Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

 
dougrb
Posts: 163
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:29 pm

Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:30 pm

That github site is not the most intuitive to use. It doesn't seem like the zip download of everything has all the up-to-date files. I had to view the source of two python files and copy/paste over what I already had.
 
calicommando
Posts: 274
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:18 pm

Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:32 pm

I feel like you could be getting beat with me, but at the same time, you might want the feedback. Or you might be getting beat with me and want feedback from someone who understands a little better what is going on. So if you want me to shut up, tell me.

BUT. I decided I liked it better when it didn't break up the artists by alphabetical categories, so I tried to revert by setting the max-folders-before-split to "-1". I ended all python processes, installed client, and launched server, but the a-b folders are still showing up. Am I missing something?
 
el.wubo
Topic Author
Posts: 243
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:54 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD
Contact:

Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:54 pm

calicommando:

Bug reports make the world go round. I wish I wrote perfect code... but alas. Thank you for letting me know.

You found a real bug. I wasn't honoring that configuration variable the way I should have been. It's fixed and in the latest update.


dougrb:

There are two places you can download the zip and that may be what's confusing. The latest and greatest is always available by clicking the Download Source link in the top right. Here's a direct link as well:

http://github.com/netguy204/roku_media_ ... ves/master

The "Downloads" button below that has all of the versions that I've labeled as being "releases." Since we're currently progressing rather quickly I'm only marking what I consider major feature advances that are well tested as releases. I'd prefer that everyone grab the latest source using the link provided above instead of using the releases because bug reports from the very latest code are always more useful.

Sorry about the confusion. Hopefully this clears things up a bit.

EDIT: To make things clearer I've removed the release download area. It'll come back when new updates aren't coming out so quickly.
 
calicommando
Posts: 274
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:18 pm

Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:00 pm

That fixed it, but where did my "311" go? Haha. I guess somehow the #s got left out.
 
el.wubo
Topic Author
Posts: 243
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:54 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD
Contact:

Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:29 pm

Wow. Ooops. I guess the paint is still wet. I've rolled back this update for now so I can rethink the algorithm and get it right for numbers and special characters also.

If you want to track my progress you can follow the "partition" branch on github but I recommend everyone stick with the master branch for now.

The latest release no longer includes splitting large collections into letter ranges. I'll post something here when that feature is back in the main release.

calicommando wrote:
That fixed it, but where did my "311" go? Haha. I guess somehow the #s got left out.
 
onecaribou
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:42 pm

Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:37 pm

el.wubo wrote:
That's so cool! What a great device to use as a personal media center. I'm excited that it worked!


buaboo wrote:
I sent onecaribou a PM ... I have the Maxtor Central Axis NAS. can someone give me basic guidance on how to get this working on a NAS.


buaboo - I sent you a preliminary doc I've been working on on how to set up MyMusic on a NAS. I'm going to clean it up and share here as well.

el.wubo wrote:
Album art is only displayed for albums that contain a .jpg or .png of the art in the same folder as the mp3s. Did the albums you expected to see art for have this?

Gotcha - I had thought the app might do a lookup to freedb or last.fm.

-
el.wubo wrote:
I like the idea of a high level view. Maybe when there are many items (> 30) the player could let you pick from (A - J ), (K - Z) or whatever partitioning
scheme makes sense for your collection. I'll give that some more thought.


installing newest rev now.. woot!


Thanks again for your hard work el.wubo - the app is really growing up fast!
 
el.wubo
Topic Author
Posts: 243
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:54 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD
Contact:

Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:05 pm

onecaribou:

When you post that doc I'll put a copy in the main distribution as well.

If you want to try out the (somewhat broken) large collection navigation support you can grab it here: http://github.com/netguy204/roku_media_ ... /partition -- as mentioned before, the paint is still wet. Only folders that start with a letter in the english alphabet will be visible.
 
onecaribou
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:42 pm

Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:14 pm

el.wubo wrote:
When you post that doc I'll put a copy in the main distribution as well.


I'll definitely send you a copy of the doc once it's a little further along.

el.wubo wrote:
If you want to try out the (somewhat broken) large collection navigation support..


Thanks! I'll check it our and let you know if I see any issues.
 
wizzy1291
Posts: 30
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:28 pm

Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:20 pm

el.wubo wrote:
wizzy1291:

Good catch! I'd like to fix this. If you go to the album that has special characters using your browser and click on the song does it play?

I'm trying to figure out if the Roku just can't handle it or if it's something at the server.


I just tried it out and the answer is "that the songs will not play through a browser. In fact, you cannot even access a folder that has a single song with a non-standard English character.

IE displays an error about DTDs. (The web interface doesn't work at all with Chrome).
 
wizzy1291
Posts: 30
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:28 pm

Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:28 pm

el.wubo wrote:
wizzy1291:

On the Artist Name/Album/Track request: What happens right now is that when the player cycles to the next song it highlights the currently playing song and displays the song name and the artist underneath. Is that what you see? For WMA's I don't extract the metadata yet (haven't figured out how to) so all you'll see for those is the file name.

What's your ideal scenario for displaying this information?


Ideally I think artist, album, and song would display.

BTW, I am running the new version with the partitions. I love the alphabetical partitions.

I also like that songs do not stop playing until you actually push play on a new track. Nice.
 
buaboo
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:34 pm

Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:07 am

Through onecaribu's help I was able to get most of this to work. I am able to see the folders and songs. But, when I click on the song, it won't play anything. I can see the request coming through but the Roku won't play anything.. any thoughts?

I have pointed my browser to the the server and I am able to play a song. If that helps..

Also, is my understanding correct that if I have a folder with multiple song that I will have manually advance from song to song or will the automatically go to next song when the one you are listening to ends?

This is pretty COOL!!! thank you
 
el.wubo
Topic Author
Posts: 243
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:54 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD
Contact:

Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:23 am

Non-english characters: Our support is somewhat improved. You should now be able to navigate to folders with non-english characters in the song names though the songs with non-english characters may not display properly due to a bug in the ID3 library I'm using. I'll look into that and fix it if I can.

buaboo:

Excellent. Glad you're making progress.

Can you telnet to port 8085 of your Roku and send me what you see there?

The player will automatically loop through every song in a folder indefinitely. You only need to manually intervene if you want to start playing songs in a different folder.
 
srankin
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:53 am

OT: SDK forum

Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:49 am

Should this be moved to or mirrored to the SDK forum?
 
dellsweig
Posts: 419
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:03 am
Location: Campbell Hall NY

need some help

Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:20 am

Installed Python 3.1.1 on my Windows Vista Ultimate box.

Downloaded and installed the media server, opened firewall port 8001, installed the server and launched the server. Python is running

On my Roku - I see the new channel - when I launch it - it just hangs retrieving data.

I launched the server in debug mode - here is the trace

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\rokudev\media servier\server\web\application.py", l
ine 242, in process
return self.handle()
File "C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\rokudev\media servier\server\web\application.py", l
ine 233, in handle
return self._delegate(fn, self.fvars, args)
File "C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\rokudev\media servier\server\web\application.py", l
ine 412, in _delegate
return handle_class(cls)
File "C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\rokudev\media servier\server\web\application.py", l
ine 387, in handle_class
return tocall(*args)
File "C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\rokudev\media servier\server\rss_server.py", line 2
98, in GET
return getdoc(config.get("config", 'music_dir'), config).to_xml()
File "C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\rokudev\media servier\server\rss_server.py", line 1
87, in getdoc
items.append(dir2item(subdir, config, getart(subdir)))
File "C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\rokudev\media servier\server\rss_server.py", line 1
32, in getart
for base, dirs, files in os.walk(path.encode('utf-8')):
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe9 in position 25: ordinal
not in range(128)

192.168.1.35:52421 - - [13/Feb/2010 10:15:21] "HTTP/1.1 GET /feed" - 500 Interna
l Server Error
 
hammerpocket
Posts: 192
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:43 pm

Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:32 am

Someone asked what an .m4a file is. That's the file extension for iTunes AAC files. The extension .m4p is used for purchased (DRM protected) AAC files.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests