1708 Sync to device can fail to delete old playlists [#5531]

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Re: 1228 Sync to drive fails to delete old playlists! [#5531]

Post by chrisjj » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:49 pm

> checking...

Checked. Yes it happens just as reported every time here. Win XP SP2.

I wonder if it is related to the long-standing bug wherein on auto-sync playlists are copied even if they have not changed.
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by chrisjj » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:13 pm

Interestingly if I try this on a new user with equivalent (AFAICT) device config, I don't get the failure. Can anyone suggest what user-specific state might explain the difference?
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by nohitter151 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:12 pm

chrisjj wrote:Interestingly if I try this on a new user with equivalent (AFAICT) device config, I don't get the failure. Can anyone suggest what user-specific state might explain the difference?
Read only folder?
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by chrisjj » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:33 pm

> Read only folder?

No, as proved by the old-named .m3u.
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by rusty » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:55 pm

to confirm:
The delete function was designed to delete both tracks and playlists. I'll add a bug re. the clarity of the verbage (esp. the context help).
EDIT: see http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=5519

Possible explanation: is everyone testing with the same plugin?

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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by nohitter151 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:36 pm

I believe we used the same plugin... USB mass plugin with a SUBST drive.
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by chrisjj » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:14 pm

> The delete function was designed to delete both tracks and playlists.

Thanks.

> Possible explanation: is everyone testing with the same plugin?

I'm testing with the plug-in supplied with MM V1228. The MM Version uniquely IDs the plug-in, no?
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by rusty » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:15 pm

I've tested a bit more and it seems that the bug is specific to the USB MS plugin. i.e. the user that's logged in, and the SUBST config are red herrings--the problem occurs with the USB MS plugin, and doesn't with the wmdm plugin.

Thanks for all the help.

Tracked at: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=5531

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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by chrisjj » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:28 pm

> the problem occurs with the USB MS plugin, and doesn't with the wmdm plugin.

Any clue why it is variable i.e. how NH is immune? Because that could be a workaround for me until the fix.

> Tracked at: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=5531

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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by rusty » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:28 am

I'm guessing that nohitter might have accidentally used the wmdm plugin. Nohitter, can you confirm?

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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by nohitter151 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:54 am

rusty wrote:I'm guessing that nohitter might have accidentally used the wmdm plugin. Nohitter, can you confirm?

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No, I'm sure that I didn't. I created a new SUBST drive (Q:) using the command line to point to a "C:\Folder\" location. I then configured the USB mass plugin to point to drive Q: and synced a playlist and a few tracks. Then I renamed the playlist and resynced - the old playlist was removed (I was prompted if it should be deleted) and the new playlist with the new name was sent.
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by chrisjj » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:09 am

(Wierd - another post gone missing. Reposting.)

> used the wmdm plugin.

OOI, how is it possible to use wmdm with a SUBST drive? Here, wmdm does not offer the device letter control that USBmass does.
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive device fails to delete old playlists!

Post by rusty » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:21 pm

Chris,

The wmdm plugin just automatically detects external drives. I'm not sure if it'll always detect a subst drive as external or whether it depends on whether the SUBST drive is _actually_ an external drive.

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Re: 1228 Sync to drive fails to delete old playlists! [#5531]

Post by chrisjj » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:28 pm

Note: this effect is still present on 1256.
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Re: 1228 Sync to drive fails to delete old playlists! [#5531]

Post by nohitter151 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:02 pm

chrisjj wrote:Note: this effect is still present on 1256.
Not here.
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