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adhawkins
2005-08-03, 01:29
I've recently noticed that I have a lot of tracks with 'No Artist' and 'No
Album'. If I look at one of these tracks, it's relating to a file called
'dummy.wav' in the directory where I have FLAC files stored (1 FLAC file per
album).

In these directories, I now have files called flacname.cue, and these refer
to a file called dummy.wav

Can anyone tell me if this is expected behaviour, or a bug?

Thanks

Andy

Dan Goodinson
2005-08-03, 03:31
My library also has a single track with no artist and no album track.
It's due to the inclusion of a windows media format file that is part of
my GF's music collection. So far as I know, there isn't a way to tag
this format.

I'd also suspect that there is no way to tag .wav files, either. If
there are no tags, then (I believe) SS will not be able to provide
information such as artist/album or whatever.

If you don't want to have this stuff showing up in your library, you can
probably configure SS to ignore any track with a .wav extension. If you
did this, then wiped the cache and re-scanned, SS will not include .wav
files and it should clear the problem. The downside is that it will not
include ANY wav files - none AT ALL. So if you require SB to actually
play the wav files (which it looks like you might, based on your
description), then I don't think there would be a way round it.

As far as I can tell, it is normal to have tracks listed in this way if
the music format does not support tagging (such as with .wav).

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Subject: [slim] Lots of 'No Artist - No Album' entries appeared


I've recently noticed that I have a lot of tracks with 'No Artist' and
'No Album'. If I look at one of these tracks, it's relating to a file
called 'dummy.wav' in the directory where I have FLAC files stored (1
FLAC file per album).

In these directories, I now have files called flacname.cue, and these
refer to a file called dummy.wav

Can anyone tell me if this is expected behaviour, or a bug?

Thanks

Andy

adhawkins
2005-08-03, 09:51
This isn't due to untagged files. This (appears) to be due to a 'dummy' file that's a result of the .cue file being created for a single CD FLAC (that is correctly tagged, and shows up correctly in the list of tracks / artists / albums).

Andy

Dan Goodinson
2005-08-04, 01:31
Yeah, but if the dummy file is a .wav then SS will detect the .wav and
will consider it to be a track in its own right. Therefore SS will look
at the dummy.wav file but won't be able to read any tags from it...

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Subject: [slim] Re: Lots of 'No Artist - No Album' entries appeared



This isn't due to untagged files. This (appears) to be due to a 'dummy'
file that's a result of the .cue file being created for a single CD FLAC
(that is correctly tagged, and shows up correctly in the list of tracks
/ artists / albums).

Andy


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adhawkins

adhawkins
2005-08-05, 01:13
Hi,

In article <25B7A0BB8AD9244DBB58BA67A9B81FD702062067 (AT) exch-eal03 (DOT) intl.businessobjects.com>,
Dan Goodinson<Dan.Goodinson (AT) businessobjects (DOT) com> wrote:
> Yeah, but if the dummy file is a .wav then SS will detect the .wav and
> will consider it to be a track in its own right. Therefore SS will look
> at the dummy.wav file but won't be able to read any tags from it...

The specified wav file doesn't exist anywhere in my music tree. However,
files like the following *do* exist:

FILE "dummy.wav" WAVE
TRACK 01 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
INDEX 01 04:50:06
TRACK 03 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 11:29:60
TRACK 04 AUDIO
INDEX 01 17:31:38
TRACK 05 AUDIO
INDEX 01 23:46:01
TRACK 06 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 32:09:12
TRACK 07 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 42:06:09
TRACK 08 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 51:55:05
TRACK 09 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 57:20:17
TRACK 10 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 66:49:11
REM FLAC__lead-in 88200
REM FLAC__lead-out 170 200041128

These files appear to be created automatically by the Slimserver when it
scans the directory containing the FLAC file (one FLAC file for an entire
CD).

Andy

adhawkins
2005-08-15, 07:18
Hi,

In article <25B7A0BB8AD9244DBB58BA67A9B81FD702062067 (AT) exch-eal03 (DOT) intl.businessobjects.com>,
Dan Goodinson<Dan.Goodinson (AT) businessobjects (DOT) com> wrote:
> Yeah, but if the dummy file is a .wav then SS will detect the .wav and
> will consider it to be a track in its own right. Therefore SS will look
> at the dummy.wav file but won't be able to read any tags from it...

The specified wav file doesn't exist anywhere in my music tree. However,
files like the following *do* exist:

FILE "dummy.wav" WAVE
TRACK 01 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
INDEX 01 04:50:06
TRACK 03 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 11:29:60
TRACK 04 AUDIO
INDEX 01 17:31:38
TRACK 05 AUDIO
INDEX 01 23:46:01
TRACK 06 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 32:09:12
TRACK 07 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 42:06:09
TRACK 08 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 51:55:05
TRACK 09 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 57:20:17
TRACK 10 AUDIO
FLAGS PRE
INDEX 01 66:49:11
REM FLAC__lead-in 88200
REM FLAC__lead-out 170 200041128

These files appear to be created automatically by the Slimserver when it
scans the directory containing the FLAC file (one FLAC file for an entire
CD).

Anyone got any more ideas on this?

Thanks

Andy