Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Help - Can't get iTunes server to work
- The ID3 headers is a known and ongoing issues w/ mt-daap. If you find
one that dies, send it to the author so he can find what bugs.
On Sep 1, 2004, at 9:56 AM, dankamike2002 wrote:
> In using mt-daapd I noticed one thing that caused a bit of a problem
> early on, in the log mt-daapd said there were some bad headers/id3
> tags on some of my mp3s, when I removed the offending mp3's mt-daapd
> was working fine again. It also logged that my machine connected and
> all of that other stuff but I never was able to see any mp3s until i
> removed the ones with the reported bad headers.
> This was on both iTunes 4.2 and iTunes 4.6, PC versions on both.
> See if that helps.
> ps- I also had to change the runas user to admin on mine instead of
> nobody in the conf.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "vax2man" <vaxxman@c...> wrote:
> > Using iTunes 4.5 on a Dell Inspiron laptop running Win 2000 SP4 on
> > 1GHz PIII attached to a wired, 100Mb ethernet switch connected to
> > a WRT54GS router, it takes about 20 seconds to load a library with
> > 3,453 songs from the NSLU2. The NSLU2 is connected to one of the
> > switch ports on the WRT54GS. If I load the library on a PC that is
> > connecting via the wireless port on the WRT54GS it takes about 30
> > seconds. For comparison, loading a similar size library from my
> > G5 takes about 7 seconds on the laptop.
> > Since mt-daapd seems to be working correctly on your NSLU2, I
> > would begin to suspect a network problem. Are you running any
> > firewall software on the Windows PC or anything that might be
> > blocking ports?
> > Did you have any problems copying the music files to the NSLU2?
> > Anything that might indicate a problem with the actual network
> > connection? For example, many users have reported issues with
> > duplex mismatches on hubs.
> > What version of iTunes are you running on the PC? There were
> > some changes in protocols and formats for music sharing with
> > V4.5 of iTunes. When I upgraded to V4.5 on my Mac, none of my
> > other systems could read the library from the Mac until I upgraded
> > to at least V4.5 on those systems. All my systems are currently
> > running either V4.5 or V4.6 of iTunes and they can all access the
> > library on the NSLU2 without any problems.
> > Hope this helps to troubleshoot the problem...
> > John
> > --- In email@example.com, "mfield3" <yahoo@f...> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Thanks for the reply. That wasn't the problem -- the application
> > > indexed all my mp3s just fine. I did change the permissions to
> > make
> > > the files readable by anyone. I also emptied the cache. Then
> > > restarted the application. It re-indexed successfully. It also
> > > logged the fact that the Windows box was connecting (and I could
> > hear
> > > some disk activity when that happened). In the mt-daapd web
> > > interface, it listed the thread as it passed the information to
> > > Windows box, and after a while the listing for that thread
> > > disappeared. However, the Windows box just sits and sits with
> > > "Loading..." message and never lists any songs. I also
> > > the password line in the config file to see whether iTunes
> > > a
> > > password (to ensure there really was 2-way communication), and
> > > worked too.
> > >
> > > How long is it supposed to take to load the information for, say,
> > > 1000
> > > songs?
> > >
> > > Any additional ideas as to what's wrong here?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > Marc
> > >
> > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "echofer" <ehofer@g...> wrote:
> > > > The files may still not be readable to the admin user...You
> > should
> > > check /var/log/mt-
> > > > daapd.log and see if mt-daapd is able to see files (i.e. should
> > see
> > > a message indicating
> > > > that more than 0 files were scanned).
> > > >
> > > > If it isn't seeing the files, the easiest thing to do is to do
> > > chmod -R ugo+r on the
> > > > directory where your music files are to make the files readable
> > to
> > > all. Kill and restart mt-
> > > > daapd and you should be in good shape.
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- FWIW: I have a few files with bad mp3 headers and one file that complained
about a "short file". I am able to play the "short file" with no noticeable
difference from the same file played on the Mac where it was converted.
The files with the bad mp3 headers don't seem to affect the other 3400+
files. Maybe there is some critical number of "bad" files that cause a
Also, as I reported in an earlier post, I had a number of files that would
index fine on the NSLU2, but wouldn't show up correctly in the library
when loaded under iTunes. I found that all of these files had V2.4 ID3
tags. These tags came from an earlier experiment with getting an
Audiotron working with my Mac. I used iTunes on the Mac to convert
all of the files with V2.4 ID3 tags to V2.2 ID3 tags, then I copied the
updated files to the NSLU2. That solved the problem with songs showing
up correctly in the library under iTunes.
I wonder if perhaps your files with "bad mp3 headers" might have a
similar problem? Did you create your mp3 files with Windows iTunes
or with Mac iTunes? I created the bulk of my files with iTunes on the
Mac, but there are a couple hundred files that were created with iTunes
on Windows. Both sets of files seem to work OK with mt-daapd on the
--- In email@example.com, "mfield3" <yahoo@f...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dankamike2002"
> > In using mt-daapd I noticed one thing that caused a bit of a
> > early on, in the log mt-daapd said there were some bad headers/id3
> > tags on some of my mp3s, when I removed the offending mp3's
> > was working fine again. It also logged that my machine connected
> > all of that other stuff but I never was able to see any mp3s until
> > removed the ones with the reported bad headers.
> That was the problem. I changed the conf file to point to a
> directory and threw-in just a few mp3 files. It works perfectly.
> problem is that I've got so many files that generate an error message
> in the log that it's not practical to delete all of them. I guess
> I'll use the separate folder for now, and wait until the mt-daapd
> author fixes the tag recognition problem.
> Thanks to everyone for their replies!