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    Call for testers! Daphile

    > Come to think of it, I usually only see the number of 'Deezer Albums'
    > listed during the scan in the 980's - never over 1000. Same with
    > Artists. Guess I never thought about that part.


    There indeed is a max of 1000 items per list. With a comment I left 9
    years ago "# XXX - to be fine tuned..." :-)

    But besides that I'm seeing a lot of failed connections to Deezer in the
    log files. I don't know why those requests would fail. "Connection
    refused". Why it would be refused so often, I don't know. I'll have to
    check with them when I'm back.
    Kimmo
    www.daphile.com

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    Call for testers! Daphile

    Daphile is a audiophile class music server & player OS – targeted to dedicated headless PC.

    Daphile is based on the open source Squeezebox Server, SqueezePlay and Linux. This is the first public test release.

    Features
    - Headless music server
    - Bitperfect and gapless playback of various audio formats up to 192kHz/24bit
    - Automatic configuration of music player for each audio device
    - Multiplayer support (eg. multiple USB DACs)
    - CD ripping with automatic metadata tagging and cover art
    - Easy configuration and installation through the web interface
    - WiFi hotspot support (if compatible hardware exists)
    - Software update via web interface
    - Whole system image ISO-file is below 200MB

    The external file server use as a music source is not yet supported in this release but it will soon be (cifs,nfs). The USB drive use is currently automatic read-only usage, no support in the web interface.

    Daphile is available at http://www.daphile.com
    You can find instructions in the attachment.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by kipeta; 2013-07-09, 19:03.
    Kimmo
    www.daphile.com

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      #3
      I was reminded about the terms of the Sourceforge site and I think I have withdraw the project from there before I have studied the terms more carefully. I think I was a bit too eager to get this shared. I'll come back with new information later but I think it will be delayed due to the vacation plans.
      Kimmo
      www.daphile.com

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        #4
        Don't feel obligated to answer this at the moment, feel free to answer via PM if you want to answer me now but don't want to post the answers in public yet.

        Do I understand correctly that Daphile is an OS preconfigured to make a computer a headless music server ? Kind of similar to VortexBox ?

        Do you include the standard version of Squeezebox Server or have you patched/added anything to make it better ?

        Which Squeezebox Server version will be included ?

        Which Linux distribution is it based around ? (I'm assuming it's based on Linux?)

        Will it be a free or commercial product ?

        I have the possibility to try it both in virtual machines, an old Intel laptop and I also have a Zbox AD04 (http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-ad04.html) which might be suitable as a test environment unless a CDROM is required for it to work.

        Anyway, looking forward to see what you have accomplished.
        Erland Lindmark (My homepage)
        Developer of many plugins/applets
        Starting with LMS 8.0 I no longer support my plugins/applets (see here for more information )

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          #5
          Originally posted by erland View Post
          Don't feel obligated to answer this at the moment, feel free to answer via PM if you want to answer me now but don't want to post the answers in public yet.

          Do I understand correctly that Daphile is an OS preconfigured to make a computer a headless music server ? Kind of similar to VortexBox ?
          I think the basic idea is pretty much the same.

          Originally posted by erland View Post
          Do you include the standard version of Squeezebox Server or have you patched/added anything to make it better ?

          Which Squeezebox Server version will be included ?
          The test release included the server version 7.8.0-r1372135249 and I have only couple of minor patches.

          Originally posted by erland View Post

          Which Linux distribution is it based around ? (I'm assuming it's based on Linux?)
          It's based on Gentoo (if it can be said so). The basic idea is more like an embedded image that is mostly built using Gentoo ebuilds. The whole image is updated, not the single packages.

          Originally posted by erland View Post

          Will it be a free or commercial product ?
          Currently I think that yes - to both. But I don't give any promises.

          Originally posted by erland View Post

          I have the possibility to try it both in virtual machines, an old Intel laptop and I also have a Zbox AD04 (http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-ad04.html) which might be suitable as a test environment unless a CDROM is required for it to work.

          Anyway, looking forward to see what you have accomplished.
          Kimmo
          www.daphile.com

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            #6
            Daphile test release is available again

            Daphile is now available at www.daphile.com
            Kimmo
            www.daphile.com

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              #7
              Hi

              Booted Daphile on a VM. Want to install on to disk. According to the instructions in the PDF I should be able to do this by

              "Daphile installation to an other drive is possible via the web interface in the “Settings
              > System Firmware” section."


              I can't seem to find this option. Am I looking in the wrong place?

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              Otherwise everything looks very clean and simple. Really liking it so far

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                #8
                I guess you have a bug. I must have accidentally disabled the whole System Firmware section when using the live mode (I was suppose to disable only the updating).

                I'm not sure if I'm able to fix it before the weekend. I'm on a short trip and having only my Nexus 7 with me.

                Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
                Kimmo
                www.daphile.com

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                  #9
                  I managed to fix the installation bug. New image is at http://daphile.com/firmware/testing/. I didn't link it to the home page yet just in case that something went wrong.

                  Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
                  Kimmo
                  www.daphile.com

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                    #10
                    New test version is available

                    CHANGES
                    - New feature: Support (read-only) for external file servers (NFS, CIFS, ssh and ftp)
                    - Added configuration for internal and USB disks
                    - Some bug fixes and minor changes.

                    Download from www.daphile.com or update previous version via web interface.

                    Any feedback is warmly welcomed!
                    Kimmo
                    www.daphile.com

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by kipeta View Post
                      Any feedback is warmly welcomed!
                      Running the ISO on VMPlayer 5.0 on Windows 7. Unable to get to the "Setting Menu" using Firefox or Chrome -- request just "spins"
                      -MrD
                      ===================
                      3 PiCore Players
                      1 Transporter (dead)
                      2 Squeezebox v3 (1 dead, 1 resurrected)
                      Linux x86-64 SlimServer 8.1.1

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by MrD View Post
                        Running the ISO on VMPlayer 5.0 on Windows 7. Unable to get to the "Setting Menu" using Firefox or Chrome -- request just "spins"
                        Thanks for your message. You found a bug related to situation where the system doesn't have any recognized harddrive. Daphile does not support VMPlayer SCSI disk. If you give Daphile a IDE virtual disk you can get pass this bug. I'll fix this in the next release.
                        Kimmo
                        www.daphile.com

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by kipeta View Post
                          Thanks for your message. You found a bug related to situation where the system doesn't have any recognized harddrive. Daphile does not support VMPlayer SCSI disk. If you give Daphile a IDE virtual disk you can get pass this bug. I'll fix this in the next release.
                          Yes that works, but I cannot install to the IDE disk

                          Installation started to target disk: ATA VMware Virtual I 1.0GB (sda)
                          Configuring the disk partitions.
                          ERROR: Failed to modify partition table.
                          Installation FAILED.
                          -MrD
                          ===================
                          3 PiCore Players
                          1 Transporter (dead)
                          2 Squeezebox v3 (1 dead, 1 resurrected)
                          Linux x86-64 SlimServer 8.1.1

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by MrD View Post
                            Yes that works, but I cannot install to the IDE disk

                            Installation started to target disk: ATA VMware Virtual I 1.0GB (sda)
                            Configuring the disk partitions.
                            ERROR: Failed to modify partition table.
                            Installation FAILED.
                            I changed the disk size to 2GB and it worked.

                            Also Video mode 318 is undefined for VMWare.

                            Does the server really need to "save & restart" to add remote storage?
                            Last edited by MrD; 2013-08-02, 01:02.
                            -MrD
                            ===================
                            3 PiCore Players
                            1 Transporter (dead)
                            2 Squeezebox v3 (1 dead, 1 resurrected)
                            Linux x86-64 SlimServer 8.1.1

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MrD View Post
                              Does the server really need to "save & restart" to add remote storage?
                              I know this could be a bit annoying but currently all Settings changes are submitted and applied through the same "Save & Restart" function.

                              Thanks again for your feedback.
                              Kimmo
                              www.daphile.com

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