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fhall1
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Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:28 am

When I try to go to sign up for the 3.0.52 beta using the link at the bottom of the first post I get this error

Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in C:\Websites\www.roku.com\http\include\soundbridgeupgradedb.php on line 3

What's the proper link to register for the beta?
 
alanmc
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Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:33 pm

Radio Roku has been down AGAIN this evening - try again tomorrow :wink:
 
eurikah
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version 8.02

Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:15 pm

Not an answer but does Soundbridge work with version 8.02
 
alanmc
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Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:17 am

@ eurikah
If you had bothered to read this thread properly, the answer to your post is shown in my response of Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:07 am GMT :roll:
 
hm
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Re: iTunes 8 M1001 Apple Lossless

Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:45 am

athoss wrote:
Ever since upgrading to iTunes 8 I am no longer able to play the ALAC files on my G5 with my m1001. I can SEE the files and read the info for the files all form my SB but when I try to play them, it says it cannot play and asks to try the next song or stop.
This seems to be the case with ALAC files encoded with Max and with iTunes 7/8.
AAC and MP3 files play just fine from the same iTunes share.

my M1001 is running 3.0.52

Is this a problem with the current SB firmware or did Apple break iTunes?
The same files play when shared by firefly, but I would rather not have to run two programs when one USED to work.


I'm still experiencing the same problem. Has anybody found a solution yet?
 
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Re: iTunes 8 M1001 Apple Lossless

Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:42 pm

hm wrote:
I'm still experiencing the same problem. Has anybody found a solution yet?

Best solution that I can offer is NOT to use iTunes for anything. I use dBpoweramp to do Apple Lossless encoding - it works very nicely.

I recognise that may not be an answer that helps if you need to use iTunes for other reasons, but if you aren't forced to then there are alternatives.
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hm
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Re: iTunes 8 M1001 Apple Lossless

Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:24 pm

S80_UK wrote:
hm wrote:
I'm still experiencing the same problem. Has anybody found a solution yet?

Best solution that I can offer is NOT to use iTunes for anything. I use dBpoweramp to do Apple Lossless encoding - it works very nicely.

I recognise that may not be an answer that helps if you need to use iTunes for other reasons, but if you aren't forced to then there are alternatives.


My entire library is already encoded with itunes (Mac) to ALAC. I won't re-encode them again just because Roku Player suddenly stopped working with the latest itunes version.
A workaround is using mt-daapd as server but it seems a bit far fetched to use two bonjour servers just because itunes does not work with Roku players but is required with my other music hardware.
 
S80_UK
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Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:21 pm

Here's something you could try - it does not require much effort apart from the install of dBpoweramp and a codec.

Use dBpoweramp's batch converter to convert a bunch of files to another format such as flac (you can specify all files in multiple folders at the same time). Then use dBpoweramp to reconvert to ALAC. Nothing will be lost since both codecs are lossless. Lastly use the AAC optimiser in dBpoweramp to optimise the files for streaming. If you have (say) 10000 files in your library it will take several hours for each pass (less for the final one). For the trial period it is free and fully functional.

Forgive me saying, but I think the logic here is a bit wrong - "I won't re-encode them again just because Roku Player suddenly stopped working with the latest itunes version. " It isn't the Roku player that suddenly stopped playing them. It is Apple who changed something which broke compatibility. This is something that Apple frequently do to many of their "Made for iPod" licensees I am sorry to say. (don't take that personally - just my 2 cents - and me having a pop at Apple)
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floyd
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Soundbridge 3.0.52 Public Beta - Itunes 7.7

Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:05 am

Is there a plan or schedule to incorporate this change into a release version?
 
alanmc
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Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:08 am

@ floyd,
to date, it has never been Roku's policy to discuss/confirm such matters . . . .
 
floyd
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Re: Soundbridge 3.0.52 Public Beta - Itunes 7.7 - Itunes 8

Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:30 am

alanmc wrote:
@ floyd,
to date, it has never been Roku's policy to discuss/confirm such matters . . . .


I can appreciate that . But I had been simply checking for updates on my Soundbridge's as bug fixes usually have gone into a Soundbridge release relatively soon, sooner than in this case which has been in beta for about 6 months now. I had all but forgotten about it until just recently when a new computer in our house started using iTunes - and this one is version 8.

I suppose I can install the beta like I suppose most everyone else has. Just wondering if there's still some issues that should be avoided or if iTunes 8 poses an additional hurdle.
 
alanmc
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Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:31 pm

Whilst you may have thought that beta bug fixes usually have gone into a Soundbridge ‘approved-release’ relatively soon, the final release of the current SoundBridge version 3.0.44 actually happened way back on 23 June, 2007 (20 months ago) – since then, there have only been merely betas for such specific purposes as “fixesâ€
 
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Sat May 23, 2009 4:03 am

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Burkhardi
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Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:49 pm

Anyone else having issue getting to this site? I keep gettting the good ole "404" error...
http://www.roku.com/products/soundbridge/software/beta/
Roku3 and Roku HD1000 [Rev B] on a Samsung HLP5674W DLP in the living room; a Roku2 and two Roku XS and a few SoundBridges.Win7; Kubuntu and XP via RT-N66U, E2000 and a switch or two. I own stock in Roku, it's just all in the form of hardware.Viva la Roku
 
S80_UK
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:18 pm

Burkhardi wrote:
Anyone else having issue getting to this site? I keep gettting the good ole "404" error...
http://www.roku.com/products/soundbridge/software/beta/

Hi Matt, I have already requested a fix...
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