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  • #1242

    hos
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    I am attempting to use firefly to share my flac music library with my new olive symphony. It seems to work fine in that it finds all the music and i can search by album, artist, genre. The one issue I have is that It will not play full albums. It i search an artist then select an album and press play it will play the first song but then stop it does not continue on to the next album. I have the same issue with music ripped to mp3.

    Any thoughts? Beware i am a true novice and have no idea what half the terms are mentioned in this forum.

    Thanks for any help provided

    #9855

    hos
    Participant

    Started it up today and it seems to be working fine…… Go figure?

    #9856

    hos
    Participant

    Now its not working….. its stopping after the first song.

    Addtitional information I neglected to supply in my first post.

    System: PC running windows Vista
    My Music Library is stored on the system

    Firefly ver: 1.0 svn-1359

    #9857

    rpedde
    Participant

    @hos wrote:

    Now its not working….. its stopping after the first song.

    Addtitional information I neglected to supply in my first post.

    System: PC running windows Vista
    My Music Library is stored on the system

    Firefly ver: 1.0 svn-1359

    It will always do that, sadly.

    I’ve got a patch from someone to fix that, and I’m only so-so on it, as it breaks other clients, and makes transcoding not work.

    Can you run a -d9 trace of the olive connecting? If I can get the user agent, I can detect the user agent and set a “quirk” for that client type.

    #9858

    hos
    Participant

    Are you a patient man? I’m an architect, the kind that trades in 2x4s and nails…….

    What would the procedure for running and -d9 trace be? What’s a quirk?

    I won’t be offended if you ask me to go away!

    #9859

    rpedde
    Participant

    @hos wrote:

    What would the procedure for running and -d9 trace be? What’s a quirk?

    Gotcha. Go into the web administration panel by going to the “server” tab on the tray applet thing and pushing the button for the web interface.

    On the left is a “configuration” link. Hit that, and then the link to “show advanced configuration”.

    You should see an option for “loglevel” (or debuglevel, don’t remember which). Set that to 9, hit “save”, then try and connect with the olive. It will probably play the first song then die again.

    Stop the server, then go into c:program filesfirefly media server and zip up the “firefly.log” file and email it to me at [email protected].

    That should give me the info I need.

    — Ron

    p.s. Quirk — an eccentricity, or a peculiarity. In the case of the olive, it doesn’t follow the http standards right. It relies on the behavior of iTunes rather than reading and interpreting the headers of the web request. Which is fine against an iTunes server, but makes it fail against firefly.

    It could be fixed, but it would make transcoding not work. A better solution would be to only apply that fix when an olive is connecting. Then it only breaks transcoding for the olive. That would be a reasonable compromise.

    I have a “quirk table” for different browsers and players already. I’ll just add a flag for the olive player specifically. Although, if it doesn’t identify itself clearly as an olive when it connects (if it lies, and says it’s an iTunes client, for example), then I’ll have to find a different solution.

    #9860

    rpedde
    Participant

    @hos wrote:

    I am attempting to use firefly to share my flac music library with my new olive symphony.

    Can you try latest nightlies? I think it may work.

    — Ron

    #9861

    hos
    Participant

    Hi Ron,

    I finally had a moment to load the new version. It appears to be working like a champ. Thank you so much for sorting it out.

    -Chris

    #9862

    Anonymous

    have been searching everywhere for some help on this and finally found this thread… here’s my situation:

    i’ve owned an olive musica for over a year now and FINALLY got the thing on my home network (a wiring issue, not a technical one on my end). my main machine is a macbook pro running OSX 10.4.1. i have multiple PCs in the house as well.

    the ‘promise’ of the olive was to have a single ‘component’ in the main audio setup that would provide access to all music files on any/all computers on the home network. that’s a BS proposition.

    thankfully, i found firefly… which would finally allow me to stream the contents of my iTunes library through the olive. what should have been (and what was promised by olive) an out-of-the-box experience now requires an additional server running on my mac. so, okay.. and thank god for people like ron who develop things like firefly and graciously make them available to the rest of us.

    but i’ve encountered two big issues that stand between me and what i’ve always thought/hoped the olive could/should do:

    – i can’t play more than a single track at a time on the olive (whether controlling the component itself or via the web interface). this appears to have been hos’ problem as well. i’ve tried the latest nightly (1696) and earlier versions referenced in other posts on this forum, but with the nightly, i run into the “firefly is starting/restarting” message that lives on in perpetuity… and i’m unable to see firefly in my olive.

    thoughts?

    – i can’t seem to view additional music folders that i’ve added via the firefly web admin. i have a TON of live shows i’ve DLd from torrent sites in FLAC format that i’d love to stream through the olive over the main system. but the only directory i can see is the primary one i’ve set that holds my iTunes music folder (it’s on an external drive.. not the default mac-assigned music folder)

    i have an olive musica 160GB machine with the latest firmware installed. i’m still incredibly disappointed with this machine and the false promises of its capabilities. but i own it… and i will make it do what i want it to do! (he said hopefully)

    thanks in advance for any help… happy to post log files or whatever i can to facilitate a solution. i’m at my wits’ end.

    thank you for firefly!!

    #9863

    rpedde
    Participant

    @litmus wrote:

    – i can’t play more than a single track at a time on the olive (whether controlling the component itself or via the web interface). this appears to have been hos’ problem as well. i’ve tried the latest nightly (1696) and earlier versions referenced in other posts on this forum, but with the nightly, i run into the “firefly is starting/restarting” message that lives on in perpetuity… and i’m unable to see firefly in my olive.

    Yeah, you’ll need a newish version to make it go. 1696 should work, with some caveats:

    1. You’ll need to turn off background scanning – change the scan_interval to 0 using hte web interface. (or the prefs pane, I guess).

    2. To get the starting message to go away, change the share nam to something short (“firefly”, maybe?).

    – i can’t seem to view additional music folders that i’ve added via the firefly web admin. i have a TON of live shows i’ve DLd from torrent sites in FLAC format that i’d love to stream through the olive over the main system. but the only directory i can see is the primary one i’ve set that holds my iTunes music folder (it’s on an external drive.. not the default mac-assigned music folder)

    Flac is a no-go on the mac version right now. Too many dependancies to port over to universal libraries to make it go. At some point, I’m going to try and give it a go, but that’s after I finish the db stuff for a stable release.

    If you have fink or darwinports installed, it’s easy enough to build a binary that will support ogg and flac, and then copy it into the location that you can manage it with the prefs pane. Kinda hackish, but if you want to try that, I’m game to walk you through it.

    If you can get the first part working above, then we can work on the flac thing. Just let me know.

    — Ron

    #9864

    Anonymous

    @rpedde wrote:

    1. You’ll need to turn off background scanning – change the scan_interval to 0 using hte web interface. (or the prefs pane, I guess).

    okay, first i reinstalled 1696 over the earlier “stable” release i had installed over my first installation of 1696. 😉

    then, i did what i think it is that you’re suggesting). i did the following in the database section of the media server web admin page:

    – changed the “Rescan interval” value from 300 (the default to 0)
    – changed the “Scan type” value from 2-Painfully aggressive to 0-Normal

    @rpedde wrote:

    2. To get the starting message to go away, change the share nam to something short (“firefly”, maybe?).

    and i did this… tried a couple of iterations, including:

    – jbpfly
    – firefly
    – fly

    now i can’t even see the server on the olive (either the device screen or the web interface). the mac menu icon still shows “Firefly is starting” in gray when you click on it, and the same thing when i open the prefs pane. i can hit the web interface for firefly, as i’ve bookmarked it (but the button under Advanced in the Prefs pane is still grayed out), and all my changes are still in place. not quite sure what to do next.

    @rpedde wrote:

    Flac is a no-go on the mac version right now. Too many dependancies to port over to universal libraries to make it go. At some point, I’m going to try and give it a go, but that’s after I finish the db stuff for a stable release.

    If you have fink or darwinports installed, it’s easy enough to build a binary that will support ogg and flac, and then copy it into the location that you can manage it with the prefs pane. Kinda hackish, but if you want to try that, I’m game to walk you through it.

    If you can get the first part working above, then we can work on the flac thing. Just let me know.

    i’m game for this if we can get the first issue resolved. though i have to warn you, i’m not up on fink/darwinports… but i’m a quick learner and will do some homework to hopefully make it as painless for you as possible. i sincerely appreciate your willingness to walk me through it.

    but first… i’d love to be able to get the mp3 collection playing- more than one song at a time!

    thanks in advance for sticking with me on this…

    #9865

    rpedde
    Participant

    @litmus wrote:

    now i can’t even see the server on the olive (either the device screen or the web interface). the mac menu icon still shows “Firefly is starting” in gray when you click on it, and the same thing when i open the prefs pane. i can hit the web interface for firefly, as i’ve bookmarked it (but the button under Advanced in the Prefs pane is still grayed out), and all my changes are still in place. not quite sure what to do next.

    The “starting” thing is waiting for the names to get registered with bonjour. So it can start okay, but if it can’t register the names, then it thinks it never started up. Which isn’t quite right, but there you go.

    Probably the thing to check on that is to look at the log. The log should show you any startup messages, and that may help.

    Also, I’m almost always at my computer, and I’m on aim as rpedde68 or irc in #mt-daapd on freenode, so you can catch me there if you want to get this resolved quicker than the forum back-and-forth. 🙂

    — Ron

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