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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Audio View Post
    I want to exclude certain files because I have music files that are mp3, I have music files that are flac and I have music files that are both mp3 and flac. For the files that are both mp3 and flac I want only the flac files on LMS.
    Could you use the option in Advanced Browse Mode > Library View > Hide lossy duplicates if lossless track is available

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  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    London, UK
    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Audio View Post
    I saw this thread earlier but my attempts were still unsuccessful. There's a lot to be said about a skill set that is lacking.
    I don't know if this will help fill a gap. I don't use Windows.


    Steps 1 to 7 of the linked web page show how create an empty file in a folder of your choice. The file name in the example after completing step 7 would be "Sample.txt" if you don't change the name of the newly created file.

    That name is what you would put into the "Skip Sentinel Filename" in the settings for "My Music". You would create an empty file with this name in each sub-folder that you wish to exclude from scanning. The method is good for excluding sub-folders from a scan.

    To validate, setting the log level of "Media & Playlist Folder Scanning" to "info" will produce entries in the log in the form "Skipping FOLDERNAME".

  3. #13
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    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Cheshire, UK
    Now that we know what you want to achieve you can either use the exclude function or rearrange your files to suit

    I’d do something like

    Then I’d point LMS at the FLAC folder only.

    I’m actually doing something similar but with lots of folders. LMS will let you have a considerable number specified.

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