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    Question 8tracks ... can someone read this on its squeezebox (xspf/m4a) ?

    I'm trying to build XSPF playlist files from 8tracks, with 8tracks api.
    it works in all my player (ubuntu), but not with SB
    But my squeezebox can't read m4a ?! WTF ?

    any idea ?

    test this playlist http://www.manatlan.com/files/11737.xspf
    Last edited by manatlan; 2011-08-28 at 07:06.

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    Which Squeezebox model? Not all SBs play AAC natively so your server might have to transcode.
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    Ok, also tried some of the links in your playlist. Don't work. Are you sure they are still valid? 8tracks links expire after some time, I believe.
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    sb touch & radio

    Strange, because the m4a (ie: http://8tracks.s3.amazonaws.com/tf/0.../84173.64k.m4a) plays natively in my chromium too ?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin View Post
    Ok, also tried some of the links in your playlist. Don't work. Are you sure they are still valid? 8tracks links expire after some time, I believe.
    links works !

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    Unable to parse ASF is the msg on my boom
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    SBS behaves strangely when trying to stream some m4a files. I've done some testing with m4a podcasts where the usually problem is incorrect mime supplied in http headers.

    Playlist files can add problems so I have been testing with just with a single stream or downloaded as a file.

    http://8tracks.s3.amazonaws.com/tf/0...7b6d2e.64k.m4a

    When attempting to stream it looks like SBS can't find the right conversion.

    This file won't play when downloaded as faad or flac gives a segmentation fault but faad will process it OK from a shell prompt.

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    http://8tracks.s3.amazonaws.com/tf/0.../84173.64k.m4a

    directly into SBS gives no items found in playlist
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    Cool

    strange, this url/m4a works on a lot of players (totem, chromium, deadbeef, ...) on my computer (ubu11.4)
    It should work on my SBS (same ubuntu)

    If we can't resolve that : we never had a 8tracks plugin ;-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by manatlan View Post
    If we can't resolve that : we never had a 8tracks plugin ;-(
    It will be resolved - just take a little time and detective work to see what is making SBS think it needs a different conversion that that which works for AAC streams.

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