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Pascal Herczog
2004-10-28, 01:57
I haven't been able to figure out the purpose of the standard library rescan function (v5.3.1 on XP), since it never seems to find any of the things that I've added. Even going via browse folder doesn't display new songs or playlists that I have added into the directory. Hence I always end up having to swipe the cache and wait 15 minutes.

Under what circumstances does this rescan actually work?

(I'm starting to loose the spousal approval rating as she creates her playlists in Winamp, saves them to the appointed directory but then complains when the rescan doesn't pick up the new lists.)

Thanks,
Pascal.

mark sayers
2004-10-28, 02:25
mmm seems to work fine on a mac using itunes.

Maybe it is an itunes only thing. What do you use for your library?


On 28 Oct 2004, at 09:57, Pascal Herczog wrote:

> I haven't been able to figure out the purpose of the standard library
> rescan function (v5.3.1 on XP), since it never seems to find any of
> the things that I've added. Even going via browse folder doesn't
> display new songs or playlists that I have added into the directory.
> Hence I always end up having to swipe the cache and wait 15 minutes.
>
> Under what circumstances does this rescan actually work?
>
> (I'm starting to loose the spousal approval rating as she creates her
> playlists in Winamp, saves them to the appointed directory but then
> complains when the rescan doesn't pick up the new lists.)
>
> Thanks,
> Pascal.
>

Ken Veasey
2004-10-28, 08:45
Same for me on 5.3.1 on XP


On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:17:24 +0100, you wrote:

>It's never worked for me either. I always have to wipe the cache to find
>newly ripped stuff. I'm running 5.3.1 on Win2K.
> -----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of mark sayers
> Sent: 28 October 2004 10:25
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Rescan of library; what does it actually do??
>
>
> mmm seems to work fine on a mac using itunes.
>
> Maybe it is an itunes only thing. What do you use for your library?
>
>
> On 28 Oct 2004, at 09:57, Pascal Herczog wrote:
>
>
> I haven't been able to figure out the purpose of the standard library
>rescan function (v5.3.1 on XP), since it never seems to find any of the
>things that I've added. Even going via browse folder doesn't display new
>songs or playlists that I have added into the directory. Hence I always end
>up having to swipe the cache and wait 15 minutes.
>
> Under what circumstances does this rescan actually work?
>
> (I'm starting to loose the spousal approval rating as she creates her
>playlists in Winamp, saves them to the appointed directory but then
>complains when the rescan doesn't pick up the new lists.)
>
> Thanks,
> Pascal.
>

Mark
2004-10-28, 10:39
The rescan has never worked for me either. The only way to see new
music is to clear cache.

I presume this is a bug ?

Mark.

Kevin O. Lepard
2004-10-28, 11:08
What are the chances of getting the IR codes for the Squeezebox into
the universal remote control databases (e.g., UEI and their One for
All remotes)? It'd be great to be able to use one remote less
expensive than my Home Theater Master MX-500 to control everything in
the family room. (I try to protect original remote controls from
dogs, cats, kids, etc.)

Would anyone else find this useful?

Kevin
--
Kevin O. Lepard
kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net

Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

Avi Schwartz
2004-10-28, 11:24
Mark wrote:

>The rescan has never worked for me either. The only way to see new
>music is to clear cache.
>
>I presume this is a bug ?
>
>
Rescanning works for me under Linux (a Kuro-Box) and it takes a whole
lot less time then a complete rescan.

Avi

John Gorst
2004-10-28, 11:34
Kevin O. Lepard wrote:
> What are the chances of getting the IR codes for the Squeezebox into the
> universal remote control databases (e.g., UEI and their One for All
> remotes)? It'd be great to be able to use one remote less expensive
> than my Home Theater Master MX-500 to control everything in the family
> room. (I try to protect original remote controls from dogs, cats, kids,
> etc.)
>
> Would anyone else find this useful?
>
> Kevin

Could you not set the all for one to control a JVD DVD code. This should
then control the squeezebox as the earlier remotes were actually JVC DVD
remotes?

If not you could create a new ir config file for the server for a random
remote control set held by one for all.

Ed Atlee
2004-10-28, 15:37
"Mark" <markyuk (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:70ed3a53041028103976767135 (AT) mail (DOT) gmail.com...
> The rescan has never worked for me either. The only way to see new
> music is to clear cache.
>
> I presume this is a bug ?
>
> Mark.

Strange - I'm only experimenting with SlimServer and SoftSqueeze right now,
but it definitely works for me on XP w/ SP2, SlimServer 5.3.1. Not using
iTunes at all. I have just a small library of single-file per album flacs
with external cuesheets, though.

Ed
x84HurstOlds at hotmail dot com

kdf
2004-10-28, 16:12
Quoting "Kevin O. Lepard" <kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net>:

> What are the chances of getting the IR codes for the Squeezebox into
> the universal remote control databases (e.g., UEI and their One for
> All remotes)? It'd be great to be able to use one remote less
> expensive than my Home Theater Master MX-500 to control everything in
> the family room. (I try to protect original remote controls from
> dogs, cats, kids, etc.)
>
> Would anyone else find this useful?
>
> Kevin

I've done a learned set for the one-for-all series:
http://www.deane-freeman.com/slimserver

I haven't gone to any effort to try to get UEI to add it to their default sets,
however. I have already ventured into a second one4all and done the upgrade so
its not a big deal for me, but others might like it. I wouldn't know where to
start on getting the codes out to manufacturers myself, but you are welcome to
take the upgrade file and pass it out to anyone who cares.
-kdf

Daryle A. Tilroe
2004-10-29, 07:54
John Gorst wrote:

> Kevin O. Lepard wrote:
>
>> What are the chances of getting the IR codes for the Squeezebox into
>> the universal remote control databases (e.g., UEI and their One for
>> All remotes)? It'd be great to be able to use one remote less
>
> Could you not set the all for one to control a JVD DVD code. This should
> then control the squeezebox as the earlier remotes were actually JVC DVD
> remotes?

I use the JVC codes on my universal remotes for complete Squeezebox
control (including extended functions). Works like a charm.

--
Daryle A. Tilroe