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aeo12
2008-02-16, 20:15
I just got a new Mac with the 10.5 OS and have been attempting to scan my music library on the Mac version of Squeezecenter 7 (the 2/16/2008 nightly). My music library is split onto 3 different hard drives. The Squeezecenter scan reads the files in the music folder on my primary drive with no problem. However, it will not read the alias files in the same folder that link to the music folders on the other drives. When I click on the alias files, I can open the music files on the other drives, so I think I've created the alias files correctly. Any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong? My total Mac experience is now about 30 hours elapsed time (with some spent sleeping), so I'm assuming "user error" of some type is the most likely problem.

JimC
2008-02-16, 22:44
I just got a new Mac with the 10.5 OS and have been attempting to scan my music library on the Mac version of Squeezecenter 7 (the 2/16/2008 nightly). My music library is split onto 3 different hard drives. The Squeezecenter scan reads the files in the music folder on my primary drive with no problem. However, it will not read the alias files in the same folder that link to the music folders on the other drives. When I click on the alias files, I can open the music files on the other drives, so I think I've created the alias files correctly. Any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong? My total Mac experience is now about 30 hours elapsed time (with some spent sleeping), so I'm assuming "user error" of some type is the most likely problem.

SlimServer/SqueezeCenter can't use OS X aliases... you need to create a symlink. There's no easy, GUI-based way to do this with 10.4 (I haven't upgraded to 10.5 yet so I don't know if they've added that functionality). I use a third-party application called Make Symlink (found here (http://www.naratt.com/MakeSymlink.html)). It installs as a context menu (accessed via either a right-click or Ctrl-Click) and is easy to use.

Install Make Symlink, right-click on the other music folders, and select Make Symlink from the context menu. That's pretty much all you need to do! Copy the symlink into the folder SqueezeCenter is set to use for music and rescan your library. You should be all set.


-=> Jim

mherger
2008-02-17, 00:44
> SlimServer/SqueezeCenter can't use OS X aliases...

If you are adventurous you could give the patch in the following bug a try:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5584

It should add support for OSX aliases.

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Michael

aeo12
2008-02-17, 09:06
Install Make Symlink, right-click on the other music folders, and select Make Symlink from the context menu. That's pretty much all you need to do! Copy the symlink into the folder SqueezeCenter is set to use for music and rescan your library. You should be all set.

Thanks, Jim. Make Symlink worked perfectly for me.

aeo12
2008-02-17, 09:09
> SlimServer/SqueezeCenter can't use OS X aliases...

If you are adventurous you could give the patch in the following bug a try:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5584

It should add support for OSX aliases.

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Michael

Thanks, Michael. I wanted to give the patch a try, but I was lost in trying to locate the various SqueezeCenter files on the Mac so couldn't try any modifications. Where do I need to be looking?

jamie
2008-06-03, 20:07
Having just followed Jim c's advice on this for a perfect result I want to say thanks! Very helpful.

rydenfan
2009-02-19, 20:08
I know this is an old thread but I could really use some help. I followed the steps and created a Symlink of a folder in one of my folders. I then rescanned Squeeze Center and the only things that showed up are the original files in that folder, it appears the Symlink did not work. What should I do?? Thanks for the help!!

mherger
2009-02-20, 03:38
> followed the steps and created a Symlink of a folder in one of my
> folders. I then rescanned Squeeze Center and the only things that
> showed up are the original files in that folder, it appears the Symlink
> did not work. What should I do?? Thanks for the help!!

Can you follow that symlink in the console ("cd whateveryoursymlinkname")? You might want to enable scan.* logging.

BTW: you can also create an alias to achieve the same. This wasn't available at the time when this thread started, but it is by now.

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Michael

rydenfan
2009-02-20, 12:55
> followed the steps and created a Symlink of a folder in one of my
> folders. I then rescanned Squeeze Center and the only things that
> showed up are the original files in that folder, it appears the Symlink
> did not work. What should I do?? Thanks for the help!!

Can you follow that symlink in the console ("cd whateveryoursymlinkname")? You might want to enable scan.* logging.

BTW: you can also create an alias to achieve the same. This wasn't available at the time when this thread started, but it is by now.

--

Michael


Michael, thank you for tyhe reply. How would I create an alias? and where can I find more information on it?

Mark Lanctot
2009-02-20, 14:10
Michael, thank you for tyhe reply. How would I create an alias? and where can I find more information on it?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=create+mac+alias