I've installed mediatomb (latest version) on Gentoo Linux and am streaming my music to a Denon wifi dock. Works a treat except that when I put iTunes .m4a files into the database they are all inserted into an "/unknown" folder without the album name being displayed. If I change the properties of the "unknown" folder and change the name, then all future additions to the library go into that folder.I can work around this by exporting the files as .mp3 but that seems to be a rather cumbersome way of doing it. Ideally I'd like to be able to just put my iTunes library on a network share that is used for the MediaTomb database.
i've looked at serveral post all over the net but still can't get subtitles (.str files) to bind with the stream on mediatomb.
Mediatomb works fine with out the subtitle transcoding profile, but when added and mediatomb is restarted using sudo /etc/init.d/mediatomb restart I get the response "Fail" and Mediatomb will not start. If I change <transcoding enabled="yes"> to "no" then mediatomb works fine
Below is my config.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <config version="1" xmlns="url . url xsi:schemaLocation="url 1 url <!-- Read /usr/share/doc/mediatomb-common/README.gz section 6 for more code....
I'm looking for the best iTunes alternative that has almost these features:
- being able to edit the track's name/album (songs in the iPod) - adjusting volume of tracks
I'm currently using Rhythmbox. I have tried Exaile and Amarok just doesn't work for me. I can't recall what made me turn away from Banshee, too. I'm not really into Wine so installing iTunes itself is not viable.
I just got a new iphone (yay me) but later realised that as I have Ubuntu, it is very difficult to get itunes installed on it.
Having said that, I've got Wine installed and attempted to download itunes 7.something and even though the whole process worked, it appears that when I try to access itunes the whole screen goes black and then if I scroll across the screen with my mouse it lights up various bits of what's behind the black screen and then after a while it tells me that it cannot access itunes at all...
So I thought, perhaps I should uninstall itunes, but in doing that it still appeared in my wine folder, so I uninstalled wine, which still appeared in my Applications list, so I edited my applications list and then tried to re-install wine from scratch (I know I sound dumb already - but I was desperate ok!!!). So now wine is installed on my computer somewhere but it now doesn't show up in my Applications list at all and I can't seem to get it back on there - any suggestions there would also help...
But my main objective is to try and uninstall itunes properly (maybe from the terminal window - but I don't know how to even do that) and attempt to re-install it to see if it works again.
I need to do this in order to sync my iphone. Cannot seem to do it with Amarok as I don't have Installer.Apps on my iphone, and cannot get THAT without syncing it with itunes to begin with....
What I am trying to do: I have a lot of 2 or 3 CD compilation sets. I like to re do the track numbers to 101/102/103/104 etc for CD1, 201/202/203 etc for CD2, 301/302/303/etc for CD3. I then give them all the same album name. This then means I can listen to all 3 CDs on a journey non stop with out having to take my MP3 player out my coat to change it. Otherwise my MP3 player sees each CD as a different album and I can't que albums up on it - or if I just rename the album to the same on all 3 in the tags it plays track 1 from cd 1, then track 1 from cd 2, and so on. In MP3tag I would just select the tracks, go to the auto numbering wizard, and tell it to start at 101 (or 201 or 301 depending on the CD number).
I have a number of old albums listed in the menu for flphoto that I no longer need.The help manual for flphoto doesn't say anything about how to remove these old albums from the menu.Does anyone have any idea of how to remove them? I have looked for a directory for flphoto but couldn't find one. Thought I could delete them from the file if I could find it.
I have been organizing some of my photos and as a KDE user I have installed Digikam. The installation works fine, but when I load Digikam it does not show all of the photo albums in /home/darren/pictures and those albums that it does list have no photos in them. Also my requirements are fairly limited I use GIMP to do any editing. But need to be able upload to Picasa.
I am running Fedora 14 and I installed Picasa from the rpm provided on Google's website. Of course, there was an error when I launched it. This was due to the wine-preloader binary that is provided by Picasa being too old. I replaced it with my brand new one and Picasa started running. The problem is that I cannot log into Web Albums because it tells me that Picasa cannot reach the server or whatever. Error message:
Code: Login failed
Please check that you are connected to the internet, and that your internet connection is working properly. If this problem persists and you contact support, please provide the following error code:
HttpOpenRequest failed (121570 - https:///www.google.con/accounts/ClientAuth  Is there a wine internet module that exists, and if so, can I replace it with the one provided by Picasa, wherever it is ?
Running openSuSE 11.1 and Digikam 1.1.0 under KDE 4.4.1 with most recent updates as of today. I started digikam and all settings are still in place and database file exists same as always. All subcollections in the albums show zero pictures. Opening file manager shows all contents exists.
what happened to the Create Web Album functionality in gThumb 2.11 series? Is it no longer supported or am I missing an extension or something? Is there another software I can use that allwos me to do the same?
I've been through the forums, and can't seem to find the answers. Thanks to EVERYONE who has posted fuppes related advice though, you've filled my last 3 days with so much fun! I'm a complete newbie with linux. I had a half hearted fiddle about 6 years ago, but nothing since. But I've decided I want rid of the horror that is Windows, and stumbled upon Ubuntu. Installled it last week. First priority, videos and music to the XBox (can't lose Microsoft!). I'm using Ubuntu 9.10.
So, after much, much, much reinstalling and playing with config files, I now have Fuppes streaming to my XBox. I can stream both audio and video, and I'm even happy with the folder structure in the Video section too! (Eventually! ).
The line before is repeated lots and lots of times before it gives up. However, it still seems to have created the database, because all I then have to do is start Fuppes up and rebuild the folder structure and it works.
2) I spent ages trawling through the forums to get this far, and I did get music sorted by artist, album, etc. However, when sorted by album, each album shows lots of times. Is there a way to stop this? I only want each album to show once. Seems to mainly affect compilation albums with multiple artists.
For anyone who hasn't got as far as me, persist! You'll get there eventually. I'll attach my fuppes.cfg and vfolder.cfg. I am using version 0.660, and used a mixture of advice from all the tutorials to get here. Use this guide:[URL] but later on in that guide in someone's reply, there's a link to the new version.
I also had to install some additional packages (this was guess work...using Synaptic Package Manager), to ensure that during the ./configure, the Taglib and mpeg4ip/mp4v2 are both enabled, otherwise you have no hope of your XBox sorting your music. if you edit your config files in the fuppes directory, open a terminal and run the following to put them in the place fuppes actually looks for them!:
Normally in my music collection, I have some songs that are the same song, just in a different album. When transferring files onto my MP3 player, if it detects the same name for the song, even though they are on different albums, it says that I have to either replace the file, retry, or cancel.
I've been playing with Ubuntu for a few years, and it runs great on said notebook, so I' m starting to ween myself from Windows.Biggest consideration for switch is music. I currently have an iPod touch 16. Been using itunes for a long time.I'm not married to the device or the software, and will rebuild my music library if needed (it's a pig of a mess anyway).I'm curious which mp3 device you are using and what linux software you are using it with for great results. I want a high end player iwth 16+ gig, and a music manager to keep a 10000+ file library organized. I frequently want to change the mix of albums on my device. I'm fine with buying music elsewhere from Apple. Prefer it actually - Amazon is a good choice.Should I keep hte iPod? Trade it for a Zune or something else? Sound quality is very important to me. As is wireless access/browsing, storage space, battery life, etc
I've been experiencing an odd issue since I upgraded my main desktop to Lucid - namely, that the first track on several albums doesn't appear in the Rhythmbox library. The rest of the album will show up and play just fine. I installed Exaile to see if it was just a Rhythmbox bug, and the tracks appear in the library, but will not play (it just skips through the whole track, as it would if the MP3 codec isn't installed or configured correctly). Did a clean install of Lucid yesterday, which was also of no help.
The files are all .mp3, non-VBR encoding (320kbps, IIRC...not that it should really matter). They are stored in an NTFS partition I use to share data between Windows XP and my Linux installs.
Funny thing is, the tracks show up and play just fine in XP and on OpenSuse 11.3 (KDE version). It also works fine on my laptop, which is also dual-booting XP and Lucid, with the tunes stored on the Windows partition.
Question 1: whenever I boot the Linux machine I recently put together I see "ok" on all the startup items except Mediatomb. It always reads: "Starting upnp media server mediatomb [fail]."So I run it myself via sudo /etc/init.d/mediatomb startIn the mediatomb default file NO_START is set to "no," hence why it tries. But why does it fail? The guide I followed to install it intended for it to run at startup, but it just fails.Question 2: When I manually start mediatomb, and I later access it on another machine via the browser, it's all good. But on the monitor of the linux machine the command line goes bye-bye. It's just a cursor, and commands don't execute. Is there a keyboard combo like ctrl+alt+f-something that brings it back?
I had this setup and working before with some help, so I know it is possible.I want to use Mediatomb to transcode a Shoutcast NSV stream on the fly so I can watch it on my Playstation. I know I can use both mencoder/mplayer and VLC for the transcoding.I am running Ubuntu server 9.04 with the latest Mediatomb from the repo.
Thanks to a previous post by a member here I got mediatomb up and running. However when I attempt to add my (username) file to the directory to access from my phone I get the "permissions denied" prompt. Is there any way to allow access for MediaTomb so I can access my files?
I've followed the instruction on this site. But I'm not able to play videos with subtitles on my LG TV. Transcoding is working (I tried the command in terminal) and I can see transcoded video in the list of videos on my TV. When I try to play the video, it shows error "Not supported format"
I have moved from a raspberry pi to an olimex LIME A20. I have managed to get everything working correctly except mediatomb. I have a USB drive attached, I believe that mediatomb is trying to read the drive before it's mounted leaving me with an empty database.
After boot I can create the mediatomb database which works until I reboot the computer. What can I try to delay the mediatomb services start?
I have been running mediatomb for a short while, mainly to play my CD collection on the internet radio. The served is a x86_64 running OpenSuSE 11.1On jan 4 it ceased to work; the /usr/bin.mediatomb file vanished, and eversince I have been unable to get it going. i am using sqlite version.Anyone else got this proble? And even more importantly, how do i get the thing working again? I seem t have lost the db as well and it is not regenerating either
I am very new to Ubuntu or any Linux for that matter. I am tring to get Mediatomb to work on my system. I have installed the packages and mediatomb appears to be running fine. The problem is that I have an external hard drive that I want my files to be kept on. When I try to add the folders on the external I get the following error:Error: Could not list directory /media/TeraByte : Permission Denied.TeraByte is the name of the volume, I have created shared folders on the Volume, but I can't seem to get anywhere with this
i have a Ubuntu 8.04 Server, with Media Tomb installed for streaming to the PS3. Works fine, its just a little buggy and you cant really customize it. For instance the web interface looks feels and works like it was made 10 years ago, and it dousn't give any feedback of directroys being scanned, so you have no idea what's being scanned and what's isn't!. Is there another WEB gui for managing MediaTomb? or is there another way to steam to the PS3? i have Webmin installed if theres set-up methods through that.
I know this has been talked about a lot but im not quite understanding how to handle it. I have mediatomb i turn my ps3 on search for server pick it up I can play all of my .avi files fine but when i go into audio > All audio it just says there are no titles so that the mp3 files show up and i can play them. And as well why does mediatomb not work when the terminal is not open. I open terminal type mediatomb then when i close it says disconnected from media server.
I have been using media tomb for a long time now to stream HD movies to the PS3 , its worked perfectly....until now . I use MKV2VOB so the PS3 can play the video and so mediatomb has no transcoding to do. But now when i add the video to the media tomb database the PS3 finds the server, can search through all the folders but when i arrive at the place where the movie should be it says there are no videos. I have been looking about and trying to see what the problem could be. I have checked that <protocolInfo extend="yes"/> is added to the server config file and thats about all i can find on the problem. The thing i don't understand is that i have changed nothing, and that the server must be running as i can search the folders etc.
I have run into this problem that really bugs me now.
I have installed mediatomb on my Ubuntu box, and it has been working fine for a while now.
This morning I installed 'Gnome subtitles', and had to wrestle a bit with is to make i work (gstreamer-stuff).
Now all of a sudden, my good old mediatomb has begun to seg-fault on importing new videos.
I have tried the following:
run ffmpeg -i -> no errors run ffmpegthumbnail -> no errors disable all transcoding in config.xml -> no fun disable thumbnails in config.xml -> no fun switch to mysql DB - tables are created all right, but still -> no fun
all the tutorials i found for ushare and mediatomb shows it installed on desktop and not server. it also requires an account to be logged in. once logged it, you have to run a command to start it up. some questions.
1) is there a way to run either one w/o having to log into an account? so if say i restarted the server, it'll run the programs w/o me having to log in.
2) i would like to specify a directory to share music and movies. is one better than the other? clients that i plan to use are songbird, itunes (maybe), and vlc - maybe xbox 360 and ps3. other client suggestions?
3) other dlna server suggestions? this will be running on ubuntu 10 or 11 desktop or server. but the main thing i'm looking for is what i mentioned in #1.
I have a Ubuntu plug server which I have been using with Samba and Mediatomb and two External USB drives.
I had it working about a year ago and then moved house and set it up again recently.
I had it working till yesterday when one of my children cut the power to one of the hard drives.
Since this I cannot get the system to recognise the drive that was unplugged. I have rebooted, powered down but cannot find the second rive.
When I setup my system again recently the system didn't work so I had to make some changes, I made two directories /dev/media2 and /dev/media3 where I mounted the two drives (sdb1 and sdb2). The system seemed to work fine with both mediatomb and samba.
After the forced powerdown;
/dev/media2 and 3 now seem to have disappeared and the 'working' hard disk is now recognised as sda1 and mounted on /media/external which is how it was before recent changes.
It seems something is taking the system back to previous state.