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  • #1876
    Anonymous
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    Can someone explain how to connect XBMC with Firefly? I’m trying to share my Itunes music with XBMC. I have FF running, it’s showing up in my Itunes, but I’m not sure what to do to get xbmc to see it. I have my xbox networked over a wireless lan. I can see the xbox hd over lan and vise versa.

    Thanks.

    #13187
    kellyharding
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    Make sure you’re using a recent SVN build of XBMC first. http://t3ch.yi.se/ for the latest builds.

    Secondly, XBMC looks for only a specific port (forget what it is off hand, think it is 3869?), FF uses 9999 by default now iirc.

    As a side note, XBMC is unable to see any music shared by iTunes 7.x, only iTunes 6.x shares will work with it.

    But I can confirm that FF and XBMC do work together, as I tested it here at my GF’s on her softmodded XBOX.

    When I’m back home I intend to softmod my own XBOX and get FF and XBMC working. When I do I’ll update the wiki appropriately as needed.

    Kelly

    #13188
    Anonymous
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    Make sure you’re using a recent SVN build of XBMC first. http://t3ch.yi.se/ for the latest builds.

    Secondly, XBMC looks for only a specific port (forget what it is off hand, think it is 3869?), FF uses 9999 by default now iirc.

    As a side note, XBMC is unable to see any music shared by iTunes 7.x, only iTunes 6.x shares will work with it.

    I have the latest build.

    I have 3689 as the port on XBMC and FF.

    Yeah, I know it doesn’t work with IT7, but was pointed to FF as a workaround.

    Thanks for the info. I guess I’m wondering what I’m suppose to select on the XBMC side when I setup the connection. I’ve been using Itunes Share Daap option + the ip# of the machine running FF.

    #13189
    kellyharding
    Participant

    @Woven wrote:

    I have the latest build.

    I have 3689 as the port on XBMC and FF.

    Yeah, I know it doesn’t work with IT7, but was pointed to FF as a workaround.

    Thanks for the info. I guess I’m wondering what I’m suppose to select on the XBMC side when I setup the connection. I’ve been using Itunes Share Daap option + the ip# of the machine running FF.

    IIRC you need to edit the source.xml file (or whatever it is called) manually and add it to that file.

    The Itunes daap share defaults to 192.168.1.100 too iirc.

    Kelly

    #13190
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Well.. my xbox connected to firefly and I can see the Itunes play list in XBMC, but when I click on a song nothing happens.. If I click to many times it says, “To many failed items”.

    #13191
    rpedde
    Participant

    @Woven wrote:

    Well.. my xbox connected to firefly and I can see the Itunes play list in XBMC, but when I click on a song nothing happens.. If I click to many times it says, “To many failed items”.

    You’ll want to make sure you are using nightlies, and not 0.2.4. I think nightlies works okay with xbmc. Or last time I tried it did, anyway.

    #13192
    kellyharding
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    @rpedde wrote:

    You’ll want to make sure you are using nightlies, and not 0.2.4. I think nightlies works okay with xbmc. Or last time I tried it did, anyway.

    One of the last 3 nightlies worked fine with it IIRC. I’ve not managed to softmod my own xbox yet to get XBMC set up.

    It is a bit annoying that XBMC can’t connect to iTunes 7.x shares though, hopefully they’ll fix that in a upcoming SVN version.

    Kelly

    #13193
    rpedde
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    @kellyharding wrote:

    @rpedde wrote:

    You’ll want to make sure you are using nightlies, and not 0.2.4. I think nightlies works okay with xbmc. Or last time I tried it did, anyway.

    One of the last 3 nightlies worked fine with it IIRC. I’ve not managed to softmod my own xbox yet to get XBMC set up.

    It is a bit annoying that XBMC can’t connect to iTunes 7.x shares though, hopefully they’ll fix that in a upcoming SVN version.

    Kelly

    Probably won’t… apple keeps changing the encryption scheme whenever someone figures it out, so nobody is much interested in continuing to chase it down.

    — Ron

    #13194
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    This is the version I’m using: Firefly Media Server (svn-1696).exe.
    It shows the playlists in XBMC, but clicking a song is a no go.

    The thing is.. I reverted my macbook’s xp os back to Itunes 6.5 and while I don’t need FF to connect to that version of Itunes, I’m having the same issue. I can see playlists right from Itunes share, but no Itunes bought music plays. If I convert to Mp3 it will play that.

    Is it simply the Itunes protection of purchased music?
    I was under the impression that xbmc could stream the unconverted Itunes songs..

    #13195
    kellyharding
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    @Woven wrote:

    This is the version I’m using: Firefly Media Server (svn-1696).exe.
    It shows the playlists in XBMC, but clicking a song is a no go.

    The thing is.. I reverted my macbook’s xp os back to Itunes 6.5 and while I don’t need FF to connect to that version of Itunes, I’m having the same issue. I can see playlists right from Itunes share, but no Itunes bought music plays. If I convert to Mp3 it will play that.

    Is it simply the Itunes protection of purchased music?
    I was under the impression that xbmc could stream the unconverted Itunes songs..

    Thats the latest windows nightly.

    Is your library entirely made up for music bought through iTunes? if it is only iTunes will play those tracks (if the computer is ‘authorized’) as they’re DRM locked.

    Kelly

    #13196
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Most of the music is purchased from Itunes, so I guess that’s my issue on XBMC. I guess I was confused & thought XBMC would play the purchased, unconverted music. It does work if I convert to mp3 and use Itunes.

    #13197
    Iris
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    I’ve been following this thread with some interest as I’ve just recently acquired and softmodded the original Xbox. I created a source to access my network share on my NAS which btw also runs FF serving to my Roku’s. Since the Xbox can access all my songs incl. artwork, etc. I don’t really see the need to configure the Xbox to connect to FF. So I guess that’s my first question – is there some advantage I’m overlooking by using the network share as the source instead of FF?

    I did set-up a source pointing to :3689 and can access FF but all I see in this case is just my playlists which btw are m3u files and any smart playlists I’ve created. I can’t browse songs, albums or artists. I was expecting this to work similar to the Roku’s but I guess it doesn’t because the Xbox lacks the protocols. Is this right?

    Also, upon connecting to FF the scan within the Xbox takes quite awhile – anybody else experience this? Is this normal?

    If someone has more experience with the Xbox and FF I’m very interested in exploring this further – even if it’s just to gain more insight.

    I also don’t use iTunes whatsoever so from my reading I believe that’s perhaps what the original intention of connecting the Xbox to a Daap server and that FF just got included in the mix and that’s where my confusion comes in.

    Iris

    #13198
    rpedde
    Participant

    @Iris wrote:

    I’ve been following this thread with some interest as I’ve just recently acquired and softmodded the original Xbox. I created a source to access my network share on my NAS which btw also runs FF serving to my Roku’s. Since the Xbox can access all my songs incl. artwork, etc. I don’t really see the need to configure the Xbox to connect to FF. So I guess that’s my first question – is there some advantage I’m overlooking by using the network share as the source instead of FF?

    Not really.

    I did set-up a source pointing to :3689 and can access FF but all I see in this case is just my playlists which btw are m3u files and any smart playlists I’ve created. I can’t browse songs, albums or artists. I was expecting this to work similar to the Roku’s but I guess it doesn’t because the Xbox lacks the protocols. Is this right?

    Right. The xbox uses daap, and it doesn’t even really use that right. it could implement artist or album browsing, but doesn’t really have a good interface for it.

    Also, upon connecting to FF the scan within the Xbox takes quite awhile – anybody else experience this? Is this normal?

    daap is *really* slow compared to rsp. Particularly on a slow machine like a slug or mss.

    I also don’t use iTunes whatsoever so from my reading I believe that’s perhaps what the original intention of connecting the Xbox to a Daap server and that FF just got included in the mix and that’s where my confusion comes in.

    Yup, originally it was to connect to iTunes, but it doens’t connect to itunes anymore — apple keeps changing the encryption too often. But by now, there are bunches of daap servers, so thats what everyone uses if they want to share via daap. Or, more likely, already have daap set up, and don’t want to try and use another (more featureful?) access method.

    — Ron

    #13199
    Iris
    Participant

    Thanks Ron – I just needed some confirmation.

    Iris

    #13200
    zelet
    Participant

    I have the same problem:
    1. I can see my FF server and playlists from my very recently updated XMBC
    2. I can see the songs
    3. If I click on them it says too many problems or something like that

    The other weird thing is that I can connect to the FF server with iTunes and it plays fine – just not from XBMC. Anybody got any suggestions?

    Firefly log Error (this comes up several times in the log)
    (01b68400): Write error: Broken pipe

    XBMC Error
    “Playlist playback aborted
    Too many consecutive failed items

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