Authentication requested after video begins streaming (m4v)

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  • #1777
    ginormous
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    Client: Mac OS X with iTunes 7.x
    Server: Ubuntu Fiesty
    Build: 1668

    I have a strange issue when streaming m4v files. I can play my m4v videos I purchased at the iTunes store, but a minute or two into the stream I get a request for my admin firefly credentials.

    – If I authenticate everything works great.

    – If I cancel, it will continue to stream, but then request credentials again within a few moments.

    – If I give the wrong credentials, it requests the correct credentials immediately.

    It isn’t much trouble at all to authenticate, but I just thought it was kind of odd. Is this a feature? A bug? Weirdness between my particular client and server? Anybody else have a similar issue?

    -Stephanie

    #12757
    rpedde
    Participant

    @ginormous wrote:

    Client: Mac OS X with iTunes 7.x
    Server: Ubuntu Fiesty
    Build: 1668

    I have a strange issue when streaming m4v files. I can play my m4v videos I purchased at the iTunes store, but a minute or two into the stream I get a request for my admin firefly credentials.

    – If I authenticate everything works great.

    – If I cancel, it will continue to stream, but then request credentials again within a few moments.

    – If I give the wrong credentials, it requests the correct credentials immediately.

    It isn’t much trouble at all to authenticate, but I just thought it was kind of odd. Is this a feature? A bug? Weirdness between my particular client and server? Anybody else have a similar issue?

    -Stephanie

    I assume you are using passworded itunes library?

    I’ve seen that iTunes does a strange request while it’s streaming videos, but normally it gets a 404 since I’m not answering that request. But with password protection, I guess it pops up an authentication box.

    Hrm.

    I guess I’ll have to look closer at that and return *something*. 🙂

    — Ron

    #12758
    ginormous
    Participant

    Which password protection are you referring to? I have not setup the library password protection in the configuration file, and I don’t have to authenticate for any of the music. The username and password it requests is the same admin username and password I use to login to the web admin.

    -Stephanie

    #12759
    rpedde
    Participant

    @ginormous wrote:

    Which password protection are you referring to? I have not setup the library password protection in the configuration file, and I don’t have to authenticate for any of the music. The username and password it requests is the same admin username and password I use to login to the web admin.

    -Stephanie

    Oh, right. True. Because since it doesn’t know what iTunes is requesting, it thinks its an admin page.

    #12760
    ginormous
    Participant

    Ah, right. I got you know. Thanks for clearing that up. -Stephanie

    #12761
    memckimmy
    Participant

    I’ve experienced the same problem and I’m glad to see someone finally figured out what username / password combo it was asking for!

    I’m running iTunes 7 (7.4 right now but I’ve experienced it in other versions) on WinXP as a client, and SVN-1671 on an Ubuntu Feisty server, but also noticed it with a few other nightly builds.

    It only does this on video files, I’ve noticed it on both .mov and .m4v files. The box pops up with the ip address of my server, shows that it’s trying to access some form of “webserver”, and wants the username and password. Everything else works just as the original poster described.

    Hope this helps!

    -Matt

    #12762
    rpedde
    Participant

    @memckimmy wrote:

    I’ve experienced the same problem and I’m glad to see someone finally figured out what username / password combo it was asking for!

    I’m running iTunes 7 (7.4 right now but I’ve experienced it in other versions) on WinXP as a client, and SVN-1671 on an Ubuntu Feisty server, but also noticed it with a few other nightly builds.

    It only does this on video files, I’ve noticed it on both .mov and .m4v files. The box pops up with the ip address of my server, shows that it’s trying to access some form of “webserver”, and wants the username and password. Everything else works just as the original poster described.

    Hope this helps!

    -Matt

    Fixed in svn, will be in next nightlies.

    — Ron

    #12763
    ginormous
    Participant

    Thanks!

    #12764
    Terc
    Guest

    Thanks so much for this!

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