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Kevin Hawkins
2004-04-22, 12:19
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf
> Of Richard Purdie
> Sent: 22 April 2004 19:35
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Library load time now STUNNING !

> :-)

Pat on the back from me Richard !

> > does navigating into the folder hierarchy work again now
> (known bug)
>
> If you add new music files and then browse to the folder
> concerned using "Browse Music Folder" it should pick up
> any new files. I've just tested this under linux and it
> works. If it doesn't for you let me know what OS you're
> using. It won't (currently) pick up changes in tags or
> artwork without a rescan.

AIRI it used to get confused if you added and then removed a file or if you
added something and then renamed it, or (definitely) if you overwrote the
file with a different one. I guess this last one is maybe what you mean
about tags ? [Bug 166/181] I'm guessing it just checks filename and not
creation/modify date or size.


I assume I have to navigate right into the directory that has the changed
files not just the hierachy above it. So if I have a directory called
'NewStuff' can I just add/remove/rename files there and it will all be
picked up OK as long as I navigate into it from time to time ? Or maybe
you're warning me off replacing / renaming because of tag issues as it
wouldn't realise they'd changed from filename alone.

I'll let you know what I find - WinXP BTW.

Kevin

Richard Purdie
2004-04-22, 14:47
Kevin Hawkins:
> Pat on the back from me Richard !

Thank you very much! :-)

> AIRI it used to get confused if you added and then removed a file or if
> you added something and then renamed it, or (definitely) if you overwrote
> the file with a different one. I guess this last one is maybe what you
> mean about tags ? [Bug 166/181] I'm guessing it just checks filename
> and not creation/modify date or size.

It checks the filename at each access. It only checks creation/modify date
or size upon rescan at the moment.

> I assume I have to navigate right into the directory that has the changed
> files not just the hierachy above it. So if I have a directory called
> 'NewStuff' can I just add/remove/rename files there and it will all be
> picked up OK as long as I navigate into it from time to time ? Or maybe
> you're warning me off replacing / renaming because of tag issues as it
> wouldn't realise they'd changed from filename alone.
>
> I'll let you know what I find - WinXP BTW.

I can tell you what I'm fairly sure does and doesn't work:

Deleted files will disappear from the Browse Music Folder, they are not
removed from the Browse Artists, Albums, etc. and the songcount doesn't
change until after a rescan.

Added files browsed to with "Browse Music Folder" will be noticed

Overwriting a file with a new one will confuse the server until you rescan
(if an mp3 had a new bitrate it could play at the old one for example).

Renaming is basically deleting one file and adding another as far as the
server is concerned (see above).

Changing tags - it won't notice until you rescan.

There is some fine tuning to do with the cache system and this is all being
worked on so watch this space.

Cheers,

RP