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jacdx
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Firefly dead?

Wed May 13, 2009 8:21 pm

Hey all,

Anyone know what's going on with Firefly? The forums have been inaccessible for days. The wiki is getting spammed every day. But, more importantly, I don't see any new development.

Firefly is the best server I've found out of the 5 I've tried, but 1586 has trouble playing some of my FLACs (skips to the next song after playing for a little while)...
 
andyg
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Thu May 14, 2009 4:24 am

Yes indeed the forum's been down a while now & has a habit of going down periodically. Unfortunately the developper of firefly, Ron Pedde, doesn't seem to have any time to continue active development that results in release candidates hence nothing for getting on for two years. I think the fora stays down until he realises & gets it back up & running...

Regards FLAC issues on 1586: I'd suggest taking a look at the log file and see what it indicates (bump it up to 9) & check the individual files are good.
G5, OS X 10.5.8, 3 x M1000, iTunes 10.4, slimserver 6.2.1/alienbbc (now redundant), firefly svn 1586, uNSLUng 6.8
 
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Sat May 16, 2009 4:48 pm

It's quite surprising that the project is stalled like it is considering that it's appearing on almost every NAS coming to market lately ... Really to bad because it is a great server.
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atrocity
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Re: Firefly dead?

Mon May 18, 2009 8:09 pm

jacdx wrote:
Anyone know what's going on with Firefly? The forums have been inaccessible for days. The wiki is getting spammed every day. But, more importantly, I don't see any new development.


And transcoding appears to be broken under Ubuntu 9.04.
 
g0pkh
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Tue May 19, 2009 6:52 am

It's quite surprising that the project is stalled like it is considering that it's appearing on almost every NAS coming to market lately


This is not strictly true of course, it is iTunes sharing that is appearing
on most NAS boxes.

Which is great of course if you dont have Pinnacle products.

I agree totally however Firefly is IMO the best media server available for ALL soundbridge products.

A great shame it seems to have died with the Soundbridge.
In much the same way that Mplay died with the Photobridge.

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jjaf
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Tue May 19, 2009 9:12 am

Doubly so, as Firefly would make an attractive starting point for a new Internet Radio browser, to replace the rapidly declining RokuRadio database.
 
g0pkh
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Wed May 20, 2009 1:22 am

Well yes, that's a nice idea.

But to what advantage now ?
The soundbridge products are no longer being developed.

I will continue to use Firefly on my Linkstation servers.
I currently have 4 running on two boxes.

As a result I have all the files I need to support myself with Firefly.
Sooner or later I fear the website and source files will disappear too.

Pete.
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dontodd
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Re: Firefly dead?

Tue May 26, 2009 7:27 pm

atrocity wrote:
And transcoding appears to be broken under Ubuntu 9.04.


See my workaround: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... ostcount=3

I was used to rolling my own but couldn't get it to configure due to an ffmpeg error. I finally got ogg transcoding working with the version in the repositories.

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