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AaronS
2005-10-14, 07:07
Hello

Got my first SB yesterday, and am very pleased with it.

Few niggles, though.

Ideally, I'd like to have the squeezebox pick up my music from iTunes. When I do this, however, it misses loads of songs - about a third of the library - on every scan. I've tried doing a clean rescan, and manually deleting the cache.

I'm fine if I disable the iTunes plugin, and search the music folder for files.

I know I'm not being very specific, but does anyone have any advice? At the moment, I'm happily playing music, but can't access any of my playlists...

gages
2005-10-14, 07:12
Set mine up the other day with itunes 5. No issues. After I modify the playlists i do a rescan and after a few minutes everything show up.

AaronS
2005-10-14, 07:43
Hmm. If this helps anyone, I thought it might be connected to the way I use iTunes. I use the checkboxes to decide what I want to go on my iPod, and set it to update automatically.

I think there was some correlation between the songs that the SB couldn't see, and the songs that I had unchecked the box for in iTunes. Thought it wasn't 100%.

I'm aware of the option in settings to choose whether you want to recognize the checkboxes or not, and I had it set to ignore the setting..

Craig, James (IT)
2005-10-14, 08:03
Aaron,
What version of SlimServer are you running & What OS is your SlimServer
running on?

Do you have a lot of music with accented characters in the tags or
filenames?

James
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AaronS
2005-10-14, 08:23
Sorry, I should have given that info already.

It's 6.1.1, on XP. I don't have many accented characters. I allow iTunes to look after the filenames, so they should be pretty straightforward.

One thing I was wondering.. i do have quite a lot of files with similar names. For example, I keep a lot of recordings of gigs. When there's some talking between songs, I tend to give it a track number and no track name - meaning there's a lot of files named something like 01.mp3, 02.mp3. They're all in different folders, obviously, but thought I'd mention it.

tubesguy
2005-10-14, 08:54
I doubt that it's similar song titles or tags, or that it's the way you have iTunes set up to update the iPod. I have none of those issues, and I've found that the only reliable way to have 6.1.1 recognize the entire library, instead of some random number that is approximately 2/3 of the library, is to download slimserver again and start from scratch.

There are now a number of posts from folks with similar problems. I'm just guessing, but this appears to be a bug of some type. The problem is that so far, it just appears that peers are responding to these threads, and no one from Slim is reading them. I'm new here, and I'm not sure how to direct attention to the problem. - Pat

Craig, James (IT)
2005-10-14, 10:35
I was having the same problems with chunks of my iTunes library going
missing and upgrading to 6.2 fixed it. (And this was a couple of months
ago)

I belive the iTunes parser is a complete re-write in 6.2, which I think
is why any complaints about 6.1 are being quietly ignored - no point
fixing something that's already been superceded!

I think that 6.2 will be released officially soon if you don't fancy
installing a 'beta' version.


James
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marc1966
2005-10-14, 11:24
I was having the same problems with chunks of my iTunes library going
missing and upgrading to 6.2 fixed it. (And this was a couple of months
ago)

I belive the iTunes parser is a complete re-write in 6.2, which I think
is why any complaints about 6.1 are being quietly ignored - no point
fixing something that's already been superceded!

I think that 6.2 will be released officially soon if you don't fancy
installing a 'beta' version.


James
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Thx James for your hint! But is it a problem for Slimdevices to give us users this information?

Regards

Marc

CardinalFang
2005-10-14, 11:45
I was having the same problems with chunks of my iTunes library going
missing and upgrading to 6.2 fixed it. (And this was a couple of months
ago)

I belive the iTunes parser is a complete re-write in 6.2, which I think
is why any complaints about 6.1 are being quietly ignored - no point
fixing something that's already been superceded!

I think that 6.2 will be released officially soon if you don't fancy
installing a 'beta' version.


James

Actually I'm not sure I'd agree 100% with that, but it's only from the standpoint of a user rather than someone with inside knowledge of the code.

I had a very similar problem and fixed it by going from 6.1 to a later version of 6.1. I would agree that there appears to be a parser bug that seems to get SlimServer knotted at some point and it can't recover - a clean istall seems to fix it. Are there temporary or cached files that SlimServer uses that could be at the root of this problem? I suggested in another thread that a native version of SS would be faster, it would be easier to debug I would suggest as well...

Paul

kdf
2005-10-14, 11:52
Quoting marc1966 <marc1966.1wwmvn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:


> Thx James for your hint! But is it a problem for Slimdevices to give us
> users this information?

There is no problem as the information has been out there for a long time. The
only limit for some is that it gets tiring saying "try 6.2 nightlies" all of
the time (for both sides). The parser re-write was VERY early in the 6.2
changes (probably mentioned in the dev forum in several places) and was not
part of 6.1.2 becuase it was so experimental. By the time it stabilised, 6.2
was nearing the release cycle. There is a LOT of work remaining on 6.2 to
clear up the targetted bugs in time, so hopefully you can forgive a bit of
percieved silence.

Slim Devices builds both a stable and developers build evey day. This means
that changes like this become "old" very fast for those who update
daily. Wading through what has now become well over 200 posts a day
while retaining a
backlog of changes nearly 90 days of builds is tricky for any user or
developer.

-k

marc1966
2005-10-14, 12:13
Thx a lot. k!

But I'm no developer. Just an dissatisfied user at this moment. Everyone says: If you want a stable version don't install nightlies. I don't want to get some other bugs just to fix one. I think that this bug is a big problem for the troble-free use for non-developer-users. I don't want to write software. I just want to enjoy my music. That's the reason why I bought 2 Squeezeboxes that were not really cheap.

But you if you say "Try the beta 6.2 and your problem will be solved" I will do so.

Sorry for the circumstances. I appreciate Slimdevices' hard work. I'm glad to have the SB :-)

Regards

Marc

PS: Sorry for my bad english! I'm no native english speaker ;-)