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newbluesman

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Exactly how limited is the current MC on Linux?
« on: May 08, 2014, 09:55:58 am »

I had no difficulty at all installing MC on UBuntu 14.04 over the weekend.  The FLACs on my NAS all appear, along with cover art, and basic function is fine - it plays everything I have.  But it seems that many of the functions and features I expected are not there.  I know the Linux version is still in dev, and it doesn't do everything that current Windows and Mac versions do.  But without knowing what it's supposed to do, I can't tell if I've done something wrong or if what I can't find simply hasn't been ported yet.

I paid the $25 fee and got the install key - but nothing seems to have happened as a result and the "about" dialogue box says I have 0 days left to use it.  I saved the email message with the link as instructed, and I saved the attached install key as a separate file. But the menu functions for installation don't seem to do anything, and as far as I can tell, my instance remains unregistered despite having paid the fee. How can I activate my MC on Linux so it knows I actually paid for it?

I tried to rip a CD, but nothing happens in MC when I insert one and I cannot find an option to rip in any of the menus or submenus.  The disc is recognized - a disc icon appears on the desktop and I can play it through Audacious.  But there's no sign of it or its tracks anywhere in MC, so I can neither play nor rip it.  Is CD access for playing and ripping not yet active?

I set up the server as instructed and forwarded 52199 to the machine running MC.  I can access it fine with Gizmo on an Android over my LAN, and it works completely. I can listen on the Android or the server and all remote functions work fine.  But I can't access it over the web by entering the access key into http://jriver.com/webgizmo.html.  Is web access active for the Linux version?

The MCs I've seen on Windows and Mac are great, and I look forward to achieving the same on my Linux box. But it would help a lot if I knew what functionality is and is not available as this is developed from beta to production.

Thanks!
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Re: Exactly how limited is the current MC on Linux?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 09:59:55 am »

1. MC for Linux doesn't use license keys yet as it's not ready yet.

2. I doubt it can rip CDs yet as it probably would need to be recoded for Linux for it to work, not sure, never tried ripping a CD there.

There's a list of known and reported issues pinned to the top of this forum section.
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Re: Exactly how limited is the current MC on Linux?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 10:25:11 am »

I set up the server as instructed and forwarded 52199 to the machine running MC.  I can access it fine with Gizmo on an Android over my LAN, and it works completely. I can listen on the Android or the server and all remote functions work fine.  But I can't access it over the web by entering the access key into http://jriver.com/webgizmo.html.  Is web access active for the Linux version?

Server works, as you can access it over the LAN. If it doesn't work from outside your LAN then you've not setup your router properly I'm afraid.
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Re: Exactly how limited is the current MC on Linux?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 12:34:54 pm »

Thanks, everybody! So prompt a set of responses is both comforting and reassuring.

1. MC for Linux doesn't use license keys yet as it's not ready yet.
     This is not described on the page asking for payment. I hope and assume that the reg'n # and key I was sent will allow me to register the eventual production version without additional payment.
2. I doubt it can rip CDs yet as it probably would need to be recoded for Linux for it to work, not sure, never tried ripping a CD there.
     I hope this is added soon. Foobar spoiled me - I'd rather not have to use separate programs to rip and play.
There's a list of known and reported issues pinned to the top of this forum section.
     Sadly, none of my issues is included.

Server works, as you can access it over the LAN. If it doesn't work from outside your LAN then you've not setup your router properly I'm afraid.
     I must have missed a setting somewhere. There's no firewall on this machine unless Ubuntu has one about which I don't know (ufw is not active on installation, and I shouldn't be able to access it over LAN if it were).  I've forwarded 52199 on my router, after checking in the MC settings to be sure it was the correct port.  And I'm pretty sure I've followed the instructions correctly for activating the media server (auth is off). I'll have to go back and recheck everything.
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