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Andy Jefferson
2004-01-29, 01:41
Roy M. Silvernail wrote :
> Make a 'SlimLibrary' folder. Inside that, put 'CD Music' and 'Radio'.
> Then tell SlimServer that 'SlimLibrary' is your music folder. Et voila!

Yes, that works but only because Slimserver supports
genre/artist/title/...

so you are using "Radio" or "CD Music" as the genre. What if I want to have
genre used within my CD Music ? What if I want genre used within my radio
stations ?

There are workarounds like this, or putting them in playlist directories, but
they are just that ... workarounds.


What I want is the flexibility to have multiple music folders, so I have a
music folder for CD, and one for radio etc. This would allow much more
flexibility so that I could have several music collections. On the SliMP3 it
would appear as multiple "Browse Music Folder" options ... providing names to
each, so something like

Browse Music Folder "Radio"
Browse Music Folder "CD Collection 1"
Browse Music Folder "CD Collection 2"



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Andy

kdf
2004-01-29, 01:58
Quoting Andy Jefferson <music (AT) ajsoft (DOT) net>:

> Roy M. Silvernail wrote :
> > Make a 'SlimLibrary' folder. Inside that, put 'CD Music' and 'Radio'.
> > Then tell SlimServer that 'SlimLibrary' is your music folder. Et voila!
>
> Yes, that works but only because Slimserver supports
> genre/artist/title/...
>
> so you are using "Radio" or "CD Music" as the genre. What if I want to have
> genre used within my CD Music ? What if I want genre used within my radio
> stations ?
>
> There are workarounds like this, or putting them in playlist directories, but
>
> they are just that ... workarounds.
>
>
> What I want is the flexibility to have multiple music folders, so I have a
> music folder for CD, and one for radio etc. This would allow much more
> flexibility so that I could have several music collections. On the SliMP3 it
>
> would appear as multiple "Browse Music Folder" options ... providing names to
>
> each, so something like
>
> Browse Music Folder "Radio"
> Browse Music Folder "CD Collection 1"
> Browse Music Folder "CD Collection 2"

I believe everyone here understands this, but you asked if this was possible.
The answer, is no. Not Yet, maybe never. Its possible a future release may
support this, but since it does not now, what you are being offered is options.

If you would like to make this a formal feature request, please submit this to
bugs.slimdevices.com.

cheers,
kdf

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-01-29, 04:22
On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 03:41, Andy Jefferson wrote:
> Roy M. Silvernail wrote :
> > Make a 'SlimLibrary' folder. Inside that, put 'CD Music' and 'Radio'.
> > Then tell SlimServer that 'SlimLibrary' is your music folder. Et voila!
>
> Yes, that works but only because Slimserver supports
> genre/artist/title/...

It works because SlimServer descends a directory tree.

> so you are using "Radio" or "CD Music" as the genre.

Genre is taken from the ID3 tags, not the pathname. I don't have any
'genre' branches in my music tree, but 'Browse Genres' works just fine.

> What if I want to have genre used within my CD Music ?

It Just Works.

> What if I want genre used within my radio stations ?

It Just Doesn't Work. :) Playlists don't have ID3 tags.

> What I want is the flexibility to have multiple music folders, so I have a
> music folder for CD, and one for radio etc. This would allow much more
> flexibility so that I could have several music collections. On the SliMP3 it
> would appear as multiple "Browse Music Folder" options ... providing names to
> each, so something like
>
> Browse Music Folder "Radio"
> Browse Music Folder "CD Collection 1"
> Browse Music Folder "CD Collection 2"

Y'know, if you just put "Radio", "CD Collection 1" and "CD Collection 2"
under the base music folder, that is almost *exactly* what you will get
(less the multiple "Browse Music Folder" legends). 'Browse Music Folder'
would lead to the "category" choices.

Keep in mind that all the music is represented in the tag database, so
the only place you would see a differentiation between CD1 and CD2 is
while browsing the music folder directly. Multiple top-level folders
would not change this.
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