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    Senior Member ModelCitizen's Avatar
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    Multiple libaries?

    Hi.

    I have a desire to run two separate libraries and switch between them. Is there a simple way to achieve that without running two instances of LMS?
    I am aware that Erland designed a (paid?) multi-library plugin but I'm not too sure if it still exists/works or even if it is/was appropriate

    Thanks again....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModelCitizen View Post
    Hi.

    I have a desire to run two separate libraries and switch between them. Is there a simple way to achieve that without running two instances of LMS?
    I am aware that Erland designed a (paid?) multi-library plugin but I'm not too sure if it still exists/works or even if it is/was appropriate

    Thanks again....
    Certainly, I have quite a few libraries.

    How to do this depends on which skin you prefer to use.

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    Wow. That's a lot of libraries! :-)

    I use the Material Skin on my Windows PC, although at the moment I keep having to pull up default as I'm reconfiguring stuff.
    But mostly the Orange App on my Android phone (in case that has any relevance).

    I only only want to run two libraries... my own (with all files exceedingly well ordered, tagged and ripped) and friends dump from his iTunes library, which is maintained entirely differently (i.e. it is not).
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    Not intending to hijack the thread, but would library support in MediaServer be useful? List my libraries... Select default library... How would that be used in practice? Set an overall default library, one per player, one per Echo... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModelCitizen View Post
    Wow. That's a lot of libraries! :-)

    I use the Material Skin on my Windows PC, although at the moment I keep having to pull up default as I'm reconfiguring stuff.
    But mostly the Orange App on my Android phone (in case that has any relevance).

    I only only want to run two libraries... my own (with all files exceedingly well ordered, tagged and ripped) and friends dump from his iTunes library, which is maintained entirely differently (i.e. it is not).
    I've just deleted a few of them, they were only test libraries.

    I assume LMS is going to scan "your" library and your "friend's" library. Makes it easier to make a library view using the file path.

    My LMS folder scan pic below.

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    Senior Member ModelCitizen's Avatar
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    Oh. I always thought that that function just enabled you to add files from different directories to your main library. But it creates distinct libraries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModelCitizen View Post
    Oh. I always thought that that function just enabled you to add files from different directories to your main library. But it creates distinct libraries?
    No, it doesn't, but I need to know your music folder structure for both sets of music files to proceed further.
    LMS server/study player - LMS 8.3.0 Pi4B 4GB/NanoSound ONE case/pCP 8.1.0 - 75K library, playlists & LMS cache on Sata SSD (ntfs)
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    Dining Room - Echo Show 8
    Garage - Squeezebox Touch > Edifier

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