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  • #1382
    dlmoc
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    I’ve read a couple articles on installing firefly on a linksys nslu2. I’ve got a VGear Landisk, has anyone ever been able to set up some media server program on one of these?

    #10665
    rpedde
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    @dlmoc wrote:

    I’ve read a couple articles on installing firefly on a linksys nslu2. I’ve got a VGear Landisk, has anyone ever been able to set up some media server program on one of these?

    the google thinks that OpenMCT runs on these, and that might be the way to go. Not sure though, info seems kind of scarce on these devices.

    — Ron

    #10666
    dlmoc
    Participant

    I’ve done some research and i’m still not exactly sure what openMCT is. Could I get a little help with this? Or is this kind of a shot in the dark, and maybe I just shouldn’t bother? Thanks.

    #10667
    rpedde
    Participant

    @dlmoc wrote:

    I’ve done some research and i’m still not exactly sure what openMCT is. Could I get a little help with this? Or is this kind of a shot in the dark, and maybe I just shouldn’t bother? Thanks.

    This is the main site:

    http://www.openmct.org/

    They have an english forum, but I’m still not 100% this runs on the landisk. It may be that nobody really has it hacked yet.

    — Ron

    #10668
    dlmoc
    Participant

    Thanks for the info. One other question, is it possible to point firefly (running on my computer) at my network drive to serve the music from there? Every time a try to add the music folder from my NAS, Firefly gives me
    ” Error: 500general:mp3_dir “

    any ideas?

    #10669
    rpedde
    Participant

    @dlmoc wrote:

    Thanks for the info. One other question, is it possible to point firefly (running on my computer) at my network drive to serve the music from there? Every time a try to add the music folder from my NAS, Firefly gives me
    ” Error: 500general:mp3_dir “

    any ideas?

    You’ll have to set it up so that the service account has rights to the music share, and use a UNC path to the music directory.

    Check http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/FAQ

    Yell if that doesn’t get you anywhere.

    — Ron

    #10670
    dlmoc
    Participant

    Thanks! That UNC thing, I should have figured that out earlier.

    One more thing, probably has nothing to do with firefly, would you know why when it scans it only finds 397 songs when I have over 12000 songs in that folder? I took the folder off and then re-entered it a couple of times, and it keeps ending up on 397. I’m guessing it’s probably another settings thing or something.

    #10671
    rpedde
    Participant

    @dlmoc wrote:

    Thanks! That UNC thing, I should have figured that out earlier.

    One more thing, probably has nothing to do with firefly, would you know why when it scans it only finds 397 songs when I have over 12000 songs in that folder? I took the folder off and then re-entered it a couple of times, and it keeps ending up on 397. I’m guessing it’s probably another settings thing or something.

    It’s either permissions, or a file type that it isn’t configured to index. Check the web admin page, there is a setting called ‘extensions’ that lists all the file extensions it will scan. If you have a bunch of .flac or .oggs or something, you’ll need to add those extensions there.

    Otherwise, set the debuglevel to 5, and rescan. Check your logs and it will tell you why it won’t scan those files.

    — Ron

    #10672
    dlmoc
    Participant

    All my files are mp3’s.

    changed debug all the way up to 7.
    Still only 397 songs.
    Checked the log file, didn’t say anything except for song titles that it was adding.

    been looking through the forums, couldn’t find any other info.

    any other ideas on what it might be?

    #10673
    rpedde
    Participant

    @dlmoc wrote:

    All my files are mp3’s.

    changed debug all the way up to 7.
    Still only 397 songs.
    Checked the log file, didn’t say anything except for song titles that it was adding.

    been looking through the forums, couldn’t find any other info.

    any other ideas on what it might be?

    Songs with non-latin filenames? That sometimes throws things if the file names aren’t utf-8.

    That’s all I can think. Turn up the debug log to 9, then look at the logs. It should show verything its doing. Look at every subdirectory before it gets to a missing song. It will either give an error when it tries to open the subdirectory, or it will generate and error when it tries to index the song, but there will be an error in the log file that exaplains whats happening.

    #10674
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hey!

    I newley bought a My Book™ World Edition™ II 1Tb and a Pinnacle SoundBridge M1001. The thing is that I want to use the NAS without my computer running. And I understand that the NSLU2 needs USB connections. The WD is a network hd with one usb connector on the back, but I somewhere read that the usb on the WD can’t be connected to use with a computer (?!?!) So does anyone know if it’s still possible to connect a NSLU2 and run firefly successfully to the soundbridge?
    Any other suggestions for making my NAS be playable via Firefly without a computer running?!

    THNX!
    /andy

    #10675
    rpedde
    Participant

    @andrease wrote:

    Hey!

    I newley bought a My Book™ World Edition™ II 1Tb and a Pinnacle SoundBridge M1001. The thing is that I want to use the NAS without my computer running. And I understand that the NSLU2 needs USB connections. The WD is a network hd with one usb connector on the back, but I somewhere read that the usb on the WD can’t be connected to use with a computer (?!?!) So does anyone know if it’s still possible to connect a NSLU2 and run firefly successfully to the soundbridge?
    Any other suggestions for making my NAS be playable via Firefly without a computer running?!

    THNX!
    /andy

    It looks like people have gotten custom software to run on them, see:

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/mybook_hacking/?branch_id=70300&release_id=257046

    and

    http://martin.hinner.info/mybook/

    But I don’t see a forum, or a port of firefly to it yet. I imagine at some point, a hacking wiki/forum will get set up, and then someone will port it.

    Really just a matter of time. But doens’t look like it right now.

    — Ron

    #10676
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hey, thanx anyway!!! 😀

    /Andy

    #10677
    drkris
    Participant

    Andy / Ron,

    I have a 500GB WDC MyBook World Edition and, after enabling SSH courtesy of Martin Hinner’s rather nifty hack (see Ron’s post above), managed to get the last firefly nightly (1586) to compile and run. It needed a few extra things to be downloaded and compiled first:

    libid3tag-0.15.1b.tar
    sqlite-3.4.0.tar
    zlib-1.2.3.tar

    and I needed to soft-link the libraries to /lib (probably unnecessary if you change the library search paths), but aside from that it was pretty painless. I haven’t copied over my main itunes library yet to see how it copes with a sizeable music collection, but my PowerBook sees the firefly server and the small no. of MP3s I copied over as a test without any problem.

    If you need any help, I’ll do my best, but I can tell you categorically that it does work! 🙂

    Kris.

    #10678
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hey Kris!

    And thanx for the info!
    My knowledge about linux is not very good, so I’ll
    let one of my friends take a look at it after his vacation…
    I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    later!

    /andy

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