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  • #137

    politby

    I’ve been running 0.2.1 for quite a while and I love it! I just upgraded to the latest nightly version (2005-11-17) because I wanted to test out the playlist functionality. I have a couple of questions – my apologies if they have been answered elsewhere.

    1) Is the Playlist Wizard supposed to work? Clicking on the button does
    nothing (I’m using Firefox 1.5)
    2) I’m using iTunes on a Windows machine to manage my music library which
    is on an NSLU2 where mt-daapd is running. iTunes keeps its library on
    the Windows machine (in My Music). Can I:
    a) copy the iTunes library to the NSLU2 and get mt-daapd to pick up
    playlists from it?
    b) point iTunes to the mt-daapd server and create playlists from iTunes
    or do playlists always have to be created directly on the mt-daapd
    server?

    Thanks,
    P O Litby
    Stockholm, Sweden

    #3844

    politby

    Replying to my own post. Just ocurred to me that maybe I could fool iTunes into keeping its library files on the NSLU2 by changing the location of the My DocumentsMy Music folder on the PC. Would this work?

    /POL

    #3845

    rpedde
    Participant

    That works, but it doesn’t keep the iTunes xml file in the same place as the music. So you’ll have to copy the “iTunes Music Library.xml” over to the slug.

    Otherwise, that would work okay.

    You could maybe use a batch file as a startup or shutdown script to copy the xml file, or perhaps run it as a scheduled task.

    If you could get the .xml file copied over there periodically, then you be able to manage playlists on iTunes and have them reflected on the slug.

    — Ron

    #3846

    velociped
    Participant

    Ron covered your options as they pertain to your first post. It will be necessary for you to periodically copy your .xml file over to the root level of the tree containing the music tracks for mt-daapd to use it as the basis for playlists.

    Regarding your follow-up post, this type of set-up has been covered several times in the forum. Here is but one. It is not so much “fooling” iTunes into thinking its library resides on another server. Rather, mount the directory as a network volume (use “Map network drive…” from Tools and point iTunes to that share as the location of the library.

    –Herman

    #3847

    rpedde
    Participant

    And as far as the “popup doesn’t work”, copy smartpopup.html from the “admin-root” directory of the distribution to /usr/share/mt-daapd/admin-root (or wherever your admin-root is).

    Forgot to copy that on install, but is fixed in cvs.

    – Ron

    #3848

    politby

    rpedde wrote:

    That works, but it doesn’t keep the iTunes xml file in the same place as the music. So you’ll have to copy the “iTunes Music Library.xml” over to the slug.

    Otherwise, that would work okay.

    You could maybe use a batch file as a startup or shutdown script to copy the xml file, or perhaps run it as a scheduled task.

    If you could get the .xml file copied over there periodically, then you be able to manage playlists on iTunes and have them reflected on the slug.

    — Ron

    Well, what I meant was having iTunes keep its library files (e.g. the xml file) on the NSLU2 by pointing relocating the My Music folder on the PC. Tried this, but apparently Windows doesn’t like those directories to be on mapped drives so that didn’t work. The other reason I guess it won’t work would be because the .xml file would be in the iTunes directory and not on the root music level of the NSLU2.

    /POL

    #3849

    politby

    rpedde wrote:

    And as far as the “popup doesn’t work”, copy smartpopup.html from the “admin-root” directory of the distribution to /usr/share/mt-daapd/admin-root (or wherever your admin-root is).

    Forgot to copy that on install, but is fixed in cvs.

    – Ron

    Already have a smartpopup.html in

    /opt/share/mt-daapd/admin-root

    Is that where it should be?

    /POL

    #3850

    rpedde
    Participant

    Oops… yeah.. sorry. It’s “mt-daapd.js” that you need. My bad. Got *that* fixed. 🙂

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