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agentsmith
2007-06-23, 18:20
Running SlimServer Windows version 6.5.2

I have tried all the scanner options including "--wipe" and tried to wipe out old tag information that I have corrected.

(e.g. I used to have multiple genres like Jazz;Vocal;Piano, which I have not standized to Vocal.)

But somehow after a rescan I cannot get rid of the old tag info.

It is frustrating, where are the database files located, can I just wipe out the whole folder?

aubuti
2007-06-23, 19:20
It would help if you mentioned what OS you're using. With a ThinkPad R61 it could be Windows or Linux. I'll guess Windows, in which case you should (a) stop slimserver, then (b) delete the folder with the database cache, which is usually in "c:\program files\slimserver\server\Cache". Delete the whole "Cache" folder. Then restart slimserver and it will rebuild from scratch.

If that doesn't fix your information, use a good tagging program to look for the possibility of having multiple types of tags in your files, such as both ID3v1 and ID3v2, or ID3v2 and APE, or something like that. Delete the tags you don't want and do a full clear and rescan.

agentsmith
2007-06-24, 01:00
I am using Windows Vista Home Premium. In the older Slimserver versions I used to be able to to go to "c:\program files\slimserver\server\Cache" to delete the database. But with 6.5.2 I the directory does not seem to exist.

I with look into the multiple tags option as well. Have to learn how to do it with MP3TAG


It would help if you mentioned what OS you're using. With a ThinkPad R61 it could be Windows or Linux. I'll guess Windows, in which case you should (a) stop slimserver, then (b) delete the folder with the database cache, which is usually in "c:\program files\slimserver\server\Cache". Delete the whole "Cache" folder. Then restart slimserver and it will rebuild from scratch.

If that doesn't fix your information, use a good tagging program to look for the possibility of having multiple types of tags in your files, such as both ID3v1 and ID3v2, or ID3v2 and APE, or something like that. Delete the tags you don't want and do a full clear and rescan.

aubuti
2007-06-24, 19:06
I just remembered seeing a recent post in these forums about the cache location being different in Vista, but I couldn't find the thread. Maybe someone else will report on that.

As for showing multiple tags, in my experience that has only been an issue with mp3 files. If your files are flac it's unlikely (impossible?) that's the problem. If you have mp3s, add a column to the mp3tag display and put this in the value section (without the quotation marks): "%_tag_read%[ (%_tag%)]"

agentsmith
2007-06-26, 07:17
Anyone knows how to wipe out the library in 6.5.2 running under vista?

I am having all sorts of scanning problems after upgrading to 6.5.2 and vista. Just want to wipe out the lib and start all over again

agentsmith
2007-06-26, 17:34
OK Note to self I will uninstall and wipe out the entire \Slimserver tree.

But before I proceed, does anyone have recommendations on any sub-versions that gives more accurate and more stable results on scanning? (URL link appreciated).

I take great pain to scan all my existing and newly purchased CDs into FLAC files, but the library has always been somewhat messed up. With or without Musicmagic, which I purchased online and is also very unreliable in terms of integration with Slimserver.