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Jeff Allison
2003-12-07, 16:38
Hi all. I posted a question about SlimServer and iTunes a few days ago,
but maybe it got lost in the storm of reply-to header mail. So I'll
give it another shot.

The vast majority of my music was ripped in AAC format using iTunes for
Windows. I have a few MP3 files scattered around, but not many. When I
run SlimServer, it starts up and reports that I have "23 albums with
4639 songs by 14 artists." This in contrast to iTunes, which reports
4646 songs, 25 genres, 462 artists, 370 albums. I have LAME, and I can
connect to the SlimServer using iTunes or Windows media player to play a
stream. But I don't see my music collection properly as I do when I use
iTunes directly. I can browse my music folder with SlimServer, but I
cannot browse by artist or genre.

I read the FAQ and did what it suggested wrt iTunes: tell iTunes you
have a different music folder, then move it back; tell iTunes to
consolidate your music, etc. Made no difference. Anyone have any
suggestions?

Thanks.

- Jeff

Kevin Deane-Freeman
2003-12-07, 23:09
Quoting Jeff Allison <Jeffrey.Allison (AT) verizon (DOT) net>:

> Hi all. I posted a question about SlimServer and iTunes a few days ago,
> but maybe it got lost in the storm of reply-to header mail. So I'll
> give it another shot.

Sorry about that.

>
> The vast majority of my music was ripped in AAC format using iTunes for
> Windows. I have a few MP3 files scattered around, but not many. When I
> run SlimServer, it starts up and reports that I have "23 albums with
> 4639 songs by 14 artists." This in contrast to iTunes, which reports
> 4646 songs, 25 genres, 462 artists, 370 albums. I have LAME, and I can
> connect to the SlimServer using iTunes or Windows media player to play a
> stream. But I don't see my music collection properly as I do when I use
> iTunes directly. I can browse my music folder with SlimServer, but I
> cannot browse by artist or genre.

You should be seeing the same stats as iTunes, and you shouldnt be able to
browse the music folder if you are using iTunes integration in the slimserver.
Have you gone into server settings and chosen the "use iTunes" options? You may
have to set the mp3 folder to the location of your iTunes Music Libraray.xml
file if you do not see the option to use iTunes.

-kdf