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    Quote Originally Posted by vco1 View Post
    If I play the cue file from there, only 6 tracks show up. And it plays fine (so it seems, I haven't played the full album).

    What seems to be the issue is that the flac file is scanned as an album track too when there is a cue file in the directory.
    This is the behaviour of the scanner when the cue file is a non-standard variant.
    How was the cue file created ? Was it with EAC ?

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    The CUE file is in one of the earlier posts in the thread and looked “normal” to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    The CUE file is in one of the earlier posts in the thread and looked “normal” to me.
    I can't offer an opinion on the format as I don't fully understand the nuances just that this was an issue back in Nov where an LMS change by oleg to Cue file processing broke handling of "non standard" format for a number of users.. IIRC For "non-standard" see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cue_sheet_(computing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    I can't offer an opinion on the format as I don't fully understand the nuances just that this was an issue back in Nov where an LMS change by oleg to Cue file processing broke handling of "non standard" format for a number of users.. IIRC For "non-standard" see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cue_sheet_(computing)
    It looks like a normal cue file to me, but I can't claim great expertise on the subject. What's interesting is that the name of the flac file includes "07" in a way that looks a lot like a track number, but there are only six tracks on the album. That shouldn't cause it to be interpreted as a separate track, but who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbH View Post
    It looks like a normal cue file to me, but I can't claim great expertise on the subject. What's interesting is that the name of the flac file includes "07" in a way that looks a lot like a track number, but there are only six tracks on the album. That shouldn't cause it to be interpreted as a separate track, but who knows.
    The Pull request change that seemed to initiate this problem is https://github.com/Logitech/slimserver/pull/434

    Another user just before Christmas also had problem with Cue file and I spent time trying to understand the difference between standard and non-standard and whether the problem cue file is "non-standard". Like this cue file in the thread, I couldn't see the difference.

    So the issue is (i) is the cue file in this thread "non-standard" / unsupported and (ii) if it is "standard"/supported, despite the Dec fix, is LMS scanner then treating some valid cue files as "non-standard" and ignoring them or is it a new problem.

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    Cue file handling

    One case we've seen recently was where a FLAC file had an embedded CUE
    sheet in addition to the .CUE sheet, and they weren't identical. Would
    you mind sharing your files with us to investigate?

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    Handling of the CUE file that I posted earlier is okay now. I got this working by making both the flac filename and cue filename the same. I.e. artist - album.flac and artist - album.cue. Album title tag has also been changed in the flac file. And fo course I changed the cue sheet to reflect the changed flac filename.

    I haven't looked in detail at the code yet, but is a particular naming of the files a requirement for cue sheet handling in LMS?

    One thing that's not fully working is the (highly anticpated) change to handle multiple files in a cue sheet. This works almost. Which is a lot better than "not at all" as it was in 7.9.x. ;-) However, for this edge-case scenario, I still see the flac 'source' files in the tracklist. Renaming these flac files to be artist - album.flac is not possible obviously, as there are multiple 'source' flac files. So these need to be somehow unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vco1 View Post
    One thing that's not fully working is the (highly anticpated) change to handle multiple files in a cue sheet. This works almost. Which is a lot better than "not at all" as it was in 7.9.x. ;-) However, for this edge-case scenario, I still see the flac 'source' files in the tracklist. Renaming these flac files to be artist - album.flac is not possible obviously, as there are multiple 'source' flac files. So these need to be somehow unique.
    My earlier posts were to do with cue files with multiple source files.
    The Nov/Dec LMS problem with Cue files was related to cue files with multiple source files - this seems to be similar to the edge case you are referring.
    The cue file you posted had only one source flac file.
    The point I made earlier was that not all multi source cue file formats are supported - in particular EAC generated ones. Cue files with multiple flac files were tested. They seemed to be OK with just the correct file name - never tested whether the flac (or WAV) file name had to be the exactly same as track name.

    Post a the cue file with multiple source files.

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    Regular CUE sheets, i.e. with one file, are working fine now. Although I'm still curious to know what the requirements are: do filenames matter (off course the filename in the cue sheet should be equal to the filename of the flac/m3 file)? What's the logic for not adding files to the database when there is a cue sheet?

    The multi file CUE sheet is an edge case indeed. And it's already working better than before (which was not at all ;-)). I'm still testing with that.

    The CUE sheet is bare bones. Nothing fancy, nothing that shouldn't be there. Also there are no embedded cue sheets available. Let me put it like this, it would be a nice to have. Although, now LMS is almost there, it would be nice to get it completely working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    One case we've seen recently was where a FLAC file had an embedded CUE
    sheet in addition to the .CUE sheet, and they weren't identical. Would
    you mind sharing your files with us to investigate?

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    I can't share the files unfortunately. It's copyrighted material.
    Is there a way to check is there is an embedded cue sheet? My tag editor (Yate on MacOS), doesn't show anything that remotely looks like there might be a cue sheet embedded, nor does LMS provide hints. But you never know...

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