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tipsen
2008-09-25, 12:23
Hi
I have a problem with the album "...Something to Be" by Rob Thomas. SqueezeCenter doesn't seem to properly index the album and since I'm running SC on a Synology NAS I suspect it has something to do with the beginning dot actually hiding the directory from SqueezeCenter.
Does anyone have any ideas how to solve this without renaming the album to a another (wrong) name?
Cheers, Tommy Ipsen

Themis
2008-09-25, 12:27
Perhaps by renaming the directory ? (without renaming the album)

tipsen
2008-09-25, 12:34
It would probably work but what annoys me is that it used to work - I remember playing Rob Thomas on earlier occations and now it doesn't work anymore - something must have changed... and maybe I can unchange it and get SC to index properly without renaming to wrong names...

mherger
2008-09-25, 13:03
> I have a problem with the album "...Something to Be" by Rob Thomas.

Folders/files with a leading dot are hidden items on Linux systems.
They're ignored by SC. As mentioned before, rename the folder and you
should be fine.

Michael

aubuti
2008-09-25, 15:23
It would probably work but what annoys me is that it used to work - I remember playing Rob Thomas on earlier occations and now it doesn't work anymore - something must have changed... and maybe I can unchange it and get SC to index properly without renaming to wrong names...
Rename the directory, but leave the tag with the correct title and you'll be fine for indexing and browsing via anything *except* Browse Music Folder.

tipsen
2008-09-26, 03:52
Ok... I've renamed the directory by prepending an underscore (_) to the album-name - and of course with no changes to the tags it works with SqueezeCenter.
I just think it would have been a "cleaner" solution if I could somehow have told either my Nas (Synology DS-207+) or SqueezeCenter that the directory wasn't actually hidden and should be included regardless of the name...
Cheers, Tommy

aubuti
2008-09-26, 05:51
Ok... I've renamed the directory by prepending an underscore (_) to the album-name - and of course with no changes to the tags it works with SqueezeCenter.
I just think it would have been a "cleaner" solution if I could somehow have told either my Nas (Synology DS-207+) or SqueezeCenter that the directory wasn't actually hidden and should be included regardless of the name...
Cheers, Tommy
Any OS has certain characters that are off-limits for file or directory names. In this case you had the unfortunate effect of it becoming a hidden directory, but there are other characters you could never even use (eg, * $ : \ / |), and the reserved character that is encountered most often in album and song titles: ?.

Most ripping tools deal with these things automatically, substituting more-or-less satisfactory valid characters for reserved characters. Did you create the "...Something to Be" directory manually or with a ripper? Or did you rip on one OS (eg, Windows) and then move it to your Linux system?

tipsen
2008-09-29, 04:41
Most ripping tools deal with these things automatically, substituting more-or-less satisfactory valid characters for reserved characters. Did you create the "...Something to Be" directory manually or with a ripper? Or did you rip on one OS (eg, Windows) and then move it to your Linux system?
I used AutoFLAC/EAC on my Windows XP and subsequently moved it to my (linux-based) NAS - which probably explains why the issue wasn't handled automatically.
/tipsen