Why did indexing cause my Bluesound Player to restart




When you add a network share or you have made changes to your Local Library and selected Reindex Music Collection or Rebuild Index, the changes are not reflected or your Bluesound Player restarts.

This can be caused by a metadata tag that is unreadable or a music file having no tags at all.


The question is how to find the one file that is missing in a library of 40,000 songs.

In the Help Menu, select Diagnostics and locate the IP Address of your Player (i.e.

On a PC, Tablet or Smartphone on the same network as your Bluesound Players, open a local web browser such as Safari, or Chrome and enter the following command where is the IP Address you located. Please type it exactly as written, as BluOS commands are case sensitive.

Once the index is complete or the Player reboots and returns to service, select DiagnosticsMore in the Help Menu to locate the Bluesound Player's Log file. Scroll through the lengthy log and locate the list of files indexing (see sample output below).

Dec 31 15:12:55 (none) user.info ./ms.pl: main::DoReIndex ./ms.pl (707) scan: /var/mnt/NASDC4103-Multimedia/O/Valery Gergiev/Shostakovich Symphony No.7 Leningrad - 88kHz 24Bit/04. IV Allegro non troppo.flac
Dec 31 15:12:56 (none) user.info ./ms.pl: main::DoReIndex ./ms.pl (707) scan: /var/mnt/NASDC4103-Multimedia/O/Valery Gergiev/Tchaikovsky Symphonies 1-3 - 24 Bit/06. Symphony No 2 ii Andantino marziale quasi moderato.flac
Dec 31 15:13:27 (none) user.notice root: [ 0.000000] Linux version (bluesound@obsidian) (gcc version 4.4.4 (4.4.4_09.06.2010) ) #122 PREEMPT Thu Oct 23 15:29:36 EDT 2014
Dec 31 15:13:27 (none) user.notice root: [ 0.000000] CPU: ARMv7 Processor [412fc085] revision 5 (ARMv7), cr=10c53c7f
Dec 31 15:13:27 (none) user.notice root: [ 0.000000] CPU: VIPT nonaliasing data cache, VIPT nonaliasing instruction cache

Note the last file read. In the above case it is located in the Multimedia folder on the NAS DC 4103 and is one of the files in O\Valery Gergiev\Tchaikovsky Symphonies 1-3 - 24 Bit.

Temporarily remove these files from your Library and Reindex normally.

Review the Metadata Tags of all the files in this folder cleaning up errors.  Once resolved, return these files to your Library and Reindex again normally.

If you are unfamiliar with Metadata Tags, please see BLS-KB13-916 Why is my Music not sorted correctly after Bluesound Indexed my music.


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