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  • #921

    Skygod

    Sorry if this has already been asked – I have not found a suitable solution yet.

    I have recently installed Bonjour and Firefly to serve my iTunes library on my Roku Soundbridge.

    I can see the Firefly server, the iTunes playlists, and even the songs in the playlists. But when I select one, I get a neverending “Preparing to play…”. The songs never do start.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Ed

    #8111

    rpedde
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    @Skygod wrote:

    Sorry if this has already been asked – I have not found a suitable solution yet.

    I have recently installed Bonjour and Firefly to serve my iTunes library on my Roku Soundbridge.

    I can see the Firefly server, the iTunes playlists, and even the songs in the playlists. But when I select one, I get a neverending “Preparing to play…”. The songs never do start.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Ed

    Sounds like a firewall issue. Try disabling any firewalls first, and see where that gets you. If that’s the case, we can carve out an exception for the port it uses.

    Can you see the web interface remotely? It’s usually at http://server:9999. You should get an error page about not setting an admin password if you haven’t already done that.

    #8112

    Skygod

    Sorry for the crosspost – really wanted to get this resolved.

    Firewall is disabled (WinXP SP2), and I can see the web interface, start and stop the server, etc. All files are scanned and appear in the Roku.

    Files are in the standard iTunes directory: C:Documents and SettingsEdMy DocumentsMy Music, and that is the path set in Firefly.

    WEP is set and verified on the ROKU.

    The log shows an error parsing the playlist – I’m not sure if that is the root issue or how to resolve it. I cannot play things directly (browse, artist, etc). Is there a max size of library file or XML file that Firefly can handle?

    Log file: firefly.log

    Below is the log file. The last two lines

    2006-12-24 15:37:39 (1e8a145d): Firefly Version svn-1463: Starting with debuglevel 2
    2006-12-24 15:37:39 (1e8a145d): Starting rendezvous daemon
    2006-12-24 15:37:39 (1e8a145d): Building drive mapping table from C:Program FilesFirefly Media Servermapping.ini
    2006-12-24 15:37:39 (1e8a145d): Initializing database
    2006-12-24 15:37:48 (1e8a145d): Starting web server from C:Program FilesFirefly Media Serveradmin-root on port 9999
    2006-12-24 15:37:48 (1e8a145d): Registering rendezvous names
    2006-12-24 15:37:48 (1e8a145d): Serving 8818 songs. Startup complete in 9 seconds
    2006-12-24 15:37:48 (1e8a145d): Rescanning database
    2006-12-24 15:38:05 (1e8a145d): Starting playlist scan
    2006-12-24 15:38:21 (1e8a145d): Error parsing playlist: Offset 1: Expecting field name
    2006-12-24 15:38:21 (1e8a145d): Playlist 7259000 bad syntax2006-12-24 15:38:21 (1e8a145d): Scanned 8818 songs (was 8818) in 33 seconds
    2006-12-24 15:39:24 (90c8b6af): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 Jingle Bells.m4a’ to 192.168.2.xxx (offset 0)
    2006-12-24 15:39:25 (90c8b6af): Write error: An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.

    2006-12-24 15:39:26 (90c94310): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 Jingle Bells.m4a’ to 192.168.2.xxx (offset 2609605)
    2006-12-24 15:39:27 (90c94310): Write error: An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.

    2006-12-24 15:40:38 (90dd00b4): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 Jingle Bells.m4a’ to 192.168.2.xxx (offset 2904517)
    2006-12-24 15:40:40 (90dd8d15): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 Jingle Bells.m4a’ to 192.168.2.xxx (offset 2912709)

    #8113

    rpedde
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    @Skygod wrote:

    2006-12-24 15:39:24 (90c8b6af): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 Jingle Bells.m4a’ to 192.168.2.xxx (offset 0)
    2006-12-24 15:39:25 (90c8b6af): Write error: An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.

    2006-12-24 15:39:26 (90c94310): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 Jingle Bells.m4a’ to 192.168.2.xxx (offset 2609605)
    2006-12-24 15:39:27 (90c94310): Write error: An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.

    2006-12-24 15:40:38 (90dd00b4): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 Jingle Bells.m4a’ to 192.168.2.xxx (offset 2904517)
    2006-12-24 15:40:40 (90dd8d15): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 Jingle Bells.m4a’ to 192.168.2.xxx (offset 2912709)

    Ah. This is apple lossless with the new beta firmware for the roku? Or is it a m4a file made with something other than iTunes? dbpoweramp or nero or something?

    In any case, this looks like one of two things:

    1. Regular m4a file that doesn’t support fast-start (made with something other than iTunes)

    2. Apple lossless that the roku won’t play. (roku bug).

    If the first, try the program mentioned in this post.

    If it’s a lossless with the new firmware, post something on the roku beta firmware site.

    — Ron

    #8114

    Skygod

    AAC files ripped with iTunes about 2-3 years ago. Used to play fine when Roku played directly from iTunes. It is only since the iTunes 7.xx upgrade and subsequent Bonjour/Firefly that I started having problems with playing this library on roku.

    The Roku has the latest release -not Beta.

    Ed

    #8115

    rpedde
    Participant

    @Skygod wrote:

    AAC files ripped with iTunes about 2-3 years ago. Used to play fine when Roku played directly from iTunes. It is only since the iTunes 7.xx upgrade and subsequent Bonjour/Firefly that I started having problems with playing this library on roku.

    The Roku has the latest release -not Beta.

    Ed

    Hrm. Really? Are you sure about this particular file? Just because it sure looks like it’s trying to read the header but can’t. Or can’t find the mdat atom or something. It wasn’t retagged with some other program?

    Strange.

    Can you email that particular file to me (at [email protected]).

    Do *all* files do that, or just this one? Also, I’m currently on #mt-daapd on freenode if you have irc access.

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