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  • #723

    sonichouse
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    I have a preset on the Soundbridge that plays fine


    mms://mediasrv.musicradio.com/BRMB

    I added a playlist as

    #EXTM3U
    #EXTINF:0,BRMB
    mms://mediasrv.musicradio.com/BRMB

    however this shows no items when listed.

    Any idea how I can get this to work ?

    #7027

    rpedde
    Participant

    @sonichouse wrote:

    I have a preset on the Soundbridge that plays fine


    mms://mediasrv.musicradio.com/BRMB

    I added a playlist as

    #EXTM3U
    #EXTINF:0,BRMB
    mms://mediasrv.musicradio.com/BRMB

    however this shows no items when listed.

    Any idea how I can get this to work ?

    Yeah, but it’s kind of convoluted. You have to make a .url file as described on the wiki, then add that .url file to a m3u playlist.

    Post back if you can’t get that to work, but it should.

    — Ron

    #7028

    sonichouse
    Participant

    Hi Ron,

    I created the .url file and added the extension.

    Restarted Firefly, and I could see the entry on the Soundbridge, unforunately it has a X in front and says it does not support the file type.

    I tried adding it as a smart playlist as per the wiki, but the playlist was empty.

    I tried changing the url to use both the http:// and mms:// prefix, but again neither worked.

    Please do not waste too much time on this, I am away from my machines until the weekend…. ah the joy of working away ……

    Steve

    #7029

    rpedde
    Participant

    @sonichouse wrote:

    I tried changing the url to use both the http:// and mms:// prefix, but again neither worked.

    Are you at least .173 firmware on the roku? I think .173 is the first that supported radio stations served from firefly.

    #7030

    sonichouse
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    @sonichouse wrote:

    I tried changing the url to use both the http:// and mms:// prefix, but again neither worked.

    Are you at least .173 firmware on the roku? I think .173 is the first that supported radio stations served from firefly.

    Hi Ron upgraded to 2.5.174 and all works great.
    Both the mms & http references work.

    Thanks again, keep up the excellent work and tireless support.

    #7031

    rpedde
    Participant

    @sonichouse wrote:

    Hi Ron upgraded to 2.5.174 and all works great.
    Both the mms & http references work.

    Good to hear. Enjoy.

    — Ron

    #7032

    DazWiLLiE

    Can someone please explain this step by step as it wont work. (yes I followed the guide one the wiki)

    I’m on Ubuntu Dapper with Firefly/svn-1463. (Installed from deb)

    I’ve created the .url with the following: (di_fm-chillout.url)

    96,di.fm - Chillout,http://64.236.98.50:80/stream/1035

    and I’ve created the .m3u (di_fm-chillout.m3u, same folder)

    #EXTM3U
    #EXTINF:0,di.fm - Chillout
    /mnt/Muzax/Playlists/di_fm-chillout.url

    On the client (Banshee/Rhythmbox) I get the errormessage: “Play Error. Could not open the resource for reading.”

    The server spits out:

    2006-12-21 02:17:37 (b6cd2bb0): Executing: select * from songs where id=2495
    2006-12-21 02:17:37 (b6cd2bb0): testing transcode on null codec?
    2006-12-21 02:17:37 (b6cd2bb0): Thread 115: Entering ws_returnerror (500: Can't stream radio station)

    I’ve verified the radiostation in xmms so it works.

    I have the following in my /etc/mt-daapd.conf:
    extensions = .mp3,.m4a,.m4p,.ogg,.url,.flac,.m3u
    process_m3u = 1

    If I remove m3u from “extensions” the playlists are empty.

    I also have a smart playlist with: path includes “URL” but get the same error message there as well.

    On the other hand, if I try with: path includes “.m3u” it’s empty.

    Am I missing something?

    #7033

    rpedde
    Participant

    @DazWiLLiE wrote:

    2006-12-21 02:17:37 (b6cd2bb0): Executing: select * from songs where id=2495
    2006-12-21 02:17:37 (b6cd2bb0): testing transcode on null codec?
    2006-12-21 02:17:37 (b6cd2bb0): Thread 115: Entering ws_returnerror (500: Can't stream radio station)

    This is rhythmbox not realizing that it’s a streaming url — it’s trying to open it like it’s an mp3 file. The way iTunes handles radio stations like that is when you click the track that is the radio station, iTunes fetches the stream itself. What rhythmbox is trying to do is to ask the server to fetch it for it, and the server won’t do that (which is what that error means).

    I think either:

    1. Rhythmbox doesn’t understand streaming radio stations in iTunes
    2. I’m not sending the metadata that Rhythmbox needs to be able to tell it’s a streaming radio station.

    Does rhythmbox pick up streaming radio stations when they are advertised from iTunes?

    #7034

    DazWiLLiE

    Many thanks for the fast answer.

    This is rhythmbox not realizing that it’s a streaming url…

    Oh, I see. I thought the server fetched it and passed the data along.

    Does rhythmbox pick up streaming radio stations when they are advertised from iTunes?

    Don’t know, haven’t tried it. But I will try it now and find out.

    (btw, it’s banshee I’m trying with, as rhythmbox doesn’t fetch the playlists at all, just one big library, same with amarok)

    #7035

    rpedde
    Participant

    @DazWiLLiE wrote:

    (btw, it’s banshee I’m trying with, as rhythmbox doesn’t fetch the playlists at all, just one big library, same with amarok)

    Oh, yeah… that’s kind of lame. I thought it was probably because rhythmbox wanted to maintain it’s own playlists, but it won’t (at least on debian testing) let you make a playlist with items from a remote daap server. I imagine they are working on it, but I was kind of disappointed. πŸ™‚

    — Ron

    #7036

    DazWiLLiE

    …but I was kind of disappointed. πŸ™‚

    Tell me about it πŸ˜‰

    Ok, tested a few things.

    Apparently playlists appear in both rhythmbox and amarok if they are .m3u’s, but unplayable. (smart playlists nowhere to be found)

    I forgot that I had iTunes7 installed so that didn’t work. The share did appear in rhythmbox/banshee, but got a connection error. (manually connecting in amarok also errored out.)

    iTunes handled the Firefly playlists without a problem. (both .m3u’s and smart playlist, listing .url files)
    The share appeared twice for some reason though.

    Guess one have to wait until rhythmbox/banshee/amarok advances the daap handling then. πŸ™‚

    btw, do you know any other player that handles daap better in linux?

    #7037

    rpedde
    Participant

    @DazWiLLiE wrote:

    btw, do you know any other player that handles daap better in linux?

    Sadly, no. I found rhythmbox the most stable, but kind of feature-poor. Banshee I had a number of problems with — cpu utilization, slow scanning speed, other stuff.

    Amarok I kind of liked, but I’m normally running gnome, and loading all the kde stuff seems so bloated, I don’t run it. Not that gnome is svelte, but the two of them together… blarg.

    Consequently, I use rhythmbox and just kind of live with the missing features.

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