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    Scanning for new or updated music

    Hi!

    Why isn't it possible as an option to specify a directory to scan when one one wants to update one's music database. As it is now we have the options of deleting all and rescan all or look for new or changed music in the full database. Both these options take loads of time if you have a large database. Wouldn't it be possible to add one more option, which which would allow you to just select a specific folder and have that scanned, retrieveing all tags, album covers and MusicIP info? It would be so much simpler and one wouldn't have to wait a couple of hours every time one has added an album!

    Zevs
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    Brilliant Idea.

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    Linux solution

    Hi, I was looking for the same thing. I have the same problem with a huge library that takes forever to rescan just to add one new album. I'm running the server on a linux box and noticed another file in the same directory as the server:
    /usr/libexec/squeezecenter-scanner
    After a quick look at the source code, I tried the following:

    sudo -u squeezecenter /usr/libexec/squeezecenter-scanner /music_library/new_album

    It worked! The new album was added in a few seconds instead of many minutes through the web interface full library scan.
    Cheers,
    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmckay View Post
    Hi, I was looking for the same thing. I have the same problem with a huge library that takes forever to rescan just to add one new album. I'm running the server on a linux box and noticed another file in the same directory as the server:
    /usr/libexec/squeezecenter-scanner
    After a quick look at the source code, I tried the following:

    sudo -u squeezecenter /usr/libexec/squeezecenter-scanner /music_library/new_album

    It worked! The new album was added in a few seconds instead of many minutes through the web interface full library scan.
    Cheers,
    Ryan
    Thanks for the tip Ryan! Do you get also the covers and any MusicIP info and all tags by doing this ? If so does anyone know if this works also under Windows? How would the command then look? I assume one would then do this using the run command or a command box then? Haven't had time to test yet, but will do.

    Even if this works, I still think it would be great to have this option directly in the SqueezeCenter web page as one predefined way of scanning your music collection, i.e. by user selected folder.

    Zevs

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    Scanning doe new or updated music--

    > Hi, I was looking for the same thing.

    Isn't this the same as Browse Music Folder to the new album? It's then
    added to the library.

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Hi, I was looking for the same thing.

    Isn't this the same as Browse Music Folder to the new album? It's then
    added to the library.

    Michael
    Hi Michael!

    But do you really get the tags and the covers and the MusicIP info embedded in the files read by doing that? I thought not, but perhaps I'm wrong ?

    Zevs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zevs View Post
    Hi Michael!

    But do you really get the tags and the covers and the MusicIP info embedded in the files read by doing that? I thought not, but perhaps I'm wrong ?

    Zevs
    Yes, you do.

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    Scanning doe new or updated music--

    > But do you really get the tags and the covers and the MusicIP info
    > embedded in the files read by doing that? I thought not, but perhaps
    > I'm wrong ?


    I'm sorry, no. Just the tags. MIP should be updated in regular intervals (as defined in SC's MIP settings).

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > But do you really get the tags and the covers and the MusicIP info
    > embedded in the files read by doing that? I thought not, but perhaps
    > I'm wrong ?


    I'm sorry, no. Just the tags. MIP should be updated in regular intervals (as defined in SC's MIP settings).

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    Michael
    Thanks Michael for the response, so you won't get the mixer info even if you in MIP has set it to always write the music fingerprint directly into the tags ?

    Zevs

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Hi, I was looking for the same thing.

    Isn't this the same as Browse Music Folder to the new album? It's then
    added to the library.

    Michael
    Thanks, I didn't know about that..that is better

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