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thnmnt
2004-09-08, 09:27
as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be able to
print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album art) of
my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave on the
coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of cool pdf
generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be all that
hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this would be a
cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the ghost of
printed material?

--t

kdf
2004-09-08, 09:47
Quoting thnmnt <thnmnt (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

> as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
> slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be able to
> print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album art) of
> my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave on the
> coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of cool pdf
> generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be all that
> hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this would be a
> cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the ghost of
> printed material?
>
> --t

its been done:
http://www.rtfm.info/slimp3/downloads/index.html
look for: SlimServer PDF music catalogue creator.
-kdf

Jason Holtzapple
2004-09-08, 10:00
There's a pdf creator that parses your cache file here (at the bottom)

http://www.slimp3.rtfm.info/downloads/index.html

I'm also working on a plugin to extend this idea by giving each album
(and possibly each song) a unique number to allow instant playing.
It would be handy for large collections and non-technical users of the
squeezebox.

thnmnt wrote:
> as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
> slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be able to
> print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album art) of
> my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave on the
> coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of cool pdf
> generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be all that
> hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this would be a
> cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the ghost of
> printed material?

seanadams
2004-09-08, 10:26
Nice - I didn't know he had this.

How hard would it be to add cover art? :)


On Sep 8, 2004, at 10:00 AM, Jason Holtzapple wrote:

> There's a pdf creator that parses your cache file here (at the bottom)
>
> http://www.slimp3.rtfm.info/downloads/index.html
>
> I'm also working on a plugin to extend this idea by giving each album
> (and possibly each song) a unique number to allow instant playing.
> It would be handy for large collections and non-technical users of the
> squeezebox.
>
> thnmnt wrote:
>> as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
>> slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be
>> able to
>> print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album
>> art) of
>> my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave
>> on the
>> coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of
>> cool pdf
>> generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be
>> all that
>> hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this
>> would be a
>> cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the
>> ghost of
>> printed material?
>

kdf
2004-09-08, 10:39
Quoting Sean Adams <sadams (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>:

>
> Nice - I didn't know he had this.
>
> How hard would it be to add cover art? :)

probably not hard for anyone who speaks PDF. The infocache is pulled from the
server and this does include cover art paths. It would just be a matter of
correcting the path reference and embedding the artwork into PDF.

of course, its still easier to say than do :)
-kdf

> On Sep 8, 2004, at 10:00 AM, Jason Holtzapple wrote:
>
> > There's a pdf creator that parses your cache file here (at the bottom)
> >
> > http://www.slimp3.rtfm.info/downloads/index.html
> >
> > I'm also working on a plugin to extend this idea by giving each album
> > (and possibly each song) a unique number to allow instant playing.
> > It would be handy for large collections and non-technical users of the
> > squeezebox.
> >
> > thnmnt wrote:
> >> as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
> >> slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be
> >> able to
> >> print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album
> >> art) of
> >> my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave
> >> on the
> >> coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of
> >> cool pdf
> >> generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be
> >> all that
> >> hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this
> >> would be a
> >> cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the
> >> ghost of
> >> printed material?
> >

Jeffrey Gordon
2004-09-08, 11:22
Now then if we can do that and throw in CoverArt, and the ability to
sort by Artist then Album (except of course for compilations) ;)

kdf wrote:

> Quoting thnmnt <thnmnt (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:
>
>
>>as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
>>slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be able to
>>print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album art) of
>>my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave on the
>>coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of cool pdf
>>generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be all that
>>hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this would be a
>>cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the ghost of
>>printed material?
>>
>>--t
>
>
> its been done:
> http://www.rtfm.info/slimp3/downloads/index.html
> look for: SlimServer PDF music catalogue creator.
> -kdf
>

Healy
2004-09-08, 11:58
Has the cache location changed in 5.2.1? Looking at the config location
in this script it states:

my $dbname = '/src/cvs/slim/server/Cache/.slimserver.db';

I can't seem to find the .slimserver.db file for the 5.2.1 server.
Even did a
find for the file but no luck. (Using 5.2.1 on Linux).

-Healy


On Sep 8, 2004, at 10:00 AM, Jason Holtzapple wrote:

> There's a pdf creator that parses your cache file here (at the bottom)
>
> http://www.slimp3.rtfm.info/downloads/index.html
>
> I'm also working on a plugin to extend this idea by giving each album
> (and possibly each song) a unique number to allow instant playing.
> It would be handy for large collections and non-technical users of the
> squeezebox.
>
> thnmnt wrote:
>> as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
>> slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be
>> able to
>> print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album
>> art) of
>> my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave
>> on the
>> coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of
>> cool pdf
>> generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be
>> all that
>> hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this
>> would be a
>> cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the
>> ghost of
>> printed material?
>

Bruce Hartley
2004-09-08, 13:38
If you could access an Album/Track by using a direct number, then you could
use Supernudelist to create a listing of albums on a touchscreen remote like
a Pronto, you could then click on the artist and album name and play the
album.

I used to do this with a remote and winamp before my squeezebox.


http://www.seahunt4pl.co.uk/remotecentral/

Rgds,
Bruce.

"Jason Holtzapple" <jasonholtzapple (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>
wrote in message news:413F3AC2.8090303 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com...
> There's a pdf creator that parses your cache file here (at the bottom)
>
> http://www.slimp3.rtfm.info/downloads/index.html
>
> I'm also working on a plugin to extend this idea by giving each album
> (and possibly each song) a unique number to allow instant playing.
> It would be handy for large collections and non-technical users of the
> squeezebox.
>
> thnmnt wrote:
>> as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
>> slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be able
>> to
>> print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album art)
>> of
>> my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave on
>> the
>> coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of cool
>> pdf
>> generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be all
>> that
>> hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this would be
>> a
>> cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the ghost of
>> printed material?

kdf
2004-09-08, 13:44
that is clearly the location that Kevin Walsh had for his setup. that is and
was never the standard install location. look in your home directory if you
run is as a user, or /usr/local/slimserver/Cache/.slimserver.db if you used
the RPM.

-kdf

Quoting Healy <slim (AT) nwgeeks (DOT) com>:

> Has the cache location changed in 5.2.1? Looking at the config location
> in this script it states:
>
> my $dbname = '/src/cvs/slim/server/Cache/.slimserver.db';
>
> I can't seem to find the .slimserver.db file for the 5.2.1 server.
> Even did a
> find for the file but no luck. (Using 5.2.1 on Linux).
>
> -Healy
>
>
> On Sep 8, 2004, at 10:00 AM, Jason Holtzapple wrote:
>
> > There's a pdf creator that parses your cache file here (at the bottom)
> >
> > http://www.slimp3.rtfm.info/downloads/index.html
> >
> > I'm also working on a plugin to extend this idea by giving each album
> > (and possibly each song) a unique number to allow instant playing.
> > It would be handy for large collections and non-technical users of the
> > squeezebox.
> >
> > thnmnt wrote:
> >> as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
> >> slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be
> >> able to
> >> print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album
> >> art) of
> >> my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave
> >> on the
> >> coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of
> >> cool pdf
> >> generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be
> >> all that
> >> hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this
> >> would be a
> >> cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the
> >> ghost of
> >> printed material?
> >

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-09-08, 14:17
On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 16:38, Bruce Hartley wrote:
> ...you could use Supernudelist to create a listing of albums

Might want to keep the remote out of reach of the kids, then...

:)
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Healy
2004-09-08, 14:34
See, that's the thing, I don't have a .slimserver.db file anyplace that
I
can find (Yes, I've configured it to cache). I've installed it from
source,
not rpm.

The only thing I've got in /usr/local/slimserver/Cache/ is a
subdirectory
structure of usr/local/SlimServer_v5.2.1/HTML/Default/.

IE:

$> ls -1a
/usr/local/slimserver/Cache/usr/local/SlimServer_v5.2.1/HTML/Default/
..
...
browse.html
browse_list.html
browse_playlist.html
browse_playlist_list.html
browseid3.html
browseid3_artwork.html
browseid3_list.html
helpfooter.html
helpheader.html
home.html
homeplayer_list.html
index.html
pagebar.html
pagefooter.html
pageheader.html
playlist.html
search.html
setup.html
songinfo.html
status_header.html
status_list.html

I've done a find on the entire system for .slimserver.db & I can't find
it anyplace:

$> find / -name .slim* -print
/etc/slim/.slimserver.pref

Weird.

-Healy

On Sep 8, 2004, at 1:44 PM, kdf wrote:

> that is clearly the location that Kevin Walsh had for his setup. that
> is and
> was never the standard install location. look in your home directory
> if you
> run is as a user, or /usr/local/slimserver/Cache/.slimserver.db if
> you used
> the RPM.
>
> -kdf
>
> Quoting Healy <slim (AT) nwgeeks (DOT) com>:
>
>> Has the cache location changed in 5.2.1? Looking at the config
>> location
>> in this script it states:
>>
>> my $dbname = '/src/cvs/slim/server/Cache/.slimserver.db';
>>
>> I can't seem to find the .slimserver.db file for the 5.2.1 server.
>> Even did a
>> find for the file but no luck. (Using 5.2.1 on Linux).
>>
>> -Healy
>>
>>
>> On Sep 8, 2004, at 10:00 AM, Jason Holtzapple wrote:
>>
>>> There's a pdf creator that parses your cache file here (at the
>>> bottom)
>>>
>>> http://www.slimp3.rtfm.info/downloads/index.html
>>>
>>> I'm also working on a plugin to extend this idea by giving each album
>>> (and possibly each song) a unique number to allow instant playing.
>>> It would be handy for large collections and non-technical users of
>>> the
>>> squeezebox.
>>>
>>> thnmnt wrote:
>>>> as much as i like the computer interface and the remote interface of
>>>> slimserver and squeezeboxen i thought it would be really nice to be
>>>> able to
>>>> print out a neatly formatted list (by artist and complete with album
>>>> art) of
>>>> my music collection that i could then put in a nice binder and leave
>>>> on the
>>>> coffee table for people to browse through. i know there's a lot of
>>>> cool pdf
>>>> generation software out there so it doesn't seem like this would be
>>>> all that
>>>> hard to do. just..er...not by me :) does anybody feel like this
>>>> would be a
>>>> cool thing to do or am i just a dinosaur that should give up the
>>>> ghost of
>>>> printed material?
>>>

Jason Holtzapple
2004-09-08, 14:50
Check the value of 'cachedir' in your .slimserver.pref file. If it
is not there make sure the owner of the slimserver process can write
to the cachedir.

Healy wrote:
>
> See, that's the thing, I don't have a .slimserver.db file anyplace that I
> can find (Yes, I've configured it to cache). I've installed it from
> source,
> not rpm.