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ulvi
2006-10-21, 11:56
Slimserver 6.5.1 (10/21 nightly) on Win XP SP2.

After several scans, slimserver is missing 17 tracks
out of the 47860 in my music folder, as reported by
the slimserver statistics. Is there an easy way
to find out which files correspond to the missing tracks?

Thanks

Ulvi

ceejay
2006-10-21, 12:06
You could always try turning on d_scan debugging, capture the log file, and look to see if you can spot some different messages which indicate that the scanner has found a file but not liked it for some reason. Having found one you then should be able to look for others with the same message...

Go to server settings / debugging to get started...

HTH
Ceejay

ulvi
2006-10-21, 17:07
Thanks. I've tried d_scan, but no useful debugging
info was recorded in the log. So now I am trying with
all debugging options turned on...

Ulvi

kdf
2006-10-21, 17:15
On 21-Oct-06, at 5:07 PM, ulvi wrote:

>
> Thanks. I've tried d_scan, but no useful debugging
> info was recorded in the log. So now I am trying with
> all debugging options turned on...
>
eek. don't do that, you'll be looking for ages through info that has
nothing to do with the scan.

d_scan, d_import, d_info, d_formats and if you use itunes or
musicmagic, add d_musicmagic and d_itunes

-kdf

ulvi
2006-10-21, 21:39
Yeah, I noticed that. At any rate, the log still shows no
info about the files scanned (or not scanned). What kind of
log entry should I be looking for if the scanner has an
mp3 file that it has trouble with? Does it list the name
and full path/location of the file?

thanks

Pale Blue Ego
2006-10-21, 22:47
Did you try using Browse Music Folder? If you can find them that way, it should add them to the database.

ulvi
2006-10-22, 12:44
After several more rescans, I am unable to diagnose
the problem, or which files are the missing 17 using
the info in the log files. Although rescans are faster,
I don't see any other improvements in the functionality
of 6.5.1. All in all, this upgrade appears to be
not ready for prime time.

I now reverted to 6.3.1 until a substantially more
stable release comes around.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

Craig
2006-10-22, 14:40
I now reverted to 6.3.1 until a substantially more
stable release comes around.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

You'd be much better off trying to find the problem instead of dismissing 6.5. There's always plenty of people here willing to help.

Craig

kdf
2006-10-22, 14:50
On 22-Oct-06, at 2:40 PM, Craig wrote:

>
> ulvi;148843 Wrote:
>>
>> I now reverted to 6.3.1 until a substantially more
>> stable release comes around.
>>
>> Thanks for the help and suggestions.
>
> You'd be much better off trying to find the problem instead of
> dismissing 6.5. There's always plenty of people here willing to help.
>
personally i fail to see how 17 tracks that don't get counted means an
"unstable" server release.
it could be from a permission problem on a folder with 17 tracks. But
then again, user error almost never happens.

if 6.3.1 makes you happy, please feel free to stick with it. happy is
good.
thanks.
-kdf

ulvi
2006-10-22, 17:09
No reason to take my comments to mean any more than
an expression of my personal choices.

I doubt there is user error involved,
since in 6.3.1 all my 47860 tracks are
scanned properly (or, at least, they show up in
the count; of course, I have no way of verifying if the
count itself is reported correctly).

It will be useful to have a debug functionality in which
any file that is scanned but not included in the slimserver
database is simply indicated by filename, along with a short
description of what the problem with the file was (even
if, eg, it is skipped beacause it duplicates another file
with the same tags).

My choice is a function of how much time I can devote
to pinning down problems whose diagnosis are not readily
available. If I had more time, I would have persevered
with the current 6.5.1 longer.

I will give 6.5 another shot as soon as the official
6.5.1 (or whichever the next official version is) is
released.

Thanks again