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LeVine, Brian E.
2004-01-12, 11:20
Thanks for the response kdf. I'm running the .exe build, but I don't have
ActiveState perl installed. I don't have access to my box right now, but
I'll try installing perl tonight if it is needed.

-----Original Message-----
From: kdf [mailto:slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com]
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 12:03 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Cache mp3 tag database


Quoting "LeVine, Brian E." <blevine (AT) kraft (DOT) com>:

> Does anyone have the "Cache Mp3 tag database" option working???
>
> Can anyone (Slimdevices, please!!!) explain what operating systems/build
it
> works on? A simple reply with, "it doesn't work on the .exe build" would
be
> very helpful if that were the case.
>
I have it working under Linux Mandrake 9.2, Windows 2000 with ActiveState
Perl
(slimserver.pl) version. I installed the Jan 8, 2004 EXE version, changed
the
setting in server settings, restarted the server and the db file appears
just as
expected in c:\program files\slimserver\server\slimserver.db. My collection
on
this computer is small, so its hard to tell just from teh speed if it is
working
completely. Perhaps this is working due to having ActiveState Perl
installed,
and the Storable module already present in my perl libs.

I'm not from SlimDevices, but hopefully this information will still help you
in
some way.

cheers,
kdf

dean
2004-01-12, 11:23
You shouldn't have to have any additional software installed.


On Jan 12, 2004, at 10:20 AM, LeVine, Brian E. wrote:

> Thanks for the response kdf. I'm running the .exe build, but I don't
> have
> ActiveState perl installed. I don't have access to my box right now,
> but
> I'll try installing perl tonight if it is needed.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kdf [mailto:slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com]
> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 12:03 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Cache mp3 tag database
>
>
> Quoting "LeVine, Brian E." <blevine (AT) kraft (DOT) com>:
>
>> Does anyone have the "Cache Mp3 tag database" option working???
>>
>> Can anyone (Slimdevices, please!!!) explain what operating
>> systems/build
> it
>> works on? A simple reply with, "it doesn't work on the .exe build"
>> would
> be
>> very helpful if that were the case.
>>
> I have it working under Linux Mandrake 9.2, Windows 2000 with
> ActiveState
> Perl
> (slimserver.pl) version. I installed the Jan 8, 2004 EXE version,
> changed
> the
> setting in server settings, restarted the server and the db file
> appears
> just as
> expected in c:\program files\slimserver\server\slimserver.db. My
> collection
> on
> this computer is small, so its hard to tell just from teh speed if it
> is
> working
> completely. Perhaps this is working due to having ActiveState Perl
> installed,
> and the Storable module already present in my perl libs.
>
> I'm not from SlimDevices, but hopefully this information will still
> help you
> in
> some way.
>
> cheers,
> kdf
>
>

kdf
2004-01-12, 11:35
Quoting "LeVine, Brian E." <blevine (AT) kraft (DOT) com>:

> Thanks for the response kdf. I'm running the .exe build, but I don't have
> ActiveState perl installed. I don't have access to my box right now, but
> I'll try installing perl tonight if it is needed.
>
Does the db file exist? Storable might be included in the EXE so you'll be ok.
As for scanning the hard drive, you will still get drive activity as the db
file is loaded into memory. It stores a fair bit of info. In my case, its
about 9M for a 9000 file library. This loads very fast on my Linux system, but
perhaps it takes a bit longer than the server takes to load up on Windows.

try running: slim.exe --d_info from the command line. The output that will spew
by at a high rate of speed should say if its using the DB cache.

Also, if you have no cover art in your library, there was a bug fixed only a few
days ago that caused cover art to be read again if it wasn't found. This should
be fixed in the latest nightly build.

cheers,
kdf