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  • #483
    Anonymous
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    Hi, just downloaded the 1.03b version. Had the previous version before & neither have wanted to play aiff files from my library (they work fine in itunes & slimserver BTW)

    in the configuration page on the server info it does specify aiff as an extension (as per default settings), but on the roku the files simply don’t show up.

    these were files originally downloaded as flac & then converted to aiff via xACT v.1.56

    any thoughts?

    #5744
    rpedde
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    @andyg wrote:

    Hi, just downloaded the 1.03b version. Had the previous version before & neither have wanted to play aiff files from my library (they work fine in itunes & slimserver BTW)

    in the configuration page on the server info it does specify aiff as an extension (as per default settings), but on the roku the files simply don’t show up.

    these were files originally downloaded as flac & then converted to aiff via xACT v.1.56

    any thoughts?

    Are the files named “.aif” or “.aiff”? And does the extensions line in the config match the file names?

    #5745
    Anonymous
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    Ron,

    yes the files are .aiff and that’s the extension format in the config.

    Andy

    #5746
    rpedde
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    @andyg wrote:

    Ron,

    yes the files are .aiff and that’s the extension format in the config.

    Andy

    Do they show up in iTunes or the soundbridge?

    #5747
    Anonymous
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    Yep, the files show up on itunes on the mac, the roku (using itunes) and the roku using slimserver…

    #5748
    rpedde
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    @andyg wrote:

    Yep, the files show up on itunes on the mac, the roku (using itunes) and the roku using slimserver…

    I mean, do they show up on itunes against the firefly server?

    Also, if you have your rescan interval set to 0, then you need to force a rescan through the web interface.

    That’s all I can think of. It should work, otherwise.

    — Ron

    #5749
    Anonymous
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    if you means the ‘songs.db’ database then yes they do. Otherwise, sorry, where should I be looking?

    rescan is at the default of 300

    Andy

    #5750
    rpedde
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    Find an aiff that isn’t there.

    1. What’s the path of the file?
    2. What is the extension of the file?
    3. Is the file in your iTunes library?
    4. What is your music library path as set in the firefly config?
    5. What are the configured extensions, as seen in the web interface?

    Let’s start there.

    #5751
    Anonymous
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    Hi Ron,

    in answer to the questions:

    1. path is:

    /Volumes/Drive 2/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Bob Dylan/Theme Time 2 Mother

    2. file extension: 05 Tommy Duncan.aiff KIND: AIFF Audio File

    3. yes the file is in my itunes library

    4. music library path in config: /Volumes/Drive 2/Music/iTunes

    5. extensions: .mp3, .m4a, .m4p, .aiff

    #5752
    Anonymous
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    oh, and I realised what you meant about the firely server showing up on itunes (firefly on G5) and the aiff’s don’t appear…

    #5753
    rpedde
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    @andyg wrote:

    in answer to the questions:

    Okay, that all looks good. Now, check the web config, and make sure that “process m3u files” is set to “yes”.

    Then, go to the status page and hit the “Start Full Scan” button.

    Let it grind for a while, then see if they show up. Understand that it may take a while for it to get all those.

    If they don’t show up, then I’ll ask you to go into the interface and set your debuglevel to 9, then force a full scan again. There should be a log file called “firefly.log” in ~/Library/Application Support/Firefly. If you could zip and email that, along with the firefly.conf to ron at pedde.com, then I can find out what’s going on.

    Everything looks and sounds like it’s right though. I can’t imagine what’s going on. :/

    — Ron

    #5754
    Anonymous
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    so the m3u process was set to ‘yes’, and a full rescan made no difference.

    where do I change the debug level? Couldn’t see an option to change it either on the server/configuration page or in the .conf file.

    #5755
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    ok, found the debug option & have emailed the log & conf. files to you.

    #5756
    Anonymous
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    Ron,

    Been noodling around with the problem this evening and to elaborate but possibly mystify further, I found that the aiff files are showing up on firefly on itunes, but they are right down the bottom of the list, missing all their tags bar name & time (which is why I missed them before – I was searching under the artists’ names for them.) There’s no album/artist/genre information etc. They do also show up on the roku but again just with the song/name title – they don’t show up under the artist/album name.

    This is pretty weird given that they appear in itunes with all the accompanying information. Seems as if somewhere down the line the metadata has gone awol which is why they end up at the bottom of the server essentially unclassified…

    Andy

    #5757
    grommet
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    andyg, Firefly doesn’t deal with special tags iTunes stores inside AIFF files… it depends on the metadata (Artist, Album, etc.) that your iTunes XML file supplies it. (Same is true for WAV files.) When Firefly doesn’t have metadata available… it just just shows the filename as the song title. So, everything still points to Firefly not parsing your iTunes database…

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