New here even though I've been lurking from time to time.
I have an Olive 4HD for 15 months and I just wanted to share the alternative way I found to get the audio library 'out' of it.
Sorry if it's been mentioned elsewhere in the thread. Just thought I'd share this.
I'm basically starting from backup data generated by the device itself on an external USB HDD.
I don't use XBMC (by the way Foobar2000 can do the same job as XBMC).
In my case, copying 350GB of music through the UPnP protocol just takes too much time and isn't reliable.
As you know, Olive native backup format is EXT3 filesystem.
It can be read by Windows, provided that you have Ext2 Installable File System for Windows
This piece of software allows mounting the EXT3 HDD like any other drive in Windows.
You give it a drive letter (Z: for instance) and you're done.
All audio files are located in Z:\AudioLibrary in separate directories (CD_XXXXXXX) with the actual FLAC files in them.
Backups used to be tar'ed but since firmware 4.2.0 it seems they no longer are.
Anyway I didn't have to concatenate anything nor use 7-zip at all (as poster Gareth did).
Basically I import the directory Z:\AudioLibrary in JRiver (or whatever media center) and that's it. Job done.
I can use JRiver to copy whatever album elsewhere, edit tags, change artwork, etc. It's all there.
Through this process I found that all FLAC tags set by Olive when it rips CDs is just pure garbage.All edits done through Maestro don't modify file tags
, they just update the library central description file.
Rips done on my PC (and pushed to the Olive) are restored properly though.
Hope you'll find this useful.Edited by Rouquemoute - 7/21/12 at 12:12pm