slimdevices.com) then we can get
the ball rolling!

HTH,

Ben

kdf
2005-04-22, 12:49
Quoting kipper <kipper.1nwmzn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> 5.x had a few quirks from my point of view....
>
> I just upgraded to latest version of 6 to find that although the
> overall numbers of files found seems to be right, songs and artists
> that I KNOW are in there do not show up.
>
> Search can't find 'em, and browsing to some albums will show that some
> tracks that were there in 5.4.1-1 are now missing.

Can you provide any details about those songs that are missing? Are you using
itunes, moodlogic or musicmagic? Are they located on a mapped drive, local
drive. Have you checked permissions?

you may also want to consider running from the command line, adding --d_info as
a command argument so that you can see the song info extraction as you rescan.
its a lot of info, but may highlight the exact problem

Also, there have been a lot of improvements made since 6.0.1 (latest official
release) and I believe a 6.0.2 release is expected soon. You can try out one
of the nightly builds and see if this gives you better results. There are two
types of nightly builds. Stable and Developers. Stable build is what will be
6.0.2, and developers builds will be 6.1. both are located here:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/

cheers,
kdf

kipper
2005-04-23, 09:07
first couple of files I've investigated have accents on at least one character in the song title and filename.

Hinkň
Kamandé

both of those just don't show up in 6.x but do in 5.x

Jack Coates
2005-04-23, 09:31
kipper wrote:
> first couple of files I've investigated have accents on at least one
> character in the song title and filename.
>
> Hinkň
> Kamandé
>
> both of those just don't show up in 6.x but do in 5.x
>
>

what did you use to tag those files? Whatever it is probably doesn't
speak Unicode.

--
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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

arnonm
2005-04-23, 13:48
Jack Coates wrote:
> kipper wrote:
>
>> first couple of files I've investigated have accents on at least one
>> character in the song title and filename.
>>
>> Hinkň Kamandé
>> both of those just don't show up in 6.x but do in 5.x
>>
>>
>
> what did you use to tag those files? Whatever it is probably doesn't
> speak Unicode.
>
Or it is part of a SB font problem which appeared in the 6.x stream.
I have unicode tags which appear on the SB fine in 5.x but don't in 6.x
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1413

Arnon

kipper
2005-04-27, 10:03
don't think it's a problem with the file/encoding etc. as it works fine in version 5.x... must be summat borked in the code for 6 that just doesn't understand it..

i.e. shows up in both web interface and on the player, whereas on 6.x it doesn't even get listed

kipper
2005-05-06, 15:41
did anyone ever get to the bottom of the problem with accented characters causing files to be missed from 6.x?

Ben Sandee
2005-05-06, 19:27
On 5/6/05, kipper <kipper.1omtkz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> did anyone ever get to the bottom of the problem with accented
> characters causing files to be missed from 6.x?

Did you ever file a bug or supply a file that breaks it?

michael
2005-05-09, 12:42
kipper <kipper.1omtkz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:
> did anyone ever get to the bottom of the problem with accented
> characters causing files to be missed from 6.x?

That partially depends on which problem you mean.
There was a problem with cuesheets awhile back where an accented
character and bad locale settings could make a track disappear, and I
believe that's working correctly now. There have also been reports
from people having problems with accented characters in filenames, but
I haven't followed that one.
Perhaps the best place to look would be in the bug tracker, and see
what's still outstanding.

-michael

--
"Standing at the machine every day for all my life,
I'm used to do it, and I need it,
it's the only thing I want."
-yello "bostich"

kipper
2005-06-25, 03:15
not had the time to check up on how slimserver has been progressing for ages..

Just tried latest official (not nightly) and my original problem is still there.

I see from the list of fixed bugs that there was a problem with accented characters from itunes libraries. The problem I'm having appears to be exactly the same but in filenames not itunes.

i.e. any filename with an accented character in it is overlooked by slimserver 6.x whereas in 5.x it works fine.

Dan Sully
2005-06-25, 10:00
* kipper shaped the electrons to say...

>Just tried latest official (not nightly) and my original problem is
>still there.

Please try the latest 6.1 nightly - there have been many improvements to Unicode handling.

What type of system are you running on?

-D
--
<dr.pox> wtf? a garbled dingbat makes java switch to DWIM?

kipper
2005-06-26, 04:51
my server is running on fedora 2.

if I manually change the filename to something without accents then it sees the file ok.. even showing the correct accents from the id3 tags.

if the filenames have any kind of accented characters in them, they vanish from the listings

Dan Sully
2005-06-26, 09:53
* kipper shaped the electrons to say...

>my server is running on fedora 2.
>
>if I manually change the filename to something without accents then it
>sees the file ok.. even showing the correct accents from the id3 tags.
>
>if the filenames have any kind of accented characters in them, they
>vanish from the listings

What is your LC_CTYPE or LANG environment variable set to?

Do you know what encoding you used when you ripped the file?

-D
--
It does not do to leave a live Dragon out of your calculations..