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jimbo45
2010-01-26, 15:05
Hi all
This is probably more of a Windows problem (I think in Linux the problem can be avoided via symlinks).

When playing your own music the controller (or Radio as well) has a Music Folder setting which is say D:\music on a Windows machine.

If I want to now add another volume say on E:\ music I have to change the settings in the server. Not a very satisfactory way.

Now in Windows 7 there is a Library facility -- you can add as many volumes as you like to a "Library" - including networked volumes.

However Windows XP / Vista doesn't have "Libraries".

So the question is as follows

1- for Windows 7 will the server software be modified so your Music Folder can be a "Windows 7 Library"

2 For other Windows OS'es is there some way of adding extra volumes to the music folder such as d:\music;e:\music;f:\music

With a large collection I need to have it spread out over more than one disk -- MySQL doesn't have problems with dataspeace spreading over several volumes.

Perhaps this is easily done -- I'm not a computer guru -- just a poor user.

I like the whole squeezebox concept however -- much cheaper than the sonos system and sound quality is fine (especially with 24 bit FLAC / WAV playback).

Thanks all

snarlydwarf
2010-01-26, 15:10
Hi all
This is probably more of a Windows problem (I think in Linux the problem can be avoided via symlinks).


It can be avoided on Windows with Shortcuts.

jimbo45
2010-01-26, 15:22
It can be avoided on Windows with Shortcuts.

Hi there
as I said I'm not a Guru so how do I set it so the music folder on the radio will scan the various disks.

For example say I have d:\music1 and e:\music2

what do I set up on my server as the music folder.

The Radio I assume will look at the library that the server has defined as the music folder.

Cheers
jimbo

snarlydwarf
2010-01-26, 15:26
Hi there
as I said I'm not a Guru so how do I set it so the music folder on the radio will scan the various disks.

For example say I have d:\music1 and e:\music2

what do I set up on my server as the music folder.

The Radio I assume will look at the library that the server has defined as the music folder.


What I would do:

Create a new directory somewhere convenient to you.

In that new directory, create a shortcut to "D:\music1" and another to "e:\music2".

Tell SBS that new directory is your library.

Or you could have a shortcut on D:\music1 that points to E:\music2...

How you do it is really up to you. I think the first method is a bit prettier (all shortcuts in the same spot, and nothing but shortcuts there), but that's just taste.

The radio has no clue about paths to files or anything: the server does it all.

Phil Leigh
2010-01-27, 14:16
What I would do:

Create a new directory somewhere convenient to you.

In that new directory, create a shortcut to "D:\music1" and another to "e:\music2".

Tell SBS that new directory is your library.

Or you could have a shortcut on D:\music1 that points to E:\music2...

How you do it is really up to you. I think the first method is a bit prettier (all shortcuts in the same spot, and nothing but shortcuts there), but that's just taste.

The radio has no clue about paths to files or anything: the server does it all.
As Snarly said this is the well-documented (on this forum) way to do it.
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