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  • #2517
    Anonymous
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    I’ve got 25,469 songs loaded, but there are a couple of albums I’ve got that won’t be picked up for some reason. Is there any way to figure out why, exactly, it hates these tracks? I like them a lot myself. 🙂

    #17251
    fizze
    Participant

    Yes, just bump up the loglevel and do a rescan 😉
    Chances are bad i18n characaters in the filenames, wrong permissions, corrupt files/metadata….

    #17252
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @fizze wrote:

    Yes, just bump up the loglevel and do a rescan 😉
    Chances are bad i18n characaters in the filenames, wrong permissions, corrupt files/metadata….

    I see no complaints in the log. In fact, it says it’s in the db. I don’t know how to read the DB directly, but strings shows it as at least being in there.

    I can’t search for them in iTunes, but it does appear that quite a few songs make it without their ID3 tags, so it appears the problem was not what I thought it was.

    Example track that’s not showing showing as it should:


    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Found /data/mp3/music/dustin/NOFX/Wolves In Wolves Clothing
    /02 USA-holes.mp3
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: FS Mod time: 1146107350
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Could not find id 30005824
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: DB Mod time: 0
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Found music file: 02 USA-holes.mp3
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Got id3 tag successfully
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Found ID3 header
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Header length: 316
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Reading in new block at 326
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: valid header at 0
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: MPEG Version: 1
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Layer: 3
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Sample Rate: 44100
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Bit Rate: 64
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Found Xing header
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Xing Flags: 00
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Song Length: 413055
    2008-06-19 12:49:43: Date Added: 1146107350
    #17253
    fizze
    Participant

    Ok.
    Worst case is there are no id3 tags / metadata present whatsoever.

    So then firefly would store it as unknown artist, or no artist, and no album, and with the filename as “song” name.

    #17254
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @fizze wrote:

    Ok.
    So then firefly would store it as unknown artist, or no artist, and no album, and with the filename as “song” name.

    iTunes must be doing something funny with it, then:


    *** Tag information for 02 USA-holes.mp3
    === COM (Comments): (iTunNORM)[eng]: 00002802 00002769 0000B91B 00008E1D 0000BE9C 00018014 00008C1E 000089D1 0000393E 00011E39
    === COM (Comments): (iTunSMPB)[eng]: 00000000 00000210 00000AD4 00000000005A201C 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    === COM (Comments): (iTunes_CDDB_IDs)[eng]: 19+17283D8C35B5D2CCF86D2C3D5FE5079C+7181940
    *** mp3 info
    MPEG1/layer III
    Bitrate: 64KBps
    Frequency: 44KHz

    Perhaps it wants to look it up dynamically or something? I’ll see if I can play around with iTunes and get it to do something sensible.

    #17255
    EVILRipper
    Participant

    I remember when debugging an application for firefly, it crashed on non-tagged MP3’s aswell.
    I did a search in the db using sqlite client:

    SELECT * FROM songs WHERE artist = '' OR title = '';

    This query gave all songs without tags.

    So I don’t think firefly stores ‘Unknown Artist’ or ‘Unknown Title’ in the db.

    #17256
    fizze
    Participant

    Well, there’s an option to send blank or NULL artists/albums as “unknown artist” or “uknown album”.

    You could also try and create a smart playlist for album = ” and then see what pops up in the smart.html, or use FirePlay, etc…

    I’m still having troubles to figure out those songs, and especially finding them on the fs afterwards. 😉
    A way to go could be to play one of those songs, then fetch the ID from the firefly admin pages, and select the path and filename from the DB manually.

    But that’s kind of cumbersome, me thinks 😀

    #17257
    Jeffly
    Guest

    I’ve read through this thread and the one here: http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?p=19028 and I’m having a similar, equally confounding problem.

    Firefly reports that I have 4881 songs, but iTunes ‘sees’ only 2727. iTunes is running on a mac, so I ran the java client found here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fireflyclient

    That client lists and plays all 4881 songs on the mac.

    So it’s definitely iTunes not liking these songs. But why? Can someone help me sort this out? I’ve tried tweaking the tags on some of the ‘missing’ files, but I can’t find a pattern.

    I’m using Firefly from the Ubuntu Gutsy repositories (reported from the web admin as version svn-1586)
    iTunes is 7.6.2 running on os 10.4.11

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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