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    Anonymous

    mt-daapd/Firefly Version: nightly 1696
    Server Operating System: Ubuntu 7.10
    Server Hardware: Pentium PC, 2.1 GHz
    Client Device: Amarok (1.4.7)
    VDR Version: 1.4.7
    Web interface: yes (shows)
    iTunes XML file: no

    In general FireFly works perfect. I can stream my MP3 files
    to several Amarok Clients (My PC and PC of my daughter).

    On My Pc is also running VDR with streamdev plugin. That means
    i can grab that stream either with mplayer or vlc and can look
    tv using the xineliboutput method.
    I found an article on the german wiki of vdr.
    http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Streamen_mit_mt-daapd-Server

    I tried to setup this. The intended behavior is, FireFly should grab the
    stream and provide it itself over the network.

    To have this working i did the following steps:

    – create an subdir in my songs collection

    – create a file named SWR3.url with this content:
    ,SWR3,http://192.168.1.1:3000/PES/S19.2E-1-1093-28468

    – edit /etc/mt-daapd.conf set extensions to:
    extensions = .mp3,.m4a,.m4p,.url

    After restart FireFly the url was processed and shows up in the
    songs.db:

    sqlite songs.db ‘select * from songs where id=2360’
    2360
    /opt/songs/radiochannels/SWR3.urlSWR3.url|SWR3||SWR3|||pls|||||http://192.168.1.1:3000/PES/S19.2E-1-1093-28468|0|0|0|55|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|1|2|Playlist URL|1198177494|1198177494|0|1198177764|0|0|0||0|0|0|0|

    Switching in Amarok to media-player tab and typing SWR into
    the search field, shows up the entry from the songs.db. If i click
    on properties i get: daap://192.168.1.1:3689/1/2360.pls.

    A doubleclick or click onto the play button shows me ( ia had to
    translate because my system is german localized).
    “Some could not be loaded” (not playable).

    This is the point where i stuck. Can anyone help me or point me to
    some infos about this topic?

    If so, any help would be appreciated.


    soundstream

    #15334

    rpedde
    Participant

    @soundstream wrote:

    mt-daapd/Firefly Version: nightly 1696
    Server Operating System: Ubuntu 7.10
    Server Hardware: Pentium PC, 2.1 GHz
    Client Device: Amarok (1.4.7)
    VDR Version: 1.4.7
    Web interface: yes (shows)
    iTunes XML file: no

    In general FireFly works perfect. I can stream my MP3 files
    to several Amarok Clients (My PC and PC of my daughter).

    On My Pc is also running VDR with streamdev plugin. That means
    i can grab that stream either with mplayer or vlc and can look
    tv using the xineliboutput method.
    I found an article on the german wiki of vdr.
    http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Streamen_mit_mt-daapd-Server

    I tried to setup this. The intended behavior is, FireFly should grab the
    stream and provide it itself over the network.

    To have this working i did the following steps:

    – create an subdir in my songs collection

    – create a file named SWR3.url with this content:
    ,SWR3,http://192.168.1.1:3000/PES/S19.2E-1-1093-28468

    – edit /etc/mt-daapd.conf set extensions to:
    extensions = .mp3,.m4a,.m4p,.url

    After restart FireFly the url was processed and shows up in the
    songs.db:

    sqlite songs.db ‘select * from songs where id=2360’
    2360
    /opt/songs/radiochannels/SWR3.urlSWR3.url|SWR3||SWR3|||pls|||||http://192.168.1.1:3000/PES/S19.2E-1-1093-28468|0|0|0|55|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|1|2|Playlist URL|1198177494|1198177494|0|1198177764|0|0|0||0|0|0|0|

    Switching in Amarok to media-player tab and typing SWR into
    the search field, shows up the entry from the songs.db. If i click
    on properties i get: daap://192.168.1.1:3689/1/2360.pls.

    A doubleclick or click onto the play button shows me ( ia had to
    translate because my system is german localized).
    “Some could not be loaded” (not playable).

    This is the point where i stuck. Can anyone help me or point me to
    some infos about this topic?

    If so, any help would be appreciated.


    soundstream

    I believe this to be an amarok issue. It wants to fetch streams from the daap server, not from where the daap server tells it to fetch it.

    It may be that you might have better luck with rhythmbox. Other than that, i don’t have any good thoughts.

    — Ron

    #15335

    Anonymous

    Hi,
    thanks for your reply. I could get some steps forward.
    On a PC with Windows XP i installed the iTunes 7.5.
    I could connect to my FireFly similar to amarok. iTunes
    plays the streams which came from my VDR. I was curious
    about external sources. I create a file called 181fm.url with this content:

    ,181.fm,http://www.shoutcast.com/sbin/shoutcast-playlist.pls?rn=9354&file=filename.pls

    This stream could not be played by amarok but with iTunes it is playable.

    A friend of mine owns a RoKu Soundbridge. He gave me the soundbridge
    for tests. Same with amarok. Only the MP3 file on the disk could be found
    from the soundbridge.

    I found this link http://wiki.mt-daapd.org/wiki/Streaming_Audio
    I do not know if it’s content belongs to the current FireFly.
    I assume it fits to the current (svn-1696) version.

    I am wondering what is the sense or idea behind the streaming.
    Which clients can use this?

    Cite:
    It shows up in iTunes (or the Roku SoundBridge) as a 64K stream with a title of “KUT – NPR Austin”

    I could not get external sources passed to the Soundbridge or other
    cients like amarok. I also tried banshee, banshee works not too.

    At least is my intention, to have a piece of hardware which do not
    consume to much power and is able to play the MP3 files from my “server” and also play the radiostations from the DVB device
    which is installed on the same server. Perfekt if it has WLAN.
    If the Soundbridge could handle this, it would be my choice.

    Any ideas?


    soundstream
    [/quote]

    I believe this to be an amarok issue. It wants to fetch streams from the daap server, not from where the daap server tells it to fetch it.

    It may be that you might have better luck with rhythmbox. Other than that, i don’t have any good thoughts.

    — Ron[/quote]

    #15336

    fizze
    Participant

    Hm, actually if you are using VLC, VLC is capable of streaming audio to a soundbridge directly. There is a thread on the roku forums that has all the details.

    #15337

    rpedde
    Participant

    @soundstream wrote:

    I could not get external sources passed to the Soundbridge or other
    cients like amarok. I also tried banshee, banshee works not too.

    Again, this is a client issue. Observe that iTunes works as you expect, but amarok and banshee do not. The difference isn’t the server, the difference is the client. Amarok and banshee do not handle radio station items the same way that iTunes does. I submit that this is an Amarok (or Banshee) issue. (or, to be fair, it could be an issue with the metadata I’m sending, but firstly, this isn’t my itch to scratch, and secondly, I’d still argue that not behaving like iTunes is a failure in a client that strives to behave like iTunes at least as far as consuming daap services).

    As far as working around that issue, I’m at a loss. Again, all I can suggest is that you might try rhythmbox, as it seems to be more daap compliant.

    — Ron

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