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dbinder101
2014-01-19, 14:48
I tried analyzing some new tracks I added to my SB library today via MusicIP and, as other folks have mentioned in the last few weeks, it cannot connect to the server. I tried both the GUI and the headless browser-based methods (I'm using Windows 7). So, does this mean that it's really the end of the road for MusicIP? I sure hope not, it's one the most often used plug-ins for me...so it ain't so :(

SlimChances
2014-01-19, 16:38
I was able to analyze and fingerprint tracks last night . I haven't been able to connect to the server for some weeks now but MIP seems to archive the files locally somehow

If MusicIP really isn't working for you,Erland's set of paid plugins work quite well for creating long tailored playlists (Music Library. Custom Browse, Dynamic Playlists). Also SmartMix which is free is available but I am not overly familiar with it

schiegl
2014-01-20, 11:01
I was able to get the GUI (MusicIP Mixer) working again after i created a localhost (127.0.0.1) entry for music.predixis.com in my W7 hosts file. After scanning the songs, the fingerprint is going to be stored in the files and the headless version (which is used as backend for my squeeze stuff) is then able to pick up the imprinted tracks. I was not able to get genpuid running again using this method.

cparker
2014-01-20, 11:28
I was able to get the GUI (MusicIP Mixer) working again after i created a localhost (127.0.0.1) entry for music.predixis.com in my W7 hosts file. After scanning the songs, the fingerprint is going to be stored in the files and the headless version (which is used as backend for my squeeze stuff) is then able to pick up the imprinted tracks. I was not able to get genpuid running again using this method.

"Offline" mode still works ok with the GUI; I added 4x albums this weekend and it took approx 15mins to scan them so its liveable.. If you were starting from scratch on a large library then it would suck but I guess it depends if you have a system on 24/7 anyway you could just leave a couple of your CPU cores dedicated to it and let it roll in the background and come back in a few weeks ;)

SlimChances
2014-01-20, 13:03
"Offline" mode still works ok with the GUI; I added 4x albums this weekend and it took approx 15mins to scan them so its liveable.. If you were starting from scratch on a large library then it would suck but I guess it depends if you have a system on 24/7 anyway you could just leave a couple of your CPU cores dedicated to it and let it roll in the background and come back in a few weeks ;)

I know your Spicefly web site has instructions for MusicIP and Linux but as you note it doesn't work for Ubuntu 12.04 or later. Have a look at my post (#34) HERE (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?99235-MusicIP-Mixer-server-status&p=767835&highlight=#post767835) as I have it working on a 12.04 64 bit system (fingerprinting and working with LMS)

dbinder101
2014-01-22, 09:34
I was able to get the GUI (MusicIP Mixer) working again after i created a localhost (127.0.0.1) entry for music.predixis.com in my W7 hosts file. After scanning the songs, the fingerprint is going to be stored in the files and the headless version (which is used as backend for my squeeze stuff) is then able to pick up the imprinted tracks. I was not able to get genpuid running again using this method.

I created an entry in the hosts file as you suggested, but all I get when in the MIP GUI and select "Start Analysis" is "Unanalyzable" for the new tracks. Here is the hosts entry I created:

127.0.0.1 music.predixis.com

Am I doing something wrong?

HB64
2014-01-23, 11:40
I created an entry in the hosts file as you suggested, but all I get when in the MIP GUI and select "Start Analysis" is "Unanalyzable" for the new tracks. Here is the hosts entry I created:
Am I doing something wrong?

If the tracks are "Unanalyzable" that doesn't mean that MusicIP is not working, I think there is something wrong with the tracks it can be that if you look at the propertie of the tracks they are read only if that's the case this may be the reason your getting "Unanalyzable".

cparker
2014-01-23, 16:33
I know your Spicefly web site has instructions for MusicIP and Linux but as you note it doesn't work for Ubuntu 12.04 or later. Have a look at my post (#34) HERE (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?99235-MusicIP-Mixer-server-status&p=767835&highlight=#post767835) as I have it working on a 12.04 64 bit system (fingerprinting and working with LMS)

Thanks I'll test that out :)

cparker
2014-01-23, 16:39
If the tracks are "Unanalyzable" that doesn't mean that MusicIP is not working, I think there is something wrong with the tracks it can be that if you look at the propertie of the tracks they are read only if that's the case this may be the reason your getting "Unanalyzable".

http://www.spicefly.com/article.php?page=musicip-faq

From memory (which may be wrong) I think MIP works by taking the file and converting it to WAV format to do its analysis, so check for the ability to write to temporary files, lack of disk space or could be the tracks may be short ie. <10 seconds.

Alternatively it could be corruption of the cache lib file, so delete or rename it and start MIP again which will make it start from scratch. If you archived the analysis into the files it will rebuild the database pretty quickly. (If you havent used archived analysis, then right click on your music files and select it before touching the cache file, unless you like a long wait :) )

dbinder101
2014-01-26, 10:11
http://www.spicefly.com/article.php?page=musicip-faq

From memory (which may be wrong) I think MIP works by taking the file and converting it to WAV format to do its analysis, so check for the ability to write to temporary files, lack of disk space or could be the tracks may be short ie. <10 seconds.



These files were purchased from iTunes a few days ago but I dont believe they are DRM. I checked their permissions and it looks fine. Can't think of anything else that I should look at.

cparker
2014-01-26, 10:40
Also take a look in the tags for non-standard special characters, new files may have www addresses, or tags with http:// linking to the artists site, anything which isnt a normal A-Z alphanumeric character seems to stop MIP analysing tracks.

bakker_be
2014-01-27, 07:42
These files were purchased from iTunes a few days ago but I dont believe they are DRM. I checked their permissions and it looks fine. Can't think of anything else that I should look at.
MusicIP doesn't like iTunes files, when you start the MusicIP Mixer it even warns you about it.

FredFredrickson
2014-01-27, 13:00
I haven't analyzed any new files in the past month, but I was under the impression that the server has been offline for a while now, and all analysis happens locally now.. just means it's slower, but it doesn't *not* work for me.

mikerob
2014-02-01, 07:20
Does anyone know how to fool the Mac version of MusicIP into doing local analysis?

Under Options > Server I've unticked the "Connect to server" box but when I select "Start Analysis" MusicIP comes up with a dialogue box saying "OK to sync? I need to synchronise with the MusicIP server" with Yes and No options. If I select "Yes", I get "Unable to establish connection" and "No" doesn't do anything.

I've put music.predixis.com localhost in the Mac /private/etc/hosts file but this didn't seem to do anything.