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  • #851

    Kiffy

    Hi,

    The set-up (iTines 7.0 + firefly + Roku) has been working reasonably well but now my Roku can’t detect my firefly server, which is showing as being ‘on’. The log reads

    Log file: firefly.log

    2006-12-03 16:55:07 (1e8a145d): Starting with debuglevel 2
    2006-12-03 16:55:08 (1e8a145d): Starting rendezvous daemon
    2006-12-03 16:55:08 (1e8a145d): Initializing database
    2006-12-03 16:55:08 (1e8a145d): Full reload…
    2006-12-03 16:55:10 (1e8a145d): Starting mp3 scan
    2006-12-03 17:08:11 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicCompilationsUltimate Disney3 A Spoonful Of Sugar.mp3
    2006-12-03 17:10:52 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney5 Under The Sea.mp3
    2006-12-03 17:10:53 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney7 Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat.mp3
    2006-12-03 17:10:58 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney10 One Of A Kind.mp3
    2006-12-03 17:10:58 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney12 (You Ain’t) Home On The Range.mp3

    I’ve tried shutting everything down and starting up on a numjber of occasions but am getting the same messages – No music libraries found. Can anyone help?

    Kiffy

    #7669

    riro
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    @Kiffy wrote:

    Hi,

    The set-up (iTines 7.0 + firefly + Roku) has been working reasonably well but now my Roku can’t detect my firefly server, which is showing as being ‘on’. The log reads

    Running iTunes & firefly on the same machine at the same time? Standard-installation uses the same ports.

    One more thing, try to restart the soundbridge? I had that problem… and one reboot of the soundbridge did it for me.

    #7670

    rpedde
    Participant

    @riro wrote:

    @Kiffy wrote:

    Hi,

    The set-up (iTines 7.0 + firefly + Roku) has been working reasonably well but now my Roku can’t detect my firefly server, which is showing as being ‘on’. The log reads

    Running iTunes & firefly on the same machine at the same time? Standard-installation uses the same ports.

    One more thing, try to restart the soundbridge? I had that problem… and one reboot of the soundbridge did it for me.

    Also worth trying a newer nightly, as there was recently a big fix for a specific rendezvous problem. That might help.

    http://nightlies.mt-daapd.org.

    Note that your playlists will disappear on the first scan, and will reappear after the second… should be stable after that.

    — Ron

    #7671

    Kiffy

    Hi,

    Thanks for that. How do I reset the firefly port? Do I choose just any number? What are the ramifications of resetting? I have reset it to 9999 but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. I’ve turned my Roku off several times but it still can’t see any music libraries, though it can see my Netgear router.

    Kiffy

    #7672

    Kiffy

    Hi,

    I think the problem (firefly not being recognised) might have arisen when the machine was suddenly turned off during operation.

    Kiffy

    #7673

    Kiffy

    Hi,

    More gripes I’m afraid. I also find that I can’t connect to the web administration interface from the firefly media server, and am still getting this log,
    Log file: firefly.log

    2006-12-05 11:17:56 (1e8a145d): Starting with debuglevel 2
    2006-12-05 11:17:59 (1e8a145d): Starting rendezvous daemon
    2006-12-05 11:17:59 (1e8a145d): Initializing database
    2006-12-05 11:17:59 (1e8a145d): Full reload…
    2006-12-05 11:18:03 (1e8a145d): Starting mp3 scan
    2006-12-05 11:37:49 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicCompilationsUltimate Disney3 A Spoonful Of Sugar.mp3
    2006-12-05 11:40:26 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney5 Under The Sea.mp3
    2006-12-05 11:40:26 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney7 Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat.mp3
    2006-12-05 11:40:32 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney10 One Of A Kind.mp3
    2006-12-05 11:40:32 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney12 (You Ain’t) Home On The Range.mp3

    Hope someone can help connect me to my music.

    Kiffy

    #7674

    rpedde
    Participant

    @Kiffy wrote:

    2006-12-05 11:37:49 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicCompilationsUltimate Disney3 A Spoonful Of Sugar.mp3
    2006-12-05 11:40:26 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney5 Under The Sea.mp3
    2006-12-05 11:40:26 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney7 Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat.mp3
    2006-12-05 11:40:32 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney10 One Of A Kind.mp3
    2006-12-05 11:40:32 (1e8a145d): Short read: H:musicDisneyUltimate Disney12 (You Ain’t) Home On The Range.mp3

    These are corrupt files. I think if you take a look at them, you will find they are less than 1K long.

    It looks to me like the server is crashing trying to read a particular mp3 file. One thing to do might be to run it in debug mode (a link in your startup menu). It will probably grind for a while and then the window will close.

    It will have generated a file called “firefly.log” in c:program filesfirefly media server. Look at that file with notepad and scroll to the bottom. See what the last file it was that it tried to scan. That’s your culprit. Move that file out of the music directory you are scanning and try again. Repeat until it scans okay and you can see it on the soundbridge.

    If you find a file that makes it explode, I’d sure appreciate it if you could email it to me at [email protected]. That way I can fix it so it doesn’t make someone else pull their hair out. 🙁

    — Ron

    #7675

    Kiffy

    Hi,

    Thanks for this I found those files and removed them and now the log shows as normal but my soundbridge still can’t find the firefly. I’m out of ideas.

    Kiffy

    #7676

    rpedde
    Participant

    @Kiffy wrote:

    Hi,

    Thanks for this I found those files and removed them and now the log shows as normal but my soundbridge still can’t find the firefly. I’m out of ideas.

    Kiffy

    Does your log ever show something that says “scanned x files in y seconds”?

    If not, then it didn’t finish scanning.

    Your problems don’t appear to be related to ports, or config files, or anything else. It appears that your server is crashing, probably because of a corrupt mp3 file.

    All I can do is to recommend that you follow the instructions on the post above regarding running a debug log and finding what file it gets to when it crashes.

    If you can’t make heads or tails of the logfile, zip it up and email it to me at [email protected] and I can tell you what file is broken.

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