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LRB9876

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Post Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:48 pm

BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

I have just tried to do all this on my new Sony BDP S370 player. I can play .mp3, .wma and .avi files fine. I can play the iTunes .m4a files OK from the USB, but not using DLNA. I understand that this is 'feature' of the Sony machine. The question is, can I play the files using the correct transcoding settings, and what should they be. I must admit, I have only tried playing the music through the music tab on the Sony. The machine can parse the directories containing the files, but never lists anything, as it says there is no playable music (or words to that effect)
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Post Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:50 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

Audio transcoding is coming in 0.5.1. Weird that the device can play them from USB but not via DLNA, maybe it's just a mime-type header.
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Post Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:49 am

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

I've tried disguising them as various other formats (which works for wma) but not for m4a unfortunately. They're going to need transcoding to lpcm. However, the way Serviio presents wav files isn't working either, but was working under PS3 Media Server. I haven't really sat down to troubleshoot this on account of video being the bigger priority, but it's overdue...
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LRB9876

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Post Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:50 am

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

Thanks for the prompt response. I have tried some other servers, and they don't work either, if it is any consolation. For some reason, Sony allow direct playing but not over DLNA - its even in the spec.
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Post Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:18 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

Maybe it's something to do with DRM.
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Post Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

I suppose that is possible, but they are CD's I ripped myself (rather than bought from iTunes), so DRM should not be an issue (especially as the file plays fine from the USB input)
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Post Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:55 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

I have a BDP-S570 and can confirm it does not support .m4a files via DLNA. I tried many different DLNA packages, Mezmo did work but it transcodes.

I agree it makes no sense since the player can handle the aac audio when it's present with video, just not by itself...and it plays the files back locally.

I'd love to test 0.5.1 with audio transcode.
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Post Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:26 am

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

I'm running Serviio 0.5.2 and it's working great except that I don't see .wav files on the BDP-S370 at all. Is there a transcode option I can add in the profile to address this?
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Post Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:54 am

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

try:

  Code:
<Audio targetContainer="mp3">
  <Matches container="lpcm" />
</Audio>
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Post Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:26 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

Thanks zip, but your suggestion didn't work.
I checked the log file and Serviio does not seem to be seeing any .wav files to add to my library in the first place (it adds a .mp3 correctly). I downloaded a random new .wav and new .mp3 to test this; the mp3 showed up in the log but not the wav.
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Post Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:38 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

Maybe you're right, I've forgotten if I implemented that ;-) Can you create a bitbucket ticket to implement this? viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2
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Post Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

There's this issue already that mentions WAV - does that cover it or do you need a new one?

https://bitbucket.org/xnejp03/serviio/i ... e-lossless
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Post Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:41 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

no, that's it
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Post Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:32 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

Zip - thanks on the information regarding wav files.

I also cannot play WMA Lossless through serviio, even with the profile tweak provided in the Sony Bluray Disc Player Readme by patters at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2004 (that is: add "asf" to the list of audio transcoding types). The player shows the lossless file as LPCM, but I always get "The file is corrupted or the music file is not supported" on the player. I think this may be associated with some error messages in the log (pasted below). Is this a different problem, or have you not yet added the code for lossless WMA either?

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2011-04-25 19:21:23,208 WARN [ProcessExecutor] Process C:\Program Files (x86)\Serviio\bin\\..\lib/ffmpeg.exe has a return code of 1! This is a possible error.
2011-04-25 19:21:30,346 ERROR [ResourceTransportRequestHandler] Error while processing resource, sending back 500 error. Message: FFmpeg execution failed
java.io.IOException: FFmpeg execution failed
at org.serviio.delivery.resource.AbstractTranscodingDeliveryEngine.retrieveTranscodedResource(AbstractTranscodingDeliveryEngine.java:116)
at org.serviio.delivery.resource.AbstractDeliveryEngine.deliver(AbstractDeliveryEngine.java:89)
at org.serviio.delivery.MediaResourceRetrievalStrategy.retrieveResource(MediaResourceRetrievalStrategy.java:113)
at org.serviio.upnp.webserver.ResourceTransportRequestHandler.handleRequest(ResourceTransportRequestHandler.java:115)
at org.serviio.upnp.webserver.AbstractRequestHandler.handle(AbstractRequestHandler.java:54)
at org.apache.http.protocol.HttpService.doService(HttpService.java:293)
at org.serviio.upnp.webserver.ServiioHttpService.doService(ServiioHttpService.java:58)
at org.apache.http.protocol.HttpService.handleRequest(HttpService.java:212)
at org.serviio.upnp.webserver.WebServer$WorkerThread.run(WebServer.java:187)
2011-04-25 19:21:30,496 ERROR [ResourceTransportRequestHandler] Error while processing resource, sending back 500 error. Message: FFmpeg execution failed
java.io.IOException: FFmpeg execution failed
at org.serviio.delivery.resource.AbstractTranscodingDeliveryEngine.retrieveTranscodedResource(AbstractTranscodingDeliveryEngine.java:116)
at org.serviio.delivery.resource.AbstractDeliveryEngine.deliver(AbstractDeliveryEngine.java:89)
at org.serviio.delivery.MediaResourceRetrievalStrategy.retrieveResource(MediaResourceRetrievalStrategy.java:113)
at org.serviio.upnp.webserver.ResourceTransportRequestHandler.handleRequest(ResourceTransportRequestHandler.java:115)
at org.serviio.upnp.webserver.AbstractRequestHandler.handle(AbstractRequestHandler.java:54)
at org.apache.http.protocol.HttpService.doService(HttpService.java:293)
at org.serviio.upnp.webserver.ServiioHttpService.doService(ServiioHttpService.java:58)
at org.apache.http.protocol.HttpService.handleRequest(HttpService.java:212)
at org.serviio.upnp.webserver.WebServer$WorkerThread.run(WebServer.java:187)
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Post Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:42 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

Could you enable detailed logging (see signature links) and find the ffmpeg command line used to transcode your file?
Try locally the same command line and check the result.
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:42 am

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

To be honest, the more as I know about iTunes file is how to convert iTunes Audios from M4P to MP3. With all iTunes purchased or rented audios are combined with fairplay DRM protection, making it impossible to be played on Apple unauthorized devices, like android tablet, Windows movie maker, LG smart TV, etc. You may have to get rip of DRM protection at first. The way for me to convert iTunes audios to MP3 format is to use DRM Audio Converter for Windows. It is designed to convert audios at 30x faster speed without hampering the quality. Maybe you can CLICK HERE to learn its detail functions.

Learn more:
Convert iTunes M4V movies to MP4
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:47 pm

Re: BDP-S370 cannot play .m4a (iTunes) via DLNA

Torence wrote:To be honest, the more as I know about iTunes file is how to convert iTunes Audios from M4P to MP3. With all iTunes purchased or rented audios are combined with fairplay DRM protection, making it impossible to be played on Apple unauthorized devices, like android tablet, Windows movie maker, LG smart TV, etc. You may have to get rip of DRM protection at first. The way for me to convert iTunes audios to MP3 format is to use DRM Audio Converter for Windows. It is designed to convert audios at 30x faster speed without hampering the quality. Maybe you can CLICK HERE to learn its detail functions.

Learn more:
Convert iTunes M4V movies to MP4


You keep posting this information, and it's wrong. iTunes music does not contain DRM any longer. It has been years since their music had DRM (2009, in fact). Yes, video still contains DRM, but not music.

There's no problem you mentioning converting the media to another container/codec. But stop with the DRM info.
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