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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 05:39    Post subject:  

Dear God I am struggling with Pmusic. I seem unable to index my music. Each time I return to the browser window after indexing it reports 'index missing' (Racy) Whatever am I doing wrong? Surely it should not be this difficult?
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 09:46    Post subject:  

DaveS wrote:
Dear God I am struggling with Pmusic. I seem unable to index my music. Each time I return to the browser window after indexing it reports 'index missing' (Racy) Whatever am I doing wrong? Surely it should not be this difficult?


Huh... seems Pmusic cant index via a symlink, path has to be absolute. Who would have known.......
Once given an absolute path to my music directory at /mnt/ home/Music/, indexing works, specifiying a path which includes a symlink (/root/Music) where Music is a symlink fails.

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 10:14    Post subject:  

219 seems to be able to build indexes, but then says they dont exist in the browser window.
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 10:48    Post subject:  

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219 seems to be able to build indexes, but then says they dont exist in the browser window.


Exactly the same with 220.

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 10:56    Post subject:  

183 indexes fine but cant display genre
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 13:21    Post subject:  

DaveS wrote:
Huh... seems Pmusic cant index via a symlink, path has to be absolute. Who would have known.......
Once given an absolute path to my music directory at /mnt/ home/Music/, indexing works, specifiying a path which includes a symlink (/root/Music) where Music is a symlink fails.
How could I know, if you didn't report. Thank you!!! Smile


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 13:25    Post subject:  

DaveS wrote:
219 seems to be able to build indexes, but then says they dont exist in the browser window.
Could you post your index file (or parts of it) here. Depending on your index configuration and your music files, you'll find it in $HOME/.pmusic/index_alphabetic, index_playlists, index_directories and index_all.


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 13:34    Post subject:  

DaveS wrote:
183 indexes fine but cant display genre
This makes me a bit curious....

How do you set up the index configuration? Are you setting any of the options in the advanced tab (in MyMusic manager (2.2.0) / Index manager)? This could be weak point since I 'never' use them myself.

If indexing depends on meta-tags (advanced tab), the genre information is supposed to show up immediately, while a quick indexing (no advanced filters) should load genre information as a post_function - first show filenames, then show meta-info when loaded. This function can of course be switched off in preferences.


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 13:51    Post subject:  

Hi Zigbert.. this is from 219 running in Slacko. Below is the browser message

Index_alphabetic is empty

This is from 'index_all'

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  /root/.pmusic/tmp/generated_playlists/Acker Bilk - No.1s & Million Sellers (4CDs) (CD2).album|Acker Bilk - No.1s & Million Sellers (4CDs) (CD2).album
  /root/.pmusic/tmp/generated_playlists/Blur - The Best Of Blur (Disc 1).album|Blur - The Best Of Blur (Disc 1).album
  /root/.pmusic/tmp/generated_playlists/BONNIE TYLER - Greatest Hits of The 60s & 70s - Volume 3.album|BONNIE TYLER - Greatest Hits of The 60s & 70s - Volume 3.album
  /root/.pmusic/tmp/generated_playlists/Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A..album|Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A..album
  /root/.pmusic/tmp/generated_playlists/Chaka Demus & Pliers - Tease Me.album|Chaka Demus & Pliers - Tease Me.album
  /root/.pmusic/tmp/generated_playlists/Cornershop - Brimful of Asha.album|Cornershop - Brimful of Asha.album
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 14:11    Post subject:  

Dave
Could you please....

1.)
Run a simple indexing an see if that works (do not set anything in advanced tab).

2.)
Show a pic of the advanced tab, so I can see your settings when things fail.


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 14:19    Post subject:  

zigbert wrote:
Dave
Could you please....

1.)
Run a simple indexing an see if that works (do not set anything in advanced tab).

2.)
Show a pic of the advanced tab, so I can see your settings when things fail.


Thanks
Sigmund


YES... indexing works with 'simple' approach.

Here is how I would set the filter
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 14:30    Post subject:  

Dave
Thank you, I will dig into this, - hopefully in the weekend. Please give some feedback when you see 2.2.1 in the scenes.


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 14:45    Post subject:  

zigbert wrote:
Dave
Thank you, I will dig into this, - hopefully in the weekend. Please give some feedback when you see 2.2.1 in the scenes.


Sigmund


Sure.. I have 220 to play with

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 15:05    Post subject:  

I gave it quick look, and the problem doesn't seem to be that complex. This test version should fix:
- index a symlink dir
- index with metatags
- index genre tag


Does it???
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2011, 15:16    Post subject:  

zigbert wrote:
I gave it quick look, and the problem doesn't seem to be that complex. This test version should fix:
- index a symlink dir
- index with metatags
- index genre tag


Does it???
Sigmund


OK, on it.........

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