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95bcwh
2006-08-10, 10:47
All,
Not sure if this has been asked before, I wonder if there's a way to get some kind of "reports" or catalogue out of slimserver software? I have thousands of album on my hard drive and I want to generate a report sorting each album by its name, or by its artist.

Is there a way of doing this?

Thanks
barry

ModelCitizen
2006-08-10, 13:37
All, Not sure if this has been asked before, I wonder if there's a way to get some kind of "reports" or catalogue out of slimserver software? I have thousands of album on my hard drive and I want to generate a report sorting each album by its name, or by its artist.Is there a way of doing this? Thanks, barry
SlimServer by itself can't, but you can generate a report from the MySQL or SQLite database it creates for it's music library (which depends upon the SlimServer version you have installed). Try a forum search on either MySQL or SQLite, or probably better still, try searching the wiki.
MC

chrisla
2006-08-10, 13:48
I have a project that I have been cooking away at, that I intend to
release when I am happy with it. It will query the DB (if you are
using mysql / I have not tested it with the stock DB) and create a
page in a PDF document with the cover art, a barcode of the album id,
a barcode of the artist id, artist, title, and a track listing one
page per album. It will also create an index of artists and albums at
the end.

It "works for me TM" but will honestly take some doing to get it
setup, I don't have it cleanly polished and packaged. I have only
tested it on Fedora core 4 Linux, but it should work on most Linux
variants. Some porting would be required to make it work under
cygwin/windows.

Let me know if that's something you would be interested in trying and
I will send you a copy to be a guinea pig.

-Chris
On 8/10/06, 95bcwh <95bcwh.2cc59b1155232201 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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> All,
> Not sure if this has been asked before, I wonder if there's a way to
> get some kind of "reports" or catalogue out of slimserver software? I
> have thousands of album on my hard drive and I want to generate a
> report sorting each album by its name, or by its artist.
>
> Is there a way of doing this?
>
> Thanks
> barry
>
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smc2911
2006-08-10, 13:52
I'm always happy to be a guinea pig.

jth
2006-08-10, 14:36
I have a script that will output an ODF (openoffice) document suitable for use with the DirectPlay plugin but could also be used for other things. ODF docs can be pretty easily converted to PDF.

You can get the script and take a look at a screenshot here:

http://ultratrendy.com:31888/slim/

geoffb
2006-08-11, 11:55
On 8/10/06, 95bcwh wrote:
>
> All,
> Not sure if this has been asked before, I wonder if there's a way to
> get some kind of "reports" or catalogue out of slimserver software? I
> have thousands of album on my hard drive and I want to generate a
> report sorting each album by its name, or by its artist.
>
> Is there a way of doing this?

A different, maybe simpler approach (if you're running Windows) would
be to install MP3Tag - that has the capability to output reports on
your music library. It ouputs directly from your filesystem, instead
of your DB, so you have to add a time allowance for it to scan.

I use MP3Tag all the time, but I haven't tried the export
functionality. It works great from what I can see, though, and the
export layouts are also user-contributed, for example:
http://www.anytag.de/forums/index.php?showtopic=2650

Geoff