It may be a bit late for this, but MusicIP can import your music library from iTunes rather than using the files themselves.
You should then be able to fingerprint the music collection on one computer, then move the MusicIP cache file to the NAS, and it should still work provided the file paths are the same for both.
As you have come across, MusicIP on the Mac uses PPC code to read and write tags on AAC and ALAC files. On Snow Leopard, you can install the Rosetta software that will allow MusicIP to read & write AAC/ALAC tags but Rosetta isn't supported on Lion.
Importing the music from iTunes means that MusicIP doesn't need to read the tags.
However you can't write the fingerprint information to the tags, and the fingerprints need to be stored in the MusicIP cache file. This means the music will need to be re-fingerprinted if the file path changes.
Personally I don't store the MusicIP fingerprints in the tags. Years ago, an earlier version of MusicIP corrupted tag information when storing fingerprints, so I never trusted it from then on!
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Thread: MusicIP and ALAC ???
2012-02-07, 06:43 #11
2012-02-13, 02:23 #12
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thanks for your reply.
But I am unsure how this could work.
When accessing my Music from OS X the path will be
but when the files are accessed from squeezeserver running on the NAS the path is
So I guess there is no possible way.
In addition to that I am using Lion and as you mentioned there is no ppc-compatibility any more.
So right now I have switched from iTunes to a FLAC-based Music-collection:
Here is what I use:
- XLD (http://tmkk.pv.land.to/xld/index_e.html) for accurate CD-Rip to FLAC including tagging and artwork
- Automatorscript for MusicIP analysis with genPUID (http://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/genpuid/)
- Flac Player app (http://hammockdistrict.com/flacplayer) on iPhone to listen on the go (Files are added via Document-Sync in iTunes or Filer app (http://hammockdistrict.com/filer/) directly from NAS via WebDAV
-> Enjoy MusicIP Mixes on my Squeezebox and Lossless playback on the go (believe it or not, I sense a difference compared to lossy formats)
Kind of sorry to say goodbye to iTunes but as long as there is no native support for FLAC it does not fit my needs.
2012-06-26, 08:23 #13
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- Mar 2010
Cache reload does not work
a few month later I decided to give it another try and I really thought this time I got everything right...
Here is what I did:
1. To ensure the filepath is the same on bot NAS and Mac I creates a Symlink /Volumes/Multimedia/Music to /share/Multimedia/music so I would be able to access the m4a files under /Volumes/Multimedia from nas and Mac
2. did analysis on mac using genpuid
3. copied cache-file default.m3lib to /Public share on NAS
4. imported cache file to MIP-Server via SSODS-Webinterface
5. opended MIP headless Webinterface that now showed Cache file has been modified... reload Cache
6. Clicked the Button "Reload Cache" and...
Webinterface just changed back to index.htm still showing the hint "cache file has been modified..."
What am I doing wrong?
How can I make musicIP on my linux NAS accept default.m3lib cache file generated with genpuid (mac) that includes information on my m4a (ALAC) files?
I understand that the linuxversion does not support m4a but I hoped it would accept a cache-file with analysis data?
Please help (again)