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  • #1295

    technojunkie
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    I am using the Firefly music server but my Soundbridge M1001 will not display any of the FLAC files stored on my PC in the music library.

    These files are being recognised and stored by Firefly but not by my M1001.

    I should add that I have recently re-installed Firefly after a full system rebuild and my M1001 previously had no poblem seeing and playing these files.

    Any helpful advice would be appreciated.

    Thankyou

    #10125

    CCRDude
    Participant

    Which version did you reinstall?
    Have you checked that flac appears in the SSC Codec Types list in Fireflys config?
    If you have other to-be-transcoded files, like ogg or mpc, do these work?

    #10126

    technojunkie
    Participant

    Thankyou for the post CCRDude.

    FLAC is shown in the extesion list. I cannot find an SSC Codec Types list !

    I am sunning version 1.0 svn-1376.

    #10127

    rpedde
    Participant

    @technojunkie wrote:

    Thankyou for the post CCRDude.

    FLAC is shown in the extesion list. I cannot find an SSC Codec Types list !

    I am sunning version 1.0 svn-1376.

    Can you post your config file? It will be in c:program filesfirefly media server as “mt-daapd.conf”

    — Ron

    #10128

    technojunkie
    Participant

    Thankyou for the post rpedde.

    Config file as follows :

    # This is the Firefly Media Server config file.
    #
    # Note that any changes made to this file will require the server to be
    # shut down and restarted
    #
    #

    [general]
    #
    # web_root (required)
    #
    # Location of the admin web pages.
    #
    # If you installed from .RPM, .deb, or tarball with –prefix=/usr, then
    # this is correct.
    #
    # If you installed from tarball without –prefix=/usr, then the correct
    # path is probably /usr/local/share/mt-daapd/admin-root.
    #

    web_root=admin-root

    #
    # port (required)
    #
    # What port to listen on. It is possible to use a different
    # port, but this is the default iTunes port
    #

    port=9999

    #
    # admin_pw (required)
    #
    # This is the password to the administrative pages
    #

    admin_pw=firefly

    #
    # db_type (required)
    #
    # This is what kind of backend database to store the song
    # info in. Valid choices are “sqlite” and “sqlite3”.
    #
    # sqlite seems to be more stable.

    db_type=sqlite

    #
    # db_parms
    #
    # This is any extra information the db needs to connect.
    # in the case of sqlite and sqlite3, this is the name
    # of the directory to store the database in
    #
    # If you installed from RPM or .deb, this path likely already
    # exists. If not, then you must create it. The directory itself
    # must be writable by the “runas” user.
    #

    db_parms=.

    #
    # mp3_dir (required)
    #
    # Location of the mp3 files to share. Note that because the
    # files are stored in the database by inode, these must be
    # in the same physical filesystem.
    #

    mp3_dir=C:Documents and SettingsMarkyboyMy DocumentsMy Music

    #
    # servername (required)
    #
    # This is both the name of the server as advertised
    # via rendezvous, and the name of the database
    # exported via DAAP. Also know as “What shows up in iTunes”.
    #

    servername=Firefly Media Server

    #
    # runas (required)
    #
    # This is the user to drop privs to if running as
    # root. If mt-daapd is not started as root, this
    # configuration option is ignored. Notice that this
    # must be specified whether the server is running
    # as root or not.
    #
    # This is a leftover from the port from unix — it’s
    # not used on windows, but still hanging around, like
    # an appendix.
    #

    runas=nobody

    #
    # password (optional)
    #
    # This is the password required to listen to MP3 files
    # i.e. the password that iTunes prompts for
    #

    #password=mp3

    #
    # extensions (optional)
    #
    # These are the file extensions that the daap server will
    # try to index and serve. By default, it only indexes and
    # serves .mp3 files. It can also server .m4a and .m4p files,
    # and just about any other files, really. Unfortunately, while
    # it can *attempt* to serve other files (.ogg?), iTunes won’t
    # play them. Perhaps this would be useful on Linux with
    # Rhythmbox, once it understands daap. (hurry up!)
    #
    # Failing that, one can use server-side conversion to transcode
    # non-standard (.ogg, .flac) music to wav on the server side.
    # See the ssc_* options below.
    #

    extensions=.mp3,.m4a,.m4p,.wma,.flac,

    #
    # ssc_codectypes (optional)
    #
    # List of codectypes for files that the daap server should
    # perform internal format conversion and present to clients
    # as WAV files. The file extensions that these codectypes correspond
    # to must also be present in ‘extensions’
    # configuration value, or files are not probed in the first
    # place.
    #
    # Valid codectypes:
    #
    # mp4a – for AAC (.aac, .mp4, .m4a, .m4p)
    # mpeg – for mp3
    # wav – for wav
    # wma – for wma
    # ogg – for ogg
    # flac – for flac (.flac, .fla)
    # mpc for musepack (.mpc, .mpp, .mp+)
    # alac for alac (.m4a)
    #

    #ssc_codectypes ogg,flac,alac

    #
    # ssc_prog (optional)
    #
    # Program that is used in server side format conversion.
    # Program must accept following command line syntax:
    # ssc_prog filename offset length …
    # Parameter filename is the real name of the file that is
    # to be converted and streamed, offset is number of bytes
    # that are skipped from the beginning of the _output_ file
    # before streaming is started, length is length of the song
    # in seconds (or zero). All other possible arguments must
    # be ignored. The resulting wav file (or the rest of
    # the file after initial seek) is written to the standard
    # output by the ssc_prog program. This is typically
    # a script that is a front end for different conversion tools
    # handling different formats.
    #

    #ssc_prog /etc/mt-daapd-ssc-script

    #
    # logfile (optional)
    #
    # This is the file to log to. If this is not configured,
    # then it will log to the syslog.
    #
    # Not that the -d switch will control the log verbosity.
    # By default, it runs at log level 1. Log level 9 will churn
    # out scads of useless debugging information. Values in between
    # will vary the amount of logging you get.
    #

    #logfile /var/log/mt-daapd.log

    #
    # art_filename (optional)
    #
    # There is experimental support thanks to Hiren Joshi
    # ([email protected]) for dynamically adding art to the id3v2
    # header as it is streamed (!!). If you were using a music system
    # like zina or andromeda, for example, with cover art called
    # “_folderOpenImage.jpg”, you could use the parameter
    # art_file _folderOpenImage.jpg and if the file _folderOpenImage.jpg
    # was located in the same folder as the .mp3 file, it would appear
    # in iTunes. Cool, eh?
    #

    #art_filename _folderOpenImage.jpg

    #
    # rescan_interval
    #
    # How often to check the file system (in sec) to see if any mp3 files
    # have been added or removed.
    #
    # if not specified, the default is 0, which disables background scanning.
    #
    # If background rescanning is disabled, a scan can still be forced from the
    # “status” page of the administrative web interface
    #
    # Setting a rescan_interval lower than the time it takes to rescan
    # won’t hurt anything, it will just waste CPU, and make connect times
    # to the daap server longer.
    #
    #

    rescan_interval = 600

    # always_scan
    #
    # The default behavior is not not do background rescans of the
    # filesystem unless there are clients connected. The thought is to
    # allow the drives to spin down unless they are in use. This might be
    # of more importance in IDE drives that aren’t designed to be run
    # 24×7. Forcing a scan through the web interface will always work
    # though, even if no users are connected.

    always_scan = 1

    #
    # process_m3u
    #
    # By default m3u processing is turned off, since most m3u files
    # sitting around in peoples mp3 directories have bad paths, and
    # I hear about it. πŸ™‚
    #
    # If you are sure your m3u files have good paths (i.e. unixly pathed,
    # with relative paths relative to the directory the m3u is in), then
    # you can turn on m3u processing by setting this directive to 1.
    #
    # I’m not sure “unixly” is a word, but you get the idea.
    #

    process_m3u = 1

    #
    # scan_type
    #
    #
    # This sets how aggressively mp3 files should be scanned to determine
    # file length. There are three values:
    #
    # 0 (Normal)
    # Just scan the first mp3 frame to try and calculate size. This will
    # be accurate for most files, but VBR files without an Xing tag will
    # probably have wildly inaccurate file times. This is the default.
    #
    # 1 (Aggressive)
    # This checks the bitrates of 10 frames in the middle of the song.
    # This will still be inaccurate for VBR files without an Xing tag,
    # but they probably won’t be quite as inaccurate as 0. This takes
    # more time, obviously, although the time hit will only happen the
    # first time you scan a particular file.
    #
    # 2 (Painfully aggressive)
    # This walks through the entire song, counting the number of frames.
    # This should result in accurate song times, but will take the most
    # time. Again, this will only have to be incurred the first time
    # the file is indexed.
    #

    scan_type=2

    # compress 0

    #
    # Truncate
    #
    # should the server truncate the log files on startup.
    # Defaults to zero
    truncate = 1
    logfile=firefly.log
    password=

    [plugins]
    plugin_dir =plugins
    plugins =rsp.dll,w32-event.dll,ssc-ffmpeg.dll,ssc-wma.dll

    Thanks again

    #10129

    jtbse
    Participant

    @technojunkie wrote:

    extensions=.mp3,.m4a,.m4p,.wma,.flac,

    Wonder if the trailing comma after .flac could be causing a problem? ❓

    [edit]: Oh…..and the “ssc_codectypes=” line is commented out. Remove the “#” from in front.

    #10130

    technojunkie
    Participant

    hankyou jtbse, problem now sorted πŸ˜€

    I removed the # from the front of the “ssc_codectypes=” and now everything works perfectly.

    What I can’t understand is how the # got there in the first place as, apart from adding flac file extension, I’ve made no other edit’s to the configuration ❓

    Thanks again.

    #10131

    rpedde
    Participant

    @technojunkie wrote:

    Thankyou for the post rpedde.

    Config file as follows :

    This looks right. Are you sure the flac files don’t show up? Is it possible that are tagged in a way that they don’t show up right? For example, flac files without metadata will appear with a title the same as the filename.

    You might try connecting with iTunes to see if you can find it — sometimes it’s easier to find the files using iTunes than it is with the soundbridge.

    — Ron

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