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bobkoure
2008-03-01, 10:00
I'm trying to figure out what I did wrong, as I'm not seeing any "MM" icons.
Here's what I did:
- installed MusicMagicMix as a service, used the web interface to tell it there my music was and pressed the "add music" button. It now shows the right number of songs
- downloaded the alternate web interface (just some more controls) from spicefly, and used that interface to "test mix creation" - it seems fine.
On SC7, I checked the "use Music IP" box in settings
- did a full "Clear library and rescan everything" (took an hour or to to scan music, another hour for Mucic IP Import, another hour to scan artwork, plus some minutes each for merging, etc.
- no mm icons... (?)
- I searched the forums here, found some comments that I should do another scan, but for "look for new and changed music"
- no mm icons... (??)

So, now on searching the forums yet again, it looks as though (at least for SS6) that I should remove my music folder from SS (and maybe SC) - do a full scan, and only then add my music folder back to SS, then do a "look for new and changed music" scan.
Is that "the way to do it" for SC7 as well?
Or have I missed some other vital step?

Thanks!
Bob

dwilliams01
2008-03-01, 20:50
Make sure that UPnP is turned off on at least one side (MIP or SC). In SC it is in the Server/Advanced/Network page. I was told a while back that they didn't play well together over upnp.

I also removed the music folder setting (just left it blank) from my SC installation - it only knows about music that MusicIP has (via the import). Speeds up the rescanning time.

davep
2008-03-02, 07:28
You might want to try restarting SC7 before doing the rescan - i.e. make sure that SC7 is started _after_ MIP is running.

I actually keep the path to my music directory set in SC7 since otherwise I would only get music which has been processed by MIP, and I don't do that with everything. At one point in the days of 6.x this could lead to duplicates but I have not seen this happen under SC7 and I get 'm's for all those tracks which have been processed by MIP and no 'm' for all of the others.

This is all on Ubuntu and I suppose it could be different for a different OS.

davep

bobkoure
2008-03-02, 07:56
OK - I'll try restarting the SC service
BTW Do you get artwork when you do it this way?

Oh - this is on a win2k server - it's actually pretty easy to make one service "dependent" on another (so they always start in the right order).

bobkoure
2008-03-02, 09:20
Yep - that did it (d'oh! beats me why I didn't just try that)
BTW, for other windows users who run across this thread and aren't sure about how to make one service dependent on another, here's one way, plus a shortcut:

1 open the registry editor (either regedit or regedt32 will do)
2 open the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Services\squeezesvc
3 add a REG_MULTI_SZ value named DependOnService to the key, the "data" portion is "MusicIP Server" (without the quotes)

here's the shortcut


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\squeezesvc]
"DependOnService"=hex(7):4d,00,75,00,73,00,69,00,63,00,49,00,50,00, 20,00,53,00,\
65,00,72,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,00,00,00,00

Using a text editor, copy the above lines to "foo.reg", save the file, then run it. - It'll just add that MULTI-SZ value. It's in hex because MULTI_SZ string lists have embedded nulls.