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  • in reply to: art_filename #10041
    gordo
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    I took the plunge and added art once I found the art_filename thing was messing up the alac files. Omni encoder (see hydrogen audio) is a pc program that will automatically add album art from a file when it transcodes (and you can transcode to the same format you started with). There is also a batch file on hydrogenaudio for transcoding flac to flac that can add art from a specified filename. I used this option for my flacs and updated them all to 1.1.4 -8 encoding at the same time as adding art. Search ha on flac 1.1.4 transcoding and you should find it. In Vista it has trouble finding the flacs so you have to first make a text file with all the names (there is a separate demo batch file that does this). Finally tag&rename is a pretty painless way to take care of things more manually.

    in reply to: Anybody got there AppleTV ? #9635
    gordo
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    Since front row works with mt-daapd now perhaps the simplest fix is to have a new menu item added to the atv that just runs the osx standard front row which will take streams from any daap server

    in reply to: Poor Sound Quality #9499
    gordo
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    This is a feature of the more recent hardware. m2000, m1000, and m500 do not upsample to 48 kHz but m1001 and soundbridge radio do.

    in reply to: 1463 apple lossless and soundbridge beta 2.7 #8094
    gordo
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    One other peculiar thing. If I scan the files before doing the fast start correct to the alac files and then use mp4creator to optimize them I can play the songs via rsp as long as I don’t rescan. This seems to depend a bit on which transcoder and I haven’t fully explored the systematics so it may be a red herring.

    in reply to: 1463 apple lossless and soundbridge beta 2.7 #8093
    gordo
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    as an example browse artist gives you a list of every single album in the database with only those corresponding to the artist you selected having any songs once you go down the next level.

    This is what I’m not understanding. You mean when you pick “artist” then it shows all albums, not just the albums for that artist?[/quote]

    Exactly – all albums are shown but only the ones for the artist you selected have any songs in them.

    in reply to: 1463 apple lossless and soundbridge beta 2.7 #8091
    gordo
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    There are two separate problems with alac and the soundbridge. The first is that you must have a fast start enabled m4a file which some programs do not produce (e.g. dbpoweramp). You can run mp4creator -optimize -H=1 filename.m4a to add the needed info to a file.

    An alac file which has fast start info will stream from iTunes->iTunes, from iTunes-Roku, and firefly->Roku via daap. It does not work firefly->Roku via rsp (at least for m4a’s produced by dbpoweramp+mp4creator, max, and omni encoder which uses iTunes to write alac. I have verifed this by running two separate instances of firefly svn-1498. One has the rsp plugins removed from the plugin directory forcing daap, the other has the daap plugins removed so rsp is used. They both read the same files on the server. The daap one streams alac to Roku just fine. The rsp version fails on each file with error message:

    Write error: Broken pipe

    The simple solution would be to just use daap however the combination of the current Roku beta and svn-1498 doesn’t browse very well – as an example browse artist gives you a list of every single album in the database with only those corresponding to the artist you selected having any songs once you go down the next level. i.e. rsp browses fine but doesn’t play the native alac and daap plays the files but has messed up browsing.

    Hope this is clear – I’ve confused myself numerous times trying to isolate the alac problem. The URL I posted above links to a file that behaves this way.

    in reply to: 1463 apple lossless and soundbridge beta 2.7 #8089
    gordo
    Participant

    It is rsp. If I delete the rsp plugins to force daap then I can stream alac to the soundbridge no problem (once the m4a files are fast start enabled using mp4creator).

    By the way daap from svn-1498 to the latest soundbridge beta is all messed up browsing generates a whole bunch of empty albums – in addition to the albums for the artist you are browsing to.

    in reply to: 1463 apple lossless and soundbridge beta 2.7 #8088
    gordo
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    I’ve continued to play around with this and there does seem to be a mt-daapd specific problem in addition to problems with alac files produced with some programs. I am now running svn-1498 and soundbridge 2.7beta 7. There is a program called Omni Encoder (see hydrogenaudio) which uses itunes to encode alac and aac into m4a files and to write the tags. The resulting file will stream to itunes or a soundbridge when served by itunes. When served by mt-daapd it works fine to itunes but croaks ( Write error: Broken pipe) with the soundbridge – perhaps an rsp problem.

    For a sample file see:

    http://macgmason.dyndns.org/particle.m4a

    in reply to: 1463 apple lossless and soundbridge beta 2.7 #8084
    gordo
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    posted on the roku beta forum …

    I’ll poke around for an itunes encoded file and report back:

    report is that itunes encoded file works fine both using itunes client and soundbridge. Does seem to be a tag related issue with soundbridge

    If I transcode flac->alac using max and then add the fast start tag info using mp3tag I have the same problem, works in itunes not soundbridge

    in reply to: 1463 apple lossless and soundbridge beta 2.7 #8082
    gordo
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    running mp4creator -optimize fixed things for itunes but now the soundbridge doesn’t play at all:

    2006-12-24 14:24:03 (b6c1bba0): Session 0: Streaming file ’10 – Any Kind Of Love.m4a’ to 192.168.2.16 (offset 24137)
    2006-12-24 14:24:03 (b6c1bba0): Write error: Broken pipe

    in reply to: sampling rate problem with flac transcoding #6257
    gordo
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    Its a problem with ffmpeg transcoding rather than firefly per se. If you transcode with the perl script or shell script then it is fine at 48 kHz.

    in reply to: sampling rate problem with flac transcoding #6254
    gordo
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    I e-mailed you a URL

    in reply to: 1197 wma transcoding #4953
    gordo
    Participant

    Well it appears to be a ffmpeg problem:

    willsam Sonic Nurse # ffmpeg -i “01 – Pattern Recognition.wma” text.wav
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: –prefix=/usr –mandir=/usr/share/man –disable-static –enable-shared –cc=i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc –extra-ldflags= -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavcodec -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavformat -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavutil –disable-altivec –disable-debug –disable-v4l –disable-v4l2 –disable-network –disable-opts –enable-mp3lame –enable-a52 –enable-dc1394 –enable-libogg –enable-vorbis –enable-faad –enable-faac –enable-gpl –enable-pp –disable-strip
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.7.0
    libavformat version: 50.3.0
    built on Jun 7 2006 11:00:33, gcc: 4.1.1 (Gentoo 4.1.1)
    01 – Pattern Recognition.wma: Error while opening file

    The confusing thing is that flac transcoding using the ffmpeg plucin works but command line doesn’t:

    willsam Dirty # ffmpeg -i “05 – Shoot.flac” text.wav
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: –prefix=/usr –mandir=/usr/share/man –disable-static –enable-shared –cc=i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc –extra-ldflags= -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavcodec -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavformat -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavutil –disable-altivec –disable-debug –disable-v4l –disable-v4l2 –disable-network –disable-opts –enable-mp3lame –enable-a52 –enable-dc1394 –enable-libogg –enable-vorbis –enable-faad –enable-faac –enable-gpl –enable-pp –disable-strip
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.7.0
    libavformat version: 50.3.0
    built on Jun 7 2006 11:00:33, gcc: 4.1.1 (Gentoo 4.1.1)
    05 – Shoot.flac: Unknown format

    I guess I need to figure out more about ffmpeg. In principle it thinks it supports wma:

    willsam portage # ffmpeg -formats
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: –prefix=/usr –mandir=/usr/share/man –disable-static –enable-shared –cc=i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc –extra-ldflags= -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavcodec -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavformat -Wl,-rpath-link,/var/tmp/portage/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060302/work/ffmpeg-0.4.9-p20060302-shared/libavutil –disable-altivec –disable-debug –disable-v4l –disable-v4l2 –disable-network –disable-opts –enable-mp3lame –enable-a52 –enable-dc1394 –enable-libogg –enable-vorbis –enable-faad –enable-faac –enable-gpl –enable-pp –disable-strip
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.7.0
    libavformat version: 50.3.0
    built on Jun 7 2006 11:00:33, gcc: 4.1.1 (Gentoo 4.1.1)
    File formats:
    E 3g2 3gp2 format
    E 3gp 3gp format
    D 4xm 4X Technologies format
    D RoQ Id RoQ format
    D aac ADTS AAC
    DE ac3 raw ac3
    E adts ADTS AAC
    DE aiff Audio IFF
    DE alaw pcm A law format
    DE asf asf format
    E asf_stream asf format
    DE au SUN AU Format
    DE audio_device audio grab and output
    DE avi avi format
    D avs avs format
    E crc crc testing format
    D daud D-Cinema audio format
    D dc1394 dc1394 A/V grab
    D dts raw dts
    DE dv DV video format
    D dv1394 dv1394 A/V grab
    E dvd MPEG2 PS format (DVD VOB)
    D ea Electronic Arts Multimedia Format
    DE ffm ffm format
    D film_cpk Sega FILM/CPK format
    D flic FLI/FLC/FLX animation format
    DE flv flv format
    E framecrc framecrc testing format
    DE gif GIF Animation
    DE h261 raw h261
    DE h263 raw h263
    DE h264 raw H264 video format
    D idcin Id CIN format
    DE image image sequence
    DE image2 image2 sequence
    DE image2pipe piped image2 sequence
    DE imagepipe piped image sequence
    D ingenient Ingenient MJPEG
    D ipmovie Interplay MVE format
    DE m4v raw MPEG4 video format
    D matroska Matroska file format
    DE mjpeg MJPEG video
    D mm American Laser Games MM format
    DE mmf mmf format
    E mov mov format
    D mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2 QuickTime/MPEG4 format
    E mp2 MPEG audio layer 2
    DE mp3 MPEG audio layer 3
    E mp4 mp4 format
    DE mpeg MPEG1 System format
    E mpeg1video MPEG video
    E mpeg2video MPEG2 video
    DE mpegts MPEG2 transport stream format
    D mpegvideo MPEG video
    E mpjpeg Mime multipart JPEG format
    DE mulaw pcm mu law format
    D nsv NullSoft Video format
    E null null video format
    DE nut nut format
    DE ogg Ogg Vorbis
    E psp psp mp4 format
    D psxstr Sony Playstation STR format
    DE rawvideo raw video format
    DE rm rm format
    DE s16be pcm signed 16 bit big endian format
    DE s16le pcm signed 16 bit little endian format
    DE s8 pcm signed 8 bit format
    D shn raw shorten
    D sol Sierra SOL Format
    E svcd MPEG2 PS format (VOB)
    DE swf Flash format
    D tta true-audio
    DE u16be pcm unsigned 16 bit big endian format
    DE u16le pcm unsigned 16 bit little endian format
    DE u8 pcm unsigned 8 bit format
    E vcd MPEG1 System format (VCD)
    D vmd Sierra VMD format
    E vob MPEG2 PS format (VOB)
    DE voc Creative Voice File format
    DE wav wav format
    D wc3movie Wing Commander III movie format
    D wsaud Westwood Studios audio format
    D wsvqa Westwood Studios VQA format
    DE yuv4mpegpipe YUV4MPEG pipe format

    Image formats (filename extensions, if any, follow):
    DE gif gif

    Codecs:
    D V 4xm
    D V D 8bps
    DEA aac
    D V D aasc
    DEA ac3
    DEA adpcm_4xm
    DEA adpcm_adx
    DEA adpcm_ct
    DEA adpcm_ea
    DEA adpcm_ima_dk3
    DEA adpcm_ima_dk4
    DEA adpcm_ima_qt
    DEA adpcm_ima_smjpeg
    DEA adpcm_ima_wav
    DEA adpcm_ima_ws
    DEA adpcm_ms
    DEA adpcm_sbpro_2
    DEA adpcm_sbpro_3
    DEA adpcm_sbpro_4
    DEA adpcm_swf
    DEA adpcm_xa
    DEA adpcm_yamaha
    D A alac
    DEV D asv1
    DEV D asv2
    D V D avs
    D V bmp
    D V D camstudio
    D V D camtasia
    D V D cinepak
    D V D cljr
    D A cook
    D V D cyuv
    DES dvbsub
    DES dvdsub
    DEV D dvvideo
    DEV D ffv1
    DEVSD ffvhuff
    D A flac
    D V D flic
    DEVSD flv
    D V D fraps
    DEA g726
    DEV D h261
    DEVSDT h263
    D VSD h263i
    EV h263p
    D V DT h264
    DEVSD huffyuv
    D V D idcinvideo
    D V D indeo2
    D V indeo3
    D A interplay_dpcm
    D V D interplayvideo
    EV jpegls
    EV ljpeg
    D V D loco
    D A mace3
    D A mace6
    D V D mdec
    DEV D mjpeg
    D V D mjpegb
    D V D mmvideo
    DEA mp2
    DEA mp3
    D A mp3adu
    D A mp3on4
    DEVSDT mpeg1video
    DEVSDT mpeg2video
    DEVSDT mpeg4
    D A mpeg4aac
    D VSDT mpegvideo
    DEVSD msmpeg4
    DEVSD msmpeg4v1
    DEVSD msmpeg4v2
    D V D msrle
    D V D msvideo1
    D V D mszh
    DEV pam
    DEV pbm
    DEA pcm_alaw
    DEA pcm_mulaw
    DEA pcm_s16be
    DEA pcm_s16le
    DEA pcm_s24be
    DEA pcm_s24daud
    DEA pcm_s24le
    DEA pcm_s32be
    DEA pcm_s32le
    DEA pcm_s8
    DEA pcm_u16be
    DEA pcm_u16le
    DEA pcm_u24be
    DEA pcm_u24le
    DEA pcm_u32be
    DEA pcm_u32le
    DEA pcm_u8
    DEV pgm
    DEV pgmyuv
    DEV png
    DEV ppm
    D A qdm2
    D V D qdraw
    D V D qpeg
    D V D qtrle
    DEV rawvideo
    D A real_144
    D A real_288
    D A roq_dpcm
    D V D roqvideo
    D V D rpza
    DEV D rv10
    DEV D rv20
    D A shorten
    D V D smc
    DEV snow
    D A sol_dpcm
    DEA sonic
    EA sonicls
    D V D sp5x
    DEV D svq1
    D VSD svq3
    D V theora
    D V D truemotion1
    D V D truemotion2
    D A truespeech
    D A tta
    D V D ultimotion
    D V vc9
    D V D vcr1
    D A vmdaudio
    D V D vmdvideo
    DEA vorbis
    D V vp3
    D V D vqavideo
    D A wmav1
    D A wmav2
    DEVSD wmv1
    DEVSD wmv2
    D V D wnv1
    D A ws_snd1
    D A xan_dpcm
    D V D xan_wc3
    D V D xl
    DEV D zlib
    D V zmbv

    Supported file protocols:
    file: pipe:
    Frame size, frame rate abbreviations:
    ntsc pal qntsc qpal sntsc spal film ntsc-film sqcif qcif cif 4cif
    Motion estimation methods:
    zero(fastest) full(slowest) log phods epzs(default) x1 hex umh iter

    Note, the names of encoders and decoders dont always match, so there are
    several cases where the above table shows encoder only or decoder only entries
    even though both encoding and decoding are supported for example, the h263
    decoder corresponds to the h263 and h263p encoders, for file formats its even
    worse

    in reply to: Some feedback on 1130 #4806
    gordo
    Participant

    rsp transcoding of flac is working now using ssc-script.so. I tried ffmpeg and it worked for flac but didn’t with a wma (which shouldn’t need transcode to Soundbridge). This is fine using the script.

    in reply to: svn-1082 on NSLU2 #4681
    gordo
    Participant

    last line of your config???

    plugins = rsp.so-bash-2.05b#

    shouldn’t it just be rsp.so?

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