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SteveWong
2006-04-04, 21:25
I've been pulling my hair out over problems with Slimserver either:
not seeing iTunes songs (esp playlists),
or playlists titles listing properly but the lists themselves are blank entirely (yet a large song database is found)
or Slimserver staying stuck at "Slimserver is starting"

I've reinstalled and uninstalled, rebooting between, deleting the whole directory, and so far have had some success.

I now have a workable installation but I'm noticing different numbers of detected songs.

I'm using iTunes on WinXP Pro.

iTunes: 2657 songs
SS v6.2.1 (release ): 543 albums/2648 songs/743 artists*
SS v6.2.2 (04/04/06): 531 albums/2648 songs/739 artists*
SS v6.5b1 (6764): 512 albums/2324 songs/702 artists**

*no playlists or empty playlists
** working playlists

I'm using iTunes and have the radio button selected, the entries for playlist and music library blank, and the current itunes XML and directory properly set.

I'm scared to try any updates since this is what broke things in the first place. Is there a way to preserve your current setup (can I copy the directory?)

Why the variable lists?
- Steve

Dan Sully
2006-04-04, 21:40
* SteveWong shaped the electrons to say...

>I've been pulling my hair out over problems with Slimserver either:
>not seeing iTunes songs (esp playlists),
>or playlists titles listing properly but the lists themselves are
>blank entirely (yet a large song database is found)

If you have a reproducable case for these - please let us know, it's been
hard to track this one down.

>SS v6.2.1 (release ): 543 albums/2648 songs/743 artists*
>SS v6.2.2 (04/04/06): 531 albums/2648 songs/739 artists*
>SS v6.5b1 (6764): 512 albums/2324 songs/702 artists**

Do you have any iTunes Music Store files? Or anything else that is DRM'd?

-D
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SteveWong
2006-04-04, 22:40
There is only one DRM file. Would you like a copy of my XML file?

My itunes directory is indeed on an alternate drive, where I keep my whole My Documents folder, and SS has the directories filled in for the XML and the music folder (ONLY under the iTunes tab of the server). I also currently have NO prefix on the playlists and it seems to work OK (6.5b1 6764)

E:\My Documents\My Music\iTunes

- Steve