The scheduling functionality allows you to control how often Sockso scans
your collection for new/updated/removed tracks. If you have a very large
collection you may want to make this less frequent than the default (which
is every 30 minutes).
Simple Scheduling (default)
By default Sockso uses a very simple scheduling technique, and just runs
a new scan every 30 minutes. You can alter this frequency through the
GUI on the General panel.
If you have demanding needs, or just want to take more control over scanning
then Sockso provides a cron like scheduler. This allows you to specify the
frequency for collection scans using cron syntax.
To enable this just enter the following command into the console:
propset scheduler cron
To revert back to simple scheduling just set this back to simple instead
NB: In Sockso versions 1.2.6 and below you will need to restart Sockso
any time you change the scheduler for it to take effect.
You can now configure the cron scheduler (changes take effect straight away
when it is running) using the following property:
propset scheduler.cron.tab */30 * * * *
The above command sets scanning to run every 30 minutes. For more information
about how to use cron see the wikipedia article.
You can also use the special crontab @ commands, like this:
propset scheduler.cron.tab @hourly
If you'd like to never have indexing run automatically you can use the manual
propset scheduler manual
With this scheduler running you'll have to manually run the scan.
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Latest News & Releases
Bug fix release - fixes broken folder browsing and related artists.
Bug fix for broken local cover art, and updated French translation.
14th March 2012
Bug fixes for path security hole, API access, and encoded pluses. Along with updated Italian translation,
adding ability to extract cover art from ID3 tags.
Added ability to add arbitrary meta tags, JPlayer support, HTTP Range header support, bug fixes, and finalised API v1.0
Fix for fetching cover artwork from Amazon.
Fixes for unicode output issue, and strict JSON API issue with single quotes.
Added a JSON API to support developing
applications on top of Sockso.
Posted screencast of *VERY* early
version of new Sockso iPhone app. Feedback appreciated in the forums.
Fix for problem on OSX where Sockso would not start, other minor bug fixes for Flac handling.
New HTML5 Player for iPad/iOS/etc support from nguillaumin,
new 'tinygreen' skin from Simplify, and some bug fixes.
Album years now shown, Turkish translation added, and MP3 tag library updated (all thanks to badZeppelin!),
some bug fixes to ajax page loading.
Users can now require approval when registering, and updated ajaxified web interface with embedded player now default.
Fix for missing 'colscan' command from console, moved optional libraries location (to upgrade rename
your optionals folder from 'lib-opt' to 'lib/opt', and a bug fix for invalid URL characters
breaking some playlist files.
Created ability to add servers to the new Sockso Community,
and you can now run behind Apache without needing a VirtualHost (thanks to LightGlitch!)
30th January 2011
Sockso 1.2.6 (broken)
Fix for selecting the playlist in some browsers, and added new web admin console.
Minor bug fix for adding items to the playlist when browsing folders.
Patches from Will to improve HTTP/HTTPS streaming performance, and HTML compliance, improved
music tree in GUI to cope with any size collections, hidden files now ignored on indexing,
and some other bugs.
Fixed broken 1.2.2 release.