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    Jesse David Hollington
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    slimserver and iTunes

    In order to get iTunes to actually store it's XML file on the
    SlimServer, I had to fake it out by telling Windows XP to actually place
    my "My Music" folder on the server. This can be done through the use of
    the Microsoft TweakUI Powertoy. Obviously this may not be practical if
    there is other stuff that you use your "My Music" folder for, but in my
    case, the only thing in there was the iTunes directory.

    Prior to this, I was manually exporting the XML file to the SlimServer,
    which worked just as well, but wasn't as practical since it required a
    manual export each time I updated my library.

    In terms of the library information itself, I originally had some
    problems within missing entries and duplicate entries, and there were
    two things that I had to do before it worked properly... The first was
    to remove the "Music Folder" path under the SlimServer "Server Settings"
    option. After this was done, I did a complete cache wipe (found under
    "Performance" in the Server Settings).

    One of the really cool things about this is that I had created a couple
    of new playlists on my iPod. I went into my home office, dropped the
    iPod into the dock, and by the time I got to the living room, my two new
    playlists were available through my SB.

    >>> zanbo (AT) cox (DOT) net 11/13/04 23:40:25 >>>


    I'm having the same problem.
    I copied all my music to the linux box, including the iTunes folder.
    slimserver seems to be using the iTunes folder on the linux box,
    but iTunes updates the xml in the local directory (/My Documents/My
    Music/iTunes)

    (curiously, if I copy the xml file from the local to unix drive,
    slimserver seems to pick up the sum of the two files)

    Did you ever get this resolved?
    *Dan

  2. #2
    zanbo
    Guest

    slimserver and iTunes

    thanks for the tip.
    I tried removing the "music folder" path, but slim couldn't find any files!. I had to put the path back in. It is scanning now...

    Do I have to consolidate the music?
    .... Dan
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jesse David Hollington
    To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 7:05 AM
    Subject: [slim] slimserver and iTunes


    In order to get iTunes to actually store it's XML file on the SlimServer, I had to fake it out by telling Windows XP to actually place my "My Music" folder on the server. This can be done through the use of the Microsoft TweakUI Powertoy. Obviously this may not be practical if there is other stuff that you use your "My Music" folder for, but in my case, the only thing in there was the iTunes directory.

    Prior to this, I was manually exporting the XML file to the SlimServer, which worked just as well, but wasn't as practical since it required a manual export each time I updated my library.

    In terms of the library information itself, I originally had some problems within missing entries and duplicate entries, and there were two things that I had to do before it worked properly... The first was to remove the "Music Folder" path under the SlimServer "Server Settings" option. After this was done, I did a complete cache wipe (found under "Performance" in the Server Settings).

    One of the really cool things about this is that I had created a couple of new playlists on my iPod. I went into my home office, dropped the iPod into the dock, and by the time I got to the living room, my two new playlists were available through my SB.

    >>> zanbo (AT) cox (DOT) net 11/13/04 23:40:25 >>>


    I'm having the same problem.
    I copied all my music to the linux box, including the iTunes folder.
    slimserver seems to be using the iTunes folder on the linux box,
    but iTunes updates the xml in the local directory (/My Documents/My Music/iTunes)

    (curiously, if I copy the xml file from the local to unix drive, slimserver seems to pick up the sum of the two files)

    Did you ever get this resolved?
    .Dan

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