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SAWS
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FIREFLY + VISTA LIBRARY PROBLEMS

Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:07 pm

Hello,

First off, I'm not sure if I should be posting in this forum, or in the soundbridge set-up forum, so I apologize for that.

System:

Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
Philips Intel Core 2 Duo Laptop
Soundbridge M1000

I am running a wireless network through a hub and I am able to find the Firefly Media Server on the Soundbridge, enter my username and password, and access the library.

My problem lies with the location of the library. When I Connect to Firefly through my Soundbridge, the library is completely empty.

I have pointed firefly to my music folder, which lies in a different place(C:\Users\Seán\Music) to the suggested location. I ran Firefly Debug mode, and the software found no files, but it appeared to still be looking for them in the wrong place. It seemed to be looking for my music folder in C:/user/SeBn//documents/music (Note the 'B' is a German b which is sometimes shown instead of 'á' for a reason I don't understand.) I have no idea why it's putting the 'documents' part of the location in.

I tried changing my windows username to 'Sean' to solve this problem, however the name of the user folder (C:/users/Seán/music) did not change, so I copied the entire music folder to another folder called 'C:/users/Sean/music'.

I change the location of my music folder in the Firefly Media Server to the new location, and run debug mode again. Firefly is still looking for the music collection in 'C:/users/SeBn/documents/music' and finds no files.

Does anyone have any idea what's going wrong, or how to fix it?

Is it possible to bypass Firefly entirely, and connect directly to Windows Media player, or iTunes from my Soundbridge?

Thank you,

Seán.
 
rpedde
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Re: FIREFLY + VISTA LIBRARY PROBLEMS

Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:56 pm

SAWS wrote:
I tried changing my windows username to 'Sean' to solve this problem, however the name of the user folder (C:/users/Seán/music) did not change, so I copied the entire music folder to another folder called 'C:/users/Sean/music'.


That's definitely the issue. It can be fixed in a couple different ways. One by messing with the format of the config file - to save it in UTF-8 rather than the format it's in.

The easier solution would be to change the music directory to c:\users.

I change the location of my music folder in the Firefly Media Server to the new location, and run debug mode again. Firefly is still looking for the music collection in 'C:/users/SeBn/documents/music' and finds no files.


That should work. Are you using the 1.1b version that's vista compatible? Or are you using the 1.0 version? If the 1.0 version, I suspect that you might be seeing the results some vista features for backward compatibility.

Is it possible to bypass Firefly entirely, and connect directly to Windows Media player, or iTunes from my Soundbridge?


Yes, windows media play will work fine, but you won't be able to connect via soundbridge to iTunes if it's a pinnacle branded version.

If you are interested in trying to make firefly work, let me know, and I can probably walk you through what needs to be done.

-- Ron
 
SAWS
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Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:44 am

I'm having trouble finding Firefly Media Server V. 1.1b. I downloaded and installed Firefly svn 1586 - is this the right version?

I read on the firefly forum that 1.1b was realeased on the roku website, but I can't find it and it's suppossed to be svn 1483 (which is a bad release on the firefly website, and undownloadable).

If you could walk me through the solution, that would be great.

Thanks!
 
rpedde
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Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:26 pm

SAWS wrote:
I'm having trouble finding Firefly Media Server V. 1.1b. I downloaded and installed Firefly svn 1586 - is this the right version?

I read on the firefly forum that 1.1b was realeased on the roku website, but I can't find it and it's suppossed to be svn 1483 (which is a bad release on the firefly website, and undownloadable).

If you could walk me through the solution, that would be great.

Thanks!


I answered this over on the firefly site. http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/vi ... php?t=4979

-- Ron

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