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    How to find missing tracks

    Slimserver 6.5.1 (10/21 nightly) on Win XP SP2.

    After several scans, slimserver is missing 17 tracks
    out of the 47860 in my music folder, as reported by
    the slimserver statistics. Is there an easy way
    to find out which files correspond to the missing tracks?

    Thanks

    Ulvi

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    Senior Member ceejay's Avatar
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    You could always try turning on d_scan debugging, capture the log file, and look to see if you can spot some different messages which indicate that the scanner has found a file but not liked it for some reason. Having found one you then should be able to look for others with the same message...

    Go to server settings / debugging to get started...

    HTH
    Ceejay

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    Thanks. I've tried d_scan, but no useful debugging
    info was recorded in the log. So now I am trying with
    all debugging options turned on...

    Ulvi

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    Re: How to find missing tracks

    On 21-Oct-06, at 5:07 PM, ulvi wrote:

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    > Thanks. I've tried d_scan, but no useful debugging
    > info was recorded in the log. So now I am trying with
    > all debugging options turned on...
    >

    eek. don't do that, you'll be looking for ages through info that has
    nothing to do with the scan.

    d_scan, d_import, d_info, d_formats and if you use itunes or
    musicmagic, add d_musicmagic and d_itunes

    -kdf


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    Yeah, I noticed that. At any rate, the log still shows no
    info about the files scanned (or not scanned). What kind of
    log entry should I be looking for if the scanner has an
    mp3 file that it has trouble with? Does it list the name
    and full path/location of the file?

    thanks

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    Did you try using Browse Music Folder? If you can find them that way, it should add them to the database.

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    After several more rescans, I am unable to diagnose
    the problem, or which files are the missing 17 using
    the info in the log files. Although rescans are faster,
    I don't see any other improvements in the functionality
    of 6.5.1. All in all, this upgrade appears to be
    not ready for prime time.

    I now reverted to 6.3.1 until a substantially more
    stable release comes around.

    Thanks for the help and suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulvi View Post
    I now reverted to 6.3.1 until a substantially more
    stable release comes around.

    Thanks for the help and suggestions.
    You'd be much better off trying to find the problem instead of dismissing 6.5. There's always plenty of people here willing to help.

    Craig
    MC2Slim - Windows Shell and J River Media Center Integration for Squeezebox.

    http://www.duff-zapp.co.uk

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    Re: How to find missing tracks

    On 22-Oct-06, at 2:40 PM, Craig wrote:

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    > ulvi;148843 Wrote:
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    >> I now reverted to 6.3.1 until a substantially more
    >> stable release comes around.
    >>
    >> Thanks for the help and suggestions.

    >
    > You'd be much better off trying to find the problem instead of
    > dismissing 6.5. There's always plenty of people here willing to help.
    >

    personally i fail to see how 17 tracks that don't get counted means an
    "unstable" server release.
    it could be from a permission problem on a folder with 17 tracks. But
    then again, user error almost never happens.

    if 6.3.1 makes you happy, please feel free to stick with it. happy is
    good.
    thanks.
    -kdf


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    No reason to take my comments to mean any more than
    an expression of my personal choices.

    I doubt there is user error involved,
    since in 6.3.1 all my 47860 tracks are
    scanned properly (or, at least, they show up in
    the count; of course, I have no way of verifying if the
    count itself is reported correctly).

    It will be useful to have a debug functionality in which
    any file that is scanned but not included in the slimserver
    database is simply indicated by filename, along with a short
    description of what the problem with the file was (even
    if, eg, it is skipped beacause it duplicates another file
    with the same tags).

    My choice is a function of how much time I can devote
    to pinning down problems whose diagnosis are not readily
    available. If I had more time, I would have persevered
    with the current 6.5.1 longer.

    I will give 6.5 another shot as soon as the official
    6.5.1 (or whichever the next official version is) is
    released.

    Thanks again

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