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intermod
2005-08-25, 07:28
At some point when upgrading to 6.1.1, or maybe slightly before, significant modifications were made to my music subdirectory. These include:

1. Duplicate songs appearing under each album folder, such as:

Soulive - Tuesday Night's Squad.mp3
Soulive - Tuesday Night's Squad 1.mp3
Soulive - Tuesday Night's Squad 2.mp3

File sizes and creation dates are identical. This did not occur to all albums - just certain ones.

I have not confirmed this, but it might appear that the duplicates only occur if I have listed the particular some in one or more m3u playlists.

Also - my itunes music subdirectory sits in the same /my music subdirectory, at the Artist List level.


2. New folders were created for each artist, presumably derived from albums that contained more than one artist; so now I have about 20% more subdirectories, and each of these songs now appear under the specific "Artist" and under the Album they originally came from (could be using more disk space unless these are symlinks).

I checked the bug list for this but to no avail.

I am using:

SlimServer Version: 6.1.1 - 3774 - Windows 2000 - EN - cp1252
Player Firmware Version: 40

Any way to fix or back these changes out? I suspect #2 may be a new "feature"....ouch.

Greg

stevek1006
2005-08-26, 04:30
discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com wrote:
> At some point when upgrading to 6.1.1, or maybe slightly before,
> significant modifications were made to my music subdirectory. These
> include:
>
> 1. Duplicate songs appearing under each album folder, such as:
>
> Soulive - Tuesday Night's Squad.mp3
> Soulive - Tuesday Night's Squad 1.mp3
> Soulive - Tuesday Night's Squad 2.mp3
>
> File sizes and creation dates are identical. This did not
> occur to all
> albums - just certain ones.
>
> I have not confirmed this, but it might appear that the
> duplicates only
> occur if I have listed the particular some in one or more m3u
> playlists.

Yes, songs in m3u playlists get added to the library - at least this is true
for playlists not created with slimserver itself. I have tried creating
playlists using WinAmp and Media Center, and both cause duplicate entries to
be created in the library. In fact, if I make 5 copies of the same playlist,
it will add 5 additional entries for the same track in the library. This
makes playlists useless since they essentially corrupt the library by adding
multiple entries of the same track. Interestingly, this behavior does not
seem to occur when the playlist is created by slimserver itself. Even copies
of the original playlist do not result duplicate entries to the library.
However, for a number of reasons it is much easier to create playlists in
other programs than in Slimserver.

I have asked before about this behavior and have not received any response.
I do not understand why scanning playlists should add anything to the
library. Maybe there is a good reason for this behavior, but I do not see
it. The way I veiw it, the library should be a simple database of the tracks
available. A playlist, is a subset of those same tracks in a particular
order. Scanning a playlist should never add to the library itself.

By the way, my playlists are NOT located within my music directory. This is
with SlimServer Version: 6.2b1 - 4041 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252.

-Steve

intermod
2005-08-26, 06:26
>
> Yes, songs in m3u playlists get added to the library - at least
> this is true
> for playlists not created with slimserver itself. I have tried creating
> playlists using WinAmp and Media Center, and both cause duplicate
> entries to
> be created in the library. In fact, if I make 5 copies of the
> same playlist,
> it will add 5 additional entries for the same track in the library.

I just rescanned and yet another copy of the songs were created...this
explains it as I created most playlists via a text editor.

I received no other replies so I figured I missed this in the bug search..I
am going to search by a few other keywords.

>
> The way I veiw it, the library should be a simple database of
> the tracks
> available. A playlist, is a subset of those same tracks in a particular
> order. Scanning a playlist should never add to the library itself.
>

Exactly.

Thanks for confirming this.

Robin Bowes
2005-08-26, 06:45
Gregory Forrest said the following on 26/08/2005 14:26:
> I just rescanned and yet another copy of the songs were created...this
> explains it as I created most playlists via a text editor.
>
> I received no other replies so I figured I missed this in the bug search..I
> am going to search by a few other keywords.
>
>
>>The way I veiw it, the library should be a simple database of
>>the tracks
>>available. A playlist, is a subset of those same tracks in a particular
>>order. Scanning a playlist should never add to the library itself.
>>
>
>
> Exactly.
>
> Thanks for confirming this.

Gregory,

I'm taking this over to the beta list.

R.