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ctbarker32
2005-12-17, 19:48
Hi,

New Squeezebox and Slimserver user here. I've done pretty well getting my music server running on a dedicated ClarkConnect box. I am having problems with Playlists not working or disappearing from my Slimserver.

I am running: SlimServer Version: 6.2.1 - 5194 - Linux - EN - utf8

I have discovered that if I create a playlist using the slimserver web interface and save the new playlist that it is deleted when a rescan playlists is done. I discovered that if I download the playlist using the download link for the current playlist and open in a text editor that the file only lists the songs for the current playlist but doesn't have the header entry "EXTM3U" at the beginning of the file. If I add this missing header and save the file directly to my designated playlist directory, the file will be accepted and survives a playlist scan by the server.

It would seem the playlist feature is a bit buggy?

Thanks.

-CB

Ben Sandee
2005-12-18, 00:05
On 12/17/05, ctbarker32 <ctbarker32.207t5n (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
>
> It would seem the playlist feature is a bit buggy?
>


Could be... you might be the first person to excercise the features as you
have. I suggest filing your bugs at bugs.slimdevices.com and I'm sure they
will be addressed soon.

Ben

ctbarker32
2005-12-18, 12:27
"Could be... you might be the first person to excercise the features as you have. I suggest filing your bugs at bugs.slimdevices.com and I'm sure theywill be addressed soon."

I'm a little surprised you say I am the first person saving playlists using the web interface. I would have thought that this was used a lot?

Anyway, I am new here so I thought I would bounce these things off the community before I started filing a lot of bug reports.

Thanks.

-CB

Ben Sandee
2005-12-18, 12:46
On 12/18/05, ctbarker32 <ctbarker32.2093gb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
>
> "Could be... you might be the first person to excercise the features as
> you have. I suggest filing your bugs at bugs.slimdevices.com and I'm
> sure theywill be addressed soon."
>
> I'm a little surprised you say I am the first person saving playlists
> using the web interface. I would have thought that this was used a lot?


Well, I've been using this platform for 2 years and have never saved a
playlist. That's just me though, others may have experience doing it.

Anyway, I am new here so I thought I would bounce these things off the
> community before I started filing a lot of bug reports.
>

Your choice -- you may not get any response here so I wouldn't want you to
get frustrated, expecting an "official" response on your situation. I've
seen plenty of bug reports get lost because they never filed bugs in the bug
tracking system.

Ben

radish
2005-12-18, 20:18
I also never use playlists, but I hear enough talk about it to assume that plenty of people do :) I'd certainly suggest filing a bug, I'd also suggest calling/emailing support - as they're actually pretty helpful.

makingmark
2005-12-30, 23:40
But the fix the original poster suggests does not work for me.
I have made an entry to bug 2739 at bugs.slimdevices.com.

Maditude
2005-12-30, 23:53
> I'm a little surprised you say I am the first person saving
> playlists using the web interface. I would have thought that this
> was used a lot?

I use it a fair amount, with no problems, and it definitely survives a normal rescan, as well as a full wipe/rescan.

SlimServer Version: 6.2.1 - 5194 - freebsd - EN - iso-8859-1

The first two lines of my playlist files all look like:
- - - -
<EF><BB><BF>#CURTRACK 112
#EXTM3U
- - - -

(Well, the #CURTRACK N varies, obviously)

Maditude
2005-12-31, 00:02
> I use it a fair amount, with no problems, and it definitely
> survives a normal rescan, as well as a full wipe/rescan.

Doh, the 'Only rescan playlists' doesn't cause me any trouble either.

ericj
2006-01-06, 10:11
I had a similar problem that turned out to be a permissions problem. The directory needed to belong to the slimserver account in my particular installation. The issue was write access. I'm running linux (ubuntu) 6.2.1 and the logfile indicated that it could not write the playlist. I can now save, edit and otherwise manipulate the list.