Hideous isn't good. Hideous how, exactly?
Re DAAP vs. RCP - yes, I think that is what I'm saying. Any other troubleshooting ideas (or suggestions for a mac app to inspect the tags directly)?
I think hideous as in much slower and in my case Firefly crashes anytime attempting a scan of the library while playing music on a Soundbridge. Conversion to Sqlite 3 on svn-1696 fixed all that for me.
But on your tags issue...I would think if you can add the tracks to an iTunes library and the metadata looks ok (including album) then that would be good enough to verify. So I'm not sure what might be going on. Have you tried scanning or building your db with a debug level 9 log to look for errors or problems inserting data into the db?
[Edit: I just had another thought (I sometimes just get these random synapses to fire
) ...I recall that with one album in particular, I once had a similar problem. Basically the songs would load, but the Soundbridge couldn't find any songs if browsing by the Album. That actually turned out to be that I had inadvertently created the Album name with a leading space character in the tags for the songs. Think there's probably a thread with my name on it around here somewhere where we discussed that]