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dcubox1

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[SOLVED] Media files Directory
« on: March 16, 2010, 11:24:29 am »
Hi All,

I am new to LinuxMCE however have been a programmer for a number of years.

I am having a bit of trouble with LinuxMCE picking up audio files that I copy into a directory on the KDE4 OS. ???

Am I putting the files into the wrong directory? or do they have to be a particular type of extension?

I would appreciate any help as I am really keen on using LinuxMCE as I love the UI and have a real interest in home automation.

Thanks in Advance...
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 10:53:12 am by dcubox1 »

wombiroller

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Re: Media files Directory
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 12:37:37 pm »
Hi dcubox1,

Assuming this is the core or hybrid box - audio should be in:
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/home/public/data/audio/
For the most part all your data will go in some place after: /home/public/data/ (unless it is private)...

Where did you put it?

dcubox1

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Re: Media files Directory
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 12:45:17 pm »
Hi wombiroller,

Thanks for your reply.

I was initially unsure of the directory that the files should go in so what I did was put a cd in the hybrid box and ripped
a few tracks. I then checked the directory these files went to so I tried to copy a music file into this directory.

I rebooted the router but when I search my audio it did not find this new file!!

Does the file have to be a particular extension (.ogg, .mp3) or should it find all types?

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Re: Media files Directory
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 01:31:05 pm »
LMCE will support pretty much everything. Both .ogg and .mp3.

What version of LMCE are you running? I seem to recall there might have been a bug in 0710 with the ripping from disk. Can you try adding some files manually to the aforementioned to test?

Also take a look at the admin page (check if any files are under audio but not tagged):
http://192.168.80.1/lmce-admin/index.php?section=mediaFilesSyncFrameset



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Re: Media files Directory
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 10:52:46 am »
SOLVED....

Thanks for the help, I was putting the files in /home/username/public/data/audio instead of the home directory under the root!

Cheers for the help