Firefly and iTunes 8.1

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  • #2782

    JC1069
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    With my new Mac mini I have the latest iTunes 8.1. I cannot get Firefly to read the database. It comes up with a whole list of messages that it has problems with the meta codes. For example:

    2009-03-17 07:12:49 (b0103000): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.mediakind

    Anyone knows of a work-around?

    #18115

    stretch
    Member

    What version of Firefly?

    #18116

    JC1069
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    I am using svn-1586.

    I downloaded the file:
    Firefly-svn-1696.dmg
    from
    http://nightlies.fireflymediaserver.org/version.php

    but there is error message that it failed to mount. Reason: not recognized (?)

    #18117

    andyg
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    I’m on a PPC Mac and not an Intel version but svn1586 works fine for me with iTunes 8.1 (50) running on Leopard 10.5.6

    Your problem with mounting 1696 sounds like it may not have d/l’ed correctly. I’d grab 1586 again, then run the stop/uninstall scripts and re-install the preference pane and see where that gets you. If you still have problems then maybe a reinstall of iTunes is in order though that’s a new one on me πŸ˜‰

    #18118

    JC1069
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    I have re-downloaded both 1586 and 1696.
    Re-installing 1586 gives the same problems: it starts but does not show any songs: it cannot read the database.

    1696 has another problem: it will not start. It keeps on saying: “FirefLy starting”. The log says:
    (Starting version 1696):

    2009-03-20 07:34:48 (a028b720): Starting signal handler
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): Misc SQL Error: no such table: config
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Can’t get db version. New database?
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Initializing database
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): ?
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): ?
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Full reload…
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Starting mp3 scan
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Starting playlist scan
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Updating playlists
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Scanned 0 songs in 0 seconds
    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Starting web server from /Library/PreferencePanes/Firefly.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Firefly Helper.app/Contents/Resources/Server/admin-root on port 0

    I have re-booted several times, re-installed etc: no change.
    I just hate to re-install iTunes and will not bother. I might just copy it to the DNS-323 and work from there.

    #18119

    andyg
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    2009-03-20 07:34:49 (a028b720): Starting web server from /Library/PreferencePanes/Firefly.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Firefly Helper.app/Contents/Resources/Server/admin-root on port 0

    well, port 0 doesn’t look right. If you installed firefly to automatically choose a port, try it manually (3689 is default, mine is set to 1024). Also, shorten Firefly’s shared name as it bums out on long descriptions. If it hangs on the initial scan (known bug), let it run a few minutes then stop & restart the server. Trashing the .db file located in Library/Application Support/Firefly and letting Firefly rebuild it would be worthwhile also.

    Any joy?

    #18120

    EVILRipper
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    The log file states it found 0 songs. Try fixing that first. Maybe you’re scanning in the wrong dir, or maybe it’s a permission issue. Check which user runs firefly and make sure that user has the rights to read the mp3 files.

    #18121

    JC1069
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    Maybe you’re scanning in the wrong dir,

    aaaaaaaaaarrrrrgh, ALIAS!
    the iTunes directory is an alias which points to the external hard-drive. And I pointed FireFly to the main drive directory. No wonder it did not find anything. 😳

    EvilRipper, you’re a champ! Saved my live or prevented something worse; the missus was getting cranky.

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    #18122

    EVILRipper
    Participant

    Heh, you’re welcome. πŸ™‚

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