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buckleup
2007-03-03, 22:36
I'm using Itunes to organize my music library on a PC running XP Media Center Edition. I'm using a Squeezebox 3 (SB3) to play my the music in my library on my stereo.

I recently tried to play a song but couldn't find the artist when I searched for it using the SB3 remote. I then checked Slim Server (SS) to see if I could find the artist that way. The song I was searching for was Smile by Lily Allen. So in SS, I searched for Artists starting with the letter L. I did not see Lily Allen. I then tried the Advanced Search and entered 'Lily Allen' in the 'Artist' field. The search returned 1 result:

Smile from Unknown Album by Lily Allen

After finding the song this way, I was able to play the song thru the SB3.

When I clicked on 'Lily Allen', I saw the following:

Home/Artist/Lily Allen

0 albums with 0 songs by 0 artists

I have discovered that there are many other songs that I cannot find unless I use the Advanced Search method described above.

I just want to be able to play my songs while sitting comfortably in my living room without having to run up to my computer running SS to do the Advanced Search stuff.

Does anyone have any suggestions of things to check to fix this problem?

Mark Lanctot
2007-03-04, 09:18
Now I don't use iTunes, but does this behaviour persist after a rescan?

buckleup
2007-03-04, 20:03
Thanks Mark,

After I rescanned my library those songs showed up in SS. Haven't checked if they will appear when searching the SB3 via remote

Mark Lanctot
2007-03-04, 21:31
After I rescanned my library those songs showed up in SS. Haven't checked if they will appear when searching the SB3 via remote

The player is powered by SlimServer and uses the same database. Think of the player interface as a different version of the web interface.