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  • #4536
    rpedde
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    Thanks, Ron. Since I don’t know Linux do you feel I would have a better chance of getting the mt-daapd working that I installed from the Unslung package or are there other reasons to move to the nightlies? It is too late and I am too tired to try more tonight, but I am game to go whichever route you feel best. Based on the comments of richo132 above, if I can correct the mt-daapd.conf file I then may be able to get mt-daapd to work on my configuration.

    If the stable release works for you, that’s the way to go. If you find that you want the features of a newer release (transcoding, etc), then that’s the way to go.

    But it might be easier to get this going first just to get a taste of success. 🙂

    What is the best (easiest?) way to edit files on the NSLU2? Sorry to be such a Linux newbie in all of this.

    Someone on a previous thread recommended “joe”, which you can install with “ipkg install joe”. Then just “joe /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf” as root to edit it.

    Good luck.

    — Ron

    #4537
    Sherlock
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    @rpedde wrote:

    Someone on a previous thread recommended “joe”, which you can install with “ipkg install joe”. Then just “joe /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf” as root to edit it.

    Oh to be a Linux guru right about now. I did some more searching and then read your suggestion which I agreed with. Joe installed fine, but I can’t find any documentation on how to use it. When I enter your command above, all I get is “joe: no such file or directory”. If anyone has a quick guide to using joe I undoubtedly need the help. IPKG STATUS says joe is installed OK.

    #4538
    Sherlock
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    Thank god for the “Linux for Dummies” book. When I could not get the Joe editor running, I started poking around. I found the vi editor available and used that to edit the mt-daapd.conf file. At first I still got error messages about not finding the mp3 directory. It finally dawned on me that when I created the directory, I did it in capital letters ‘MP3’. Ah, so this Linux world is case sensitive, hey!!!! So I quickly renamed the directory to ‘mp3’ and redid the chmod followed by the start of mt-daapd and SUCCESS!!!!!!!!

    So to recap:
    If you install with the current guidelines of installing a USB drive into Disk 2, the proper command to issue is:
    chmod o+r -R /share/flash/data/public/mp3
    and make sure the ‘mp3’ matches the case of the folder you create.
    Then you need to edit the mt-daapd.conf file to change the information for the location of the mp3 file, again taking care of the case.

    Thanks to those who helped me through this. And if anyone can help me figure out why the Joe editor is not working, I would appreciate it.

    #4539
    T&E
    Guest

    Hi Sherlock,
    reading this thread has given me hope that there our others out there in a similar position to myself. Like yourself i want to use my roku soundbidge without a pc. I have no understanding of Unix but have managed to ‘Slug’ my NSLU and unsling a USB stick to disk 2. Now having got the mt-daapd package installed on it (another couple of hours trial and error). I still cant see any music files. The Files are on a usb harddrive plugged in on Disk1 under the directory Name ‘Musik’.
    Having now tried all the suggestions here and still not getting anywhere I am gratefull for any help.

    NSLU ver. V2.3R63 and the latest stable version of mt-daapd

    #4540
    Sherlock
    Guest

    @T&E wrote:

    Hi Sherlock,
    The Files are on a usb harddrive plugged in on Disk1 under the directory Name ‘Musik’.

    The obvious difference between us is that I only have a single USB drive plugged into Disk2 while you have a USB Flash Disk in Disk2 and your music on a USB Drive in Disk1. My understanding is that you would need
    chmod o+r -R /share/hdd/data/public/Musik and make sure the ‘Musik’ matches the case of the folder you create.
    Then you need to edit the mt-daapd.conf file to change the information for the location of the ‘Musik’ folder, again taking care of the case. I think the default configuration file had the …/hdd/… so all you need to change is the ‘mp3’ to ‘Musik’.

    Hope this helps and if I am wrong in my assumptions, hopefully someone more skilled in Linux will point it out. The good news is that I am really happy no longer having to dedicate a PC to stream music. And my wife is very happy which always helps!!!!!!

    #4541
    T&E
    Guest

    I have now been able to get the directory path correct. The harddrive has been given the name hdd_1_1_1 and I had to use this instead of the name public.
    The chmod o+r -R of the mp3 files ends with ‘Terminated’ which I think is a time out as it is a very large music library. instead I have used the chmod command on a couple of sub directories. I have even managed to sort out the mt-daapd config file. (Although any advice to Joe would be helpfull.) The mt-daapd works but I don’t see anything on the soundbridge. How can I tell the current status of mt-daapd? How do i set the timeout higher so that I can get the chmod command to work over the complete library. And finally must I set up anything from the soundbridges side.

    Sherlock: Good to hear that the ‘woman acceptance factor’ is there 😆 not something to underestimate

    #4542
    Sherlock
    Guest

    @T&E wrote:

    The mt-daapd works but I don’t see anything on the soundbridge. And finally must I set up anything from the soundbridges side.

    Sherlock: Good to hear that the ‘woman acceptance factor’ is there 😆 not something to underestimate

    I left everything in the default configuration file alone except for what I noted. In my case, therefore, the name that shows up on the SoundBridge is ‘NSLU2’. I simply select that on the SoundBridge and it connects and gives me the options of ‘Playlists’, ‘Browse’, etc. I did have to physically unplug the SoundBridge the first time to get it to find the NSLU2, but after that it has been fine. I can’t tell you offhand what level software I am running on my SoundBridge, but it is whatever was current a year+ ago. I have not upgraded the SoundBridge software as for now I have no reason to.

    There is another thread here about the number of songs people have in their music libraries. However, I am not sure about any practical limits on an NSLU2. I think I remember some discussion about the nightly builds may allow a larger number of songs. Since I know so little about Linux I am staying away from the nightly builds for now. My music library on the NSLU2 has about 2500 songs.

    This is the first thing I have done in quite awhile that my wife has totally loved. We are slowly learning about playlists, etc. Getting the NSLU2 to automatically start mt-daapd was a critical part of her acceptance.

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