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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #150 on: July 03, 2015, 05:58:29 pm »

Due to lightning striking last night and taking out and frying my PC and all its components, network components and my storage array that housed my 73,000+ FLAC music library - most I can't replace anymore (sadly my expensive surge protectors failed), I'm pretty much out of commission for the time being - which might be indefinitely, not sure yet what to do. Fortunately my Android phone still works so I can reply with it. However somebody else might need to take over these tutorials.

I am very sorry to read about this?

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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #151 on: July 03, 2015, 06:10:44 pm »

Bad luck.  Sorry to hear about it.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #152 on: July 03, 2015, 07:50:13 pm »

Due to lightning striking last night and taking out and frying my PC and all its components, network components and my storage array that housed my 73,000+ FLAC music library - most I can't replace anymore (sadly my expensive surge protectors failed), I'm pretty much out of commission for the time being - which might be indefinitely, not sure yet what to do. Fortunately my Android phone still works so I can reply with it. However somebody else might need to take over these tutorials.

That's terrible  :-[   Hopefully some of the data is recoverable.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #153 on: July 07, 2015, 06:45:31 pm »

An update:

Hopefully some of the data is recoverable.

By some miracle it looks like one of the NAS hard drives for the music library survived with all data intact. The only problem is, the partition was accidently deleted but not reformatted over. So right now I'm running scans of the drive and it looks like all the files are intact and can be recovered. I'll know for sure by tomorrow morning after the scan finishes. If it's verified everything's there, I'm going shopping for 4TB hard drives and I'll use one to recover the data and the others as offline backups. Other than that, the lightning strike fried the motherboard* and my graphics card* and my NAS and its hard drives... except the one. I believe the CPU, RAM, SSDs and power supply are alright so I rebuild a temp PC using them and an old but semi-broken motherboard that still works to use as I work on replacing everything. If the data is recovered and I'm back in business, one of the first things I'll do is stop using wired ethernet for the NAS and computer.

As long as I can recover the music library, I don't really care for the other stuff - they can easily be replaced. Hopefully the bullet there has been dodged.

* Both are ASUS and my God ASUS has one of the worst RMA procedures there is, UGH. I'll just buy new ones.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #154 on: July 07, 2015, 06:50:25 pm »

Good news.  Do you accept Paypal Donations?  I'm serious.  We need to get you back up and running.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #155 on: July 07, 2015, 06:56:16 pm »

My pride aside, I might have to. Honestly, I may have no choice but to accept them since otherwise it'd take me at least 3 months to replace everything.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #156 on: July 07, 2015, 08:07:12 pm »

My pride aside, I might have to. Honestly, I may have no choice but to accept them since otherwise it'd take me at least 3 months to replace everything.

Are you in the U.S?
I will donate via Paypal, if that is ok with you?

I do appreciate your contribution on the MC Linux forum, though I am not on Linux yet, with MC 21, I hope to get on board soon.

send me a PM  with info.

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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #157 on: July 08, 2015, 06:42:19 am »

If you'd like to help out, please read here.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #158 on: July 08, 2015, 06:51:46 am »

(sadly my expensive surge protectors failed)

Most expensive surge protectors have some kind of equipment guarantee where they'll pay you (often up to $10k) if they do fail and your stuff gets fried.

Look it up now!
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #159 on: July 08, 2015, 08:42:31 am »

Most expensive surge protectors have some kind of equipment guarantee where they'll pay you (often up to $10k) if they do fail and your stuff gets fried.

Look it up now!

Huh, I didn't even think of that! But won't they take issue that the lightning hit through the phone line and that the phone line wasn't connected to the surge protector in the first place? Nonetheless, good idea, I'm going to hunt down its box and read its information right now. :D

Another small update, scan of the remaining hard drive is completed - there is some missing data, but a large majority is intact. Well, that's better than no data at all.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #160 on: July 08, 2015, 11:03:35 am »

Probably, if you tell them that. But what they don't know won't hurt you.  ;)

I believe they typically inspect the surge protector itself, if there is a claim, but I don't know how rigorous it is.  Worth looking into, unless you're absolutely sure the surge protectors were untouched entirely in the incident (they still work fine, etc), and weren't at all at fault.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #161 on: July 08, 2015, 12:57:58 pm »

Worth looking into, unless you're absolutely sure the surge protectors were untouched entirely in the incident (they still work fine, etc), and weren't at all at fault.

Yeah, that's the problem, they were completely untouched. Other components plugged into the protectors came out completely unharmed, like my speakers. Still, I'll be looking into this.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #162 on: July 09, 2015, 02:25:08 pm »

Due to lightning striking last night and taking out and frying my PC and all its components, network components and my storage array that housed my 73,000+ FLAC music library - most I can't replace anymore (sadly my expensive surge protectors failed), I'm pretty much out of commission for the time being - which might be indefinitely, not sure yet what to do. Fortunately my Android phone still works so I can reply with it. However somebody else might need to take over these tutorials.
Wow, that's a drag, sorry...
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #163 on: July 13, 2015, 02:22:34 pm »

The recently released Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela *should* work fine with this tutorial, however I can't currently test this. I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work, so please let me know if the tutorial works for you when using Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. I should be able to finally test it within a month or so.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #164 on: July 20, 2015, 06:03:36 am »

I own both a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P and ZaReason Zeto notebook and desktop PC respectively running Ubuntu 14.04.2 64 bit LTS GNU/Linux. I purchased J River Media Center 21 master license and I successfully install Media Center 20 64 bit and put in my master license on both PCs. Now, I have an Oppo Digital HA-1 and Sennheiser HD-800 along with a CEntrance HiFi-M8 LX XL4 and Shure SE-846 CL on the desktop and notebook PCs respectively. When I select Tools -> Options -> Audio -> Audio Device -> I get a bunch of stuff that does not reflect my current audio devices' names. It's hard to sort out. I also can't get beyond 32 bit 44.1 kHz playback. How do I fix this? Also, J River Media Center 20 64 bit keeps crashing randomly. How do I fix this issue?

I keep getting this error:

wellywu@ZaReasonZeto:~$ mediacenter20
Found 0 devices (devices will be listed below)

Total time: 2 ms
Result: 0
mediacenter20: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/jriver/Media Center 20/libhogweed.so.2: undefined symbol: __gmpz_limbs_read
wellywu@ZaReasonZeto:~$

I set Ubuntu's Nautilus file manager to show hidden files and I deleted my /home/wellywu/.jriver hidden folder and I restored my master license. Now, it sort of works, but it keeps crashing in the middle of a song during playback. It also is limited to 32 bit 44.1 kHz playback. How do I fix this or should I wait for an update or upgrade to J River Media Center 21?
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #165 on: July 20, 2015, 06:19:08 pm »

I own both a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P and ZaReason Zeto notebook and desktop PC respectively running Ubuntu 14.04.2 64 bit LTS GNU/Linux. I purchased J River Media Center 21 master license and I successfully install Media Center 20 64 bit and put in my master license on both PCs. Now, I have an Oppo Digital HA-1 and Sennheiser HD-800 along with a CEntrance HiFi-M8 LX XL4 and Shure SE-846 CL on the desktop and notebook PCs respectively. When I select Tools -> Options -> Audio -> Audio Device -> I get a bunch of stuff that does not reflect my current audio devices' names. It's hard to sort out. I also can't get beyond 32 bit 44.1 kHz playback. How do I fix this? Also, J River Media Center 20 64 bit keeps crashing randomly. How do I fix this issue?

I keep getting this error:

wellywu@ZaReasonZeto:~$ mediacenter20
Found 0 devices (devices will be listed below)

Total time: 2 ms
Result: 0
mediacenter20: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/jriver/Media Center 20/libhogweed.so.2: undefined symbol: __gmpz_limbs_read
wellywu@ZaReasonZeto:~$

I set Ubuntu's Nautilus file manager to show hidden files and I deleted my /home/wellywu/.jriver hidden folder and I restored my master license. Now, it sort of works, but it keeps crashing in the middle of a song during playback. It also is limited to 32 bit 44.1 kHz playback. How do I fix this or should I wait for an update or upgrade to J River Media Center 21?

The "found 0 devices" refers to handheld (not directly supported yet) NOT audio devices.

Try this test build:
http://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v20/latest/MediaCenter-20.0.132-amd64.deb
and report back.

It eliminates the need for an external libgmp.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #166 on: July 21, 2015, 11:17:45 pm »

That solved it for now. It's working now. Thanks for your help so far. If I run into another problem or I have another question, then I'll follow up here.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu 14.04.2/14.10, Linux Mint 17.1
« Reply #167 on: August 06, 2015, 04:10:38 pm »


PS: Also, is there any cure for the ugly fonts and looks of the GUI in Linux?


Has anyone figured out how to solve the "Ugly" font issue?  I looked under the font option in MC and I am only give three font and they are all "ugly".  It causing buttons not to render correctly as well. I have the problem on both Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Xubuntu 14.04.2.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #168 on: August 06, 2015, 07:20:31 pm »

I had a similar issue after a clean Ubuntu 15.04 install, does it look like this?

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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #169 on: August 06, 2015, 08:02:28 pm »

If yours looks like the above, you might want to try completely removing mediacenter20, xfont-100dpi and xfont-75dpi and then reboot and then reinstall them. Try these in a Terminal;

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sudo apt-get remove mediacenter20 xfont-100dpi xfont-75dpi
Then after rebooting try these in a Terminal;

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sudo apt-get install mediacenter20 xfont-100dpi xfont-75dpi unifont
Then reboot again. After rebooting try MC20 and see if it appears correctly. Otherwise try using xlsfonts in a Terminal and posting the output here.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #170 on: August 07, 2015, 11:12:11 am »

Attached is what I was seeing.  MC20 was using a serif font instead of the sans-serif font.  And there was white space after every row of text.  Interestingly, I just let an automatic OS update happen and it rebooted, and automagically, all is fine.

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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #171 on: August 07, 2015, 01:03:17 pm »

Attached is what I was seeing.  MC20 was using a serif font instead of the sans-serif font.  And there was white space after every row of text.  Interestingly, I just let an automatic OS update happen and it rebooted, and automagically, all is fine.

MC will fallback to
mutt-clearlyu as a last resort if it can't find the lucida font. This explains what you were seeing.
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #172 on: August 10, 2015, 11:56:48 am »

I discovered that JRiver MediaCenter appears to install it's own fonts when you install it in Linux, however when you first open it the font will look terrible because the new fonts haven't been loaded in to the xserver yet.  After installing JRiver on Linux make sure you reboot after to restart the xserver and pull in the new fonts, then the font will look proper like in the following screenshot.

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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #173 on: August 10, 2015, 03:25:59 pm »

I store all of my music and MC library on a NAS.  From windows, the path starts with \\NAS01\andy.  From Linux, it is /mnt/nas01/andy.
When I go into "Rename, Move, & Copy Files" to update the database to point to the new location and do a "Find & Replace", I am seeing MC20 add an extra "/" between the path and the file name.
In other words, the final result is "/mnt/name/andy/<rest of path>//<filename of song>"
The attached screenshot shows the issue.  Interestingly, the song still plays, but it causes havoc when I make future changes.
Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong.
Second question, are people successfully sharing the same library between different operating systems? (Not using the library server, but actually opening the same library across different OS.)

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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #174 on: August 10, 2015, 03:45:22 pm »

Second question, are people successfully sharing the same library between different operating systems? (Not using the library server, but actually opening the same library across different OS.)
there's an existing feature request that would enable that to work -> http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=98915.0

I previously raised a thread about that here -> http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=94080.0

I suspect those two threads give all the info on that point
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Re: Setup JRiver Media Center 20 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
« Reply #175 on: August 10, 2015, 03:54:04 pm »

I discovered that JRiver MediaCenter appears to install it's own fonts when you install it in Linux, however when you first open it the font will look terrible because the new fonts haven't been loaded in to the xserver yet.  After installing JRiver on Linux make sure you reboot after to restart the xserver and pull in the new fonts, then the font will look proper like in the following screenshot.

Yeah, I've known about this for awhile now, I've updated the tutorial with the recommendation to reboot after installing Media Center 20.

I'll be posting new Media Center 21 tutorials for Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Debian Jessie later today! :)
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