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  • #14533

    cstern
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    Thanks for the kind words. I also had severe stability problems but they were resolved by disabling the automatic indexing (built-in function in the Syno) and by switching to sqlite3. Now it is running very stable.

    Sydneyguy said:

    What I did to get around the dreaded HUP problem was to rename /usr/syno/bin/synoindex to synoindex.old

    It’s a heavy handed approach but it stopped the damned indexing and the HUP problems haven’t been seen since.

    #14534

    Anonymous

    cstern wrote:

    I also had severe stability problems but they were resolved by disabling the automatic indexing (built-in function in the Syno) and by switching to sqlite3. Now it is running very stable.

    I disabled the indexing right away as you suggested in your recipe, and I’m using sqlite3. But I still am able to crash the server (in the latest nightly, 1696) with that big playlist; I’m pretty happy with the functionality in the earlier build (1586), though, even though I can’t load that playlist.

    #14535

    TheDoctor77

    I too just wanted to thank cstern for this guide. I’ve got my DS207 running with this now and it did not take very long at all to do. Don’t think i would have installed Firefly without a guide like this.

    Thanks again 🙂

    #14536

    acc

    hi,

    i am trying to install this on a dual hdd nas ,

    but i get the following after doing ‘sh ds101-bootstarp etc.

    creating tempory ipkg repository… success
    installing DS101(g)-bootstrap package…./ipkg.sh: 1147: head: not found

    Can anybody help please

    Thanks

    #14537

    mas
    Participant

    Well I know it’s a bit off-topic and may come a bit late to those who read this, but I think that a hint should nevertheless be given. Maybe someone reads it in time.

    Seeing that the price for Synologies 107+ or 207+ units (their only units that outrank a NSLU clearly) is over 200 EUR (245 EUR most vendors at geizhals.at) I have to say that in the meantime the Synologies are *clearly* overpriced.

    You have to compare it to the following options:

    1) NSLU, 65 EUR. Dirt cheap. Its of course slower than the newer DS107+/207+ or higher units from Synology. No discussion. But its less than a third (!) in price and it’s completely sufficient for running just mt-daapd. Installation requires one rather easy reflash to the hacked firmware but is straightforward and easy as is the install of mt-daapd. Its about the most researched platform for mt-daapd so theres a solution for almost any problem that can come up.

    2) A Mini-ITX barebone. I can right now buy a barebone (thats motherboard, CPU, power and case ready assembled) for 185 EUR. Adding 20 EUR for 1 GB ram its 205 EUR for a system that also needs very little electricity, is passivley cooled with a Via C7 1GHz processor and is significantly faster than a Synology. But for less money.

    Of course there remains one advantage for the Synology: They come out of the box with a nice software/OS packet. On a barebone you need to install it all on your own and on a NSLU you need to reflash at least once and then use ipkg to install. So for people that dont want to have any trouble or work at all the Synologies may be still a good choice.

    But hardware-wise the Synologies seem to be quite a bit overpriced to me right now. Sure it is the sharp drop in prices for MiniITX compounds that makes em so sharply over price, but still, then Synology should lower their prices as well…

    #14538

    Anonymous

    Thanks cstern for these instructions. I managed to run Firefly on Synology DS106j and even to play FLAC-Files on my Soundbridge M1001! Everything very fast and stable. BUT WHAT TO DO WITH PLAYLISTS? WHICH FORMATS ARE SUPPORTED AND WHERE DO I HAVE TO STORE THEM THAT THEY ARE AVAILABLE ON SOUNDBRIDGE? WPL? M3U? WHAT ELSE?

    Thanks, Christoph

    #14539

    cstern
    Participant

    I don’t know about play lists, sorry. Someone else may be able to answer.

    And now for something else:

    Synology has released a new (beta) firmware, Disk Station Manager 2.0.
    I just installed it on my DS107e and it worked smoothly, preserving all settings incl the installation and configuration of FireFly.
    The new interface to control the Syno is really neat!
    I have not tested the built in iTunes server (used to be a very old mt-daapd). I will report back when I have checked it out.

    But you should try it – niiiiice! (available for all Synos) (you have to sign up for the beta test – but it is free of charge, and is processed in minutes).

    #14540

    rpedde
    Participant

    @huckele wrote:

    BUT WHAT TO DO WITH PLAYLISTS? WHICH FORMATS ARE SUPPORTED AND WHERE DO I HAVE TO STORE THEM THAT THEY ARE AVAILABLE ON SOUNDBRIDGE? WPL? M3U? WHAT ELSE?

    M3U FORMAT ANYWHERE IN THE MUSIC DIRECTORY, BUT THEY MUST BE IN RELATIVE FORMAT, NOT ABSOLUTE.

    🙂

    — Ron

    #14541

    Anonymous

    Hi cstern

    I have managed the playlists now, thank you. Another question: Do you know, if replay gaining FLAC or MP3-files is possible at all with this configuration

    Synology DS106j
    Soundbridge M1001
    SVN-1586

    I am afraid not, since replay gaining seems to be a pending issue…

    Thank you! huckele

    #14542

    cstern
    Participant

    I don’t know about such things. Ron may be able to answer.

    #14543

    rpedde
    Participant

    @huckele wrote:

    Hi cstern

    I have managed the playlists now, thank you. Another question: Do you know, if replay gaining FLAC or MP3-files is possible at all with this configuration

    Synology DS106j
    Soundbridge M1001
    SVN-1586

    I am afraid not, since replay gaining seems to be a pending issue…

    Thank you! huckele

    Nope, don’t have replaygain support at this point — it would have to be done on the client side.

    — Ron

    #14544

    Anonymous

    @rpedde wrote:

    @huckele wrote:

    Another question: Do you know, if replay gaining FLAC files is possible at all.

    Thank you! huckele

    Nope, don’t have replaygain support at this point — it would have to be done on the client side. — Ron

    I’m not giving up, Ron. How about that idea, editing opt/sbin/mt-daapd-ssc.sh on my diskstation as following (found that in Roku forum). Will that work? My config:
    Synology DS106j
    Soundbridge M1001
    SVN-1586 installed with cstern’s manual in this setup issues forum
    ***Updated today to svn-1696, does not work 😥

    }

    flac_file() {
    $FLAC –apply-replaygain-which-is-not-lossless –silent –decode –stdout “$FILE” | $WAVSTREAMER -o $OFFSET $FORGELEN
    }

    Thanks
    huckele

    #14545

    rpedde
    Participant

    @huckele wrote:

    @rpedde wrote:

    @huckele wrote:

    Another question: Do you know, if replay gaining FLAC files is possible at all.

    Thank you! huckele

    Nope, don’t have replaygain support at this point — it would have to be done on the client side. — Ron

    I’m not giving up, Ron. How about that idea, editing opt/sbin/mt-daapd-ssc.sh on my diskstation as following (found that in Roku forum). Will that work? My config:
    Synology DS106j
    Soundbridge M1001
    SVN-1586 installed with cstern’s manual in this setup issues forum
    ***Updated today to svn-1696, does not work 😥

    }

    flac_file() {
    $FLAC –apply-replaygain-which-is-not-lossless –silent –decode –stdout “$FILE” | $WAVSTREAMER -o $OFFSET $FORGELEN
    }

    Thanks
    huckele

    that should work, should you have a flac that will support that. If you can compile a complaint version from scratch on the diskstation, that might be the best bet.

    — Ron

    #14546

    Anonymous

    After spending some days all around the net, I am afraid I really need some help.
    I have got a DS207+ since a few weeks and I have installed the latest firefly 1696 version for my arm architecture, and everything looks correct (I followed all steps carefully), the web server is accessible, the mp3 scan is OK but in the end, I still have the “incompatible server found” problem on the soundbridge.
    I read here and there that it means that the soundbridge does not see the good protocol (rsp if I am not wrong) and sees the itunes one instead. Actually, the itunes client running on my mac does see the firefly server.
    Well I suppose I missed something in the firefly installation. I read that some plugin are required for firefly to work with soundbridge but I have no clue where I could find them ?
    For now I have just made “ipkg install mt-daapd_svn-1696-1_armeb.ipk”
    followed by the .conf edition for the mp3 lib and that is it.
    Also tried the 1586 version to be sure, but no luck.
    I am kind of desperate here as some people with exactly the same hardware have successful installation of firefly, I really dont understand.

    Thanks for any help.

    #14547

    Anonymous

    Maybe firefly isn’t running?

    Let’s have a test: if you start iTunes on the PC firefly should appear in the “shared” area on the left side of the iTunes window (in German: “GEMEINSAM GENUTZT”), just below “MEDIATHEK”.

    If there is no entry it’s an indication firefly isn’t up and running…

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