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    blamm
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    Hi,

    I have finally decided start using iTunes to manage my MP3s and have pointed Firefly at the iTunes library. It works well but Firefly doesnt show all my playlists (on my Roku or in the web UI). In fact it only shows two that it claims are from iTunes. “Music” (which appears to counterpart the whole library) and “Top 25 Most Played” (which doesnt actually exist). I have all the iTunes and playlist items switched on in Firefly so am a bit stumped. iTunes has eight playlists, none of which are shown.

    Should I be able to see all of my playlists (smart and static)? How do I make it happen?

    #16057

    rpedde
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    @blamm wrote:

    Hi,

    I have finally decided start using iTunes to manage my MP3s and have pointed Firefly at the iTunes library. It works well but Firefly doesnt show all my playlists (on my Roku or in the web UI). In fact it only shows two that it claims are from iTunes. “Music” (which appears to counterpart the whole library) and “Top 25 Most Played” (which doesnt actually exist). I have all the iTunes and playlist items switched on in Firefly so am a bit stumped. iTunes has eight playlists, none of which are shown.

    Should I be able to see all of my playlists (smart and static)? How do I make it happen?

    Don’t remember what platform you are running, but make sure that the iTunes Music Library.xml is under your mp3_dir. Also, check to see you don’t have more than one .xml file in there… maybe from an upgrade or something, because it sounds like it’s picking up more than one playlist.

    That’s really it though. Turn on the playlists in the web config, as well as the itunes playlists, and make sure that the iTunes Music Library.xml is under your mp3_dir. That’s really it.

    — Ron

    #16058

    blamm
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    Hey. That may be it.

    I have a slightly arcane environment (resulting from trial and error). I have a 3 PCs. One serving Firefly. This one has the iTunes library in “my music” on the c drive which knows about all the songs on an external drive and is scanned by Firefly. The other two PCs have an instance of iTunes each. Both share the iTunes library on the server but point to the songs folder on the external disc (so my kids can use their ipods and add new songs to the library easily). As a result of this I notice that there is a second library in the songs folder on the external disc.

    I now have some more questions.

    Should I move the main library to the song folder in the external disk and get Firefly to scan that instead?

    Will that upset the iTunes library (i.e. now has the wrong paths)

    How will i get Firefly to ignore the mp3s and only scan the iTunes library. Do i just remove the filetypes that are scanned.

    [EDIT]. i have managed to shift my iTunes library to the same place as my songs but still cant see my playlists. In the iTunes folder there are three files

    itunes library.itl
    itunes library.xml
    itunes music library.xml

    Do I need all three? I notice that the first two have very similar file dates the third is 11 days older.

    #16059

    rpedde
    Participant

    @blamm wrote:

    Hey. That may be it.

    I have a slightly arcane environment (resulting from trial and error). I have a 3 PCs. One serving Firefly. This one has the iTunes library in “my music” on the c drive which knows about all the songs on an external drive and is scanned by Firefly. The other two PCs have an instance of iTunes each. Both share the iTunes library on the server but point to the songs folder on the external disc (so my kids can use their ipods and add new songs to the library easily). As a result of this I notice that there is a second library in the songs folder on the external disc.

    I now have some more questions.

    Should I move the main library to the song folder in the external disk and get Firefly to scan that instead?

    Will that upset the iTunes library (i.e. now has the wrong paths)

    How will i get Firefly to ignore the mp3s and only scan the iTunes library. Do i just remove the filetypes that are scanned.

    [EDIT]. i have managed to shift my iTunes library to the same place as my songs but still cant see my playlists. In the iTunes folder there are three files

    itunes library.itl
    itunes library.xml
    itunes music library.xml

    Do I need all three? I notice that the first two have very similar file dates the third is 11 days older.

    I think the ‘itunes music library” is the old one, and isn’t used anymore. It could safely be moved out of the way.

    as far as the playlist issues, that’s another thing. Is it possible you could email me ([email protected]) a -d9 log of a full scan, as well as teh songs.db?

    It *should* automagically fix up the paths and stuff from the xml file, but it’s obviously not doing something right. :/

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