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tschmidt
2005-05-07, 06:28
Ok, so here was my problem. I installed slim server and it would read my iTunes music library fine. I would then restart my system and slim would stop picking up my changes in iTunes. I then tried wiping the cache and rescanning an slim would come back with 0 artists, 0 albums, 0 songs. I would reinstall and it would read the library again.

Turns out slim.exe seems to have a problem running as a service on my machine. Whenever I launch it as a service it can't read the music library. If I stop the service and launch it as a regular program everything updates fine. Is anyone else having this problem? Are you running XP Service Pack 2?

For the record my setup:

Windows XP SP2
P4 2.53GHz
1 GB Memory
Two Disks (C:111GB D: 228GB)

SqueezeBox one squeeze box connected over wired 100Mbps network

iTunes Settings:
Music Folder D:\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music
Keep iTunes Music folder organized is checked
Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library is checked
Library has 8539 songs, 312 Artists, and 583 Albums 44.88GB
Version 4.7.1.30
Most songs are mp3, though I have about 200 AAC files.

Slim Server:
Version 6.0.2
Server Settings:
Language: English
Music Folder: Blank
Playlists Folder: Blank
iTunes: User iTunes
iTunes:
iTunes Reload Interval: 60
Ignore Songs Disabled in iTunes: Ignore songs unchecked in iTunes
Find iTunes Library Automatically: Find iTunes Library Automatically (though I have tried Specify iTunes Library Locations without any change)
iTunes Music Library.xml Location: D:\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music Library.xml
iTunes Music Folder: D:\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music
iTunes Playlist Format: Prefix: iTunes:
Plugins:
Load Plugins at startup Only
Datetime Screensaver - Active
Rescan Music Library - Active
Save Playlist - Active
iTunes Active
All other plugins disabled.
All other slim settings are default.

John Gorst
2005-05-07, 07:23
tschmidt wrote:
> Ok, so here was my problem. I installed slim server and it would read
> my iTunes music library fine. I would then restart my system and slim
> would stop picking up my changes in iTunes. I then tried wiping the
> cache and rescanning an slim would come back with 0 artists, 0 albums,
> 0 songs. I would reinstall and it would read the library again.
>
> Turns out slim.exe seems to have a problem running as a service on my
> machine. Whenever I launch it as a service it can't read the music
> library. If I stop the service and launch it as a regular program
> everything updates fine. Is anyone else having this problem? Are you
> running XP Service Pack 2?

Is this a poblem with the user that slimserver is running as a service
under?
Go into control pannel (advanced view) --> admin tools --> services

Find the slimserver entry

Double click on the slimserver entry

Go to 'logon' tab

Enter your windows xp logon and password details (or any other account
which has access to the drive/folder that your music and itunes.xml is
located)

HTH


>
> For the record my setup:
>
> Windows XP SP2
> P4 2.53GHz
> 1 GB Memory
> Two Disks (C:111GB D: 228GB)
>
> SqueezeBox one squeeze box connected over wired 100Mbps network
>
> iTunes Settings:
> Music Folder D:\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music
> Keep iTunes Music folder organized is checked
> Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library is checked
> Library has 8539 songs, 312 Artists, and 583 Albums 44.88GB
> Version 4.7.1.30
> Most songs are mp3, though I have about 200 AAC files.
>
> Slim Server:
> Version 6.0.2
> Server Settings:
> Language: English
> Music Folder: Blank
> Playlists Folder: Blank
> iTunes: User iTunes
> iTunes:
> iTunes Reload Interval: 60
> Ignore Songs Disabled in iTunes: Ignore songs unchecked in
> iTunes
> Find iTunes Library Automatically: Find iTunes Library
> Automatically (though I have tried Specify iTunes Library Locations
> without any change)
> iTunes Music Library.xml Location: D:\My
> Music\iTunes\iTunes Music Library.xml
> iTunes Music Folder: D:\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music
> iTunes Playlist Format: Prefix: iTunes:
> Plugins:
> Load Plugins at startup Only
> Datetime Screensaver - Active
> Rescan Music Library - Active
> Save Playlist - Active
> iTunes Active
> All other plugins disabled.
> All other slim settings are default.
>
>