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Ben Gladstone
2004-07-27, 10:44
thanks for the suggestions - here are some results:

the debug log is showing repeated
2004-07-27 18:39:54.9584 useiTunesLibrary().
2004-07-27 18:39:54.9589 canUseiTunesLibrary().
2004-07-27 18:39:54.9592 using itunes library: 1

the metadata for composer and genre are missing in slimserver:
Title: No.28 in A major, op.101: Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto,
Artist: Beethoven
Album: Piano Sonatas (Disc 8 of 10)
Disc: 8
Track: 3
File Format: Apple AAC, Lossless or Movie File
Duration: 10:32
Year: 1993
File Length: 10,231,577 Bytes
Bitrate: 129kbps CBR
Location: file:///G:/tunes/Beethoven/Piano Sonatas/8-03 No.28 in A
major, op.101_ Adagi.m4a (Download)
Date Modified: Sun 20 Jun 2004, 22:06

here's the xml source
<key>Track ID</key><integer>3777</integer>
<key>Name</key><string>No.28 in A major, op.101:
Allegretto, ma non troppo</string>
<key>Album</key><string>Piano Sonatas</string>
<key>Kind</key><string>AAC audio file</string>
<key>Total Time</key><integer>257764</integer>
<key>Disc Number</key><integer>8</integer>
<key>Disc Count</key><integer>10</integer>
<key>Track Number</key><integer>1</integer>
<key>Track Count</key><integer>7</integer>
<key>Bit Rate</key><integer>128</integer>
<key>Sample Rate</key><integer>44100</integer>
<key>Play Count</key><integer>6</integer>
<key>Play Date

<key>File Folder Count</key><integer>4</integer>
<key>Library Folder

for comparison, this slimserver entry, which is ok -
Title: Bluebeard's Castle
Artist: Bartok
Composer: Glasgow, live
Album: Bluebeard's Castle
Genre: Classical
File Format: MP3
Duration: 71:59
Comment: Opera on 3-200402151830
File Length: 103,669,316 Bytes
Bitrate: 192kbps CBR
ID3 Tag Version: ID3v2.2.0
Location: file:///G:/tunes/Bartok/Bluebeard's Castle/Bluebeard's
Castle.mp2 (Download)
Date Modified: Thu 6 May 2004, 21:44

comes from
<key>Track ID</key><integer>10705</integer>
<key>Kind</key><string>MPEG audio file</string>
<key>Total Time</key><integer>4319544</integer>
<key>Bit Rate</key><integer>192</integer>
<key>Sample Rate</key><integer>48000</integer>
<key>Comments</key><string>Opera on

<key>File Folder Count</key><integer>4</integer>
<key>Library Folder

the header of the xml file is
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
<plist version="1.0">
<key>Major Version</key><integer>1</integer>
<key>Minor Version</key><integer>1</integer>
<key>Application Version</key><string>4.5</string>
<key>Library Persistent

does this lot help...?
many thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of dean
Sent: 27 July 2004 18:28
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] genre tag missing from AAC files

On my system here, if it's any help, the Genre is picked up properly
from the iTunes library.

Maybe an inspection of Ben's iTunes Music Library.xml file would be in

On Jul 27, 2004, at 9:49 AM, kdf wrote:

> Quoting Ben Gladstone <bgladstone (AT) steadytech (DOT) com>:
>> hi, another issue: the genre tag data for AAC files (not protected -
>> ripped by me) is present in iTunes but not in slimserver. other
>> filetypes are fine.
> further to this, it is probably related to your missing playlists. I
> suspect
> there is a problem reading your iTunes library. Upon testing my setup

> with a
> rescan, the genre information is taken successfully from the iTunes
> libarary.
> Teh genre is missing when the AAC file is found during the folder
> scan..
> Hopefully the debugging I suggested in my other post will help narrow
> the
> problem.
> cheers,
> kdf

2004-07-27, 10:53
Quoting Ben Gladstone <bgladstone (AT) steadytech (DOT) com>:

> thanks for the suggestions - here are some results:
> the debug log is showing repeated
> 2004-07-27 18:39:54.9584 useiTunesLibrary().
> 2004-07-27 18:39:54.9589 canUseiTunesLibrary().
> 2004-07-27 18:39:54.9592 using itunes library: 1

try this:
server settings->additional server settings->performance
click wipe cache

see if you can find the section in the log regarding the failed file.

for this test, it might be more useful to run the server from teh command line:
open a command prompt (start->run, type command, press enter)
c:\program files\slimserver\slim.exe --d_itunes --logfile c:\slimserver.log

wiping the cache flushes all stored data and forces a complete rescan of folders
and of the XML library. The log will be quite large.