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windguy2
2005-04-28, 12:23
I'm using 6.0.2 released version. My total number of songs incorrectly
increases by 15 when I tell the server to use iTunes. After a lot of
searching it appears 15 songs are duplicated - the only thing I can
guess at is that some of them have [ in the name or some other unusual
character, though not all of them. I have restarted the server, wiped
the cache, etc. Any ideas?

I like using the server without itunes, it seems faster scanning
(though I've never timed it) - any way to just read the playlists from
itunes?

Thanks,

Mike.

Laz
2005-04-30, 15:28
Scanning iTunes results in extra albums, artists, and songs (the number varies when I rescan, but varies around 15, 30 and 500 respectively).

I suspect this has to do with non-latin characters in names, as I notice that the scan had a real problem with a German alblum with a u-umlaut and also a Los Lobos album with an o-grave.

Still looking for a solution, but may need to revert to 6.01 if the going doesn't get better.

windguy2
2005-04-30, 16:45
I have the same problem, even with 6.01 - changed setting to do not use
itunes - if I could get playlists from itunes I would leave it like
this

Mike.
On Apr 30, 2005, at 4:28 PM, Laz wrote:

>
> Scanning iTunes results in extra albums, artists, and songs (the number
> varies when I rescan, but varies around 15, 30 and 500 respectively).
>
> I suspect this has to do with non-latin characters in names, as I
> notice that the scan had a real problem with a German alblum with a
> u-umlaut and also a Los Lobos album with an o-grave.
>
> Still looking for a solution, but may need to revert to 6.01 if the
> going doesn't get better.
>
>
> --
> Laz
>

Laz
2005-04-30, 18:53
I uninstalled slimserver, deleted the m3u playlists created by slim server, deleted the slimserver directory, reinstalled 6.02.

At this stage I end up with 1 extra track, 2 extra albums and 2 extra artists. I'm willing to live with this until 6.1.

Probably not a viable option if you have a substantial investment in slim playlists. You could try editing the m3u playlists directly to see if you have junk entries from the previous version (I haven't tried this - YMMV).

Cheers,

Laz