[mythtv-users] Can't access my Mp3 collection

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 01:08:40 UTC 2006

> I just copied my entire MP3 collection into /data/mp3s on my Myth box.
> There's a folder hierarchy of artist->album->song.
> I've updated the "Directory to hold music" to /data/mp3s and confirmed
> the mythtv user can fully traverse this path and all sub-dirs at a
> shell. However, I don't seem to be able to add the songs to a playlist,
> etc. If I go into Music Tools->Scan for new music, it flashes for a
> second, then just returns to the same screen.

Hmmm. You seem to be doing everything you should be doing.

If the scan fails to find anything, it should give you a message like:
"metadata.o: You don't seem to have any tracks. That's ok with me if
it's ok with you." (this is on 0.19 -- don't know if it's changed in

First, double check that you haven't incorrectly entered your music
directory in the setup -- eg data/mp3 or /data/Mp3.

Second, just for kicks, run:

#chown -R mythtv /data/mp3  -- (assuming mythtv is your mythtv user)

and scan again.

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