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Mike White
2007-07-13, 15:02
Maybe it is just me, but I am having an issue with the latest release, 6.5.3 downloaded July 13th (is that an omen?). In any event I do prefer to be able to see what album/artist I am listening to on occasion. (i.e. there's a problem with the cut, so I want to know what I need to fix) So 6.5.3 only allows me to show the title of the song - nothing else. I initially started with a nightly because of issues with 6.5.2 (released), but now I am thinking of returning to 6.5.2.

Not slamming anyone, but I would think that this is the kind of issue that should have kept this from a production release. If it wasn't caught in beta, then I would think that QA should have caught it in any kind of a normal testing cycle, although I know that there are a thousand or more confirguations that do need to be tested.

Does anyone else have this issue? I am running Windows XP, with all the current updates. Java has been updated to the absolute latest. This happens with both SoftSqueeze and my SB2.

I am running with 1.2 gigs of memory, and two hard drives, the smallest of which is about 170 gigs, although the one with the music on it is about 250 gigs.

Thanks,

snarlydwarf
2007-07-13, 15:13
Maybe it is just me, but I am having an issue with the latest release, 6.5.3 downloaded July 13th (is that an omen?). In any event I do prefer to be able to see what album/artist I am listening to on occasion. (i.e. there's a problem with the cut, so I want to know what I need to fix) So 6.5.3 only allows me to show the title of the song - nothing else.

Is this on the SB display only or also on the web interface? If only the SB display: press "Now Playing" on the remote until it shows what you want. Each press will go through one of the chosen displays... accidentally pressing it while it is already showing the Now Playing screen will change the display. Perhaps that is what you did, I certainly do it enough.

Check your Settings (it is under Basic Settings on the player) to see what it is set to.



I initially started with a nightly because of issues with 6.5.2 (released), but now I am thinking of returning to 6.5.2.

Seems like a lot of trouble for what is surely a minor problem....



Not slamming anyone, but I would think that this is the kind of issue that should have kept this from a production release. If it wasn't caught in beta, then I would think that QA should have caught it in any kind of a normal testing cycle, although I know that there are a thousand or more confirguations that do need to be tested.

You downloaded the nightly and you do understand that it is not a production release at all? It is a nightly snapshot. It is usually fine and dandy with only bugfixes going in, but sometimes one fix breaks something else...

andyg
2007-07-13, 16:03
Well, the reason it was not caught by QA is because it's not a bug! Go to Player Settings, and on the Basic Settings page look for Title Format. Change it to something like "TRACKNUM. TITLE from ALBUM by ARTIST" or one of the other choices.

Mike White
2007-07-13, 16:06
Is this on the SB display only or also on the web interface? If only the SB display: press "Now Playing" on the remote until it shows what you want. Each press will go through one of the chosen displays... accidentally pressing it while it is already showing the Now Playing screen will change the display. Perhaps that is what you did, I certainly do it enough.

This issue shows up on both the SB and on SoftSqueeze (assuming that is what you are referring to as the web interface). And BTW, each press of "Now Playing" doesn't give me anything but the title of the song.

Check your Settings (it is under Basic Settings on the player) to see what it is set to.

Actually, I think it is under "formatting", and I have verified what it is set to.

Seems like a lot of trouble for what is surely a minor problem....

You are probably right, but I have had a few cuts go south on me, and trying to find them and fix them is more than a bit of a problem (I won't use the word I wanted to).

You downloaded the nightly and you do understand that it is not a production release at all? It is a nightly snapshot. It is usually fine and dandy with only bugfixes going in, but sometimes one fix breaks something else...

Yep - I initially downloaded a nightly with the full understanding that it is a beta (at best) build. I have spent the last 20 years or so doing software QA, although I can always be introduced to something new. I also downloaded the just released build, which is what I was commenting on.

Mike White
2007-07-13, 16:09
I apparently didn't quite get it on the last post and my comments are interspersed with the quote to my reply.

Yes, I have tried to do other things and they don't work, at least I haven't been able to do so.

I am certainly not trying to give grief to anyone - just trying to get this worked out.

Further comments?

Mike White
2007-07-13, 16:25
Well, the reason it was not caught by QA is because it's not a bug! Go to Player Settings, and on the Basic Settings page look for Title Format. Change it to something like "TRACKNUM. TITLE from ALBUM by ARTIST" or one of the other choices.

Okay, I have changed the player settings as you suggested, which worked. My apologies for thinking (and implying) that QA wasn't doing it's job. (I have also been on that end.)

What I did do is try to change the settings on the server, not the player, thinking that the player would simply show what is requested by the server. My bad.

Now my question resolves to "what is the difference between the server and player formatting?" And furthermore, how is that expressed to the general public?

Yep - I sure as hell should have figured this out, I have enough experience to have done that, but what about the poor newbe/non-geek?

Mike

Mike White
2007-07-13, 16:29
To Andy G and all the other folks. His response was back before I had finished doing my e-mail. Give him a raise.

Mike

andyg
2007-07-13, 17:31
Yeah it's a bit confusing, the server formatting pref is for when you view titles from the web interface. Player formatting is for viewing on the player.