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  • #1542

    anton90125
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    My current system has a ROKU M2000 and a maxtor MSS+ with firefly installed. All my music files are encoded in FLAC.

    There are a number tracks which the Roku says its unable to play. I don’t know if I am clutching at straws here but it seems that the Roku is unable to play files with unusal charactors in the title (though it is able to display them) like French and Irish (Clannard). Is there an issue with Firefly that involves non standard charactors?. I am unable to play some tracks but not all in a partictular album. I am able to play the tracks via my PC showing that the flac file arn’t corrupted. Or can anyone think of any other reasons why this should happen?
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    Anton

    #11609

    fizze
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    Your assumption seems to be correct.
    What version of firefly are you using, and what filesystem does your music reside on?

    Also, since its a MSS+, whats the OS flavour you are running?

    On a NSLU2 f.i. to enable proper unicode support one has to load several kernel modules or use special mount parameters. Im nto familiar with the MSS+, but I guess that some of these steps would be needed to fix the issue.

    Other than that, you could of course remane the files 😉

    #11610

    anton90125
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    The Firefly version is:
    Version svn-1433

    I am not sure of what version of linux MSS+ uses.
    If there could be way of getting Firefly to recognise non-standard characters that would be good however I am willing to do a massive renaming exercise if necessary.

    #11611

    fizze
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    well, of course you could hack up a sweet linux command that utilizes find, awk, sed, and mv on unix side to get this job done 😉

    #11612

    rpedde
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    @anton90125 wrote:

    My current system has a ROKU M2000 and a maxtor MSS+ with firefly installed. All my music files are encoded in FLAC.

    There are a number tracks which the Roku says its unable to play. I don’t know if I am clutching at straws here but it seems that the Roku is unable to play files with unusal charactors in the title (though it is able to display them) like French and Irish (Clannard). Is there an issue with Firefly that involves non standard charactors?. I am unable to play some tracks but not all in a partictular album. I am able to play the tracks via my PC showing that the flac file arn’t corrupted. Or can anyone think of any other reasons why this should happen?
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    Anton

    Can you play them via iTunes?

    Also, it would help to see a log file, as it should work okay. If it’s in the database, it opened the file and scanned it. If it opened it and scanned it, it knows the file name. the soundbridge asks for it by ID, so what you are describing should work okay.

    Unless those are encoded with a flac version that the flac decoder on the MSS can’t play back. (older version?)

    #11613

    anton90125
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    Hello Ron,
    Where can I find the log files? . The config screen is blank except for the title “Configuration”

    I tried to start a full scan but nothing happened (unless the scan took 0.5 sec to scan 3500 flac files!).

    Anton

    #11614

    anton90125
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    False alarm about the config screen . I needed to use Internet Explorer.My Netscape 8 did not display the screen and its functionality. It took 4 mins to do a full scan.

    The logfile field is empty. What filepath should I use ?

    If the Flac decoder is older how do I update it?

    Thanks

    Anton

    #11615

    rpedde
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    @anton90125 wrote:

    False alarm about the config screen . I needed to use Internet Explorer.My Netscape 8 did not display the screen and its functionality. It took 4 mins to do a full scan.

    The logfile field is empty. What filepath should I use ?

    If the Flac decoder is older how do I update it?

    Thanks

    Anton

    Maybe put the logfile in the same directory as the music, so you can access it through the same share.

    As far as updating the flac decoded, dunno… depends on when the unslung repo gets updated. You can always try “ipkg update & ipkg install flac” and see if it pulls down a newer version.

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