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    Transporter + Mixcloud UNABLE TO PLAY FILE TYPE

    So i have the Mixcloud app installed on LMS and never needed to mess with this on the Touch it just worked.

    But on my recently purchased Transporter i get the error message

    "UNABLE TO PLAY FILE TYPE FOR ____"

    the only way i can get this is to work is use my Touch and the transporter as a DAC which is not what is required

    maybe someone could shed some light on this?

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    The error may or may not be associated with the use of Mixcloud - you have provided no detail of the system and what is being attempted - e.g. audio format being played, the LMS version being used, OS platform etc.
    The error means that the Transporter cannot play the audio format natively and it must be transcoded bu the specific transcode capability is either disabled or not working on your LMS.

    For example, Transporter cannot play AAC natively so for AAC or ALAC audio you'll need to make sure that the LMS supplied faad and flac work and that AAC under WebUI Setting/Advanced/AAC have all rules enabled - none shoudl eb disabled.
    Another possibility if trying to play a stream with too high a bit rate e.g. 192kHz as Transporter can only play up to 96kHz - in this case you must make sue the LMS supplied sox works OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    The error may or may not be associated with the use of Mixcloud - you have provided no detail of the system and what is being attempted - e.g. audio format being played, the LMS version being used, OS platform etc.
    The error means that the Transporter cannot play the audio format natively and it must be transcoded bu the specific transcode capability is either disabled or not working on your LMS.

    For example, Transporter cannot play AAC natively so for AAC or ALAC audio you'll need to make sure that the LMS supplied faad and flac work and that AAC under WebUI Setting/Advanced/AAC have all rules enabled - none shoudl eb disabled.
    Another possibility if trying to play a stream with too high a bit rate e.g. 192kHz as Transporter can only play up to 96kHz - in this case you must make sue the LMS supplied sox works OK.
    For info - this from github:

    PLUGIN_MIXCLOUD_PLAYMETHOD_DESc


    EN All tracks are available in MP4 format, and selecting a track is fast. However, MP4 does not work natively on old Squeezebox models, and must be transcoded for those players. MP3 has a better sound quality, but loading a track takes a long time, and not all tracks are available in MP3 format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    EN All tracks are available in MP4 format, and selecting a track is fast. However, MP4 does not work natively on old Squeezebox models, and must be transcoded for those players. MP3 has a better sound quality, but loading a track takes a long time, and not all tracks are available in MP3 format.
    The issue is probably transcoding AAC - OP has to provide details of their LMS system and OS platform to understand what is broken.

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    OP Sys Red Hat Transporter firmware 87, Touch 7.8
    when the Touch is connected to the LMS it has no problem playing Mixcloud but alas Transporter comes up with the error "UNABLE TO PLAY FILE TYPE FOR"

    In the settings/advanced/mixcloud
    Mixcloud API key (which i have filled in)
    and
    Stream Format
    =( use mp3 if available or always use mp4) ive tried both to no avail

    Settings /advanced /file types
    mp3 MP3 native
    mpeg4 AAC native
    FLAC faad/flac
    MP3 faad/lame
    PCM faad

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    I'm not whether LMS supplied executables play on Red Hat also you haven''t said what architecture: Arm vs x86 , 32bit vs 64bit.

    To check whether your system transcoding is OK - try to play a plain http/AAC stream on your Transporter such as

    http://somafm.com/illstreet64.pls

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    A post to the Announce thread (if there is one) might grab their attention. Otherwise a PM probably.
    I only made a very quick check with a browser. The authors will probably want to do more.
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    I'll try to take a look over the coming days.
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    109 error

    after not using any apps for over a week i gave version 1.8 of mixcloud a go last night since then everything has gone pear shaped no connection(from transporter or sbt) tried multiple resets/reboots and check squeezebox status its running/active, but will not open from vortexbox gui! log file printed below which is still showing the streaming error from yesterday
    thanks in advance j


    [20-03-29 19:33:24.3807] Slim::Plugin::InternetRadio::Plugin::_gotRadioErro r (67) Unable to retrieve radio directory from SN: Timed out waiting for data
    [20-03-29 19:33:24.3835] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::__ANON__ (193) error fetching track data: Timed out waiting for data
    [20-03-29 19:33:39.6900] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:33:55.1265] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:34:10.6960] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:34:26.0989] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:34:41.5233] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:34:56.9394] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:35:12.3823] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:35:12.3888] Slim::Formats::XML::gotErrorViaHTTP (339) Error: getting http://opml.radiotime.com/Index.aspx?partnerId=16
    Connect timed out: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    [20-03-29 19:35:12.3890] Slim::Plugin::InternetRadio::Plugin::_gotRadioErro r (67) Unable to retrieve radio directory from SN: Connect timed out: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    [20-03-29 19:35:28.0653] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:35:43.4653] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:35:58.9906] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:36:14.3177] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:36:29.6218] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:36:29.6278] Slim::Networking::SqueezeNetwork::Players::_player s_error (368) Unable to get players from SN: Timed out waiting for data, retrying in 120 seconds
    [20-03-29 19:36:45.0802] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:37:00.8348] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:37:16.1380] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:37:31.5007] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:37:46.8591] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:38:02.2558] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/
    [20-03-29 19:38:17.6696] Plugins::MixCloud::ProtocolHandler::getTrackUrl (109) Error: Cannot get play URL for DomLawson/the-dompilation-tapes-metal-edition-44-part-one/ from http://www.mixcloud-downloader.com/D...n-44-part-one/

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolapcblack View Post
    after not using any apps for over a week i gave version 1.8 of mixcloud a go last night since then everything has gone pear shaped no connection(from transporter or sbt) tried multiple resets/reboots and check squeezebox status its running/active, but will not open from vortexbox gui! log file printed below which is still showing the streaming error from yesterday
    thanks in advance j


    [20-03-29 19:33:24.3807] Slim::Plugin::InternetRadio::Plugin::_gotRadioErro r (67) Unable to retrieve radio directory from SN: Timed out waiting for data
    .
    .

    [20-03-29 19:35:12.3890] Slim::Plugin::InternetRadio::Plugin::_gotRadioErro r (67) Unable to retrieve radio directory from SN: Connect timed out: Inappropriate ioctl for device
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    These are network errors which are not Mixcloud related. Mixcloud is also logging network problems so I think your problem may be a network problem not specifically a Mixcloud one.
    General rule, first thing to try is to turn off and restart all devices. Make sure router is turned on first and is up and running before LMS server - then the players.

    edit

    Keep an eye on this thread as well as developer is responding
    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...ixcloud-plugin.
    Last edited by bpa; 2020-03-29 at 13:18.

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