PDA

View Full Version : MAC Help



scalesr1
2006-02-04, 05:05
Hello all



I have been a keen Slimserver user since I bought my first Slimp3 - I have
just set a friend of mine with 2 x SB3 running on a MAC. I have no
experience of Mac (and although he uses it for his work - he knows nothing
about networking etc).

My primary problem is this: In Slimserver settings I want to specify the
music folder. The software installed and seems to point to an Itunes folder
on hard disk 1 (HD1), in the web interface the format is:
/users/alexvonkoettlitz/music where 'alexvonkoettlitz' is the username that
he logs in with and 'music' is the folder name containing the music sub
folders.



What we actually want to do is specify folders on HD2 (a second hard disk)
as the default location for the music.



I tried creating an alias to HD2 and dropping it into the existing music
folder but it did not find the new music following a re-scan.



What format/syntax do I use to specify this alternative music location?



We do not want to utilise any Itunes integration if we can avoid it.



A second question is centered around the scenario where he has a PC running
'Tag & Rename' to do the tag updating but he can only see the folders under
his username on the MAC from the PC - how can I get the folders from the
second drive to appear?





Any pointers gratefully appreciated.



Kind regards


Richard Scales

Ben
2006-02-04, 08:32
Did you try just setting the music folder within Slim server?

It's on ther server settings page, you'll probably have to set it to something like /volumes/hd2/Music Folder.

Also, make sure that 'Do Not use Itunes' is checked on that same page.


Ben

thepainter
2006-02-04, 08:57
You did almost everything right - instead of making an alias of HD2 and putting it in the music folder you need to make a 'symbolic link' of HD2 and put it in the music folder. Do a version tracker search for symbolic link - I believe there is a program that's called symbolic linker that does a good job and that should be it for both questions 1 & 2. I believe there is also a FAQ on the subject at Slimdevices.com

thepainter
2006-02-04, 08:57
You did almost everything right - instead of making an alias of HD2 and putting it in the music folder you need to make a 'symbolic link' of HD2 and put it in the music folder. Do a version tracker search for symbolic link - I believe there is a program that's called symbolic linker that does a good job and that should be it for both questions 1 & 2. I believe there is also a FAQ on the subject at Slimdevices.com

scalesr1
2006-02-04, 09:54
Thanks to you and Ben for your tips. I will try it all, I just set up remote
access to the Slimserver in question so it will be fairly easy (well easy to
'have a go' anway!)

Kind regards

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: thepainter [mailto:thepainter.22ppqb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com]
Sent: 04 February 2006 15:57
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Re: MAC Help


You did almost everything right - instead of making an alias of HD2 and
putting it in the music folder you need to make a 'symbolic link' of
HD2 and put it in the music folder. Do a version tracker search for
symbolic link - I believe there is a program that's called symbolic
linker that does a good job and that should be it for both questions 1
& 2. I believe there is also a FAQ on the subject at Slimdevices.com


--
thepainter
------------------------------------------------------------------------
thepainter's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=3437
View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=20760