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2005-02-27, 11:18
> <http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/discuss> sales at
cutrell.org wrote:
>
>> The native WMA to wav streaming does not seem to work at all for me.
>> On both my Squeezebox and on SoftSqueeze (on the same machine as the
>> SlimServer), SlimServer gives me the following error:
>>
>> Opening stream failed with error code 0x80070003
>>
>> When I try to play an album of wma files, the player interface just
>> skips from file to file and won't play anything. I can't find any
>> similar error in the message board archives or any similar problem.
>> Does anyone have any idea what might be going on? I am running
>> WinXPSP2, and WMP 10. The wma files have no DRM & range from ~96 kbps
>> to rather high VBR.
>>
>> Any help?
>>
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>>
>
> Error 80070003 "Path not found error"
>
> I'm actually wondering if your problem isn't a format/codec issue, but
> a path encoding or parsing error somewhere along the way to wmadec.
> What's an example path to one of your WMA files? Are there any Windows
> shortcuts involved?

>Also, if you can run with the --d_source debugging flag, the log should
>show you the command line sent to wmadec. That'll tell us whether the
>path is getting mangled before getting to wmadec.


I think I have a solution to this problem. All wma directories had a "hide
from network" character at the end (e.g., c:\music$). I don't think I've
ever seen a problem like this before, but removing the "$" from the
directory name seems to have resolved the problem. Odd that this isn't an
issue for mp3s but only WMA..

vidurapparao
2005-02-28, 09:58
sales (AT) cutrell (DOT) org wrote:

> ...
>
> I think I have a solution to this problem. All wma directories had a
> “hide from network” character at the end (e.g., c:\music$). I don’t
> think I’ve ever seen a problem like this before, but removing the “$”
> from the directory name seems to have resolved the problem. Odd that
> this isn’t an issue for mp3s but only WMA….
>
Yup...if you look at the log that you sent, you'll notice that
SlimServer is escaping the "$", seemingly incorrectly. Turns out that
the bug has already been report
(http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=589). I'll push it up on my
priority list.

This is probably an issue for any file type for which we use an external
decoder/transcoder - wma, ogg, flac, etc.

--Vidur