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2008-01-02, 12:01
OK - so I ripped a couple of CD's to .flac, to see the quality. I rescan the music library - slimserver does not see the files - they're ripped, no drm, no anything.
Why slimserver does not see the mew music? I have done full rescan, etc.

Mitch G
2008-01-02, 12:46
I'm not trying to be a jerk by suggesting something this basic, but sometimes the devil is in the details. So, are the .flac files in the directory slimserver is configured to look in?


2008-01-02, 13:06
Do they have meta data (or 'tags') in them?

If you go to browse music folder do they show up?

Also, you can turn on some debugging. Server Settings -> Debugging turn on on d_scan and then rescan everything. This could throw up why it isn't adding them.

2008-01-02, 13:48
That was good. Yes, they are in the directory, they should be in. SS detected all my MP3 files with ease.
Now I ripped to .flac, using Exact Audio Copy, and configuring it to .flac codec requirements.
No metadata.

I have the feeling, that it's not the ss - it's something I did to the EAC/flac encoder - but the files are well ripped, and played by Winamp.

2008-01-02, 14:18
No metadata.
I believe there are no metadata and no ID3 tags.

2008-01-02, 14:53
Even with no tags, it should guess metadata from the filename. As a test, try ripping a singe album into a totally seperate directory, then point SS to that dir and do a wipe & rescan. You should (obviously) end up with just that album in your library, but if it's empty then that proves it's not reading the flacs for some reason.

2008-01-02, 15:37
OK - Radish,

I did what You said - It detected the files without any problem.
I reinstalled Slimserver, and it saw the (previously not seen) .flac files without problems. So - when I add new files - will I need to reinstall SS every time - It's possible, a bit inconvenient, but possible.

But good, that it turned out it's a bug, not a fundamental error I did.

Gosh, just to listen to music in your network, you need to be a wifi engineer, server specialist, etc.

2008-01-02, 16:15
No, you shouldn't need to re-install SS every time. If that is the only way you can get it to see your files, then that is a bug that needs tracked down and fixed.