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pankotskii
2006-02-15, 18:45
I have read some postings on this forum and followed the instructions about installing some fonts and .enc files but with no luck so far. Would anybody be able to help me to get me russian/ukrainian (cyrillic) songs' tags work. I can not read anything in my SlimServer. I am not a super tech guy, so plain language would be appreciated. thanx.

Dan Sully
2006-02-15, 18:51
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>I have read some postings on this forum and followed the instructions
>about installing some fonts and .enc files but with no luck so far.
>Would anybody be able to help me to get me russian/ukrainian (cyrillic)
>songs' tags work. I can not read anything in my SlimServer. I am not a
>super tech guy, so plain language would be appreciated. thanx.

What version of SlimServer are you using? And what OS?

-D
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pankotskii
2006-02-17, 14:47
SlimServer 6.2.2 and OS Windows XP SP2

Dan Sully
2006-02-17, 15:17
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>SlimServer 6.2.2 and OS Windows XP SP2

And what revision of 6.2.2? There should be a number at the bottom of the
first Settings page.

Are you running the latest nightly?

-Dan

pankotskii
2006-02-18, 09:16
Here what it says: SlimServer Version: 6.2.2 - 6033 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252

pankotskii
2006-02-18, 09:37
I have just updated it to: SlimServer Version: 6.2.2 - 6245 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
I use SB3.
Still no changes. Can't read cyrillic. :(

Dan Sully
2006-02-18, 16:01
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>Here what it says: SlimServer Version: 6.2.2 - 6033 - Windows XP - EN -
>cp1252

Ok. Could you send me one of the files you're having issues with?

dan | at | slimdevices.com

Thanks.

-D
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pankotskii
2006-02-19, 21:41
I have just sent you a 1mb MP3 file as an example

Dan Sully
2006-02-19, 23:58
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>I have just sent you a 1mb MP3 file as an example

Thank you.

The issue here is that the file is tagged with ID3v1, using ISO-8859-5, which
is not technically valid. What tag program are you using?

Is it possible to convert your tags to ID3v2.3 or 2.4, which allow
UTF-16 and UTF-8 encoding?

If any of the above doesn't make sense to you, please let me know.

-D
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pankotskii
2006-02-20, 15:12
I converted those tags using Ultra Tag Editor to ID3v2. It has an option to copy from ID3v1 to v2. Is that what I was supposed to do? Not sure what's next. I tried to rescan my music library and tried viewing files using UTF-8 encoding from View in IE. Stll can not see it. I have sent you same file converted now. Any ideas? Thanks you for all your help.

Dan Sully
2006-02-22, 01:19
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>I converted those tags using Ultra Tag Editor to ID3v2. It has an
>option to copy from ID3v1 to v2. Is that what I was supposed to do? Not
>sure what's next. I tried to rescan my music library and tried viewing
>files using UTF-8 encoding from View in IE. Stll can not see it. I have
>sent you same file converted now. Any ideas? Thanks you for all your
>help.

If you go to the Windows control panel, then 'Regional and Language Options',
then 'Advanced'. What is the option 'Language for non-Unicode programs' set
to? Is it Russian or English?

Thanks.

-D
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Dan Sully
2006-02-22, 02:05
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>>I converted those tags using Ultra Tag Editor to ID3v2. It has an
>>option to copy from ID3v1 to v2. Is that what I was supposed to do? Not
>>sure what's next. I tried to rescan my music library and tried viewing
>>files using UTF-8 encoding from View in IE. Stll can not see it. I have
>>sent you same file converted now. Any ideas? Thanks you for all your
>>help.
>
>If you go to the Windows control panel, then 'Regional and Language Options',
>then 'Advanced'. What is the option 'Language for non-Unicode programs' set
>to? Is it Russian or English?

I've made a change to how we get the system locale in Windows.

This change will be in the 2006-02-22 nightly build. Please give that a try.

You may need to wipe & rescan your library.

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pankotskii
2006-02-22, 15:52
Hi Dan,

I have that non-unicode settings set for Russian in my Windows regional settins. Like I mentioned before, Windows "sees" those tags with no problem in my Music library. I will definately try that version of SlimServer and let you know.

Dan Sully
2006-02-22, 16:25
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>I have that non-unicode settings set for Russian in my Windows regional
>settins. Like I mentioned before, Windows "sees" those tags with no
>problem in my Music library. I will definately try that version of
>SlimServer and let you know.

Ok, thanks.

Just for clarification (and my sanity), you don't have the first tab -
"Regional Options" -> "Standards and Formats" set to Russian, do you? That's
set to English?

-D
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pankotskii
2006-02-22, 17:49
Not that one is English! :):)

But....I installed the newest Slim Server and....Volaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! I can see all my cyrillic tags!!! Even without converting all of them to ID3 v.2...Thank you Dan. It finally works!! :)