Siren Player, a web browser firefly media player.

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  • #3028

    Anonymous

    Greetings,

    We have developed a web apllication which will allow you to interact and stream your music from your own personal firefly server to any ‘modern’ web browser. The web application is called Siren Player and located at http://www.sirenp.com. In theory it should work with any open-daap server, but was tested specifically with a windows firefly server and mt-daapd. See http://www.sirenp.com/features for a list of actual features.

    The site only requires an open-id sign in so it is very simple to try out. We only index your song lists to provide custom ‘smart’ list capability and your server information so your browser can later retrieve the songs. We do not retrieve your actual media files or proxy them at any time. An inline flash player does all of the direct media file grabbing and that is hosted and in your browsers security sandbox so it is only your browser that ever accesses your hosted media files.

    The site itself is still in beta, so we are looking for some people that would like to try it out and provide feedback. This can be done at this email address or via the contact email on the site. Eventually we hope to provide a plug-and-play experience, but right now it takes a more technical savvy person to make sure things are setup client side. We hope you can help us get there with your feedback!

    Thanks,
    James

    #18897

    blamm
    Participant

    Looks cool. Trying it now. Does it work on the Wii?

    #18898

    Anonymous

    @blamm wrote:

    Does it work on the Wii?

    Unfortunately not.

    The Wii uses a version of Flash that Siren will not work with. Siren requires that the browser have Flash 9 or above.

    #18899

    Anonymous

    I love the idea for and look and feel of the app but I seem to be having some issues with it populating from my server. I get through the login phase – connect to my library and wait.. and wait some more. I have a very large library (65K songs) so I expect for apps to take a while. Unfortunately, even after leaving the app running for 6+ hours I don’t ever see any songs. Any idea what may be going on? Is there a song limit or a timeout I may be contending with?

    I’d be happy to work with you on testing the application with my large library if you are interested.

    #18900

    Anonymous

    @onecaibou wrote:

    I love the idea for and look and feel of the app but I seem to be having some issues with it populating from my server. I get through the login phase – connect to my library and wait.. and wait some more. I have a very large library (65K songs) so I expect for apps to take a while. Unfortunately, even after leaving the app running for 6+ hours I don’t ever see any songs. Any idea what may be going on? Is there a song limit or a timeout I may be contending with?

    I’d be happy to work with you on testing the application with my large library if you are interested.

    I just checked your server status and it appears to be stuck on the “downloading” phase. At 65k songs, we are talking about many megabytes of data and it probably timed out. I will look into this more, increase timeouts or size thresholds if necessary, and have you test it again.

    I will let you know when things are good to go. I appreciate your interest.

    #18901

    Anonymous

    I made some improvements which will likely solve your import issues. One thing that I would recommend when using large libraries is to turn on compression in Firefly — this can be found under the advanced settings. This setting is OFF by default for some reason. It should really speed up the transfer time.

    #18902

    blamm
    Participant

    The developer is aware of this and working on it. I have the same problem.

    #18903

    Anonymous

    Cool – let me know how I can help.

    #18904

    blamm
    Participant

    Seems to be working now all 10k song loaded. Needed to start a new sync. Suggest you contact him directly if you still have problems. Seems a nice guy and very willing to help.

    #18905

    Anonymous

    Excellent work Beeblebrox. It’s working now. Library was snappy to load and the UI is awesome.

    Thanks for all your hard work!

    #18906

    blamm
    Participant

    Couple of suggestions for the gui.

    1. Make the plater control button icons larger. Bit small at the mo.
    2. Ditch the funny horizontal scroll bar at the bottom right. Use page numbers instead. It’s a more generally used method for lists that are too long.

    Ta

    #18907

    Dave.B
    Participant

    This looks fantastic, although I have a couple of problems…
    1. It only loads ~4500 of my ~16000 tracks…
    2. It doesn’t seem to play any of those that it does find.

    It successfully finds the artwork, but it doesn’t play.

    I really hope I can get this working, it looks like exactly what I need.

    #18908

    Anonymous

    I appreciate all of the wonderful feedback.

    The main developer, username collard, is responding to these postings but the forum software is delaying the posts. Perhaps this post is going to be delayed in a similar fashion and I apologize for the seeming tardiness of the responses.

    Thanks,
    James

    #18909

    RigasW
    Participant

    When I try to logon, I only receive the following error message:

    Request URI is too long

    Happens with the latest firefox as well as with a new version of internet explorer.

    Any ideas?

    RigasW

    #18910

    mas
    Participant

    Works, albeit a bit slow on loading the 7k songs.

    Looks quite nice, what I didn’t get is what the OpenID login is needed for…

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