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iTunes playlists appear, but missing songs

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    dagoo
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    So my static playlists show up, after many rescans, but–
    they are missing songs— in one case, only 4 songs out of 30 appear, in another case 20 out of 40. The files are all there in the /media/music directory where all the music resides….

    I’m stumped!

    Thanks for any ideas…

    Running Firefly on a ReadyNAS NV+

    serving to a Soundbridge 1001

    Managing music with iTunes 7.6

    #16421

    dagoo
    Participant

    Also– do I need to have my iTunes music folder pointed to the /media/music folder on the ReadyNAS— or should I leave the default iTunes music folder path, and just copy the entire file structure over to the ReadyNAS, so that the paths are the same?

    I’m starting to suspect that the path names have something to do with the files missing from the playlists…. some have the
    /user/music/itunes/itunes music/ path associated, and some have the /media/music path.

    The files exist in both places, but it looks like the files with the local path name are showing up, even though firefly is finding them and streaming them from the /media/music location.

    I’m confused, so apologies if my description is equally confused. Can anyone clear up how I should be managing the iTunes/firefly/ReadyNAS combination?

    Thanks, –N

    #16422

    stretch
    Participant

    All I can do is tell you my set-up & that it works.

    Directory structure is media/Music/artist/album/trackname
    Windoze has the media share mapped as *V:*
    iTunes has it’s library location set to *V:Music*
    I manually copy the iTunes library file to *V:Music*

    Firefly recognises the playlists and all songs appear to be there.

    Please note the capital M. I initially had problems getting Firefly import the iTunes playlists because I told iTunes the path was music, instead of Music.

    #16423

    rpedde
    Participant

    @dagoo wrote:

    Also– do I need to have my iTunes music folder pointed to the /media/music folder on the ReadyNAS— or should I leave the default iTunes music folder path, and just copy the entire file structure over to the ReadyNAS, so that the paths are the same?

    I’m starting to suspect that the path names have something to do with the files missing from the playlists…. some have the
    /user/music/itunes/itunes music/ path associated, and some have the /media/music path.

    The files exist in both places, but it looks like the files with the local path name are showing up, even though firefly is finding them and streaming them from the /media/music location.

    I’m confused, so apologies if my description is equally confused. Can anyone clear up how I should be managing the iTunes/firefly/ReadyNAS combination?

    Thanks, –N

    You’ll have to vie more info, like what a path is to a song that’s missing. Where the actual iTunes.xml file is, what directory the server is scanning, and what path is in the actual itunes xml file.

    It tries pretty hard to find files even with paths that are relative to the local file system, rather than the remote file system, but it doesn’t always succeed.

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