Mark Greenwood

fatg3erman ·

Script monkey. If I had a shed it would run Linux.
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Donation nag screen

I don't know if Firefox has any way of marking specific sites as 'safe'? I can't run it here any more as it locks up my Mac every time I launch it. Otherwise yeah I'm afraid you'll continue to be nagged. It's a shame as I deliberately didn't want it to be ...

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Donation nag screen

That pref isn't stored as a cookie but it is stored in the browser's local storage. In fact the majority of rompr's prefs are stored there, and some are Cookies. I'd reckon that's the issue. Rompr isn't designed to work without cookies, and if you're clear...

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Donation nag screen

That screen should only ever show when you upgrade to a new version. How are you closing it, and what browser are you using?

Thanks fir your donation(s)!

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Specified key was too long

Crikey, the things people think of doing :)

I guess that is the use case though - db server on a different machine. It is becoming a real pain to support though, as there are significant differences between different versions of MySQL and MariaDB such tha...

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Specified key was too long

Thanks Tom, you just saved me a lot of digging :)

Worth noting also that it appears the minimum version of MariaDB that will work is 10.3, which seems to be the most recent.

So much for MariaDB being a drop-in replacement for MySQL huh?

May I ask why yo...

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Problem with getting Playlist

Nice, thanks for posting. Out of interest, what OS are you running? I use mysql on a Pi and have not had this problem.

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Problem with getting Playlist

If you want to get MySQL up and running, there are two instances of the number 768 in backends/sql/mysql/init_database.class.php - if you change both of those to 767 (I think) then MySQL should work. However I can't guarantee it won't break the next time...

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Problem with getting Playlist

This is a problem with MySQL/mariaDB - I have no reliable method of checking which version is being used or what options were used when it was compiled, so writing code that works across all systems is basically impossible. So I've decided that I'll writ...

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Problem with getting Playlist

Your version of RompR is hugely out of date, I fixed all the PHP 7 issues more than a year ago. Please upgrade to 1.59.1 from here https://github.com/fatg3erman/RompR/releases

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Crossfade with personalized radio

Ahhhh, no that's not intentional - or rather it's not something I specifically decided to do but I can see why it happens. I use Mopidy which doesn't support crossfade so I'd never noticed that. The other controls (repeat,shuffle, etc) need to be greyed ...

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Is it possible to add "is not" to rating drop down in personalized radio?

Try 1.59.1. I modded it so it now should behave like you want, since that does feel like the most sensible way.

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Is it possible to add "is not" to rating drop down in personalized radio?

That's correct. "Rating is not 1" means "Rating is set to something that isn't one. Tracks with no Rating have exactly that - No Rating - so they won't match this filter because Rating is not set to anything. (There's no such thing as Rating = 0).

Seems t...

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Add support for MPD readpicture command

Dealing with binary data in MPD is horrible but if I can get it to work I'll add support for readpicture to the next release.

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Is it possible to add "is not" to rating drop down in personalized radio?

That is a crazy and unusual use case. I like it. I'll put it in the next release.

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Sort by Composer on Music Collection

Glad it's working. I really should cope with spaces in that parameter though, that's just lazy :) I'll try and remember to fix that.

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Sort by Composer on Music Collection

Firstly make sure there aren't any spaces around between the commas.

Secondly, any change you make to that list requires you to rebuild the Music Collection to take effect. I know that's not entirely clear :)

Note that the end result is that any tracks...

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Problem with database connection on archlinux

Thanks for posting that. I'll add a link to this on the setup pages.

The sheer number of different distros, each with their own quirks and ways of doing things, is a source of great pain to web developers who just want a stable platform on which to do the...

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Problem with database connection on archlinux

Thanks. In the past I did try to put up instructions for RedHat-like distros, but with so much fragmentation and disagreement it's just impossible for one person to find the will to do it.

If you do get it to work I'm sure it would help other people if yo...

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Problem with database connection on archlinux

ah and now I've read it again ERROR COULD NOT SAVE PREFS means it is definitely a write permissions problem. The webserver does not have write access to rompr/prefs

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Problem with database connection on archlinux

Ah yes I didn't think about how you'd get the debug info when nothing can run. Never mind.

"Unable to open database file" suggests that the webserver doesn't have write access to the prefs directory. However the fact it's setting preferences suggests it...

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Problem with database connection on archlinux

Sounds like a necessary php module is missing. I need A debug log and the debug info as described under Troubleshooting in the docs.

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update music collection never finished

There is no difference in functionality. For some people with very large collections MySQL performs better but I always recommend SQLite as MySQL can have trouble handling certain character sets, as you have duscovered.

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update music collection never finished

Looks like you have some peculiar characters in your track titles and the database can't understand them. Are yiu using Sqlite or MySQL? Whichever one, try the other one.

And what's with "Created Album ??? ?????" In the log? Is that really the title of th...

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Cannot update music collection / scan music library

support

The getid3 bug is more concerning since that's not my code, there's nothing I can do about it.

I have, I think, a fix for the GD problem though.