Help with MyBook World Edition – newbie to Linux

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  • #15016
    Anonymous
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    Re:
    1. Looks from the old post you have 1586. that’s good.
    Ok, that was one of my concernes…
    2. What kind of files? .mp3, m4a, flac?
    MP3’s and all are playable when I use firefly on my computer…
    3. What happens when you try and play them? Does the roku say it can’t play that type of device? Does it start to play then hang? Does it skip to the next song? What, exactly?
    The ROKU says: “Could not play “song name”” It doesn’t even starts to play. No buffering…

    I set the debug level to 5, try to play a song and this was what was written in the logfile:
    “Error 404: file not found”
    Strange, since th file really is there!
    It finds it when scanning….!

    #15017
    EVILRipper
    Participant

    They probably have moved? Maybe he found it the first time while scanning, and now the files are somewhere else. (Mounted in different dir?)

    Simple fix:

    locate songs

    Should result with a line with a file called songs.db or songs3.db.
    (Probably at /usr/var/cache/mt-daapd/songs.db)
    This is mt-daapd’s stored database.

    How do we fix the database?
    – Shutdown mt-daapd
    … Not sure:

    /etc/init.d/mt-daapd stop

    – Delete the database

    rm /usr/var/cache/mt-daapd/songs.db

    Or whatever is the path to the songs database

    – Start mt-daapd
    Again not sure:

    /etc/init.d/mt-daapd start

    The start/stopping code is for debian. I actually doubt this works on your linux distro. I hope you know how to stop/start mt-daapd?

    After successfully following those steps, it should start scanning on startup, because his database is gone.
    It will scan in the music dir you entered in the mt-daapd.conf file. (As you probably already know)

    Hope this will fix your problem, although it is only a workaround. Maybe you can think of the reason why the files have gone missing/moved?

    Kind regards,
    Erik

    #15018
    Johncan
    Participant

    Keep watching nightlies. The first one after the db re-write will likely be fairly unstable, but it should stabilize fairly quickly.

    OK… will do. I shut down the mt-daapd server on the MyBook and installed Firefly back on my WinXP Pro machine. It is all working fine on the XP machine, but I was hoping for just running the MyBook.

    Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

    John

    #15019
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi again…
    The songs are at the same place as before…
    I have alreadytried to delete the database once, and the same
    problem occured…

    Thinking of reinstalling all the stuff as described oin the wiki:
    http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/MyBook_World_Edition_Install

    Do I have to remove all of the installations first or can I just
    do everything again as described in the wiki?

    How do I do?!

    #15020
    rpedde
    Participant

    @andrease wrote:

    Hi again…
    The songs are at the same place as before…
    I have alreadytried to delete the database once, and the same
    problem occured…

    Thinking of reinstalling all the stuff as described oin the wiki:
    http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/MyBook_World_Edition_Install

    Do I have to remove all of the installations first or can I just
    do everything again as described in the wiki?

    How do I do?!

    should be able to reinstall over the top of everything.

    — Ron

    #15021
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi again and THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!!!
    I finally got it working, just by re-installing everything.
    😆

    Again, thank you for all your support!

    /Andy

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