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Old August 18th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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Default Not importing all of my music

I'm looking through my music collection on Boxee and I've come across at least a couple of albums that seem to be missing from my collection. Albums that have been imported successfully into iTunes, Rhythm box and Banshee no problems.

What gives? Why has Boxee picked up the majority of my albums but seemingly skipped some?

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Boxee has successfully imported 4 of my Queens of the Stone Age albums but left one of them out. What is all the more weird is that all of these albums are in the same parent folder so if it imported 4 of the sub folders why not a 5th?

Another example, it is has imported Jethro Tull Aqualung, but not Jethro Tulls Thick as a Brick. What gives?

Is there any reason why it might be skipping these albums because they don't meet the requirements or something, or is this purely a bug?

I'm using Boxee on Xubuntu 8.04.

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Old August 19th, 2008, 02:37 PM
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I am having the same problem. Nine Inch Nails: The Slip & Broken show up but Head Like a Hole is missing although album art is present while browsing through the folder.
Also using Ubuntu.

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Old August 27th, 2008, 03:57 AM
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Could be something with the ID3 tags of those specific albums that prevented their recognition. Please take a look whether those are good, especiall the album title and artist name fields.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 03:57 PM
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will double check. all my flac/id3 tags were created with dbpoweramp and show up fine in winamp, mediamonkey, banshee and songbird.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:19 PM
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I updated the ID3 tags for one of the problem albums but Boxee still hasn't picked it up. That said I've had that many problems getting Boxee to find any music at all since the update I dunno if this is conclusive proof that it isnt the ID3 tags.

If there is a way to send you the metadata attached to the problem albums let me know and I'll do it.

Another issue I never mentioned is while Boxee seems to be finding all the complete albums fairly well I have a whole stack of random mp3s (just under 1000) from loads of different bands which Boxee seems to completely ignore. These are all just jumbled in the root directory of my music collection rather than in individual folders per artist like my other stuff is arranged.

I wasn't so bothered about Boxee not finding all these random tracks because things would have gotten a little messy with all that extra junk showing up, but at the same time it is a little worrisome that Boxee has ignored 1000 mp3s just because they arent arranged in neat little folders.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:17 AM
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First of all, belovedmonster, I would like to say, after looking at the logs you sent earlier, that I totally dig you musical taste.

Now to the point, if you could please post the name of the album and the artist from one of the unrecognized albums, exactly as they appear in the ID3 tags, and also make sure that they are the same for all tracks in the album, I will recheck to find the source of the problem.

Regarding the assorted MP3s, Boxee only currently recognizes something as an album if it has at least three tracks. This is why you do not see any of the assorted songs in the library. The idea behind this, is just like you said, to prevent library clutter.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 06:27 AM
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Here are a few examples, there may be more. All the data is consistent on all of the albums tracks. (Banshee would show them as two different albums otherwise)

Queens of the Stone Age
Rated R

Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

Clash
The Clash

Jethro Tull
Thick as a Brick (25th Anniversary Edition)

Ramones
Ramones

The Ramones
End Of The Century (Remastered 2002)

Wild Man Fischer
An Evening With WMF

The Taste Of Chaos Ensemble
Performs Mastodon's Leviathan

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Old September 2nd, 2008, 09:41 AM
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We will look into this, thanks for the info.
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Old September 7th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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I have a problem with Air.
In the finder I have:

The folder Air

with subfolders

Virgin Suicides
Talkie Walkie
Premiers Symptomes
Pocket Symphony
Moon Safari (Special Edition)
Moon Safari
Live
City Reading (Tre Storie Western)
10,000 Hz Legend

They show up correctly in iTunes too.

In Boxee I get Virgin Suicides/Talkie Walkie as one album?
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Does boxee use a database like SQLite or SQL?
Is it something we can go into and check for consistency?
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