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korn
2011-01-07, 00:10
I'm running SqueezeBoxServer on an Ubuntu 10.04 x64 box. I just did an upgrade (to 7.5.2 - r31632, as well as other Ubuntu upgrade bits), and now have very odd behavior. My Transporter can no longer play ogg and flac files. It can play downloaded mp3 files, as well as Internet radio (also mp3). I don't have WAV or other formats to test with, so I can't speak to those. I have a Squeezebox Boom and a Squeezebox Classic, both of which have no problem playing my entire collection (flac, ogg, mp3, and all).

The error message I get is: "Problem: Can't open file for file:///<path-to-file>.[flac|ogg]" This same file plays fine on my other players. I get this whether I open the file via folder navigation, album, artist, etc.

I wasn't able to find the bug database, so I apologize if this is a known problem. Is anyone else having this? Any suggestions? I'm hesitant to upgrade to a beta (though I guess I could try downgrading) without some word from the developers...

Thanks!

Peter

Mnyb
2011-01-07, 00:22
Hmm search this forum , there is 32bit compatibility something you should install when running 64 bit ubuntu.

But .

is flac installed on the system ?

Do you have non standard file types settings to stream flac as wav ?

bpa
2011-01-07, 01:43
The SBS provided Flac has patches so copying the "standard" flac to SBS or installed "standard" flac will not solve any flac related problems.

You'll probably need ia32-libs installed. You can check by running the SBS provided flac at a shell prompt. If it runs make sure you see SBS in the banner and that it has been patched for SBS.

Some users have found that after installation, it may take some time before flac starts working - not sure if this is some sort of cache issue.

Mnyb
2011-01-07, 02:05
The SBS provided Flac has patches so copying the "standard" flac to SBS or installed "standard" flac will not solve any flac related problems.

You'll probably need ia32-libs installed. You can check by running the SBS provided flac at a shell prompt. If it runs make sure you see SBS in the banner and that it has been patched for SBS.

Some users have found that after installation, it may take some time before flac starts working - not sure if this is some sort of cache issue.

Sorry .

Ofcourse you always get a flac binary ;9 forgot that still remembering the old days when scouring the web for lame and whatnots to make it run.

jimwillsher
2011-01-07, 04:21
I don't have a transporter, only SB3s and Booms, bit I am running 64-bit Ubuntu and 7.5.2. All is working fine here, and I only use FLACs. I have ia32-libs installed as that's always seemed to be a requirement for me (usually as part of the iplayer plugin I think).

Install ia32-libs as Mnyb and bpa suggested, and that should solve the issue.



Jim

korn
2011-01-09, 12:32
Thanks folks for your suggestions. Seems what I needed to do is treat the Linux box as if it was a Windows box, and simply reboot it (I actually did so, and then discovered that that solved the problem). Thought for sure I'd restarted all of the relevant processes. Guess I must have missed one.

Back to having flac in the living room. Now on to the next challenge: batch converting a subset of the flac files to AAC for iPod/iPhone use...