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Cormac Long
2004-03-15, 12:27
Folks,
for ease of use, and long before I started using slimserver, I moved
all my multi-CD albums into single folders of MP3s... I don't see the
need to retain the CD 1 / disc 2 separation.. it just doesn't seem
relevant to retain it.

I noticed however, that slimserver seems to list only some of the tracks
in these albums.. the browse music folder option lists all files.

On closer inspection it appears that when two tracks share the same
track number ID3 field, only one gets indexed with the album. If I
modify the clashes and rescan the folder, the album view includes both
files.. of course this means that to make all my combined albums
visible, I need to remove all clashes.

It also means that manually assembled albums of MP3s will have the same
issue.

Does anyone know if it is possible to disable this functionality?

Regards,
Cormac

dean
2004-03-15, 12:40
SlimServer uniquely identifies tracks by Genre/Artist/Album/TrackNumber
combinations. If you have songs with exactly the same identifiers for
each of these four items, then you'll only see one of them. In
multi-disc sets, the Album consists of the set name plus the disc
number.

If you throw out the disc number, then you may have multiple tracks
that SlimServer think are the same. If you are tossing out the notion
of disc in a multi-disc set, I suggest you renumber your tracks to be
unique and allow for them to play in order.


On Mar 15, 2004, at 11:27 AM, Cormac Long wrote:

> Folks,
> for ease of use, and long before I started using slimserver, I
> moved all my multi-CD albums into single folders of MP3s... I don't
> see the need to retain the CD 1 / disc 2 separation.. it just doesn't
> seem relevant to retain it.
>
> I noticed however, that slimserver seems to list only some of the
> tracks in these albums.. the browse music folder option lists all
> files.
>
> On closer inspection it appears that when two tracks share the same
> track number ID3 field, only one gets indexed with the album. If I
> modify the clashes and rescan the folder, the album view includes both
> files.. of course this means that to make all my combined albums
> visible, I need to remove all clashes.
>
> It also means that manually assembled albums of MP3s will have the
> same issue.
>
> Does anyone know if it is possible to disable this functionality?
>
>
>
> Regards,
> Cormac
>

Jeffrey Gordon
2004-03-15, 12:51
This probably explains why I my music count for slimserver differs from other
programs I have. It was only a few tracks and it would have taken A LONG
time for me to try and find 5 tracks missing in over 3000 tracks.

So now I know where to start looking for missing tracks. However I can see an
issue arise if you have music without track numbers. Or music of unknown
origin but know the title and the artist. Seems like title should be in the
unique identifier. I assume you had a very good technical reason for not
including title.

On Monday 15 March 2004 14:40, dean blackketter wrote:
> SlimServer uniquely identifies tracks by Genre/Artist/Album/TrackNumber
> combinations. If you have songs with exactly the same identifiers for
> each of these four items, then you'll only see one of them. In
> multi-disc sets, the Album consists of the set name plus the disc
> number.
>
> If you throw out the disc number, then you may have multiple tracks
> that SlimServer think are the same. If you are tossing out the notion
> of disc in a multi-disc set, I suggest you renumber your tracks to be
> unique and allow for them to play in order.
>
> On Mar 15, 2004, at 11:27 AM, Cormac Long wrote:
> > Folks,
> > for ease of use, and long before I started using slimserver, I
> > moved all my multi-CD albums into single folders of MP3s... I don't
> > see the need to retain the CD 1 / disc 2 separation.. it just doesn't
> > seem relevant to retain it.
> >
> > I noticed however, that slimserver seems to list only some of the
> > tracks in these albums.. the browse music folder option lists all
> > files.
> >
> > On closer inspection it appears that when two tracks share the same
> > track number ID3 field, only one gets indexed with the album. If I
> > modify the clashes and rescan the folder, the album view includes both
> > files.. of course this means that to make all my combined albums
> > visible, I need to remove all clashes.
> >
> > It also means that manually assembled albums of MP3s will have the
> > same issue.
> >
> > Does anyone know if it is possible to disable this functionality?
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Cormac
> >

Bob Myers
2004-03-16, 10:47
Quoting Cormac Long:

>> On closer inspection it appears that when two tracks share the same
>> track number ID3 field, only one gets indexed with the album. If I
>> modify the clashes and rescan the folder, the album view includes
>> both files.. of course this means that to make all my combined albums
>> visible, I need to remove all clashes.
>>
>> It also means that manually assembled albums of MP3s will have the
>> same issue.
>>
>> Does anyone know if it is possible to disable this functionality?

Some people use track numbers such as 01/01 in this case. That would
fix your problem.

I use a great tag editor called Abander. It makes it real easy to do
this (Tools | Format Track Numbers | Advanced).

--
Bob Myers