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nicheplayer
2005-09-19, 07:40
I just ripped two albums using the iTunes-LAME script under Mac OSX Tiger and iTunes 5.0. I have my music library stored on an external FireWire drive. iTunes can see and play all the songs in each album, and I can confirm via the Finder that all the songs exist where they're supposed to exist, but the slimserver only sees a couple of the songs in the album.

The weird thing is that (this is using the default theme for the Web interface), the Home/Browse Artist/Album pane shows the name of the album and reports the correct number of tracks for that album. When I click through on the name of the album, though (Home/Browse Artists/Artist/Album), I'm only seeing tracks 1,3,5,7,9, and 11 of 11. Same goes for the other album I ripped yesterday. All of my other 938 albums appear to work as expected.

SlimServer Version: 6.1.1 - 3774 - Mac OS X 10.4.2 (8C46) - EN - utf8

Hiroyuki
2005-09-19, 07:54
I use Tiger and iTunes 5.0 also and that's been a problem for me
too. I just clear the library and rescan the whole albums. It takes
a whole but you should see everything after that. I wonder if it's
reported as a bug... Anybody else getting the same issue?

Hiroyuki
On Sep 19, 2005, at 10:40 AM, nicheplayer wrote:

>
> I just ripped two albums using the iTunes-LAME script under Mac OSX
> Tiger and iTunes 5.0. I have my music library stored on an external
> FireWire drive. iTunes can see and play all the songs in each album,
> and I can confirm via the Finder that all the songs exist where
> they're
> supposed to exist, but the slimserver only sees a couple of the songs
> in the album.
>
> The weird thing is that (this is using the default theme for the Web
> interface), the Home/Browse Artist/Album pane shows the name of the
> album and reports the correct number of tracks for that album. When I
> click through on the name of the album, though (Home/Browse
> Artists/Artist/Album), I'm only seeing tracks 1,3,5,7,9, and 11 of 11.
> Same goes for the other album I ripped yesterday. All of my other 938
> albums appear to work as expected.
>
> SlimServer Version: 6.1.1 - 3774 - Mac OS X 10.4.2 (8C46) - EN - utf8
>
>
> --
> nicheplayer
>

maxman
2005-09-19, 11:33
yeah that sounds familiar. I have had that happen to me occasionally. I also just perform a complete rescan to solve it. No idea if it's a bug

nicheplayer
2005-09-19, 12:08
I looked at my server settings and saw that "Use iTunes" was selected by default (I just installed my server yesterday). So I changed that and rescanned my library, erasing it first. Now all is well. So maybe the iTunes connection is the problem?

Neil Cameron
2005-09-20, 08:59
I am so fed up with the mis-scanning problem - I have missing CDs, missing
songs, missing artwork - all over the place; despite many rescans and cache
wiping - it's driving me mad.
If unchecking the "Use iTunes" (even if you do use iTunes) fixes this; are
there any down-sides to this approach?

--
Neil


"nicheplayer"
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wrote in message news:nicheplayer.1vmean (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com...
>
> I looked at my server settings and saw that "Use iTunes" was selected by
> default (I just installed my server yesterday). So I changed that and
> rescanned my library, erasing it first. Now all is well. So maybe the
> iTunes connection is the problem?
>
>
> --
> nicheplayer

nicheplayer
2005-09-20, 09:13
In my experience, having slimserver scan my music directory directly is much less error prone than sticking iTunes in the middle. After all, iTunes has nothing to do with the music that gets streamed to my SLiMP3 player.

Neil Cameron
2005-09-20, 12:07
Is the only thing you lose, access to the iTunes Playlists?

--
Neil


"nicheplayer"
<nicheplayer.1vo0v0 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote in message news:nicheplayer.1vo0v0 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com...
>
> In my experience, having slimserver scan my music directory directly is
> much less error prone than sticking iTunes in the middle. After all,
> iTunes has nothing to do with the music that gets streamed to my SLiMP3
> player.
>
>
> --
> nicheplayer

nicheplayer
2005-09-20, 13:18
As far as I know, yes. But then I usually put together playlists on the slimserver itself rather than iTunes, so I don't miss that iTunes contribution so much. I haven't looked lately, but you'd think there'd be a way to save those iTunes playlists in a place where the slimserver could get to them even if you aren't using iTunes to organize your slim directory.

And I should clarify. I DO use iTunes to organize the files in my music directory. But I point the slimserver at that directory rather than to the iTunes Music Library file. This isn't ideal, really, because sometimes iTunes misnames or does other weird things to an album. But I suppose that would be the case with any app that does what iTunes does in this regard.

fuzzyT
2005-09-21, 08:38
nicheplayer wrote:
> I haven't looked lately, but you'd think there'd
> be a way to save those iTunes playlists in a place where the slimserver
> could get to them even if you aren't using iTunes to organize your slim
> directory.

seems like an opportunity to write a useful utility.

call it something like "iTunesPlaylistExport". it would parse the
iTunes library XML file, parse out the playlists, convert to m3u (and/or
other formats), and save the result to a file in a designated directory.
like, for instance, the SlimServer playlist directory.

--rt

nicheplayer
2005-09-21, 08:54
Is it already possible?

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=15539&highlight=itunes+playlists