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The_virus
2008-03-16, 17:09
OK, so I have multiple users on one computer, with multiple iTunes Libraries. I realize switching is not possible right now, but my problem is this...

The SlimCenter is drawing it's library info from the wrong user library. Logged in as myself, I can tell SC to rescan, but all it does is rescan the other user's library. I cannot specify the file path to my own library, as SC will not let me. I am running SC on the same computer as iTunes, so the file path remains blank.

I've tried resetting to factory, and all that does is make me re-enter the WEP code (grrr).

HOW do I make SC use my library instead of this other user's?

mherger
2008-03-16, 23:58
> The SlimCenter is drawing it's library info from the wrong user
> library. Logged in as myself, I can tell SC to rescan, but all it does
> is rescan the other user's library.

Are you running SC as a service or application? It should read the current
user's registry keys to find iTunes. Thus you'll need to run it as an
application. But keep in mind that this will require a full rescan
whenever you switch user.

> HOW do I make SC use my library instead of this other user's?

You could run SC manually from the command line (or some shortcut you
create) with the additional --prefsdir=w:\herever\your\settings parameter
to use different preference files for each of the two users.

Michael

The_virus
2008-03-17, 01:52
I'm not sure I understand. I'm on a Mac, and I access SC via my web browser. I don't know how to access SC any other way. There's a preferences pane in the system prefs, but all that allows me to do is turn the server off, and set when it turns on (ie: on login).

mherger
2008-03-17, 02:07
> I'm not sure I understand. I'm on a Mac, and I access SC via my web

That's probably the most important piece of information you didn't give us
in your first posting ;-).

> browser. I don't know how to access SC any other way. There's a
> preferences pane in the system prefs, but all that allows me to do is
> turn the server off, and set when it turns on (ie: on login).

In this case SC will use the iTunes library of the user who installed SC.

As mentioned in my previous posting you could run SC from the shell. But
it's a bit more of a hassle. SC was designed to be an always-on software.
User switching doesn't exactly fit in as this also means switching music
source for the players around your house. Why not have SC access both your
collections? You could add the path to your other collection as a music
path. SC would then index both of them.

Micheal

danco
2008-03-17, 09:11
OK, so you're running on a Mac with multiple users. And presumably you have installed SqueezeCenter for all users.

I've not been in that situation. But if it is not possible to define different libraries for different users (and I suppose it isn't, as several users could be logged in at the same time) I would guess that the path to the library has to be defined when logged in as an admin user. When you tried to change the library were you an admin user?

If you actually want it to be easy for different users to access different libraries, this could be done by putting a symbolic link (or maybe an alias) to one library inside the main library folder.

Mind you, I haven't used iTunes at all.