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Sources have changed

Post by Bumperke » 06 Jan 2019 12:58

Hi Bernd.

We’ve found a lot of old playlists, but the source of the songs have changed.
The old lists are showing, G:\02.top40\1977\FLEETWOOD MAC - DREAMS.MP3.
There is no G:\ disk anymore, it broke down so it is defect, a copy has become H:\02.top40, etc. The other structure is still the same. It’s just the hard disk.
What to done to link the songs in the playlist again, so they will play again when we use those playlists

Will

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Re: Sources have changed

Post by radio42 » 06 Jan 2019 12:58

I have just provided a v4.0.5.6-beta version which now also included an enhanced consistency check, which now also allows you to change broken locations to a new destination.
To install it, please select "Check for-Beta-Version..." menu item underneath the help icon at the very top right.

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Re: Sources have changed

Post by radio42 » 06 Jan 2019 13:09

You can manually edit the related .pfp playlist file with a text editor and do a search and replace:
G:\02.top40\
with
H:\02.top40\

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Re: Sources have changed

Post by Bumperke » 06 Jan 2019 14:23

200 playlists? Isn’t there another way? A lot of software (E.g Sony Vegas) just gives you a possibility to re-select other folders. So you can search and/or re-direct an folder or other. Perhaps a tip for the future?

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Post by radio42 » 06 Jan 2019 20:32

Perhaps. But til it comes, I am afraid you need to search and replace. As all editors remember the last replacement options this is simply like opening and closing the files.
Even if I’d would add the same function to ProppFrexx, it won’t be faster or more easy!

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Re: Sources have changed

Post by radio42 » 06 Jan 2019 20:40

The Enterprise Version also contains an Alternative Folder Mapping, which would on-the-fly replace broken links with an alternative mapping, but this wouldn’t repair your playlists and is more designed for failover scenarios.

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Re: Sources have changed

Post by Baldano » 08 Jan 2019 12:26

Hi Berndt, what does "alternative mapping" mean exactly in this case? How does this function?

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Post by radio42 » 08 Jan 2019 12:57

The 'Alternative Location Mapping' can be found in the general settings, section Folders/Libraries and is explained here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1750

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Re: Sources have changed

Post by Bumperke » 25 Jan 2019 17:10

radio42 wrote:
25 Jan 2019 13:24
I have just provided a v4.0.5.6-beta version which now also included an enhanced consistency check, which now also allows you to change broken locations to a new destination.
To install it, please select "Check for-Beta-Version..." menu item underneath the help icon at the very top right.
That sounds as good, really good news!

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Re: Sources have changed

Post by Bumperke » 01 Mar 2019 16:12

I've tried and did make me happy, just with one exception. It actually checks what i want. In the meantime i've changed the titles etc to bold. And it can not deal with that. The search enigine seems to precise. But still 70% happy. :)

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