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Kevin Hawkins
2004-04-22, 04:54
Just installed 5.1.5 (from 5.1.3)and I lost about 100 tracks from my
library - did domething change here ? I did see some track count issues
mentioned before but they seemed to be '0's being reported. - The 100 tracks
is only a very small number in comparison to the total number of tracks I
have but I'm not sure what went - and why - or whether they were never
there.

K

Mark Murray
2004-04-22, 07:00
Kevin Hawkins <lists@...> writes:

>
> Just installed 5.1.5 (from 5.1.3)and I lost about 100 tracks from my
> library - did domething change here ? I did see some track count issues
> mentioned before but they seemed to be '0's being reported. - The 100 tracks
> is only a very small number in comparison to the total number of tracks I
> have but I'm not sure what went - and why - or whether they were never
> there.
>
> K
>

I Noticed the same thing. What seemed to be happening with me was that songs I
had deleted were still being counted. They were showing up (If you browse under
"Genre") under "No Genre"->"No Album"->"No Artist" and were being counted in the
total. The files still show up, even in 5.1.5, but they are no longer being
counted as of 5.1.4. Bottom line for you: 5.1.5 is probably giving you your
"true" number of files.

I noticed this because I have a script that counts the number of mp3 files for
me and the two totals weren't matching. Being the curious type I decided to
track down the discrepency. First, I wrote a script that created a playlist
that included ALL my mp3s, then I added all songs to a playlist in the
slimserver web interface (fishbone skin). I made my slimserver created playlist
current, then "subtracted" the files in my homegrown playlist from what
slimserver thought was my total files and what I was left with exactly matched
the difference between what my script was telling me and what slimserver was
telling me, furthermore, those files were ones I had deleted.

As I said, slimserver no longer "counts" those files, but they still show up
under "No Genre"->"No Album"->"No Artist". Is there a cache some where that
needs to be flushed? Just curious, this isn't a serious problem.

Mark

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-04-22, 07:36
On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 10:00, Mark Murray wrote:

> As I said, slimserver no longer "counts" those files, but they still show up
> under "No Genre"->"No Album"->"No Artist". Is there a cache some where that
> needs to be flushed? Just curious, this isn't a serious problem.

Sounds like you might have some references to songs hanging around in
saved playlists or your playlist history. Those will show up under 'No
whatever' but you'll notice you can't get them to play. Look in your
saved playlist folder and nuke anything starting with '__'.
--
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Jason Holtzapple
2004-04-22, 07:50
Outdated info in your playlist files can cause this. You can use a
little perl script to check for tracks that don't exist in your
playlists:

$ checkm3u *.m3u

# list nonexistent tracks in m3u files
while (<>) {
next if /^\s*#/;
chomp;
s/[^:]+://;
s/#[^#]+$//;

print "$ARGV $_\n" unless -e;
}

And then remove them.

--Jason

Mark Murray wrote:
> Kevin Hawkins <lists@...> writes:
>
>
>>Just installed 5.1.5 (from 5.1.3)and I lost about 100 tracks from my
>>library - did domething change here ? I did see some track count issues
>>mentioned before but they seemed to be '0's being reported. - The 100 tracks
>>is only a very small number in comparison to the total number of tracks I
>>have but I'm not sure what went - and why - or whether they were never
>>there.
>>
>> K
>>
>
>
> I Noticed the same thing. What seemed to be happening with me was that songs I
> had deleted were still being counted. They were showing up (If you browse under
> "Genre") under "No Genre"->"No Album"->"No Artist" and were being counted in the
> total. The files still show up, even in 5.1.5, but they are no longer being
> counted as of 5.1.4. Bottom line for you: 5.1.5 is probably giving you your
> "true" number of files.

Mark Murray
2004-04-22, 10:22
Jason Holtzapple <jasonholtzapple@...> writes:

>
> Outdated info in your playlist files can cause this.


Thanks Jason and Roy! That was it. I should have thought of that - it makes
perfect sense now.

Thanks

Mark