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Craig, James (IT)
2004-11-08, 04:04
Hi Aynsley,
The settings for the plugin are found in SlimServer, not the client,
under "Server Settings" and then "plugins".

Sounds like the 'direct update' setting is set off.
You can use the iTunesUpdateWin.pl script to process the iTunes_Hist.txt
file if you don't want to lose this history.
Then change the setting back to 'on' and the updates should happen
automatically.

Out of interest did you change this setting at all?
My intention was that this would default to 'on' when the plugin was
installed,
but this doesn't seem to be happenning as you're not the first person
with this problem!

James

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Aynsley
Blake
Sent: 06 November 2004 11:54
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] SlimServer and PCNT/Play Count?

OK, done a bit of digging.

1) Client display is caused by WebLogger, not iTunesUpdate (my mistake,
not
your memory)
2) There is a file in my Playlists directories called iTunes_Hist.txt
which
appears to be logging all the tunes I play.
3) Having looked through the plugin code (I'm not a programmer by any
means), it looks like I should be able to either a) Configure it to
update
iTunes directly and not bother about the txt file, or b) process the txt
file and update iTunes manually. However, I can't find any configuration
options. If I go to Plugins > iTunes Updater > I only get the option to
enable or disable the plugin. Am I looking in the wrong place?

Cheers

Aynsley

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Craig, James
(IT)
Sent: 05 November 2004 10:55
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] SlimServer and PCNT/Play Count?

Hi Aynsley,
The best thing to do is to check what's in the SlimServer log file after
playing some songs.
You'll (probably) find this at http://localhost:9000/log.txt
Send me the output and I'll have a look.

(Note that you must *not* be running SlimServer as a service for the
plugin to work in its default configuration.)

But the plugin is not supposed to send any messages to the client
display unless you're changing the rating.
Or I am losing my memory quite badly...

James



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aynsley (AT) vicandaynsley (DOT) com
Sent: 05 November 2004 10:34
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] SlimServer and PCNT/Play Count?


I have the 'iTunesUpdate' plugin installed and enabled, but it does not
appear to work. When each song starts the message "Updating song info"
appears on the SB display briefly, but when I go into iTunes, the only
tracks with a song count or date last played are ones I've played in
iTunes itself. Am I doing something wrong?

Win XP (SP2)
Latest nightly build (04-11-04)
iTunes 4.7
LAME, PERL & Java all installed

Any help would be appreciated as this looks like it could be a very
useful plugin.

Regards

Aynsley

"Craig, James (IT)" <James.Craig (AT) morganstanley (DOT) com> wrote on 05.11.2004,
10:40:46:
> If you use iTunes (Windows) and my 'iTunesUpdate' plugin the iTunes
play
> counts (not the same thing as the ID3 tag) can be updated either in
> real-time or by an offline batch process.
>
> I was not aware that there is an official ID3 play count tag.
> The plugin could probably be easily changed to update this - I'd
imagine
> that's simpler than talking to iTunes!
>
>
> James
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Pbox
> Sent: 05 November 2004 04:58
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] SlimServer and PCNT/Play Count?
>
> Most definitely not.
>
> I had a similar question a while back, and it seems that there is a
very
>
> large portion of Slim users, who are uncomfortable with the idea that
> the slimserver would open their mp3 files for reading (as needed for
> updates).
>
> I tend to be on their side as well, however certain off-line tool
> solution would be A-OK with me. This would take a slimserver produced
> "log" file and update the mp3s to include the information gained from
> the "log" files, in batch mode... Meantime the server can use the same

> (yet unprocessed) log file to dynamically include the info (ie. take
the
>
> playcount fro mthe mp3 file, and add it to the playcount glimpsed from

> the "log" file and display it on the slim, as the current playcount)
>
> Peter
>
>
> Dave Rodger wrote:
> >
> > Hi--
> >
> > I have what I hope is a simple question--does SlimServer update the
> ID3
> > PCNT (Play Count) tag when it plays a file?
> >
> > Is there a better/different way to synchronize play counts across
> > multiple playing options?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > -dave
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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