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swedela
2005-08-18, 16:34
Hi,

I've read the postings regarding FLAC tags and international characters, but I'm having a slightly different problem

I ripped a CD by the Brazilian artist Djavan, and several of the MP3 files have accented characters in the file names. When SlimServer rescans the library, it doesn't list these files, only the MP3 files that only have "US ASCII" characters in them.

Here are a listing of the file names:
01 Um Amor Puro
02 Eu Te Devoro
03 Lilás
04 Acelerou
05 Álibi
06 Esquinas
07 Se
08 Boa Noite
09 Fato Consumado
10 Faltando Um Pedaço
11 Pétala
12 Meu Bem- Querer
13 Cigano

Only songs 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 show in my SlimServer library.

Is this an inherent limitation of SlimServer or is there something I can change to make it work?

thanks
swedela

Walter Wullschleger
2005-08-19, 00:21
swedela, I had the same problem on my linux machine. after renameing all
files with non us character, every thing working fine. just leave the
id3tag as they are - only filnames has to be renamed. if you have a lot
of files, then maybe a good tager is helpful for doing the whole staff
in once (my suggestion is http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html).

cheers

walt

swedela schrieb:

>Hi,
>
>I've read the postings regarding FLAC tags and international
>characters, but I'm having a slightly different problem
>
>I ripped a CD by the Brazilian artist Djavan, and several of the MP3
>files have accented characters in the file names. When SlimServer
>rescans the library, it doesn't list these files, only the MP3 files
>that only have "US ASCII" characters in them.
>
>Here are a listing of the file names:
>01 Um Amor Puro
>02 Eu Te Devoro
>03 Lilás
>04 Acelerou
>05 Álibi
>06 Esquinas
>07 Se
>08 Boa Noite
>09 Fato Consumado
>10 Faltando Um Pedaço
>11 Pétala
>12 Meu Bem- Querer
>13 Cigano
>
>Only songs 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 show in my SlimServer
>library.
>
>Is this an inherent limitation of SlimServer or is there something I
>can change to make it work?
>
>thanks
>swedela
>
>
>
>

swedela
2005-08-19, 18:58
Thanks for your reply.

Actually Im using a WinXP machine with an external hard drive from Seagate for storing the files, and SlimServer doesn't seem to be able to read these files that have non-US ASCII characters in the file names. Strange.

I have a lot of files, so retagging is going to be a bit of a hassle. I guess I have to try that, unless someone else has another solution?

What characters can SlimServer normally handle in filenames on a WinXP machine, is it a subset of the UNICODE that XP handles (exceptions of course, like :\/)?

swedela

swedela
2005-09-09, 16:01
Hey,

I figured out the problem. The files were ripped on a Mac with iTunes, and it apparently saves the tags and filenames using Unicode, adding additional bytes for accented characters such as é, á etc.

SlimServer apparently doesn't support this. The way around it is to edit filenames and ID3 tags to remove the Unicode accented characters (you have to delete both the accent and the character, meaning hitting backspace or delete twice), or change these characters to regular accented characters using Windows Character Map program.

Support for true Unicode (1-4 bytes) would be great in future versions of SlimServer.

Regards,
swedela

twautele
2005-09-11, 08:12
Hello,

I have the same problem. I ripped and used my cd collection on
a Mac so Gracenote even include some chinese character (for
Kitaro) and both iTunes and Slimserver work well with them.

For some reason I switch these duties to a PC (xp mce 2005) and
while iTunes PC has no problem playing them, slimserver just
can't read them.

Thierry

Dan Sully
2005-09-11, 16:10
* twautele shaped the electrons to say...

>For some reason I switch these duties to a PC (xp mce 2005) and
>while iTunes PC has no problem playing them, slimserver just
>can't read them.

SlimServer 6.2beta has much improved Unicode support. You might consider giving it a try.

-D
--
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." - Albert Einstein

Milhouse
2005-09-11, 18:44
* twautele shaped the electrons to say...

>For some reason I switch these duties to a PC (xp mce 2005) and
>while iTunes PC has no problem playing them, slimserver just
>can't read them.

SlimServer 6.2beta has much improved Unicode support. You might consider giving it a try.

-D
--
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." - Albert Einstein

Can anyone say if Unicode will be supported by AlienBBC? AlienBBC seems to have a problem with non-English speaking BBC Radio stations (ie. Radio nan Gaidheal, #18) where programmes are displayed as "Èist beò" (this should be: "Èist beò") and "A' mire ri M& #242;r" (s/b "A' mire ri Mòr" - note space inserted between & and # to stop forum/browser software translating to correct code!)