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Library Server, Part 3
« on: October 19, 2004, 11:45:30 am »

Media Center build 11.0.97 introduced a new server that will soon replace most of Media Server.  You can use it to share the library of one PC to another PC, even across the Internet.

At this time, this is how it works.

In MC, under the tree, under plug-ins, you'll find the Library Manager plug-in.  Set the options here and "enable" it on the server machine.

You can also convert lossless formats to MP3 or WMA or other lossy formats that can be streamed over lower bandwidth collections (home to work, for example).  This is controlled in MC's Tools/Options/Library section of the client machine.

This may be a little rough still, so please be patient.  But let us know what you think works well in the current implementation -- and what doesn't.

Remember that both the client PC and the server must be running the same build.

Today's build should fix problems with playing m4p files and with converting within the same codec (converting from 320 mp3 to 128 mp3).

Some issues are still open:
DLL installation errors (anyone still having these)
Server crashing (I need more info)
Invalid Argument on Windows 2000 (working on this)
CUE tracks not working (I'm working on this)
MPC tracks not playing (working on this)

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[edit below by JimH]

Previous thread on Library Server is here:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=24034;start=0

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2004, 12:34:09 pm »

I got Media Server to work under MC11. By that I mean that I was able to connect to it from my work computer. (This requires using DynDNS and an update client, and remembering to turn it on and all sorts of things).

Now I'm trying to use Library Server but I'm not connecting. . .

I set up Library Server the same way. Media Server is not running (I checked). The Dynamic DNS updater IS running (I checked). MC11 IS running on my home computer. Library Server is running on port 8787. I'm trying to connect using my DynDNS alias and the port. That's the same way I was connecting via Media Server.

Everytime, it just says "Failed to connect to server, reason unknown." Not really useful. . .

Do I need to do something different with Library Server? Is what I'm trying to do not yet possible?

I really want this to work 'cause the converting on the fly part is what I need. Even with Media Server working, it didn't really work, 'cause songs would cut in and out all the time due to bandwidth issues.

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2004, 12:48:14 pm »

I don't think there are any functional differences between the new and old server when you are connecting and downloading the library data. At least it seems to connect exactly as it did before. The differences show up later.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2004, 12:56:01 pm »

Alex is correct. That part is pretty much the same.  You can try things like:
http://10.0.0.1:8787/
in a browser window, see if you get anything back (replace 10.0.0.1 with your IP),
or telnet 10.0.0.1 8787
Make sure port forwarding is turned on, if needed, and that no firewalls are blocking
you.

Try running the client and server on the same machine.

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004, 02:12:21 pm »

Okay, I'll try the client at home tonight and see if that works. Something isn't working at the moment 'cause even when I ping it I just get "request timed out" even though the IP keeps changing (which is what it is supposed to do and means that the DynDNS client is working).

Thanks. At least now I know the problem is on my end.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004, 07:12:30 pm »

Is there any thought to having Library Server convert the next song in the playlist whilst the current song is playing. With conversion turned on, you get a reasonable pause between songs whilst Library Server converts the next song. It seems to me that it could work a bit smart by anticipating the next song and pre-convert it whilst the current song is playing.

Thanks for listening.

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2004, 06:37:30 am »

I'm still having problems (11.0.106) that after playing a few tracks on the client, the album cover disappears from playing now

I do see messages like :
10/20/04 13:24:13 - Received request for a file: c:/Program Files/J River/Media Center 11/Data/Cover Art/Joan Osborne - Relish.jpg

just nothing is displayed on the client
restarting the client usually doesn't help
I've got to restart the server as well
then the problem goes away for a few tracks again

if the client is started, by default it uses the server's current playlist.
If I select another one on the client, the album usually stops displaying as well.

the image always displays fine on the server

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2004, 09:37:33 am »

Is there any thought to having Library Server convert the next song in the playlist whilst the current song is playing.

Probably not, it's pretty hard to do because the server has no idea what is coming next.

Which codec are you converting to? Try mp3, some of the others are very slow.

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2004, 12:59:22 pm »

Happy, happy, joy, joy!! Okay, it is all working and I'm sitting here at work listening to Silky Delta by Euphoria as I type this. Yee ha!

I have Library Server converting to 96 mp3 (from vbr mp3) and it is working with no delays at all. I might try 128 to see if that works.

I found out that the problem I was having was that I had two different things on my network going to the same port. Once I fixed that, everything is hunky dory.

Thanks. I really love it when this stuff actually does make my life better. Like today.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2004, 01:02:53 pm »

If you were having problems with "Invalid Arguments", have you tried 11.0.106?

It seems to have fixed itself, as far as I can tell.

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2004, 04:21:19 pm »

I have a dilemma.  I want to run Library Server so I can hear my massive home library here at the office.  The problem is I don't know if I can talk my network administrator into letting me install MC10 on my computer here at work.  He has real tight security on our Windows 2000 network, I always have to go to him because I don't have any install privileges.

Any suggestions?
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2004, 04:25:22 pm »

Take flowers.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2004, 04:29:19 pm »

No, not flowers. He's an IT guy. Bring COFFEE and CHOCOLATE.

Also, I would try to install MC first. Our network is pretty locked down, though not totally. I could install MC, but not the Flash player for IE. It might work. If not, go to Starbucks and get the biggest caramel cappucino thingy they sell, pick up a box of chocolates and then go talk more sweetly than you ever have in your life.  ;D
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2004, 06:48:50 pm »

I'm getting an invalid argument error when I try to play a file.

Both machines have 106 installed and both have XP SP2.

The desktop is the server and the laptop is the client, the laptop is connected wirelessly to the network both are connected to the same router.

I enabled the library server on the desktop and added the library to the client. The library loads on the laptop but when I go to play I get the invalid argument. On the server the only messages have been that it has sent out the library.

Thanks for any help, let me know if additional info is needed. I never used the old media server.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2004, 08:45:57 pm »

I still get the invalid argument with 106.

Thanks,
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2004, 05:56:42 am »

To help spread the word of MC and utilise the new Library Server functionality, would it be possible to build a very cut-down client-only version of MC that is permanently free?

Then i can share my music/images to family members without making them pay for something they won't use (and will find frighteningly complex frankly).

The ones that then want to start using/sharing their own media can then easily upgrade to full MC and pay the fee.

This would work very similarly to the new Grouper thing (http://www.grouper.com) but with MC's vastly superior media management facilities.

Just a thought, anyway....
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2004, 09:58:05 am »

For the invalid argument: I need to know the name of the file, and what conversion settings you have set on the client.

Thanks,

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2004, 10:15:35 am »

I don't have conversion turned on, it happens with every file I've tired. I can try some others when I get home to see if maybe the ones I was trying were too long or if their bitrate was too high.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2004, 10:57:54 am »

CUE files are not going to work for a while, they require quite a bit of modification to the server (to allow seeking).

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2004, 03:45:59 pm »

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Invalid Argument on Windows 2000 (working on this)

This happened to me too. I get invalid argument when I sync from a windows 2000 machine to a windows Xp laptop with XP sp1. Both machines have build 106 installed. It's through a local network.

There isn't really anything interesting in the logs.
From Library Server:
10/21/04 22:09:48 - Starting...
10/21/04 22:09:48 - Trying Port 80
10/21/04 22:09:48 - Running on Port 80
10/21/04 22:13:00 - Received request for library

It's really long from media server but it's only cover arts and pictures. It hasn't logged music requests.

I don't convert the music. Most of it is mp3, some of it is ape, and a fraction of it is aac.

Otherwise, I really like the idea of media/library server! We're gonna build a wireless network at home and I'll be able to listen to music everywhere with media center without having to have copy of the music on the laptop.

I would like MC to automatic put any file created on the server automatically. Imagine this, I'm using the laptop writing a paper, but somebody needs the computer. I close word, and mc, which is running in the back, will auto detect it and sync it to the server... automatic of course.
  Or, I rip a CD on the laptop and the files will get synced to the server, and everybody will be able to listen to it, rather than having to rip it directly on the server.
  Will this ever happen?

Thanks,
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2004, 03:47:55 pm »

OK, set up for conversion and it works like a dream.

Thanks!
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2004, 03:41:39 pm »

I shouldn't have to convert if I don't want to do I?
I have my files stored in APE and I would assume I should be able to share those files around locally if I want.
If I don't convert I get the invalid argument message.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2004, 04:00:05 pm »

I don't think this is related to Ape, I'm still working on this problem (invalid arguments).

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2004, 02:02:50 pm »

After upgrading to build 108, I'm getting the infamous Invalid Argument error. My server is XP SP2 and my client is running 2k. I've tried using Media Server and Library Server (no, not at the same time) and I get the error with both.  There were no problems running Media Server with build 106 or prior (and I hadn't tried Library Server until moving to 108).  When using Library Server, I am converting to 96k mp3. I get this error when trying to play any file in my library, although my filename structure is generally as follows: Artist - Album - Track# - Name.mp3

I don't mean to clutter the thread with problems that have already been reported, but this is the most important feature of MC to me.   :P  In the meantime, I'll just revert back to 106 when I get out of work and hope everything goes back to normal.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2004, 02:23:55 pm »

Hi Tyler,

Let me know if reverting to 106 fixes it, that would help me a lot.

Also, try different encodings and no encoding, see if that makes a difference.

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2004, 10:52:42 am »

Problem or Bug?

This problem has been there since the introduction of the new library server plugin and is still there with version 11.0.109. It happens on both, running library server locally or remotely.

1) Selecting and playing an image slideshow after start of MC11 displays the following error:

Media Center encountered errors while trying to play the last several files
Error: Unknown errors
Please make sure that the path in media library points to the right directory.


2) If I select and play music first and run a slideshow afterwards while the music is playing, there is no problem, the slideshow works flawlessly.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2004, 11:15:34 am »

John,

The invalid argument only happens when conversion is not enabled on the client.  This was my oversight (although I have a feeling this is causing jankm's problems, too).  Playback is working perfectly with build 109 using every type of conversion.

Thanks,
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2004, 02:25:12 pm »

I'm still having problems (11.0.106) that after playing a few tracks on the client, the album cover disappears from playing now

I can't reproduce this. Is it still happening?

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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2004, 02:29:49 pm »

1) Selecting and playing an image slideshow after start of MC11 displays the following error:

Media Center encountered errors while trying to play the last several files
Error: Unknown errors
Please make sure that the path in media library points to the right directory.


Hi Jaguu, this is working fine with me. Can you post your system info and the file names of  1 or 2 of the images in the slideshow?

Thanks,

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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2004, 03:34:02 pm »

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Media Center Registered 11.0.109 -- C:\Programme\J River\Media Center 11\

Microsoft Windows XP  Workstation 5.1 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
AMD Athlon 1725 MHz MMX / Memory: Total - 523 MB, Free - 120 MB

Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 / ComCtl32.dll: 5.82 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) / Shlwapi.dll: 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) / Shell32.dll: 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) / wnaspi32.dll: N/A
Ripping /   Drive F:   Mode:Normal  Type:Auto  Speed:Max
  Drive Y: PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-104   Mode:Normal  Type:Auto  Speed:Max
  Drive Z: PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W1610A  Mode:Normal  Type:Auto  Speed:Max
  Digital playback: Yes /  Use YADB: Yes /  Get cover art: No /  Calc replay gain: Yes /  Copy volume: 32767
  Eject after ripping: Yes /  Play sound after ripping: No  

Burning /  Drive Z: PLEXTOR  CD-R   PX-W1610A   Addr: 1:1:0  Speed:16  MaxSpeed:16  BurnProof:Yes
  Test mode: No /  Eject after writing: Yes /  Direct decoding: Yes /  Write CD-Text: Yes
  Use playback settings: No /  Normalization: None

OK John, probably the reason is clear, must be something with special characters, No 1 + 2 don't work, No 3 does. As most of my image files are of type 1 and 2, it seems that the characters (,&) might be the culprits:

1) m01p://192.168.1.XX:80/D:\Media\Image\Arts\Van Gogh, Vincent\Arles 2\Pic0051_1024.jpg
2) m01p://192.168.1.XX:80/D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge, Paris, France.jpg
3) m01p://192.168.1.XX:80/D:\Users\giorgio\A_Personal\Bilder\Cologne 1.8.04\Party 01-08-04\DSCN0803.JPG
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2004, 03:52:15 pm »

Hi Jaguu,

Are you running version 109 on BOTH the client and server?

Make a playlist containing just the two files that fail, and try to play it via Media Library.

Copy-and-paste the output of the status window here.

I tried funny characters in file names, they worked  for me.

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« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2004, 04:06:39 pm »

I'm running 112 on Win2k server (which hosts the library and all the mp3 files), and also 112 on an XP laptop with just MC and no files.   When I connect to library server, the progress bar shows the client downloading the library, then at the end it just sits there.   At this point, there's an error message on the server that media center.exe has crashed.  When I click ok on that message, then look back at the client, the client has an error message on a .tmp file.   I'm at work now so don't have the exact wording handy.  Give me some pointers on what settings to report back on and I'll thoroughly test tomorrow.
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« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2004, 04:21:16 pm »

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10/28/04 23:11:26 - Received request for cover art: D:/Media/Audio/Assorted - Essential Violin (CD1)/Wieniawski (13) Romance Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor,op.22.ape
10/28/04 23:11:27 - Received request for cover art: D:/Media/Audio/Assorted - Essential Violin (CD1)/Kreisler (12) Liebesleid.ape
10/28/04 23:11:27 - Received request for cover art: D:/Media/Audio/Assorted - Essential Violin (CD1)/Kreisler (11) Liebesfreud.ape
10/28/04 23:11:27 - Received request for cover art: D:/Media/Audio/Assorted - Essential Violin (CD1)/Saint-SaŽns (10) Introduction et Rondo cappricioso.ape
10/28/04 23:12:38 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
10/28/04 23:12:38 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:15:36 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Arts\Van Gogh
10/28/04 23:15:36 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:15:36 - Received request for a file: D:/Media/Image/Architecture/Cityscapes/Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge, Paris, France.jpg
10/28/04 23:15:36 - Received request for a file: D:/Media/Image/Architecture/Cityscapes/Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge, Paris, France.jpg
10/28/04 23:15:36 - Received request for a file: D:/Media/Image/Arts/Van Gogh, Vincent/Arles 1/Pic0051_1024.jpg
10/28/04 23:15:36 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
10/28/04 23:15:36 - Error sharing file, file type not supported

I run it locally, but it happens also if I run it remotely.
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« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2004, 04:32:14 pm »

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10/28/04 23:12:38 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
10/28/04 23:12:38 - Error sharing file, file type not supported

It looks like this one name is losing it's end. What is the name supposed to be? Be careful when you look it up, there are several similar ones and some of them work.

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« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2004, 04:35:47 pm »

there's an error message on the server that media center.exe has crashed.

How much free disk space on the server? How big is your library?

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2004, 04:40:19 pm »

John,

The invalid argument only happens when conversion is not enabled on the client.  This was my oversight (although I have a feeling this is causing jankm's problems, too).  Playback is working perfectly with build 109 using every type of conversion.

Thanks,
Tyler

Hi Tyler, just gave it a try and it worked fine for me. What is the filename of one of the files that doesn't work?

j

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2004, 04:51:52 pm »

Just another note on the "invalid argument" situation.

After install of 11.0.112 i can now connect to a library server hosted on a XP  from W2K server without any problem, but if i try the opposit, connecting from the XP to the server hosted on W2K server I end up with the "invalid argument" (same settings, port 888). The problem (maby you figured that out already) seems to be with W2K server. Any new ideas on this problem.

I tried to connect over internet as well, media library downloads nicely but as soon as i try to play any files (only mp3) i end up with the same problem.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2004, 04:53:03 pm »

Thanks Helan - are you using conversion or not in the options? Would you check on each machine?
Have you found any files that work, or is it failing for all file names? Could you post one of the file names?

Thanks,

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« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2004, 05:01:45 pm »

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0/28/04 23:45:25 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
10/28/04 23:45:25 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:46:05 - Received request for a file: D:/Media/Image/Arts/Van Gogh, Vincent/Arles 1/Pic0094_1024.jpg
10/28/04 23:46:07 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Arts\Van Gogh
10/28/04 23:46:07 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:50:23 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Arts\Van Gogh
10/28/04 23:50:23 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:51:15 - Received request for a file: D:/Media/Image/Architecture/Cityscapes/Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge, Paris, France.jpg
10/28/04 23:51:22 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
10/28/04 23:51:22 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:51:29 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
10/28/04 23:51:29 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:51:51 - Received request for a file: D:\Users\jaguu\Bilder\Cologne 1.8.04\Party 01-08-04\DSCN0805.JPG
10/28/04 23:52:12 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
10/28/04 23:52:12 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:52:58 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
10/28/04 23:52:58 - Error sharing file, file type not supported
10/28/04 23:53:15 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Audio\Enya - A Day Without Rain\Enya (01) A Day Without Rain.ape
10/28/04 23:53:16 - Received request for cover art: D:/Media/Audio/Enya - A Day Without Rain/Enya (01) A Day Without Rain.ape
10/28/04 23:53:30 - Received request for a file: D:/Media/Image/Architecture/Cityscapes/Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge, Paris, France.jpg

John,

as you can see the, files break before the semicolon. Those without a semicolon work flawlessly.
Also if you start audio first and then a file with a semicolon they work flawlessly after the music started. They also work if you play them inside the default library, so basically the files in itself are OK.
It only happens if you play them alone, without music.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2004, 05:21:18 pm »

Thanks Helan - are you using conversion or not in the options? Would you check on each machine?
Have you found any files that work, or is it failing for all file names? Could you post one of the file names?

Thanks,

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Hi John
Library server: Convert audiofiles: not selected, Encoder: MP3, Quality: 320.

I tried a small import of only 8 files first, all of them failed to play, then i imported the whole library of 8500 files and, obviosly, i did not try the all but  I tried 10 -15 files wit the same result. After getting the Invalid argument I was unable to play any file, even local ones on the XP.

Filenames for all my files are [artist] - [songname].mp3
Hope this will help
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2004, 06:00:32 pm »

Another interesting thing, i fired up my laptop, connected to the network via wireless connection. The connection is good and I can accsess everyting im ny network, everything but the library server (now running on the other XP). No library server found. If i Access it via internet it downloads the files fine but I end up with the Invalid argument trying to play the files.

Spooky if you ask me...
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2004, 06:14:43 pm »

Add to last post, after posting i tried again and still no connection to library server inside network, but connection to server via internet did work this time and playe the files. Could this be related to some security issues on the network or am I just up to late (it's long over midnight here)
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2004, 06:35:34 pm »

there's an error message on the server that media center.exe has crashed.

How much free disk space on the server? How big is your library?

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On the physical drive that holds the mp3 files themselves, there is 173GB free space.  On the physical drive where Media Center is installed (and where the library is) there is 1.5GB free space.

Clarify what you are asking about library size.....

If we're talking about the G:\Profiles\administrator\Application Data\J River\Media Center 11\library  folder, then it contains 522 files for a total size of 14.4MB.

If we're talking about the info that displays at the bottom of the MC window, it says there are 5996 files (21.7GB - 13.4 days).

All drives on the server are NTFS formatted.
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I'm home now and can do some more detailed testing.
On the server, I went into library manager and created a brand new empty library.  Then I imported media and selected a folder containing 30 mp3's.  I then tried to connect with the laptop and immediately MC crashed on the server.

There is no software firewalls on either computer, including the one built into XP.  There is a hardware firewall between my internal network and the internet.  That won't be applied here because both machines are plugged into the same router and both have ip addresses of 192.168.0.xxx on the same subnet.


Here's what I get on the server.  Notice it hasn't even gotten to the point of listing individual songs or anything.


Once I click that cancel button on that message, then these appear on the client machine.



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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2004, 02:00:17 pm »

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10/28/04 23:51:15 - Received request for a file: D:/Media/Image/Architecture/Cityscapes/Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge, Paris, France.jpg
10/28/04 23:51:22 - Received request for a file: D:\Media\Image\Architecture\Cityscapes\Eiffel Tower & Iena Bridge
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as you can see the, files break before the semicolon. Those without a semicolon work flawlessly

I still can't reproduce it. I don't see any semicolons: ";" above. Look carefully at the two names.
The first works, and uses forward slashes. The second does not work and uses "\". Is the second
the same as the first apart from this? Or are they referring to two separate files.

Thanks,

j

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2004, 03:07:56 pm »

Zxsix:

Does the zip file exist in the temporary directory (named in the package install failure message box) on the lcient machine?

How big is it?

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2004, 03:08:29 pm »

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Hi Tyler, just gave it a try and it worked fine for me. What is the filename of one of the files that doesn't work?

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Iron Maiden - Best of the Beast - 02 - The Trooper.mp3  (although it works fine when conversion is enabled)

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2004, 03:12:33 pm »

Another interesting thing, i fired up my laptop, connected to the network via wireless connection. The connection is good and I can accsess everyting im ny network, everything but the library server (now running on the other XP). No library server found. If i Access it via internet it downloads the files fine but I end up with the Invalid argument trying to play the files.

Just found and fixed a bug with this. Unfortunately too late for today's build.

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« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2004, 03:51:10 pm »

Zxsix:

Does the zip file exist in the temporary directory (named in the package install failure message box) on the lcient machine?

How big is it?

j


The temp file gets created.  It's 12,288 bytes.  Then as soon as I click that cancel button on the crash message on the server, the client gets that failed to install package message on the temp file.  As soon as that message comes up the temp file is deleted.
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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2004, 02:37:19 pm »

zxsix:

A couple of things to try to give me more info:

1) make a small library containing just a single song. Does that share OK?

2) make a library that is a clone of your present library. Does that share OK?

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Re:Library Server, Part 3
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2004, 03:25:07 pm »

Ok.  I created a new library with a single 128 bit MP3 file in it.
Enabled library server for that library.

Connected with an XP client machine.  Got the same 'failed to install package' error message on the tmp file.

Same thing with scenario B.

I tried it with 'convert audio files' unchecked as well as checked (with conversion to 96 bit mp3).

I do have terminal services on this machine so I could have you connect in and see it firsthand if you wish.  You could also attempt to connect to my library with your MC over the internet.   We could take this to email and I could give you the IP address and login info if you want to try one of these.
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