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AllanB
2006-12-01, 07:01
I have had my 2 squeezeboxes for about 2 months, and they are the best thing I have ever bought, and so simple to set up. However, I have 1 problem which I cannot find a solution to. Basically, I have loaded all my music files onto an external hard drive and everything plays really well, except that I deleted an album because it had incorrect tagging, I amended the tags and reloaded onto the harddrive. When I re-scanned I found that I have 2 copies of the album, the original version and the new version. The original version is not on the hard drive, but slim server still lists it and can play it. So my basic question is how can I delete this ghost music?

jonheal
2006-12-01, 07:14
I have had my 2 squeezeboxes for about 2 months, and they are the best thing I have ever bought, and so simple to set up. However, I have 1 problem which I cannot find a solution to. Basically, I have loaded all my music files onto an external hard drive and everything plays really well, except that I deleted an album because it had incorrect tagging, I amended the tags and reloaded onto the harddrive. When I re-scanned I found that I have 2 copies of the album, the original version and the new version. The original version is not on the hard drive, but slim server still lists it and can play it. So my basic question is how can I delete this ghost music?

I don't know how something deleted could still be played to I'm assuming that both album references in the database point to the same physical files.

When I once had a weird repeated album issue, and I finally resolved it by stopping Slimserver, and then physically deleted the database. When Slimserver restarts, it recreates the database from scratch

mherger
2006-12-01, 07:14
> So my basic question is how can
> I delete this ghost music?

Do a clear and full rescan of your collection.

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AllanB
2006-12-01, 07:26
I don't know how something deleted could still be played to I'm assuming that both album references in the database point to the same physical files.

When I once had a weird repeated album issue, and I finally resolved it by stopping Slimserver, and then physically deleted the database. When Slimserver restarts, it recreates the database from scratch

Thanks for the quick reply, as I am still a novice with SB how do you delete the database file,

AllanB
2006-12-01, 07:33
Thanks Michael

I have tried a full clear/rescan but the deleted music reapears, I have even tried a scan for changed/new files but with the same result

Siduhe
2006-12-01, 07:38
Do you have a playlist that refers to the old / deleted file paths ? If so, delete the playlist and then do a full clear and rescan....

jonheal
2006-12-01, 07:46
Thanks for the quick reply, as I am still a novice with SB how do you delete the database file,

This link details the location of the database ... depending on your platform. Be sure to stop slimserver before deleting the database.

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SlimServerDatabaseFile

AllanB
2006-12-01, 07:48
This link details the location of the database ... depending on your platform. Be sure to stop slimserver before deleting the database.

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SlimServerDatabaseFile

Thanks, I'll try that tonight and let you know