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Dondi
2005-11-02, 13:08
> Can someone please clarify
>
>
> 1) Is there a certain directory structure that needs
> to be adhered to?
>
>
> 2) What tagging should be used? In the past DISC=n
> was all that was
> needed. Now it is not working. I tried to set
> DISCC together with DISC
> and also DISCNUMBER. No luck.
>
> All CDs in the same set have the same name.
>

I have a large library (>66,000) and I had anticipated
multi-folder(disc) sets some time ago to avoid such
issues that you are experiencing. For box sets,
multi-discs and the like that share the same album
name, all I did was keep the iteration of the track
numbers sequential regardless of the files' location.
I.e., However many tracks a certain album/box set
contains, that should be the last track number in the
track number ID tag of the last track. I avoid
starting over in track numbering in subsequent
CDs/folders of a particular album/box set. I also lump
all tracks into a single folder for simplicity as I
see no benefit in keeping the CD folders separated in
multi-disc & box sets. This may not be the case for
everyone, but I see no reason to keep em separate. I
don't know if this is the case, but I am also assuming
that reducing the number of folders to be parsed over
the entire library may even give me an overall gain in
efficiency (just my own assumption). Anyways, this is
what I do, I am sure everyone has their own way of
going about this that fits their own needs.

-- Dondi



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kdf
2005-11-02, 13:11
Quoting Dondi Fusco <dondi_ (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

>
>> Can someone please clarify
>>
>>
>> 1) Is there a certain directory structure that needs
>> to be adhered to?

SlimServer does make an assumption that an album is contained in one
directory. The COMPILATION tag can be used to bypass that.

>> 2) What tagging should be used? In the past DISC=n
>> was all that was
>> needed. Now it is not working. I tried to set
>> DISCC together with DISC
>> and also DISCNUMBER. No luck.

DISCNUMBER should be all you need (for FLAC at least), but it appears to be
currently broken.
-k

Avi Schwartz
2005-11-02, 21:40
kdf wrote:

> Quoting Dondi Fusco <dondi_ (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:
>
>>> Can someone please clarify
>>>
>>>
>>> 1) Is there a certain directory structure that needs
>>> to be adhered to?
>>
>
> SlimServer does make an assumption that an album is contained in one
> directory. The COMPILATION tag can be used to bypass that.


Is the compilation tag called COMPILATION? Does is have a value like
"Yes" or "1"?

>>> 2) What tagging should be used? In the past DISC=n
>>> was all that was
>>> needed. Now it is not working. I tried to set
>>> DISCC together with DISC
>>> and also DISCNUMBER. No luck.
>>
>
> DISCNUMBER should be all you need (for FLAC at least), but it appears
> to be
> currently broken.


I hope it gets fixed soon in the nightlies since all my multi-disc
albums are now listed multiple times.

Avi

--
Avi Schwartz
http://public.xdi.org/=avi.schwartz

kdf
2005-11-02, 22:38
On 2-Nov-05, at 8:40 PM, Avi Schwartz wrote:

>
> Is the compilation tag called COMPILATION? Does is have a value like
> "Yes" or "1"?
>
it is for flac, as a comment. I think it's TCMP for MP3
I believe Dan just recently made it work with either.

>>
>> DISCNUMBER should be all you need (for FLAC at least), but it appears
>> to be
>> currently broken.
>
>
> I hope it gets fixed soon in the nightlies since all my multi-disc
> albums are now listed multiple times.
>
me too. I've been digging, but so far can't find where it falls apart.
too many directions and very little time.
-k