Old 19th November 2006, 19:06   #1
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media libary does not scan subfolders

I have one big folder with mp3. I have subfolders with artists and all their albums are below that.

Media library does only scan one folder down. It will be quite difficult to add 22,000 mp3 without this option working.

is there any easy workaround?

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Old 19th November 2006, 20:48   #2
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Winamp > Prefs > Media Library > Local Media > Watch Folder tab

Hi-lite the folder, click 'Edit Selected'
Make sure 'add subfolders' is checkmarked.

This will show as "Default" and not "-Recurse"
(under 'Options' in Watch Folders tab > Options | Directory)

If the problem persists, then we will need more info

my_plugins_list.txt will show us a list of all plugins, plus winamp version, and other info.

Also tell us what the name of the folder is, and whether it or the subfolders have any non-standard characters in them (eg. non latin/alpha-numeric characters).

Also include basic system specs & windows os (including language) in reply.
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Old 20th November 2006, 20:45   #3
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Originally posted by DJ Egg
Winamp > Prefs > Media Library > Local Media > Watch Folder tab

Hi-lite the folder, click 'Edit Selected'
Make sure 'add subfolders' is checkmarked.

This will show as "Default" and not "-Recurse"
(under 'Options' in Watch Folders tab > Options | Directory)

Also tell us what the name of the folder is, and whether it or the subfolders have any non-standard characters in them (eg. non latin/alpha-numeric characters).

Also include basic system specs & windows os (including language) in reply.
First my answer to the suggestions above. I did do all that and it regretably did not help me further.

System software:
-fresh install with WinOS: WinXP MCE SP2
- winamp 5.31 basic / full
-DirexX 9.0c

System Hardware
-Motherboard: MSI P965 Neo-F
-Processor: Core 2 Duo E6300
-memory: Transcend PC4200 CL3
-Liteon lightscribe DVD burner
-graphicscard: Asus GeForce 7600 GS 256MB DDR2
-TV-card: Hauppauge WinTV PVR-500MCE
-Networkcontroller: Onboard Realtek RTL8110SC Gigabit LAN-controller
-harddisc: Maxtor DiamondMax 10, 320GB
-case: Arctic Cooling Silentium T3
-Speakers: Creative Inspire T6060

Main root of music folder is a shared network drive, which is mapped as "Z:\"
I ran the first scan just on the mapped drive.

example 1
all files in Z:\alt.binaries.mp3 are scanned
subfolder Z:\alt.binaries.mp3\naar de volgende ronde is also scanned
but the folder Z:\Avril Lavigne - Let Go is not scanned

example 2
Z:\_Blues\Stevie Ray Vaughan is properly scanned, but folder Z:\_Blues\A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan is not scanned? I have added _blues as a seperate folder as I was afraid that it did not like the _

All files have the .mp3 extension. I am completely puzzled why some files are scanned and others are not. If a song has been played it is added automatically to the Media Library. This song is recognised during the rescan, as the files are not removed from the ML.

Does Winamp have problems with spaces in the folder names?



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Old 22nd November 2006, 20:21   #4
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I now search for all mp3 on the disk and drag them into the ML. This is time consuming with 8000 files (still 12000 to go).

But it is some kind of solution as was suggested more or less in the thread:http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....hreadid=259997
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