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Folder upload

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:53 pm
by DJRoy
Hi There,

Still a very happy user of Subsonic. But even a great application can get better. My music friends are all uploading on my music server. They are uploading albums which are put in folders. When we try to upload with Subsonic it's only possible by song (per file) and not by folder which we prefer.

Is it possible to create an upload possibility by folder?

Many thanks;

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:46 pm
by L4ngley
If you are asking what i think, it is quite complicated to select an entiere folder for upload. BUT what you can do today is to create a zipfile of the folder you wish to upload and upload it. You even hav the option to get subsonic to exctract it for you.

This way you can upload as many "folders" as you like, as long as you zip them all in 1 file. I have only tried this on a 1 album, and worked fine.

Hope it was of some help.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:22 pm
by DJRoy
Thx L4ngley.

Sounds good. Some of us are using this option. However most of my friends do have their music stored in a folder structure based on artist and album or singles. Currently we are uploading by ftp in the folders that are indexed by subsonic. This works good. It would be helpfull if we could upload directly via subsonic. This is more easy for a less technical user.

As I understand it's difficult to make?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:57 pm
by L4ngley
Oh i understand a bit better now. Well, I am not qualifyed to say what is dificult to do for the Subsonci developer(s).

But from my experience in ASP.NET i guess it would be better to keep the functions with zip file like it is today. But maybe make it so that users can see the servers file structers and put the file wherever they want, and have Subsonic extract it there.

Some fancy drag and drop feature to from client to server file structure would be even more nice :)

Some might argue that this out of the scope of Subsonic. Im not sure yet if this function would be wort it... As you mention yourself usere can use FTP.

On a sidenote: To make transfers to FTP more easy i reccomend NetDrive or FTP Drive. It basicly maps a ftp directory as local drive / network drive respectivly. So have your "power users" install this and they can drop file to the servsers filestrucure without having to fire up the FTP client, login on and so forth.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:20 pm
by DJRoy
Thanks, I will try the Netdrive application to find out if uploading can be easier..

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:33 pm
by aphuey
The only hurdle with uploading zipped folders is the size. I had one user try to upload 10 GB of music that he had zipped and it would never complete the upload. Just too big of a file, I assume...

But if you have them zip artists A-L together, for example, and upload that, it might work fine.

It would be really nice if Subsonic did have a folder upload feature. It's nice to be able to have users upload from withing subsonic instead of having to use an FTP.