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yooper
2007-02-07, 08:29
I have quite a few albums which only show in the music folder. These albums don't
show up in the browse by album, artist, etc, nor do they show on the Slimserver browse by album or anywhere else.

Why is this happening, and how do I get these albums to show up with the rest of my albums?

Thanks,

Mark

werock
2007-02-07, 08:47
There are probably numerous reasons why this could occur, but I had this problem on certain albums that were ripped to FLAC. I used dbPowerAmp to rip them, but I had set dbPowerAmp to use the wrong tag type for FLAC files - FLAC only officially supports vorbis comments. Due to this, Slimserver didn't pick the files up during the scan. Retagging them correctly sorted the problem out for me.

Secret Squirrel
2007-02-07, 09:06
that there are many reasons the tags don't show, but I disagree that FLAC only supports ogg vorbis. Most of my music is ripped to FLAC and all of the tags are in IDEv2, as recommended in the forums.

Yooper, you didn't give us alot of informaton, but my first guess is that the album is in WAV format which doesn't support tags. However, there are still many other reasons. I'd recommend downloading a tag editor (I use MP3Tag because it's free but many here recommend Tag & Rename) to see more information on that album.

HTH,
ss

aubuti
2007-02-07, 10:01
that there are many reasons the tags don't show, but I disagree that FLAC only supports ogg vorbis. Most of my music is ripped to FLAC and all of the tags are in IDEv2, as recommended in the forums.

True that FLAC does allow ID3 tags, but I'm not sure where you've seen the recommendation to use ID3 tags with FLAC. As noted in the wiki, the FLAC standard only guarantees that a program will read the Vorbis comments/tags. Reading ID3 from FLAC is a crapshoot. See the section on Tag Types in the wiki, especially the paragraph no FLAC and Ogg: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BeginnersGuideToTagging

yooper
2007-02-07, 16:38
Guys, thanks a lot. I followed your suggestions and discovered it is a combination af wav files, as well as incorrect tags.


Much appreciated!

Mark