AudioStreamer Forums Support Questions

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  • #391

    smaragdus
    Participant

    Hi there,

    I have been using Vibe Streamer – http://www.vibestreamer.com/, which is also open-source but it has been abandoned and it can play MP3 files. But since at least 90% of my audio collection consists of lossless audio files (about 60% FLACs, 30% APEs, 10% WavPacks and some other- M4As, OptimFrogs, etc) I was searching for a new streaming server that could stream other audio formats. I came upon AudioStreamer, downloaded and tested it. I downloaded the latest version of ffmpeg and put it into the root directory following the instructions. Yet AudioStreamer was able to play only WAV files and WMAs besides MP3s. It scanned and indexed one of my audio directories relatively fast but could not play FLAC, APE and WV files. So I would like to ask- are these lossless audio formats supported? If not- are there plans to implement support for these common audio formats. I could not find anywhere in AudioStreamer’s site the list of supported audio formats.

    It seems that AudioStreamer does not support Unicode- is that true or I am wrong?

    Is it possible to add another audio directory (asking because my music is not inside one single root directory after one has been added?

    Regards,

    #413

    Lieven Rottiers
    Moderator

    Hi,

    AudioStreamer currently supports following audio formats: mp3, wav, ogg and wma.
    If you choose not to use the “resample – transcode” option in the settings screen then only mp3 is supported.
    The other (wav, ogg and wma) are supported through the resampling – transcoding with FFmpeg.

    However, in the next release, I will include the following audio formats: aac,ape and flac.
    The supported audio formats depend on the transcoding ability of FFmpeg.
    If you wish, you can test these new audio formats by overwriting some php files in the root folder of AudioStreamer with the ones included here in the ZIP attachment.

    (Extra: In the file “audiostreamerlib.php” there is a variable which contains a comma seperated list of supported audio formats. You can always change this. For the moment I have included aac, ape and flac. These are the ones I have tested and worked for me.)

    Concerning your question about Unicode.
    I don’t think it’s supported for the moment. It’s definitely something that I would like to have supported, but I will have to investigate it further, because that is something quite new for me.

    For the moment you can only specify one audio-directory.

    Regards,
    Lieven

    #414

    smaragdus
    Participant

    Hello Lieven,

    Thank you for taking your time to answer my questions. I am glad that you have decided to add support for APE, FLAC and AAC, support for lossless audio formats would be great since at least 90% of my music is in lossless formats. Adding support for more audio formats would only make AudioStreamer more powerful and universal. Since AudioStreamer relies on FFmpeg for the ‘on the fly’ transcoding I suppose it won’t be that hard to be implemented.

    I would suggest support for some more audio formats besides APE, FLAC and AAC:

    WavPack- lossless codec that provides a hybrid (lossy plus lossless encoding) mode, a very common format nowadays:
    http://www.wavpack.com/ – WavPack Home Page
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WavPack – WavPack at Wikipedia

    OptimFROG- another lossless codec with hybrid mode
    http://www.losslessaudio.org/ – OptimFROG Home Page
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OptimFROG – OptimFROG at Wikipedia

    True Audio – a lossless codec
    http://en.true-audio.com/ – True Audio Home Page
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TTA_%28codec%29 – True Audio at Wikipedia

    Musepack – a lossy codec (my favourite lossy format)
    http://www.musepack.net/ – Musepack Home Page
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musepack – Musepack at Wikipedia

    If AudioStreamer supports APE, FLAC, WV (WavPack) and MPC (Musepack) I would be able to stream virtually all my music.

    I would also suggest that you add an option for adding more audio directories- I have a lot of music and it is not in one single directory. I suppose that such a feature would be quite handy not only for me.

    I am not a programmer so I won’t be able to contribute to the development of AudioStreamer but you can rely on me for testing.

    About Unicode- some of my music is downloaded from torrents and some of the tracks contain Unicode characters- I don’t rename them since I am also a seeder so I keep the downloaded torrents untouched.

    I do hope that you won’t abandon the development of AudioStreamer- it is very promising. I have been using Vibe Streamer but it could only stream MP3s and has been discontinued. I don’t know whether you know this project. Since it is open source I suppose you might be interested in having a look at its code:

    http://www.vibestreamer.com/ – Home Page
    https://github.com/versionstudio/vibestreamer – Vibe Streamer at GitHub

    Regards and all the best to you and this great project,

    Asen

    #415

    smaragdus
    Participant

    Hello Lieven,

    Thank you for adding support for more audio formats such as Monkeys’s Audio (ape), FLAC (flac), WavPack (WV) and MusePack (mpc). The extended audio support is great but for some unknown reason I cannot play my lossless audio files. I am sure I am missing something.

    I configured the server, re-created the data-base, opened AudioStreamer via the internet sucessfully (through IP address), but AudioStreamer could not play FLACs, APEs and WVs. I will put screen-shots of my settings.

    Yes, I downloaded ‘ffmpeg.exe’ and ‘lame.exe’ files and put them into the ‘AudioStreamer’ main folder- in the same folder where ‘AudioStreamer.exe’ resides. Is that correct? I was not sure what you meant by ‘Root Folder’. I hope that you will give me a tip.

    I have two more questions:
    · Is there a way to add more than one music folder (I am asking because my music is inside two directories).
    · Is there a way to add more users than the two default users (I know that these user names and passwords can be changed).

    I hope that I am not wasting your time and will explain to me how to play lossless audio files in AudioStreamer.

    Many thanks for your great work!

    Regards,

    Asen

    AudioStreamer - 002 - 2014-02-18.png

     

    #416

    Lieven Rottiers
    Moderator

    Hi,

    The supported audio formats depend on the transcoding ability of FFmpeg.
    But I think FFmpeg supports these audio format (flac, wv and ape).
    The transcoding through ffmpeg and lame should be working (works on my pc…).

    • ‘Root Folder’ is indeed the directory where you find the ‘AudioStreamer.exe’ file.

     

    • Remark: do the files “ffmpeg.exe” and “lame.exe” have the exact same filenames (including extension and including lowercase)?

     

    • I have created a zip archive with included audio samples in different formats (mp3, wav, flac, ape, wv, …).
      Can you please download these and try to play the different audio samples?
      http://www.audiostreamer.org/AudioTest.zipThe zip archive contains the same audio but in different formats: ‘aac’,’ac3′,’aiff’,’aif’,’m4a’,’ape’,’flac’,’m4a’,’m4b’,’mp2′,’mp3′,’mp4′,’mpa’,’mpc’,’ogg’,’opus’,’tta’,’wv’,’wav’,’wma’AudioStreamer should show the following formats in the “Album / Song View”:
      ‘mp3′,’wma’,’ogg’,’wav’,’aac’,’ape’,’flac’,’m4a’,’m4b’,’wv’,’tta’,’mpc’

     

    • Is it possible to make a screen shot of the ‘Root Directory’?
      Should look like this:
      rootfolder.JPG

    Regards,
    Lieven

    #417

    smaragdus
    Participant

    Thank you for your response!

    You will find a screen-shot below.
    AudioStreamer has stopped playing even MP3 files.
    I created an admin account for you and sent it to you via a PM together with the user name and password. I will leave my PC turned on so that you might test and investigate the problem if you’d like.
    I tested the server with 2 browsers- Firefox and CoolNovo (Chromium-based), the same result.
    Perhaps the problem is inside my system? Are there any special requirements for AudioStreamer to run properly?
    Regards,
    Asen

    AudioStreamer - 2014-02-19.png

    #418

    smaragdus
    Participant

    I downloaded both x32 and x64 versions of ffmpeg.exe:
    ffmpeg-20140217-git-38a08e0-win32-static.7z
    ffmpeg-20140217-git-38a08e0-win64-static.7z
    I tried both FFMPEG x32 and x64 to no avail.
    I opened the server even with Internet Explorer- the problem persists.
    Yes, FFMPEG should be able to play FLACs and APEs.
    I downloaded the samples you provided and added the extracted folder into the base music folder and re-created database. AudioStreamer was unable to play even the audio samples.
    Then I copied AudioTest folder from disk D to disk C and re-built the library adding only AudioTest folder. Again failure.
    It seems that the problem must be inside my system.
    I am curious- have you tested AudioStreamer on Windows 8?
    If I could use AudioStreamer I will be very glad- about 90% of my audio collection consists of lossless audio files, that’s why Vibe Streamer I used in the past is not suitable for me since it only plays MP3 files.
    I hope that you will be able to discover what is causing this problems.
    Shall I delete the entire root folder and try to configure the server again?
    I hope I am not wasting your time!
    Best regards,
    Asen

    #419

    smaragdus
    Participant

    I extracted AudioStreamer to a new location. I tried the samples you gave me. I was able to play only aac, mp3, m4a and m4b files. Perhaps I am using not the right version of FFMPEG?

    #420

    smaragdus
    Participant

    I deleted the AudioStreamer folder and configured it all over again. AudioStreamer was able to play some of the samples- WAV, OGG, MP3, M4A, M4B, MP3 and AAC and was unable to play True Audio- TTA, MusePack-MPC, WavePack-WV, Monkey’s Audio-APE, Flac-FLAC, Apple Lossless Audio Codec-M4A, Windows Media Audio-WMA, while AIF, AIFF, AC3, MP2, MPA and OPUS files were not even indexed.

    I suppose that I am not using the right version of FFMPEG.
    Can you provide me a link to the version of FFMPEG you are using?

    #421

    Lieven Rottiers
    Moderator

    Hi,

    Thanks for supplying the login.
    The settings in AudioStreamer are correct:
    Capture.JPG

    My own computer is 64 bits Windows 8.
    I have AudioStreamer running on the C: drive and music folder is also on the C: drive, but I think that should not matter.

    I have the ffmpeg.exe 32 bits version:
    http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/
    Capture.JPG

    I have the following lame.exe version:
    http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lame-bundle.php
    Capture.JPG

    Can you stop the AudioStreamer service and restart but right click AudioStreamer.exe and “run as administrator”?

    Regards,
    Lieven

    #422

    smaragdus
    Participant

    Hello,

    I have completely disabled User Account Control (UAC) changing this registry key:

    Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem

    Key: EbableLUA

    Value data: 0

    There are some pending Windows updates, after I update and restart I will try again.

    Thank you for taking your time to help me!

    Regards,

    Asen

    #423

    stanelie
    Participant

    Hello.

    I have the same issue : if I enable “resample”, nothing plays.

    I am running AudioStreamer under windows XP.

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