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Philip Bouscarle
2004-11-23, 05:52
Try wiping cache and rescan.

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Tim Downie
Sent: 23 November 2004 11:58
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Music folder browsing problem

Apologies if this has been done to death in the past but this is driving
me crazy.

I received my Squeezebox yesterday and I'm pleased with the way it
performs.
I do have one problem however.

When I first set it up I directed it to use the "My Music" folder
(Windows
98se) and it duly displayed all the mp3 files there and sub-folders when
I went to "Browse music folder" in slimserver. These all play just fine.

I then downloaded and added another couple of mp3 files to this folder.
Nothing that I can do will make these files appear in the slimserver
list.
I've asked it to rescan the music library folder and refreshed the
screen but no joy. Done the usual re-booting etc and everything else I
can think of. Nothing at all seems to happen when I ask it to rescan
the music library folder.

I've tried moving my new files into a new sub-folder but the sub-folder
remains invisible too.

If I change the music library folder to the new one, then I can see the
new sub-folder and its contents but I can't move back up to the "parent"
folder without resetting the music library folder. I'm sure it can't be
meant to work like this. I've checked your FAQs and manual but I can't
work out what (if anything) I'm doing wrong.

The same thing happens on our laptop running XP so it doesn't seem to be
a 98se issue.

TIA

Stuart
2004-11-23, 06:11
Philip Bouscarle wrote:
> Try wiping cache and rescan.
>

I thought "Browse music folder" didn't need a scan. I have never
bothered to rescan between updates in the past, because most of the time
I browse to a folder that contains radio recordings that are
automatically dropped in there from another application.

Stuart.

Tim Downie
2004-11-23, 06:33
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Bouscarle" <pbouscarle (AT) interbar (DOT) co.uk>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 12:52 PM
Subject: [slim] Music folder browsing problem


> Try wiping cache and rescan.

Thanks.

I renamed a file called "slimserver.db" in the server/cache directory and
that seems to have done the trick. Am I going to have to do this every time
I add any music files?

Tim

Steve Bernard, Jr
2004-11-23, 07:03
You know, I've never gotten the rescan stuff from the Slimserver web
interface to work. The rescan button grinds the disk for a while but
never turns up anything, browsing the music folder doesn't show new
files, scheduled rescans don't turn up new things, either.

What I did, since I run Slimserver as a service, is write a little
batch file to run that just does this:

--

net stop slimserver
del "C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Cache\slimserver.db"
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Cache\C"
net start slimserver

--

I run this whenever I add new music and let it rescan. For my
collection (800+ albums) it usually seems to take around three hours
to rescan, so I'll do it before I go to work or before I go to bed.

--Steve


On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 13:33:02 -0000, Tim Downie <timdownieuk (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

> > Try wiping cache and rescan.
>
> Thanks.
>
> I renamed a file called "slimserver.db" in the server/cache directory and
> that seems to have done the trick. Am I going to have to do this every time
> I add any music files?
>
> Tim

Craig Eales
2004-11-23, 07:48
Is this not the same as (from the web interface)

server settings->performance->wipe cache

This should empty the cache and force a rescan. You can also
permanently turn off the cache from this page.

CE

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 09:03:12 -0500, Steve Bernard, Jr
<sbernardjr (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> You know, I've never gotten the rescan stuff from the Slimserver web
> interface to work. The rescan button grinds the disk for a while but
> never turns up anything, browsing the music folder doesn't show new
> files, scheduled rescans don't turn up new things, either.
>
> What I did, since I run Slimserver as a service, is write a little
> batch file to run that just does this:
>
> --
>
> net stop slimserver
> del "C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Cache\slimserver.db"
> rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Cache\C"
> net start slimserver
>
> --
>
> I run this whenever I add new music and let it rescan. For my
> collection (800+ albums) it usually seems to take around three hours
> to rescan, so I'll do it before I go to work or before I go to bed.
>
> --Steve
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 13:33:02 -0000, Tim Downie <timdownieuk (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
>
> > > Try wiping cache and rescan.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > I renamed a file called "slimserver.db" in the server/cache directory and
> > that seems to have done the trick. Am I going to have to do this every time
> > I add any music files?
> >
> > Tim
>

Tim Downie
2004-11-23, 10:12
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Eales" <craig.eales (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:48 PM
Subject: [slim] Music folder browsing problem


> Is this not the same as (from the web interface)
>
> server settings->performance->wipe cache
>
> This should empty the cache and force a rescan. You can also
> permanently turn off the cache from this page.

Ah that looks handy. I'll try that.

Cheers,

Tim

Steve Bernard, Jr
2004-11-23, 10:36
I'll give it a shot next time I add new stuff, but since nothing else
accessed through the web interface has resulted in updating my cache
other than me manually doing the deletion, I'll keep my method in
reserve.

I certainly wouldn't want to turn off the cache, though, since I don't
really enjoy a three hour wait to listen to new music (or any music,
since it's more or less unplayable while it's rescanning) after I add
an album, and I certainly wouldn't want to wait that long every time I
rebooted the machine.

--Steve


On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 14:48:31 +0000, Craig Eales <craig.eales (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> Is this not the same as (from the web interface)
>
> server settings->performance->wipe cache
>
> This should empty the cache and force a rescan. You can also
> permanently turn off the cache from this page.
>
> CE
>

kdf
2004-11-23, 10:45
go into server settings, performance, click wipe cache. This will delete teh
slimserver.db file for you. Browsing music folder should spot any new files,
but it seems some systems have a problem with recognising the last-modified
date of files.

-kdf

Quoting Tim Downie <timdownieuk (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk>:

>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Philip Bouscarle" <pbouscarle (AT) interbar (DOT) co.uk>
> To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 12:52 PM
> Subject: [slim] Music folder browsing problem
>
>
> > Try wiping cache and rescan.
>
> Thanks.
>
> I renamed a file called "slimserver.db" in the server/cache directory and
> that seems to have done the trick. Am I going to have to do this every time
> I add any music files?
>
> Tim
>
>
>