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octavian
2006-01-02, 03:09
Will Slimserver see iTunes on my main G5 disk as well as my music folder full of FLAC Files on an external hard drive? Will it search in both places? When I select the use iTunes preference does it mean that Slimserver uses iTunes exclusively?

danco
2006-01-02, 08:12
On 2/1/06 at 02:09 -0800, octavian wrote
>Will Slimserver see iTunes on my main G5 disk as well as my music folder
>full of FLAC Files on an external hard drive? Will it search in both
>places?

It might be a good idea if SlimServer gave an actual option for more
than one music folder, but it doesn't.

What one can do is specify a music folder and inside that folder put
a symbolic link to another folder. Note that this must be a symbolic
link and not an alias. You can create such a link with the terminal.
If you don't like using Terminal, search for "symbolic link" on
VersionTracker and you will find one or two programs for doing it;
there's at least one free program that just does this, and one
shareware multi-function program including this option.



>When I select the use iTunes preference does it mean that
>Slimserver uses iTunes exclusively?


I suspect so, but I don't use iTuines myself, so I am not sure.
--
Daniel Cohen

pfarrell
2006-01-02, 12:58
On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 15:12 +0000, Daniel Cohen wrote:

> It might be a good idea if SlimServer gave an actual option for more
> than one music folder, but it doesn't.

Since it follows links in both Linux/Mac and Windows,
why would it be a good idea?

If you know that you want to do it, its easy.
If you don't, won't you get confused anyway?

--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

danco
2006-01-02, 14:03
On 2/1/06 at 14:58 -0500, Pat Farrell wrote
>On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 15:12 +0000, Daniel Cohen wrote:
>
>> It might be a good idea if SlimServer gave an actual option for more
>> than one music folder, but it doesn't.
>
>Since it follows links in both Linux/Mac and Windows,
>why would it be a good idea?
>
>If you know that you want to do it, its easy.
>If you don't, won't you get confused anyway?

I did say "might", because I wasn't at all sure it was needed.

Two possible reasons. One, that it might then be practical and useful
to turn one folder off at times. The other, that making an entry in a
list in SlimServer avoids all the issues of creating links, which
some people may find difficult. Not everyone wants to use a
command-line, and it is work to find a GUI program to create a link.

--
Daniel Cohen

Philip Meyer
2006-01-03, 02:13
>> It might be a good idea if SlimServer gave an actual option for more
>> than one music folder, but it doesn't.
>
>Since it follows links in both Linux/Mac and Windows,
>why would it be a good idea?

I think it would be a good idea, for the following reasons:

1. It seems that every new user asks this question, as they expect an option to add folders to be present in the user interface. Most other music library software allows a configurable list.

2. It would be nice to set up folders to have different automatic rescan times. eg. Half of my music collection doesn't need rescanning every day, but at the moment it's all or nothing.

3. It would stop the ".lnk" from appearing after the folder names in "Browse music folder".

4. An option to turn off "follow symbolic links" would prevent infinite scans where there is a circular dependancy loop.

Phil