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James Dunn
2004-09-04, 15:54
Hi,

I have all my music on a Linux server with a Samba mount mapping a drive for
Windows use. I use iTunes on the PC to manage the collection and rip new
CDs. Exporting the database from iTunes on the PC, I use iTunes as the
catalogue for SlimServer so that I have access to my iTunes dynamic
playlists (If you can call it dynamic when when you have to remember to
export the database!).

With the latest nightly of 4/9 and a recent export of my database I see the
following...

My iTunes collection on my PC shows the following:
5527 tracks in the database.
15:21:17:27 total time (381:17:27)
814 Artists
11 Genres
356 Albums

Using iTunes support with Slimserver, my collection shows
9418 track
652:34:51 total time
975 Artists
11 Genres
352 Albums

The album count could be different because of multi-disk collections. I'm
not sure how they are counted. However, the collection size and total time
differences are so huge that something must be adrift.

This isn't a major concern to me as I don't use these features very often
but I guess if they are available they ought to be accurate.

Cheers,

James

kdf
2004-09-04, 21:39
what is your audio directory set to, what is the mount point you have for samba,
and how is it mapped to windows?

I have /mnt/mp3 mapped to j:\ and I get double counts becuase the linux
conversion doesn't work when you have a root directory. I have a patch that I
use for myself becuase everytime I've tried to fix this in the server its been
removed later.

I think I have it to a point now where it shoudn't bother anyone else, so might
try to get it back in.

-kdf

Quoting James Dunn <james.dunn (AT) hedgehog-house (DOT) co.uk>:

> Hi,
>
> I have all my music on a Linux server with a Samba mount mapping a drive for
> Windows use. I use iTunes on the PC to manage the collection and rip new
> CDs. Exporting the database from iTunes on the PC, I use iTunes as the
> catalogue for SlimServer so that I have access to my iTunes dynamic
> playlists (If you can call it dynamic when when you have to remember to
> export the database!).
>
> With the latest nightly of 4/9 and a recent export of my database I see the
> following...
>
> My iTunes collection on my PC shows the following:
> 5527 tracks in the database.
> 15:21:17:27 total time (381:17:27)
> 814 Artists
> 11 Genres
> 356 Albums
>
> Using iTunes support with Slimserver, my collection shows
> 9418 track
> 652:34:51 total time
> 975 Artists
> 11 Genres
> 352 Albums
>
> The album count could be different because of multi-disk collections. I'm
> not sure how they are counted. However, the collection size and total time
> differences are so huge that something must be adrift.
>
> This isn't a major concern to me as I don't use these features very often
> but I guess if they are available they ought to be accurate.
>
> Cheers,
>
> James
>
>
>

kdf
2004-09-04, 21:39
what is your audio directory set to, what is the mount point you have for samba,
and how is it mapped to windows?

I have /mnt/mp3 mapped to j:\ and I get double counts becuase the linux
conversion doesn't work when you have a root directory. I have a patch that I
use for myself becuase everytime I've tried to fix this in the server its been
removed later.

I think I have it to a point now where it shoudn't bother anyone else, so might
try to get it back in.

-kdf

Quoting James Dunn <james.dunn (AT) hedgehog-house (DOT) co.uk>:

> Hi,
>
> I have all my music on a Linux server with a Samba mount mapping a drive for
> Windows use. I use iTunes on the PC to manage the collection and rip new
> CDs. Exporting the database from iTunes on the PC, I use iTunes as the
> catalogue for SlimServer so that I have access to my iTunes dynamic
> playlists (If you can call it dynamic when when you have to remember to
> export the database!).
>
> With the latest nightly of 4/9 and a recent export of my database I see the
> following...
>
> My iTunes collection on my PC shows the following:
> 5527 tracks in the database.
> 15:21:17:27 total time (381:17:27)
> 814 Artists
> 11 Genres
> 356 Albums
>
> Using iTunes support with Slimserver, my collection shows
> 9418 track
> 652:34:51 total time
> 975 Artists
> 11 Genres
> 352 Albums
>
> The album count could be different because of multi-disk collections. I'm
> not sure how they are counted. However, the collection size and total time
> differences are so huge that something must be adrift.
>
> This isn't a major concern to me as I don't use these features very often
> but I guess if they are available they ought to be accurate.
>
> Cheers,
>
> James
>
>
>