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Claudius
2006-10-05, 17:05
I purchased an SB3 after owning an Audiotron. Love the SB3 but:

Running SLimserver 6.5 on Windows XP
My music is organized by Genre/Artist/Album/# Title on a network drive. The Audiotron need only be pointed to the Genre folder and it drills down and finds all music.

I have no interest in ripping all of my CDs into one single folder. I found out I can create a shortcut in my music folder pointing to the album folder. But it is not practicle to maintain a shortcut for each album folder. Is this a shortcoming of Slimserver? Is there no way for it to parse down directory levels and find your music without creating a shortcut for each folder?

Thanks....

pfarrell
2006-10-05, 17:42
Claudius wrote:
> Running SLimserver 6.5 on Windows XP
> My music is organized by Genre/Artist/Album/# Title on a network drive.
> The Audiotrons need only be pointed to the Genre folder and it drills
> down and finds all music.
>
> I have no interest in copying all my music into one folder. I found
> out I can create a shortcut in my music folder pointing to the ablum
> folder. But I can't possibly create a shortcut for EVERY Album. Is
> this a shortcoming of Slimserver?

I do exactly this. I point the SlimServer at /songs
and under /songs is ./jazz/WesMontgomery/...
and each other genere is under /songs as well.

Are you having problems? Its been working for me for years.

--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

JJZolx
2006-10-05, 17:57
I purchased an SB3 after owning an Audiotron. Love the SB3 but:

Running SLimserver 6.5 on Windows XP
My music is organized by Genre/Artist/Album/# Title on a network drive. The Audiotron need only be pointed to the Genre folder and it drills down and finds all music.

I have no interest in ripping all of my CDs into one single folder. I found out I can create a shortcut in my music folder pointing to the album folder. But it is not practicle to maintain a shortcut for each album folder. Is this a shortcoming of Slimserver? Is there no way for it to parse down directory levels and find your music without creating a shortcut for each folder?
That's the way it works with SlimServer as well. My guess is that the server is unable to read from the network share.

Is there any music in the current music folder? If not, try setting the network folder as your music folder. If SlimServer can read it, then you should be good to go. My guess is that it can't and you'll get an error message when trying to designate the folder.

If SlimServer is running as a Windows service, then you'll probably need to use a UNC path to designate the network folder, whether as a shortcut or when directly designated as the Music Folder.

A UNC path looks like:

\\Server_Name\Share_Name

or

\\Server_Name\Share_Name\Directory

Claudius
2006-10-06, 17:05
Hey you guys were right, it works. All I had to do was create a shortcut for each top level genre folder and it drilled down for sure. Thanks for the replies.

Claudius