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  1. #1
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    Duplicative entry when scanning playlists

    Hello,

    I have 6.1.1 running on WinXP and I have my playlists and music files in separate directories that are not nested in any way. When I allow slimserver to scan just the music files, everything is fine. when I allow it to scan playlists as well (created by another program and placed in the "playlists" directory), duplicative entries are made for the songs.

    Best I can tell, slimserver is case sensitive. The entries from the other program in the .m3u files have different cases than the entries that Slimserver makes when it scans the actual music. I tested this theory with a playlist that used an identical case sensitive entry as Slimserver used and there were no duplicates in that case.

    Is this a known bug? It's actually a pain because I can't use playlists now. The entries are all mixed case in a way that isn't easy to adjust them.

    thanks

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    Duplicative entry when scanning playlists

    * thomsens shaped the electrons to say...

    >Is this a known bug? It's actually a pain because I can't use
    >playlists now. The entries are all mixed case in a way that isn't easy
    >to adjust them.


    This has been fixed in the 6.2 nightlies.

    -D
    --
    <faisal> my life is collapsing to what will soon be NEGATIVE INTEGER degrees of separation.

  3. #3
    Steve
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    Re: Duplicative entry when scanning playlists

    discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com wrote:
    > * thomsens shaped the electrons to say...
    >
    >> Is this a known bug? It's actually a pain because I can't use
    >> playlists now. The entries are all mixed case in a way that isn't
    >> easy to adjust them.

    >
    > This has been fixed in the 6.2 nightlies.
    >

    I still have a related problem (using the 08/18 nightly - SlimServer
    Version: 6.2b1 - 3994 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252). My music is all on a
    server in the basement along with Slimserver. So I create my playlists from
    network drives and the files are identified differently in the .m3u file
    than in slimserver. For instance slimserver lists 2 files this way:

    M:\My Music\Eva Cassidy\Imagine\05 - Imagine - Eva Cassidy - Imagine.mp3

    \\Media-server\music (m)\My Music\Eva Cassidy\Imagine\05 - Imagine - Eva
    Cassidy - Imagine.mp3

    Here is a second example from another drive pointed to by a shortcut:

    \\MEDIA-SERVER\My Music 2\Alison Brown\Stolen Moments\Alison Brown -
    Homeward Bound.flac

    \\Media-server\MUSIC 2 (N)\My Music 2\Alison Brown\Stolen Moments\Alison
    Brown - Homeward Bound.flac


    This results in multiple entires in the library for the same file. I suppose
    I could edit my .m3u files with a few global search and replaces, but that
    is a pain. I'm not entirely sure what value there is in having songs from
    playlists added to the library -- I view playlists as lists of songs that
    are already in the library. But if this is a feature people need, could an
    option to not add playlist entries to the library be added to settings?

    -Steve



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