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AHJ
2004-07-30, 16:26
I currently have a Turtle Beach Audiotron, and have recently reached its hard coded limit for song indexing, somewhere around 30,000 songs.

I dont like this, and didnt realize it when i bought it that this was a possibility. My question,

Does the Squeezebox have such a limitation, or anything else i should know regarding song indexes prior to my purchase?? Thanks for any help.

- George

Dan Sully
2004-07-30, 16:42
* AHJ <ahj (AT) nmltl (DOT) com> shaped the electrons to say...

>Does the Squeezebox have such a limitation, or anything else i should know
>regarding song indexes prior to my purchase?? Thanks for any help.

You're only limited by the RAM in your server computer.

-D
--
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who
mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss

AHJ
2004-07-31, 04:19
And it can index songs from more than 1 computer on the network right?
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From: "Dan Sully" <daniel (AT) electricrain (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 7:42 PM
Subject: [slim] List sizes


> * AHJ <ahj (AT) nmltl (DOT) com> shaped the electrons to say...
>
> >Does the Squeezebox have such a limitation, or anything else i should
know
> >regarding song indexes prior to my purchase?? Thanks for any help.
>
> You're only limited by the RAM in your server computer.
>
> -D
> --
> Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who
> mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss
>

Pat Farrell
2004-07-31, 19:41
At 07:19 AM 7/31/2004, AHJ wrote:
>And it can index songs from more than 1 computer on the network right?

I don't understand what you are meaning in your question.

Can you listen to your songs on computers all over your house? sure.

Can you store parts of your song library on separate computers
and treat them as one big library? I think not in general, but
it probably depends on your OS and networking. And
performance is a separate issue.

The SlimServer is not real bright, it wants all songs in a single
directory tree. On Linux systems, it is trivial to create a softlink
to make it look like all the disks (I use three) are all in the
same directory. I bet smart people who like XP can do something
similar with .lnk files, altho I never have been able to.

And clearly in a networked system, you can link NSF mounts.

If these guesses don't address your question, could you please try
to reword it? Thanks

AHJ
2004-08-01, 12:56
Yes, I was asking if it can index files found on multiple machines, in multiple directories across my LAN.

You answered that with, No its not so smart it wants all files in a single directory tree.
----- Original Message -----
From: Pat Farrell
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 10:41 PM
Subject: [slim] List sizes


At 07:19 AM 7/31/2004, AHJ wrote:

And it can index songs from more than 1 computer on the network right?

I don't understand what you are meaning in your question.

Can you listen to your songs on computers all over your house? sure.

Can you store parts of your song library on separate computers
and treat them as one big library? I think not in general, but
it probably depends on your OS and networking. And
performance is a separate issue.

The SlimServer is not real bright, it wants all songs in a single
directory tree. On Linux systems, it is trivial to create a softlink
to make it look like all the disks (I use three) are all in the
same directory. I bet smart people who like XP can do something
similar with .lnk files, altho I never have been able to.

And clearly in a networked system, you can link NSF mounts.

If these guesses don't address your question, could you please try
to reword it? Thanks

kdf
2004-08-01, 13:33
you can create mapped drives and use shortcuts to join music from other
locations, under windows. Linux/osx, you can use nfs mounts and links. The
server itself, can only take one location as a starting point. The rest is up
to you.
-kdf

Quoting AHJ <ahj (AT) nmltl (DOT) com>:

> Yes, I was asking if it can index files found on multiple machines, in
> multiple directories across my LAN.
>
> You answered that with, No its not so smart it wants all files in a single
> directory tree.
>

Pat Farrell
2004-08-01, 17:29
At 03:56 PM 8/1/2004, AHJ wrote:
>Yes, I was asking if it can index files found on multiple machines, in
>multiple directories across my LAN.
>
>You answered that with, No its not so smart it wants all files in a single
>directory tree.

Well, it is true that the SlimServer has only one
root directory for the music library. But many operating systems
allow for assorted aliases, softlinks, shortcuts, etc. to
allow you to fake out the real structure, so that
what is "known" to the SlimServer is less complex than
what you, the system administrator want.

It isn't that the server cares where the files are, it only has one
place for you to tell it where they are.

How you actually do it depends on the OS that you are using.
And while I've been using NT since pre-beta 3.1 days, I have no
idea how to do it in NT/2K/XP. Its easy for me on Linux.

Pat

Jack Coates
2004-08-01, 18:19
....
>
> How you actually do it depends on the OS that you are using.
> And while I've been using NT since pre-beta 3.1 days, I have no
> idea how to do it in NT/2K/XP. Its easy for me on Linux.
>

I seem to recall that Slimserver will follow .lnk shortcuts, unlike a lot
of software which depends on real links.

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