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mertles
2006-10-21, 02:44
Using 6.50 with primarily AAC files. One problem I'm encountering is that I've got a quite few files that are named 'Songname - Album - Artist' and thus have quite a long file name. Quite a few of these tracks fail to play on my Squeezebox. The Song Name appears but either the Squeezebox hangs with a time of 0:00 or it plays the next song in the playlist but displays the wrong song name, showing the name of the song that it can't play (song names continue to remain out of synch as it goes on to later songs in the play list).

I guess my questions are:

1. Am I correct in thinking that this is related to the long file name? Or would I encounter the described problem for some other reason?
2. Would updaing my server to 6.5.1 help?

Many thanks, Merts.

ceejay
2006-10-21, 03:04
Looks like a problem with the name and Quicktime...

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=22971

HTH
Ceejay

Brian Abbott
2006-10-21, 03:24
What is the best (ie, most SS-friendly) way of organising folders / CDs?

I've got FLAC and MP3 for most of my collection though some are MP3
only, multiple CDs by the same artist, quite a few 'various artist' CDs.

All the FLACs and MP3s are properly tagged, apart from genre, where I
find much of the fine detail people use goes over my head - simple
splits like jazz ; rock ; classical ; blues being of more use/meaning to me.

Any advice much appreciated.

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Cheers

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Brian Abbott
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ceejay
2006-10-21, 03:27
What is the best (ie, most SS-friendly) way of organising folders / CDs?

I've got FLAC and MP3 for most of my collection though some are MP3
only, multiple CDs by the same artist, quite a few 'various artist' CDs.

All the FLACs and MP3s are properly tagged, apart from genre, where I
find much of the fine detail people use goes over my head - simple
splits like jazz ; rock ; classical ; blues being of more use/meaning to me.

Any advice much appreciated.

--
Cheers

============
Brian Abbott
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I think you might have meant to open up a new thread instead of replying to this one but never mind... have a look at http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BeginnersGuideToOrganising

HTH
Ceejay

Brian Abbott
2006-10-21, 04:10
Thanks

ceejay wrote:
> Brian Abbott;148482 Wrote:
>
>>What is the best (ie, most SS-friendly) way of organising folders /
>>CDs?
>>
>>I've got FLAC and MP3 for most of my collection though some are MP3
>>only, multiple CDs by the same artist, quite a few 'various artist'
>>CDs.
>>
>>All the FLACs and MP3s are properly tagged, apart from genre, where I
>>find much of the fine detail people use goes over my head - simple
>>splits like jazz ; rock ; classical ; blues being of more use/meaning
>>to me.
>>
>>Any advice much appreciated.
>>
>>--
>>Cheers
>>
>>============
>>Brian Abbott
>>============
>
>
>
> I think you might have meant to open up a new thread instead of
> replying to this one but never mind... have a look at
> http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BeginnersGuideToOrganising
>
> HTH
> Ceejay
>
>

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Cheers

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Brian Abbott
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mertles
2006-10-21, 19:56
Thanks ceejay for your reply...the thread answered my question. Ended it up batch renaming a few thousand files and consolidated all files into a new Itunes library...surprisingly it all went smoothly and all the files that didn't work play fine now.