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gorstk
2005-12-04, 13:07
Is there a way to stop slimserver from scanning a directory but still
allowing me to access it via 'browse music folder'??

Using mandrake linux, slimserver 6.2.1

Cheers

JJZolx
2005-12-04, 15:12
Is there a way to stop slimserver from scanning a directory but still
allowing me to access it via 'browse music folder'??

Using mandrake linux, slimserver 6.2.1
No. Why do you want to do that?

If you were to access it using Browse Music Folder, that would cause SlimServer to scan it anyway.

gorstk
2005-12-04, 15:37
JJZolx wrote:
> gorstk Wrote:
>
>>Is there a way to stop slimserver from scanning a directory but still
>>allowing me to access it via 'browse music folder'??
>>
>>Using mandrake linux, slimserver 6.2.1
>
> No. Why do you want to do that?
>
> If you were to access it using Browse Music Folder, that would cause
> SlimServer to scan it anyway.

I have some audiobook cd's which have 250 mp3 files per book! I would
not want this clogging up my artist/album views. Also random mixes would
have a high chance of inclusing one of the chapters!

JJZolx
2005-12-04, 16:32
JJZolx wrote:
> gorstk Wrote:
>
>>Is there a way to stop slimserver from scanning a directory but still
>>allowing me to access it via 'browse music folder'??
>>
>>Using mandrake linux, slimserver 6.2.1
>
> No. Why do you want to do that?
>
> If you were to access it using Browse Music Folder, that would cause
> SlimServer to scan it anyway.

I have some audiobook cd's which have 250 mp3 files per book! I would
not want this clogging up my artist/album views. Also random mixes would
have a high chance of inclusing one of the chapters!
Unfortunately, there's currently no way to play a track unless it's first added to your library. I think we can expect that capability in SlimServer 6.5, but it will be a while before that version is released.

If you were to tag all of the audio books with the same 'ARTIST' name (say, 'Audio Book'), then at least they would be consolidated under the same artist and wouldn't clog up that view.

You can't really consolidate them under Browse Albums, though. They'll still show up as individual albums in that view. What I would do is force them all to the end of the album view by adding an ALBUMSORT tag (TSOA ID3 tag in mp3 files) to the tracks. Setting the tag's value to "ZZZZ" plus the album name should force them to the end, but keep them in alphabetical order.