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How to setup video streaming to iTunes etc

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    Hello, I have been digging around but can’t seem to figure out what I’m missing.

    I setup a fresh install of firefly running on Windows Home server, and setup the widget plug in too for WHS. Everything seems fine for music, it can stream it to my mac’s itunes etc and the share the shows up but only for music.

    I have a bunch of my kids AVI’s I would like to be able to stream around to itunes as well but they just don’t show up, what am I missing for making video work? I added. avi to the file typ’s list but no diff.







    Out of the box, only mp4 files are supported by firefly. Officially, video is not supported in firefly at all.
    However, (kind of a coincidence), last week I tried to get video to work. Although my target was a bit different: I wanted to stream to the browser.
    Not sure whether this might help you, but I’ll explain anyway. 🙂

    The flash player in the browser only supports .flv and .mp4 files. Therefore, other video types wil be transcoded to .flv on-the-fly on request.
    This article explains on what transcoding is, how it works, and how to do it yourself.

    If you’re interested in my transcoding script, let me know.




    i just setted up a firefly media stream server. It streams my mediathek (*.m4v and mp3) very well to iTunes on a Mac. Now my Problem is, that i can not watch films on a Windows machine!
    Whats wrong there? So exactely the same video file plays on MacOSX but not on Windows (7 nor XP…).

    I encoded all the videos with “handbreake” and followed this steps (last post) —
    When i import the Videos into iTunes on a Mac, i can watch them on a windows machine!

    This is the output from mt-daapd while starting:

    sudo mt-daapd -f -d 5
    Loading new config file.
    Firefly Version svn-1696: Starting with debuglevel 5
    Loaded plugin /usr/lib/mt-daapd/plugins/ (ssc-ffmpeg/svn-1696)
    Loaded plugin /usr/lib/mt-daapd/plugins/ (rsp/svn-1696)
    No ssc program specified for script transcoder.
    Error loading plugin /usr/lib/mt-daapd/plugins/ plugin declined to load
    Loaded plugin /usr/lib/mt-daapd/plugins/ (daap/svn-1696)
    Plugin loaded: daap/svn-1696
    Plugin loaded: rsp/svn-1696
    Plugin loaded: ssc-ffmpeg/svn-1696
    Starting signal handler
    Starting rendezvous daemon
    Client running
    Initializing database
    Starting web server from /usr/share/mt-daapd/admin-root on port 3689
    Listening on port 3689
    Starting server thread
    Registering rendezvous names
    Serving 8977 songs. Startup complete in 1 seconds
    Rescanning database
    Starting playlist scan
    Updating playlists
    Scanned 8977 songs (was 8977) in 7 seconds

    looks quite nice!
    When i connect to my firefly server via a Windows Machine (iTunes 9.0.2) then the mt-daapd output is something like that:

    Session 0: Streaming file 'blablabla.m4v' to (offset 0)
    Finished streaming file to remote: 1569634604 bytes

    Looks good, but there is no video in iTunes!
    When i connect vrom a Mac (10.6.2, iTunes 9.0.2) it looks like this (same file):

    Session 0: Streaming file 'DorfPunks.m4v' to (offset 0)
    Session 0: Streaming file 'DorfPunks.m4v' to (offset 0)
    Write error: Broken pipe
    Error copying file to remote...
    Finished streaming file to remote: 1569634604 bytes

    and the video imideately begins to play!
    When i try to copy the video files to those windows machines, the windows iTunes can play them without any problem! Also it is no Problem, when i share the videos from my Mac to a windows machine via iTunes.

    Where can i try to find the problem? Any idea would be great!

    Thank you soo much!


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