Volumio Version:2.# (latest version)
Hardware: Raspberry Pi 3B
Volumio is the absolute answer to my desire for having a music server in the house after years of trying to find one that served all my needs. It’s fantastic! However, my first install and operation of the latest version of Volumio failed due to a bad Micro-SD card. Had to flash a new drive and start all over. During the install, I installed the Raspberry Pi 7” touchscreen plugin as well as the plugins for Spotify and Pandora. All work great. However, with this second install (all my settings are exactly the same as the previous, which didn’t exhibit these issues), I’m seeing some genres showing up that are no longer present anywhere on the SSD drive that’s attached to the PI.
I used MP3TAG to go through each and every MP3 file in my 21,000 sound library. Each genre is correct; each artists is in its own folder with a single cover art image (cover.jpg); any other instance of a cover art file was deleted; each track is numbered accurately; any files that contain no data were deleted; duplicate tracks were deleted; I used Bliss to ensure that all the files were compliant. It took me two weeks, but after 15 years, I FINALLY have a complete and accurate library.
I’ve had the second install of Volumio scan the SSD drive multiple times. Each time, it finds genres that simply don’t exist anywhere in my library. It’s also loading duplicate files of songs in only a single genre (Chillout). I scanned the entire drive multiple times and there’s no duplicates anywhere. When it indexes the library for this one genre (Chillout), it pulls a single cover art image for every artist in “album” and “artist” view, but shows the correct album art when a track is playing… again, only in this one genre. The file where this single album art file doesn’t even exist anymore as I deleted the track and associated cover.jpg file associated with it, yet Volumio still continues to find and use it. It’s also finding entire albums (with multiple tracks) that don’t exist anywhere on the SSD. I know that sounds bizarre, but to give an example, my Volumio library under the “Jazz” genre, shows a list of files for an album of something like “Oscar Peterson Plays Montovani”, but that album doesn’t exist on the SSD. It DID at one time, but it was deleted and every trace of it wiped clean. Yet after a rescan of the drive, Volumio always puts it back under the Jazz genre.
I’ve tried fixing the problem by turning off “Web Album Art” and clearing the cache but that does nothing. I’m not having a problem with Volumio indexing a large library because every track on the SSD is there. I’ve cleared the album art cache multiple times, I’ve reset the library database and updated it as well. Nothing works to eliminate the duplicate files or showing genres that don’t exists anymore.
And yes… the duplicate files are both playable. I thought that perhaps one was a dead file that contained tag data, but no actual MP3 data… but that’s not the case. Something is telling Volumio to load the files in that genre twice.
Thanks so much for letting me rant a bit. Hope someone can help.