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Philip Meyer
2005-09-07, 01:30
1.
I was playing music from a playlist. I listened to the whole of track one, so track 2 was playing. From the Now Playing screen, I pressed up-arrow to view track 1 and pressed and held down the Add button to zap the track. This actually zapped the currently playing track, rather than track 1.

Single-press Add removes the displayed track from current playlist, so I assumed Zap would also apply to the currently displayed item, not currently playing item. Is this intentional? Can I suggest this is changed on a bug report?

2.
As a follow-on, when I went to slimserver web interface to restore the incorrectly zapped files (I did it twice), I noticed that I had two zapped tracks, but they were the same track - ie. duplicate entries in the zapped playlist. I am pretty sure that when I zapped the two tracks, they would have been tracks 2 & 3, as I was trying to zap track 1.

3.
When I upgrade the server, is the zapped playlist retained or is it wiped? What about when performing a complete rescan?

4.
Another point: The playlist that these entries were in is no longer listed in Browse Playlists. I have noticed playlists going missing recently - I have 10 playlists in my SlimServer playlists folder (all ..m3u), but currently only 7 listed in Browse Playlists (not including the zapped playlist). I have just performed a playlist-only rescan, and this restored one of the playlists, but two are still missing.

One is a link to a radio station (WXPN). The file contains a single line "http://wxpnsc.streamguys.com/listen.pls". The other one contains links to files that are in a folder that I have renamed, so none of the entries are playable.

Does this mean that SlimServer doesn't store a playlist if it can't find any playable entries?

Phil

kdf
2005-09-07, 08:47
On 7-Sep-05, at 1:30 AM, Philip Meyer wrote:

> 1.
> I was playing music from a playlist. I listened to the whole of track
> one, so track 2 was playing. From the Now Playing screen, I pressed
> up-arrow to view track 1 and pressed and held down the Add button to
> zap the track. This actually zapped the currently playing track,
> rather than track 1.
>
> Single-press Add removes the displayed track from current playlist, so
> I assumed Zap would also apply to the currently displayed item, not
> currently playing item. Is this intentional? Can I suggest this is
> changed on a bug report?
>

you could, but the current behaviour has been discussed in another bug
report:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512

resulting in the current behaviour, as a match to the way 'add' works
for deleting tracks from the current playlist.

> 2.
> As a follow-on, when I went to slimserver web interface to restore the
> incorrectly zapped files (I did it twice), I noticed that I had two
> zapped tracks, but they were the same track - ie. duplicate entries in
> the zapped playlist. I am pretty sure that when I zapped the two
> tracks, they would have been tracks 2 & 3, as I was trying to zap
> track 1.

If you feel like trying it again, let us know the steps for a
reproducable case.

>
> 3.
> When I upgrade the server, is the zapped playlist retained or is it
> wiped? What about when performing a complete rescan?
>
it is like any other playlist. it remains as long as you leave it
there. complete rescan would simply reload it into the db like any
other playlist. It is only a way to record info, and is not special in
any other way since that leaves the option to the user as to how to
make the best use of the feature for her/his needs.

> 4.
> Does this mean that SlimServer doesn't store a playlist if it can't
> find any playable entries?
>

I have no idea any more. a lot of noise about this one lately.
-kdf

dean
2005-09-07, 08:52
On Sep 7, 2005, at 8:47 AM, kdf wrote:

>
> On 7-Sep-05, at 1:30 AM, Philip Meyer wrote:
>
>
>> 1.
>> I was playing music from a playlist. I listened to the whole of
>> track one, so track 2 was playing. From the Now Playing screen, I
>> pressed up-arrow to view track 1 and pressed and held down the Add
>> button to zap the track. This actually zapped the currently
>> playing track, rather than track 1.
>>
>> Single-press Add removes the displayed track from current
>> playlist, so I assumed Zap would also apply to the currently
>> displayed item, not currently playing item. Is this intentional?
>> Can I suggest this is changed on a bug report?
>>
>>
>
> you could, but the current behaviour has been discussed in another
> bug report:
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512
>
> resulting in the current behaviour, as a match to the way 'add'
> works for deleting tracks from the current playlist.
That bug indicates that it was fixed a year ago. Are you using a new
version of SlimServer?

Philip Meyer
2005-09-07, 15:13
>> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512
>>
>> resulting in the current behaviour, as a match to the way 'add'
>> works for deleting tracks from the current playlist.
>That bug indicates that it was fixed a year ago. Are you using a new
>version of SlimServer?
>
I was using 6.2b1 - 4156 when it went wrong this morning. I have upgraded to the latest nightly 6.2b1 - 4189, and the problem still occurs for me (recreateable). It's quite specific:

1. Have a current playlist with several items in it.
2. Play the 2nd item.
3. Press Up to view the 1st item.
4. Press and hold "Add" to perform a "Zap". This zaps the currently playing item, instead of the viewed item.


If I view a different item, such as the third item and perform a zap, it does delete that viewed item, so it would appear to be a specific problem with the first item in the currently playing list.

My zapped playlist now contains 6 identical songs, so I think the zap feature is adding the viewed item to the zapped playlist, but actually removes the currently playing song.

I will add this information to bug 512 and reopen.

Phil

Philip Meyer
2005-09-07, 15:29
>I will add this information to bug 512 and reopen.
>
I added the info, but don't seem to have the ability to reopen it.

As a follow-on, I tried to recover from my testing. I went to the zapped playlist and deleted all entries. I then reselected my playlist (which correctly displays the entries that were previously zapped) and played it from the web interface. The items that I had zapped are not added to the current playlist.

Phil

kdf
2005-09-07, 15:30
Quoting Philip Meyer <slim (AT) hergest (DOT) demon.co.uk>:


> My zapped playlist now contains 6 identical songs, so I think the zap
> feature is adding the viewed item to the zapped playlist, but actually
> removes the currently playing song.

There is something wrong with the first song, which is misleading you to believe
this is the case. I know what's wrong and will put in a patch to the reopened
bug, or will merge it in if you don't get around to re-opening.

-kdf

Philip Meyer
2005-09-07, 15:42
>There is something wrong with the first song, which is misleading you to believe
>this is the case. I know what's wrong and will put in a patch to the reopened
>bug, or will merge it in if you don't get around to re-opening.
>
The first song played through completely without problem. The tags are correct too. Do you mean there's something wrong with the physical song, or how it is being held in the database or internal current playlist?

Phil

kdf
2005-09-07, 15:52
Quoting Philip Meyer <slim (AT) hergest (DOT) demon.co.uk>:

> The first song played through completely without problem. The tags are
> correct too. Do you mean there's something wrong with the physical song, or
> how it is being held in the database or internal current playlist?

just something wrong when zapping the first song :) Any other should work fine.
A fix is already in the report. It will get merged for tomorrow's build.

-kdf

Philip Meyer
2005-09-07, 16:26
>just something wrong when zapping the first song :) Any other should work fine.
> A fix is already in the report. It will get merged for tomorrow's build.
>
Thanks for the quick fix!

Phil