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kbelinski
2005-08-07, 21:12
I found a SlimServer anomaly in organizing Albums in the Music Folder. And came up with a workaround.

I organized my FLAC files this way:

/Lossless/Artistes/Album/{Album content}

{Album content} consists of a .cue file, a FLAC file, and cover.jpg belonging to that album.

Consider this...

/Lossless/Jimmy Abb/28 All Time Favorites Piano Disc 1/
/Lossless/Jimmy Abb/28 All Time Favorites Piano Disc 2/

For some reasons, the library scanning would always end up with 3 albums - ...Disc 1 & ...Disc 2 (correct), and a 3rd empty album called "Jimmy Abb" (incorrect). This is particularly annoying. After some fiddling around I found out that SlimServer does not seem to like album directory names beginning with numeric characters. Therefore I added an underscore preceding the album name as below and it started to work correctly. After the change, SlimServer recognizes there are two albums, not three.

/Lossless/Jimmy Abb/_28 All Time Favorites Piano Disc 1/
/Lossless/Jimmy Abb/_28 All Time Favorites Piano Disc 2/

Could this be a bug?

SlimServer Version: 6.1.1 - 3774 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252