Playing WMA (variable bit rate) on my rasptouch

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  • 30. September 2021 at 20:13 #51695

    HI All,

    My first time here 🙂 Thx in advance for all the ideas and suggestions.

    I have encounter an problem that my player play’s only 1 song from the file type WMA with variable bit rate and then it quits…
    The only solution that i have is to reboot and then i can play 1 song again. With the rest of the media files (like MP3) there is no problem.
    Anyone an idea on how this happens and cause this problem?

    Hardware is the Rasptouch I-Sabre V4 that i use a server.
    Max2play version (full licences): 2.54

    Thx for the help.

    4. Oktober 2021 at 20:20 #51701

    Anyone? 🙂

    5. Oktober 2021 at 14:15 #51704

    Hi davegozer,

    Can you please post here the Squeezebox server log after you played the first WMA file and tried to start a second one?

    6. Oktober 2021 at 21:30 #51722

    HI MarioM,

    Hereby, thx for checking 🙂

    [21-10-05 20:05:13.0040] Slim::Control::Request::renderAsArray (2233) Error: request should set useIxHashes in Slim::Control::Request->new()
    [21-10-05 20:05:13.0049] Slim::Control::Request::renderAsArray (2233) Backtrace:

    frame 0: Slim::Utils::Log::logBacktrace (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/Request.pm line 2233)
    frame 1: Slim::Control::Request::renderAsArray (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Web/Cometd.pm line 940)
    frame 2: Slim::Web::Cometd::requestCallback (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Web/Cometd.pm line 791)
    frame 3: Slim::Web::Cometd::__ANON__ (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/Request.pm line 2058)
    frame 4: (eval) (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/Request.pm line 2058)
    frame 5: Slim::Control::Request::notify (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/Request.pm line 859)
    frame 6: Slim::Control::Request::checkNotifications (/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver line 711)
    frame 7: main::idle (/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver line 680)
    frame 8: main::main (/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver line 1224)

    [21-10-05 20:05:13.0060] Slim::Control::Request::renderAsArray (2233) Error: request should set useIxHashes in Slim::Control::Request->new()
    [21-10-05 20:05:13.0067] Slim::Control::Request::renderAsArray (2233) Backtrace:

    frame 0: Slim::Utils::Log::logBacktrace (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/Request.pm line 2233)
    frame 1: Slim::Control::Request::renderAsArray (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Web/Cometd.pm line 940)
    frame 2: Slim::Web::Cometd::requestCallback (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Web/Cometd.pm line 791)
    frame 3: Slim::Web::Cometd::__ANON__ (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/Request.pm line 2058)
    frame 4: (eval) (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/Request.pm line 2058)
    frame 5: Slim::Control::Request::notify (/usr/share/perl5/Slim/Control/Request.pm line 859)
    frame 6: Slim::Control::Request::checkNotifications (/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver line 711)
    frame 7: main::idle (/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver line 680)
    frame 8: main::main (/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver line 1224)

    [21-10-05 20:06:05.5797] Slim::Player::Song::open (417) Error: Couldn’t create command line for wma playback for [file:///mnt/nas/Life%20of%20Agony/The%20Sound%20Of%20Scars/01%20Prelude.wma]
    [21-10-05 20:06:05.8789] Slim::Player::Song::open (417) Error: Couldn’t create command line for wma playback for [file:///mnt/nas/Life%20of%20Agony/The%20Sound%20Of%20Scars/02%20Scars.wma]
    [21-10-05 20:06:06.1805] Slim::Player::Song::open (417) Error: Couldn’t create command line for wma playback for [file:///mnt/nas/Life%20of%20Agony/The%20Sound%20Of%20Scars/03%20Black%20Heart.wma]

    7. Oktober 2021 at 12:39 #51727

    Can you please check what is set in the Squeezebox Server settings under Advanced/File Types for WMA?

    Maybe this discussion in the Slimdevices forum will help you – it’s about a similar case with wmal:
    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?105997-Announce-piCorePlayer-3-00&p=907403&viewfull=1#post907403

    8. Oktober 2021 at 13:31 #51733

    HI MarioM

    setting file types:

    Windows Media: Native
    WMA Lossless: Native
    WMA Pro Native

    The only option
    that i have is to disable them.

    Tried to understand what they are talking about at the Slimdevices forum, but i’m not really a lunix guy..

    3. November 2021 at 21:25 #51770

    HI All,

    Downloaded pcp-ffmpeg.tcz from the picoreplayer sourceforge repo for encoding the WMA files.

    Can someone point me in the right direction on how to install it (pcp-ffmpeg.tcz) with on the Pi (running max2play image:-) )?

    Thanks in advance!

    4. November 2021 at 13:47 #51774

    There seems to be a third party plugin called „Play WMA“ for ffmpeg, which you can activate in the settings of the Squeezebox server. Please check if the playback of WMA files works with it.

    4. November 2021 at 22:36 #51777

    happy happy joy joy 🙂 That did the trick! Many many thanks!!!

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