#69 Extra Items being added when scanning

Database (8)

While Using WMP12 as a consumer of MediaTomb 12 on a DNS-323 I have the following behavior occurring:

Windows Media Player shows the following instances of a song.

In the case where there is more than one instance a difference id is shown and in the case of the "js" and "builtin" import script 2 different titles are being exposed and saved for the same son.

Disabled = <pc-directory upnp-hide="yes"/>
... Start with a folder with a single song in it.
Full , Recursive.

disabled with no INotify = 1 instance
js with no INotify = 9 instances.
builtin with no INotify =

Enabled = <pc-directory upnp-hide="No"/>
... Start with adding an Empty Folder
Full, Recursive, Inotify.

and add a single song into the folder

disabled with Inotify = 0 instances despite the song definitely having been added to the database 1 time.
js with INotify = 8 Instances
builtin with INotify = 8 instances

The database isn't being correctly updated correctly in a few different ways.
In the "js" script multiple 2 virtaual instances are being sent plus

I believe MediaTomb is either making (or exposing) extra song entries.


  • Jin

    Jin - 2010-04-16

    WMP shows multiple entries, because WMP is not UPnP compliant. So it's not something you should be using for testing, consider WMP unsupported.

    If you want to check how many songs are *really* served, use Cidero control point (see FAQ).

    Now, I have no idea what you understand by "instances", on supported players you will see a structure that is exactly as the structure that you see in the web UI in the database view.

  • Jin

    Jin - 2010-04-16
    • assigned_to: lww --> jin_eld
    • status: open --> open-rejected
  • Robert Fontaine

    Robert Fontaine - 2010-04-16

    Thanks, I don't have a need to use wmp as a dlna device. I can go direct to the file share. I was trying to use it as a test program to see what was coming out and will download Cidero.

    It is a shame that WMP is "not supported" seeing as it is probably the most feature rich media player and provides a rich experience.

    It would be nice to be able to access my music libraries remotely. MSFT seems to be doing everything it can make me switch all my multimedia devices to a different os. Their latest implementation with "federated search" and makes it unpossible to index my NAS.

  • Jin

    Jin - 2010-04-16

    > It is a shame that WMP is "not supported" seeing as it is probably the most feature rich media player and provides a rich experience.

    Tell Microsoft to support UPnP. I never analyzed the WMP problems in detail and I am not going to, but I assume they will be similar to Xbox 360. The Xbox deviates from the spec just enough to make it incompatible with the UPnP standard.

    So no "shame" no our side. If you want a nice, UPnP compliant, open source player - use XBMC.

    No idea what MSFT is.

    Anyway, I'm closing this one, if you want to continue discussions, please post in forum.


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