playlist problem

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playlist problem

Postby ehupp » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:27 pm

I have been trying to get playlist support in amahitunes via an Roku M1001 player.
I generated a playlist in winamp and saved it to the music file at /var/hda/files/music
not recognized my roku player
so i checked the wiki for mt-daapd and it shows the format for mt-daapd.config is
playlist /usr/local/etc/mt-daapd.playlist # Change as appropriate

which i changed to in file /etc/mt-daapd.conf to show
playlist /var/hda/files/music/playlists

still no luck and when i tried to restart mt-dappd server it crashed.
so anyone having any luck running playlists thru an roku m1001 that can give me a few hints
as to what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: playlist problem

Postby cpg » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:14 pm

did it show any useful errors? (i believe in /var/log/messages )
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Re: playlist problem

Postby ehupp » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:52 pm

Nothing really helpful in /var/log/mt-daapd.log

2010-06-11 12:02:43: Starting rendezvous daemon
2010-06-11 12:02:43: Client running
2010-06-11 12:02:43: Current database version: 8
2010-06-11 12:02:43: Starting signal handler
2010-06-11 12:02:44: Loading playlists
2010-06-11 12:02:44: Initializing database
2010-06-11 12:02:45: Starting mp3 scan

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Re: playlist problem

Postby cpg » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:00 pm

the format should be like this (i searched for mt-daapd playlist):

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# Playlist for my iTunes server "Celtic" { genre includes "Celtic" } "Country" { genre includes "Country" } "Soundtracks" { genre includes "Soundtrack" }
it would be nice to have a widget for this. it's useful.
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Re: playlist problem

Postby ehupp » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:39 pm

so I guess there is no way for Itunes or Rhythmbox (which I use on my asus eee900 netbook) to recognize a *.m3u playlist file?

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Re: playlist problem

Postby cpg » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:36 pm

try adding

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process_m3u 1
to the conf file then kill the server and start it over.

(you can find more by searching for mt-daapd playlist)

if this works well we should make it the default.
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Re: playlist problem

Postby ehupp » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:45 pm

would that go in the default /etc/mt-daapd.conf or the /var/hda/apps/amahitunes/mt-daapd.conf?

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Re: playlist problem

Postby cale250 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:13 pm

Add it to the default one. It may get overwritten though if the package is upgraded, but it'll keep a copy in that folder of the modified one when that happens.

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Re: playlist problem

Postby ehupp » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:56 am

Finally figured out what the prob was. Dummy me didn't check directory format in m3u file.
so after a quick find and replace for Z: and \ to /var/hda/files/music..... etc etc.
up and working just fine.

so from my trials basic setup involves making an m3u file.
then validating the absolute path information on the files
adding the process_m3u 1
restarting server.

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