Author Topic: Importing media  (Read 898 times)

ferguscan

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Importing media
« on: September 22, 2007, 04:40:15 am »
Say I have two hard drives in a machine.  I install LinuxMCE on one of them.  On the other, I have a whole bunch of previously-collected media, distributed across a number of directories.

How should I import this media?  I can manually create a soft link from the existing media location to one of LinuxMCE's media dirs.  And then ask it to re-sync, via the admin interface.

But is there a better (more elegant) way?  What happens when I add more media to that hard drive?

Thanks,

Stuart

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Re: Importing media
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007, 07:12:04 am »
When you set up the system there where 2 options (use linux structure and make all public.) If you had make all public it would scan the hole disk.  Every time you added a new file all you need to do is a new sync. 

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Re: Importing media
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2007, 08:04:29 pm »
  What happens when I add more media to that hard drive?
It will get listed automatically, but it is not instant. It can take hours depending on the amount of stored data, unless you ask it re-sync.
(LMCE does not continuously check the filestructure, but on intervalls, to avoid clogging up the network and resources)