Roku, yes, anything else No!

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    This is rather wierd. My ROKU soundbridge (which totally rocks, I love it, my wife loves it, my kids love it!) sees both the firefly server on our ubuntu desktop as well as the firefly server on the ubuntu laptop. Everything is cool on that front.

    On the desktop, rhythmbox only sees the laptop and not the firefly server on itself.

    On a windows desktop, itunes sees neither.

    What gives?

    Here’s the log from the desktop:

    2008-07-20 00:26:53 (b745a6c0): Firefly Version svn-1696: Starting with debuglevel 2
    2008-07-20 00:26:53 (b745a6c0): Error loading plugin /usr/lib/mt-daapd/plugins/ plugin declined to load
    2008-07-20 00:26:53 (b745a6c0): Plugin loaded: daap/svn-1696
    2008-07-20 00:26:53 (b745a6c0): Plugin loaded: ssc-ffmpeg/svn-1696
    2008-07-20 00:26:53 (b745a6c0): Plugin loaded: rsp/svn-1696
    2008-07-20 00:26:53 (b745a6c0): Starting rendezvous daemon
    2008-07-20 00:26:53 (b745a6c0): Starting signal handler
    2008-07-20 00:26:53 (b745a6c0): Initializing database
    2008-07-20 00:26:54 (b745a6c0): Starting web server from /usr/share/mt-daapd/admin-root on port 3689
    2008-07-20 00:26:54 (b745a6c0): Registering rendezvous names
    2008-07-20 00:26:54 (b745a6c0): Serving 5114 songs. Startup complete in 1 seconds
    2008-07-20 00:26:54 (b745a6c0): Rescanning database
    2008-07-20 00:26:59 (b745a6c0): Starting playlist scan
    2008-07-20 00:26:59 (b745a6c0): Processing static playlist: /home/mccreary/Music/Christmas Music.m3u
    2008-07-20 00:26:59 (b745a6c0): Updating playlists
    2008-07-20 00:26:59 (b745a6c0): Scanned 5115 songs (was 5114) in 5 seconds

    What’s with the plugin declined to load
    and could it be related to this? Both the laptop and the desktop are running hardy heron. Why would the ROKU soundbridge see the desktop firefly over wireless and nothing else will?


    The ssc-script plugin is only used on embedded devices like the nslu2. The ssc-ffmpeg plugin is far superior. 🙂

    How is everything connected, network-wise? Wired? Wirelessly? What kind of network equipment do you use? Wired router? Wireless router? What brand/model/firmware?


    After further checking, firely is recognized by the ROKU and rhythmbox under ubuntu. It is not recognized by Itunes across a wireless-B bridge.


    Sweet. It seems the wireless bridge/AP does not relay multicast packets.
    Check the administration webinterface of your wireless bridge for anything like “multicast” or “unicast” etc. And make sure it’s enabled.

    Firefly relies on multicast packets to announce itself on the network.


    The option your looking for could also be called IGMP / Isolate AP.

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