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  • #884

    nivlacckw
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    Hi,

    This might be a little bit off topic, however I wonder if there are users in here having the similar issue.

    I have been using firefly/mt-daapd on NSLU2 with unslug 6.8 for quite a while. It has been my show stopper to move my itune library with unicode filenames from my Windows PC to the NSLU2.

    I can only be able to use Unicode filenames in the Samba – but not in the telnet/ssh session. Whenever a double byte file is copied to NSLU2, the filename is changed to weird characters when viewing from telnet/ssh session.

    My current workaround for this is to copy the media files from my ipod to the nslu2 via Samba. Since the filename has been changed to a more “friendly” style for NSLU2. It works fine, however this seems to be duplicated effort.

    itune library on PC->sync to iPOD->copy to NSLU2.

    May I know if it is possible to enable Unicode support in the NSLU2? So that I can change the itune library locatiion

    itune library on NSLU2 ->sync to iPOD

    #7810

    fizze
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    unicode?

    well, you just need to load the appropriate kernel-module.

    the filenames itself dont really matter.
    I can just recommend that you use a tool like mp3tag to adjust your filenames. but that probably messes up the iTunes XML / LIB.

    I dont use iTunes for that, so *shrug* 🙄

    #7811

    nivlacckw
    Participant

    @fizze wrote:

    unicode?

    well, you just need to load the appropriate kernel-module.

    the filenames itself dont really matter.
    I can just recommend that you use a tool like mp3tag to adjust your filenames. but that probably messes up the iTunes XML / LIB.

    I dont use iTunes for that, so *shrug* 🙄

    I have no idea about the kernel-module 😳

    Is that available via ipkg? I was wondering if this is different among various NSLU2 OS -(Unslug/SlugOS/DebianSlug)

    Thanks

    #7812

    fizze
    Participant
    #7813

    nivlacckw
    Participant

    @fizze wrote:

    http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/UnslungLanguageSupport
    has everything you need. 🙂

    Thanks. It seems that the instructions applies for cp850 only. Should I look for UTF-8 kernel module instead?

    #7814

    nivlacckw
    Participant

    @nivlacckw wrote:

    @fizze wrote:

    http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/UnslungLanguageSupport
    has everything you need. 🙂

    Thanks. It seems that the instructions applies for cp850 only. Should I look for UTF-8 kernel module instead?

    Moved to DebianSlug and got UTF-8 enabled. Thanks.

    #7815

    fizze
    Participant

    sweet. is debianslug any hard to install?
    Or do you see any major performance/stability etc. improvements?

    I’ve always vowed to move to Debian, as soon as I get a few days off…

    #7816

    nivlacckw
    Participant

    @fizze wrote:

    sweet. is debianslug any hard to install?
    Or do you see any major performance/stability etc. improvements?

    I’ve always vowed to move to Debian, as soon as I get a few days off…

    The new debianslug is very stright forward, complete instructions are below. Should be the 2nd easiest – 1st go to Unslung of course.

    http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/

    The only issue with this version is little-endian mode. Not sure if the current nighties of the debian arm package works or not.

    I am so happy that all UTF-8 locale is installed by default. It took me about 10mins to get all my works done after the Debian installation – enable UTF-8 support in the terminal and Samba , plus getting the mt-daapd package installed via apt-get. 😀

    Traditional Chinese and Japanese files are now storing properly in unicode within the slug. I could never get this done on Unslung 6.8.

    #7817

    rpedde
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    @nivlacckw wrote:

    @fizze wrote:

    sweet. is debianslug any hard to install?
    Or do you see any major performance/stability etc. improvements?

    I’ve always vowed to move to Debian, as soon as I get a few days off…

    The new debianslug is very stright forward, complete instructions are below. Should be the 2nd easiest – 1st go to Unslung of course.

    http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/

    The only issue with this version is little-endian mode. Not sure if the current nighties of the debian arm package works or not.

    I am so happy that all UTF-8 locale is installed by default. It took me about 10mins to get all my works done after the Debian installation – enable UTF-8 support in the terminal and Samba , plus getting the mt-daapd package installed via apt-get. 😀

    Traditional Chinese and Japanese files are now storing properly in unicode within the slug. I could never get this done on Unslung 6.8.

    I’m running debonaras (armeb debian), and that’s the packages I have. But the other-endian version is officially supported by debian, so there are real official debian packages in etch right now, so those are always available.

    Might have to get me *another* slug for little-endian debian. :0 My wife will love that.

    — Ron

    #7818

    fizze
    Participant

    yeah, I am thinking of that too.
    I just got me a pinnacle showcenter 200 and currently stream it off the same nslu as mt-daapd and other stuff.
    Swisscenter is a no-no, but there are other progz floating around.
    Anyhow, I think unslung 6.8 has extremeley poor file-I/O performance, as I get less than 1MByte / sec via FTP and a bit less still via SMB transfer. Writing to the Slug, that is.

    It is enough for streaming HD content, though. Barely.

    Ron what do you get with your debonaras?

    #7819

    nivlacckw
    Participant

    @fizze wrote:

    yeah, I am thinking of that too.
    I just got me a pinnacle showcenter 200 and currently stream it off the same nslu as mt-daapd and other stuff.
    Swisscenter is a no-no, but there are other progz floating around.
    Anyhow, I think unslung 6.8 has extremeley poor file-I/O performance, as I get less than 1MByte / sec via FTP and a bit less still via SMB transfer. Writing to the Slug, that is.

    It is enough for streaming HD content, though. Barely.

    Ron what do you get with your debonaras?

    This is getting interesting. I am also looking for my next mt-daap enabled NAS solution. I do have a buffalo Tera Pro but it is just for storage for the time being.

    Would love to see Raid disk,Debian and Mt-daapd for my next NAS.

    How about the Thecus N2100?

    #7820

    fizze
    Participant

    gigabit LAN? 😯

    What are you planning to do? hehe 😉

    Well, I’d be all for more slugs, if the I/O and net I/O performance is decent. and I dont mean to stream a DVD off it in 5secs. I mean ‘decent’ for every day use. I really do hope my ‘problems’ there are software based.

    #7821

    nivlacckw
    Participant

    @fizze wrote:

    gigabit LAN? 😯

    What are you planning to do? hehe 😉

    Well, I’d be all for more slugs, if the I/O and net I/O performance is decent. and I dont mean to stream a DVD off it in 5secs. I mean ‘decent’ for every day use. I really do hope my ‘problems’ there are software based.

    I am looking for a big box to store all my media files and stuff in a protected matter. Plus serving a few soundbridges and the MB100 from pixelmagic…..

    Slug is already doing most of it, just missing the raid and some performance

    #7822

    fizze
    Participant

    Yeah, I considered the MB100 too, but went for the showcenter 200 as its kinda nicer, bang-for-buck wise 😉

    I have packed my slug far away, and connected it wirelessly, and watching HD content through a 802.11g link is sweet. 🙂
    So I donno what server software the MB100 would be able to use.

    But I tell you, I’ve been having my Showcenter for 2 days, and boy. If you think setting up the slug and firefly is fun, then setting up a fully fledged media-server sure is for you 😀

    #7823

    nivlacckw
    Participant

    @fizze wrote:

    Yeah, I considered the MB100 too, but went for the showcenter 200 as its kinda nicer, bang-for-buck wise 😉

    I have packed my slug far away, and connected it wirelessly, and watching HD content through a 802.11g link is sweet. 🙂
    So I donno what server software the MB100 would be able to use.

    But I tell you, I’ve been having my Showcenter for 2 days, and boy. If you think setting up the slug and firefly is fun, then setting up a fully fledged media-server sure is for you 😀

    MB100 just need CIFS or NFS to my terastation…..rather stright forward.

    My home setup is running 802.11a(avoiding 2.4ghz radio) for the AV stuff (SB and MB100)…while having 802.11b/g for other stuff like Wii/NDS/PSP/Notebooks

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