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  • #1628
    wonko
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    When you load a video file into iTunes, it shows up under the Videos option of FrontRow instead of the Music option of FrontRow (iMovie icon vs. iTunes icon)

    Is there a way to get firefly to offer video up in such a manner as to get FrontRow to see it as shared under the Video section? This is how I would like it to be if at all possible.

    That being said, I’m also having the same issues of audio-only when playing from a firefly share (ubuntu 7.04) when I attempt to play videos through iTunes or FrontRow.

    Other than that, firefly is *awesome* and all our music will shortly be moved to a non-mac for storage!

    -brian

    #12057
    rpedde
    Participant

    @wonko wrote:

    When you load a video file into iTunes, it shows up under the Videos option of FrontRow instead of the Music option of FrontRow (iMovie icon vs. iTunes icon)

    Is there a way to get firefly to offer video up in such a manner as to get FrontRow to see it as shared under the Video section? This is how I would like it to be if at all possible.

    That being said, I’m also having the same issues of audio-only when playing from a firefly share (ubuntu 7.04) when I attempt to play videos through iTunes or FrontRow.

    Other than that, firefly is *awesome* and all our music will shortly be moved to a non-mac for storage!

    -brian

    I haven’t spent a lot of time working with video features, as only recently did frontrow start working.

    Now that it is, I need to get started on fixing some of that stuff up.

    I’m going to ask that you table that until I get the playlists fixed up, and then I’ll take a look at fixing some of the metadata parsing for videos. There are a bunch of new metadata that iTunes wants that I don’t have.

    I need to fix up stuff like podcasts and all that, too, so let me get finished up on playlists and I’ll be tackling that after that.

    — Ron

    #12058
    wonko
    Participant

    I’m still currently battling Bonjour on Solaris/SPARC with Sun’s compilers (I’m a threat to every project, muahahah) and am in no particular rush.

    I’ll keep in touch regarding other things in the meantime (your request for help wanted will be addressed in an email).

    -brian

    #12059
    rpedde
    Participant

    @wonko wrote:

    I’m still currently battling Bonjour on Solaris/SPARC with Sun’s compilers (I’m a threat to every project, muahahah) and am in no particular rush.

    I’ll keep in touch regarding other things in the meantime (your request for help wanted will be addressed in an email).

    -brian

    Cool. I’ll take patches. I just last week stood up a solaris 10 x86 box (my development plan for work says I have to be SCSA by the end of the year, so there you go), but haven’t gotten to compiling on it yet. If you get patches before me, I’ll certainly take them.

    — Ron

    #12060
    wonko
    Participant

    Ah, I see you have your own built-in mdns responder. I was arguing with the one from Apple (which I’ll still help them with, but if yours works, I’ll use it)

    I sent you an email regarding the one thing I think I’m going to have to change with the firefly code. It’s nothing major, but I want to check with you before making a huge change.

    -brian

    #12061
    rpedde
    Participant

    @wonko wrote:

    Ah, I see you have your own built-in mdns responder. I was arguing with the one from Apple (which I’ll still help them with, but if yours works, I’ll use it)

    I sent you an email regarding the one thing I think I’m going to have to change with the firefly code. It’s nothing major, but I want to check with you before making a huge change.

    -brian

    The one built in is really just an embedded version of the apple one. It’s based on release 104.7, the apache licensed one.

    I think that probably avahi is the mdns server of choice, as it seems to be actually developed on platforms outside of darwin, but I *think* the built-in one at least compiles and works. Like I said, I’ll be working more on it soon.

    — Ron

    #12062
    wonko
    Participant

    I might have to look into avahi, the built-in responder dies on me:

    Rendezvous socket closed (daap server crashed?) Aborting.

    and yes, the daapd server has crashed. This is after being queried by iTunes (and returning the song data).

    Also, there is a lot of metadata that isn’t understood, is that what you were talking about?

    -brian

    2007-08-12 19:54:36 (00000001): Rescanning database
    2007-08-12 19:54:38 (00000001): Starting playlist scan
    2007-08-12 19:54:38 (00000001): Updating playlists
    2007-08-12 19:54:38 (00000001): Scanned 20 songs (was 0) in 2 seconds
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: daap.songalbumartist
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: daap.songcategory
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: daap.songextradata
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: daap.songcontentdescription
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: daap.songlongcontentdescription
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: daap.songkeywords
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.is-podcast
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.mediakind
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.series-name
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.network-name
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.episode-num-str
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.episode-sort
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.season-num
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: daap.songgapless
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-enc-del
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-heur
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-enc-dr
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-dur
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-resy
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.is-podcast-playlist
    2007-08-12 19:55:34 (00000033): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.special-playlist
    2007-08-12 19:55:37 (00000001): Rendezvous socket closed (daap server crashed?) Aborting.
    2007-08-12 19:55:37: Aborting

    #12063
    wonko
    Participant

    yeah, avahi looks like it’s going to be extremely painful to get built on Solaris. I’d rather debug the builtin responder. 😉

    -brian

    #12064
    wonko
    Participant

    hmmm, I rebuilt it non-optimized (no -fast) and with -g so I could debug the crash, and now it doesn’t crash.

    Figures. 😉

    It still spews these every second, is there a way to squash these?

    2007-08-12 21:16:29 (00000001): mDNS_Execute: SendQueries didn’t send all its queries; will try again in one second
    2007-08-12 21:16:29 (00000001): mDNS_Execute: SendQueries didn’t send all its probes; will try again in one second
    2007-08-12 21:16:29 (00000001): mDNS_Execute: SendResponses didn’t send all its responses; will try again in one second

    -brian

    #12065
    rpedde
    Participant

    @wonko wrote:

    hmmm, I rebuilt it non-optimized (no -fast) and with -g so I could debug the crash, and now it doesn’t crash.

    Figures. 😉

    It still spews these every second, is there a way to squash these?

    2007-08-12 21:16:29 (00000001): mDNS_Execute: SendQueries didn’t send all its queries; will try again in one second
    2007-08-12 21:16:29 (00000001): mDNS_Execute: SendQueries didn’t send all its probes; will try again in one second
    2007-08-12 21:16:29 (00000001): mDNS_Execute: SendResponses didn’t send all its responses; will try again in one second

    -brian

    You can tune down the logging of it in mdns/whatever.c. Haven’t seen that before, though.

    wrt avahi, it’s probably worth it to get it going, or else use apple’s full mdns responder, and hack the configure.in to use rend-win32.c as a rendezvous client (that’s really a dns_sd.h client). Otherwise you can’t use any other mdns applications, as they will step on each other.

    — Ron

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