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kweller
2005-11-18, 02:39
I suspect the problem here is with my understanding or the
seat-keyboard interface but here goes.

I have my MP3s on a Buffalo LinkStation and the folder address is set
to \\Rimmer1\Music\Play.

I have the playlist folder on the same device and the server settings
set to \\Rimmer1\music\MP3 Data\!Playlists which is obviously in a
different branch to the MP3s; there are quite a few playlists in there.

SlimServer can see all of the MP3s but none of the playlists so I
assume I'm missing something. Can someone lighten my darkness please?

Thanks.

Kevin

Craig, James (IT)
2005-11-18, 02:50
> I have the playlist folder on the same device and the server settings
> set to \\Rimmer1\music\MP3 Data\!Playlists which is obviously in a
> different branch to the MP3s; there are quite a few playlists
> in there.

Can you post a sample of the entries from the playlists?
Maybe the paths don't match up with what SlimServer is expecting.

You could also enable d_scan (I think, maybe d_parse?) debugging, start
a playlist-only rescan and check for errors in the log
(http://<your server>:9000/log.text) as well.

James
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Siduhe
2005-11-18, 04:51
If you move your playlist folder into the same directory as your MP3s (i.e. have a My Playlists subfolder in your Music folder) can you then access the playlists ?

How are you creating those playlists in the first place ? [I have had huge problems getting my Squeezebox to recognise m3u playlists created with certain third party apps) - identical setup to yours.

kweller
2005-11-19, 15:14
In article <VA.00000712.05c0488a (AT) thewellers (DOT) net>, Kevin Weller wrote:
> SlimServer can see all of the MP3s but none of the playlists so I
> assume I'm missing something.

Well I have a workaround but I don't understand why it makes a
difference.

Following my previous problems I then put a playlist in a folder under
the library root, i.e. the root of the directory structure that
contains all the MP3s, and re-scanned playlists but it made no
difference. I then re-scanned looking for new and changed music - no
difference. I then browsed to the folder using SlimServer and told it
to play the playlist - nothing. I attempted to edit the playlist and
all that happened was SlimServer locked up. I'd obviously updated the
'playlist' setting in SlimServer after each of these changes.

I then moved the playlist to a folder on the same machine as SlimServer
was running on, i.e. I moved it off the LinkStation on to a local
drive, re-scanned playlists and it worked perfectly as soon as I'd
re-scanned playlists.

That leaves an obvious questions - why won't SlimServer read a playlist
off of a LinkStation drive?

Kevin

johnpaul
2005-11-29, 17:19
If the playlist lists the location of the song in a particular folder,
slimserver will look in that directory for the tune. If the drive is hooked
to a computer that names it hdrive the server will look for hdrive. If you
have the server running on a remote computer hdrive will have another name
such as remotecomputer/hdrive. Slimserver will not be able to find the
remotecomputer/hdrive because the playlist has the tune at hdrive not
remotecomputer/hdrive. This happens regardless of what you set the music
folder to be even if it is remotecomputer/hdrive. I had asked that the XML
parsing be done in a different fashion to allow substitution of the hdrive
with remotecomputer/hdrive, but I don't think it has happened.

Basically, this prevents using playlists generated by another computer on a
second computer accessing the first computer's drive.

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Subject: [slim] Re: Playlists

In article <VA.00000712.05c0488a (AT) thewellers (DOT) net>, Kevin Weller wrote:
> SlimServer can see all of the MP3s but none of the playlists so I
> assume I'm missing something.

Well I have a workaround but I don't understand why it makes a
difference.

Following my previous problems I then put a playlist in a folder under
the library root, i.e. the root of the directory structure that
contains all the MP3s, and re-scanned playlists but it made no
difference. I then re-scanned looking for new and changed music - no
difference. I then browsed to the folder using SlimServer and told it
to play the playlist - nothing. I attempted to edit the playlist and
all that happened was SlimServer locked up. I'd obviously updated the
'playlist' setting in SlimServer after each of these changes.

I then moved the playlist to a folder on the same machine as SlimServer
was running on, i.e. I moved it off the LinkStation on to a local
drive, re-scanned playlists and it worked perfectly as soon as I'd
re-scanned playlists.

That leaves an obvious questions - why won't SlimServer read a playlist
off of a LinkStation drive?

Kevin