adding local library bug discovery

  • 21 September 2022
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I have discovered a bug related to adding the windows music folder to your local library on the sonos windows client. If the name associated with your windows pc exceeds 16 characters you will be unable to add the music folder. Upon shortening my windows pc’s name to 14 characters I was able to successfully add the music folder to my local library. Really understandable bug as now in windows 11 pc names can exceed 16 characters.

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It has always been the case that a Mac computer name exceeding 16 characters would not allow Sonos to add a music library, so I wonder if that is related to this issue.  On a Mac, special characters in the name can also cause a fail, as will the computer name being different from the NetBios name.  I don’t know if any of that is relevant to Windows 11.

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AFAIK tt uses NetBIOS names for PCs which have various limits.