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gdpeck
2007-02-27, 17:38
I'm using Slimserver 6.5.1 - 11206 on Windows XP. I currently keep two versions of music file on my computer.
Lossless compressed files are in: C:\My Music\flac\artist\album\
Compressed files are in c:\my music\compressed\artist\album
Slimserver music folder is set to c:\my music\flac

Upgrading to 6.5.1 caused me to lose the ability to transcode. In troubleshooting that problem, I wanted to play some mp3 files so I created a windows shortcut to c:\my music\compressed\3 doors down\the better life in c:\my music\flac. I then did a rescan which added the files in the shortcut to my library. Now that I have resolved the transcode issue, I would like for the files in c:\my music\compressed\3 doors down\the better life to not show up in my slimserver library. I have deleted the shortcut, but subsequent re-scans still add the files in c:\my music\compressed\3 doors down\the better life back to my library. I have tried the following:
-Clear library and rescan everything scans
-Uninstall Slimserver, delete c:\program files\slimserver, reinstall
-Delete playlists and rescan
-Stop Slimserver, delete c:\program files\slimserver\server\cache, restart slimserver
-Make sure that slimserver is set to Do Not use iTunes

Nothing gets rid of these files. Any suggestions to fix this would be appreciated.

Thanks!
George

ceejay
2007-02-28, 00:26
Is there perhaps a playlist which references these files? Possibly the "now playing" playlist for one of your players? Try giving each player (including any softsqueezes) a completely fresh album to play from your flac collection, then do a full clear and rescan.

HTH

gdpeck
2007-02-28, 16:50
Is there perhaps a playlist which references these files? Possibly the "now playing" playlist for one of your players? Try giving each player (including any softsqueezes) a completely fresh album to play from your flac collection, then do a full clear and rescan.

HTH

Thanks for the suggestion, though that didn't work. I "solved" the problem by deleting the folder. I have to re-rip that CD anyway eventually as I am re-ripping all of my CDs to FLAC, and hadn't gotten to that one yet.

gdpeck
2007-03-02, 08:43
One of the folders I deleted completely from the hard drive in on my windows xp slimserver machine, is now being added back to the database. There is no music there, so nothing plays, but it shows up when I browse. Also I'm having a terrible time getting cover art to show up now. This all seems to have to do with moved files. Could somebody please tell me how to remove all traces of slimserver and it's database and just start over. I thought that I had done that, but I can't see where this stuff is coming from in the file system. Why can't slimserver just search the path I specify and leave everything else alone?

Mark Lanctot
2007-03-03, 11:52
One of the folders I deleted completely from the hard drive in on my windows xp slimserver machine, is now being added back to the database. There is no music there, so nothing plays, but it shows up when I browse. Also I'm having a terrible time getting cover art to show up now. This all seems to have to do with moved files. Could somebody please tell me how to remove all traces of slimserver and it's database and just start over. I thought that I had done that, but I can't see where this stuff is coming from in the file system. Why can't slimserver just search the path I specify and leave everything else alone?

Uninstall SlimServer.

Delete C:\Program Files\slimserver.

**Delete all playlists in your music folder.** This is probably where the old entries were coming from. If you want to keep your playlists, you must edit them to point to the new locations of all files. You can open most playlists in a text editor then do a global Find - Replace.

Reinstall SlimServer.