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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 08:41:50 AM

Title: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 08:41:50 AM
How can I force rockbox to search for new music?

It was working fine with the music that was on my player (Sansa e260) prior to installing rockbox, but when I deleted some files and replaced them with new ones, I was not able to play anything. Rockbox seems to be "looking" for the old files and completely unaware of the new ones.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: Febs on April 02, 2008, 08:43:39 AM
Update the database.  The manual explains how to do this.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 09:59:46 AM
"Update Now" does not work consistently --- rockbox seems to still be looking for deleted files.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 10:25:51 AM
Also: After doing "Update Now" rockbox still detects the wrong number of files in the MUSIC folder -- this is with Auto Update turned on as well.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: MarcGuay on April 02, 2008, 10:30:38 AM

Also: After doing "Update Now" rockbox still detects the wrong number of files in the MUSIC folder -- this is with Auto Update turned on as well.


It can take a minute to complete the update.  If you want to start fresh you can initliaze the database.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 10:42:34 AM
I have tried both with no luck -- how long should it take?

There are only about 60 files, though rockbox detects over 200...
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: MarcGuay on April 02, 2008, 10:50:00 AM

There are only about 60 files, though rockbox detects over 200...


Do you have a recycling bin that hasn't been emptied?  And when you say it detects over 200, do you mean the database is detecting them or the file count plugin?
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 11:30:58 AM
Recycle bin is empty on the PC that I am copying files from (I hope that is what you meant)...

The file count that I am referring to is the one displayed under the progress bar in the "Now Playing" screen.

Once again, neither "Update Now" nor "Initialize Now" seem to have any effect whatsoever. Still an incorrect file count, still trying to play deleted files and still not detecting new files.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: MarcGuay on April 02, 2008, 11:37:17 AM
So you created a playlist of all the files on your player?  How did you do it?  Are you creating a new playlist or loading an old one?  The files must still be on the drive somewhere if they're being added to a new one.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: Febs on April 02, 2008, 11:58:40 AM

Recycle bin is empty on the PC that I am copying files from (I hope that is what you meant)...


Actually, he meant the recycling bin on the player.  Try running the Disktidy plugin.  I believe that will empty any deleted files from the recycling bin on the player itself.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 12:37:35 PM
I ran Disktidy and it reports: "Cleaned up 0 items"...

I am not using any playlist at all -- I am simply copying directories full of mp3 files to the MUSIC directory on the root of my player.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: MarcGuay on April 02, 2008, 01:38:51 PM

I am not using any playlist at all -- I am simply copying directories full of mp3 files to the MUSIC directory on the root of my player.


Whenever you play music with Rockbox you're creating a playlist.  How are you starting the playback of your music?  
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 01:44:18 PM
I used "Create Playlist" and this seems to have fixed everything...!

Thanks for all your help.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: MarcGuay on April 02, 2008, 01:46:31 PM
What were you doing before?  I'm curious now.
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 01:56:05 PM
Previously, I was simply pressing the "Play" button...

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Whenever you play music with Rockbox you're creating a playlist.


I did not realize that...


"Create Playlist" seems to be doing what I thought updating the database would do.

Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: MarcGuay on April 02, 2008, 02:08:02 PM
I guess when you pressed play after changing the files on your drive, Rockbox just reloaded your previous playlist, regardless of whether or not the files it pointed to were still there...?

Anyway, glad to hear it's working for you.  
Title: Re: Rockbox does not detect newly copied music
Post by: funkadelic on April 02, 2008, 02:12:37 PM
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I guess when you pressed play after changing the files on your drive, Rockbox just reloaded your previous playlist, regardless of whether or not the files it pointed to were still there...?


That would seem to be exactly what was happening. I am still a bit unclear as to why, but at any rate, I am a happy Rockbox user again.

Many thanks for your help. This looks like a great project/community.