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broth420
2007-08-22, 17:13
I currently have two slim servers in my house. One is a testing environment running on Ubuntu 7.04. The other is my main installation, running on Windows 2003 server. The windows box is also a file server, and on the file server is where the flac files are located. Album art works fine on the windows 2003 server, and it works fine on the Ubuntu server if I mount the windows flac share and use that as my directory. However, if I copy the files physcially on the Ubuntu server, and then change my file location, I lose all album art. These are exact copies of the files from the Windows 2003 file server. I use this type of architecture for my folder heirarchy.
artist/album/*.flac files as well as folder.jpg
Please help. I would like nothing more than to leave windows by the wayside.

snarlydwarf
2007-08-22, 17:56
permissions? are you doing a full rescan after moving things?

broth420
2007-08-22, 18:44
yes, a full rescan.
I thought it could be permissions as well, but I am not sure first of all how to check them, and second of all how to set them. on a side note, this is a server 7.04, without a gui. the mapped directory was /mnt/albums. the new location where the files are locally stored is /home/samba/flac
I guess they way to check if it was a folder permission would be to copy the contents from the new directory into the old one and see if the album art shows up. I am pretty new to Ubuntu.

broth420
2007-08-23, 16:40
I unmounted the share and copied the folders/files into the /mnt/flac directory. No art work.
Then I decided to change the permissions on the /home/samba/flac directory, and rescanned. Still no artwork.

Here is how they look now:


dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:~$ cd /home/samba/flac
dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:/home/samba/flac$ ls -l
total 104
drwxrwxrwx 7 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:17 Alison Krauss & Union Station
drwxrwxrwx 7 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:01 Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
drwxrwxrwx 4 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:05 Billy Joel
drwxrwxrwx 3 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:06 Bread
drwxrwxrwx 4 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:02 Carly Simon
drwxrwxrwx 3 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:03 Carole King
drwxrwxrwx 4 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:04 Cat Stevens
drwxrwxrwx 4 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:08 Chicago
drwxrwxrwx 7 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:13 Crosby, Stills & Nash
drwxrwxrwx 6 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:03 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
drwxrwxrwx 3 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:03 David Crosby
drwxrwxrwx 6 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-23 19:09 Enya
drwxrwxrwx 3 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:06 Harry Chapin
drwxrwxrwx 6 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:09 James Taylor
drwxrwxrwx 3 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:10 Jim Croce
drwxrwxrwx 3 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:10 Joan Baez
drwxrwxrwx 7 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:13 John Coltrane
drwxrwxrwx 4 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:14 John Denver
drwxrwxrwx 3 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:14 John Prine
drwxrwxrwx 20 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-16 19:51 Miles Davis
drwxrwxrwx 8 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:05 Neil Diamond
drwxrwxrwx 15 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:14 Neil Young
drwxrwxrwx 5 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:15 Nickel Creek
drwxrwxrwx 5 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:15 Norah Jones
drwxrwxrwx 5 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:16 Peter, Paul & Mary
drwxrwxrwx 3 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-22 19:16 Thelonis Monk Quartet With John Coltrane
dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:/home/samba/flac$

And here is a rundown of the folder contents below:


dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:/home/samba/flac$ cd Enya
dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:/home/samba/flac/Enya$ ls -l
total 16
drwxrwxrwx 2 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-23 19:09 Shepherd Moons
drwxrwxrwx 2 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-23 19:09 The Celts
drwxrwxrwx 2 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-23 19:09 The Memory of Trees
drwxrwxrwx 2 dsa dsa 4096 2007-08-23 19:08 Watermark
dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:/home/samba/flac/Enya$ cd Watermark
dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:/home/samba/flac/Enya/Watermark$ ls -l
total 201304
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 10947314 2006-03-15 21:41 01 Watermark.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 23089996 2006-03-15 21:41 02 Cursum Perticio.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 15086036 2006-03-15 21:41 03 On Your Shore.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 20532248 2006-03-15 21:41 04 Storms In Africa.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 20494573 2006-03-15 21:41 05 Exile.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 6841839 2006-03-15 21:41 06 Miss Clare Remembers.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 26792648 2006-03-15 21:41 07 Orinoco Flow.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 16351950 2006-03-15 21:41 08 Evening Falls.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 12190907 2006-03-15 21:41 09 River.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 17918800 2006-03-15 21:41 10 The Long Ships.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 17397093 2006-03-15 21:41 11 Na Laetha Geal M'óige.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 18169968 2006-03-15 21:41 12 Storms In Africa II.flac
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 12951 2006-11-03 10:54 Folder.jpg
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 66 2007-07-30 12:32 orangecd.ini
dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:/home/samba/flac/Enya/Watermark$

and when I browse the media folder in SlimServer, I don't see any Folder.jpg file at all.

snarlydwarf
2007-08-23, 17:20
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 12951 2006-11-03 10:54 Folder.jpg
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dsa dsa 66 2007-07-30 12:32 orangecd.ini
dsa@MEDIA-SERVER:/home/samba/flac/Enya/Watermark$

and when I browse the media folder in SlimServer, I don't see any Folder.jpg file at all.

Change Folder.jpg to folder.jpg or cover.jpg.... Linux is case-sensitive, Windows is not.

(Or be lazy and set the artwork name to 'Folder.jpg' in Server Settings / Interface.)

It's normal to only see music files in the Browse Music Folder, Slimserver hides things it has no ability to play.

broth420
2007-08-24, 06:14
so on a windows share mounted in Linux, case doesn't matter? That is good to know. I am testing it right now (my library is 25000 songs) using a renaming program. I will follow up with results, but that makes sense.
Thanks

broth420
2007-08-24, 08:29
that did the trick.
Thanks for your help