mp3 scan failing

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    After a night of searching and finding nothing that could help me, I reach out to the experts.

    I run into a problem with the mp3 scanning when I try to start mt-daapd. This is my output:

    # mt-daapd -f

    Starting with debuglevel 2
    Starting rendezvous daemon
    *** WARNING *** The programme 'mt-daapd' uses the HOWL compatiblity layer of Avahi.
    *** WARNING *** Please fix your application to use the native API of Avahi!
    *** WARNING *** For more information see
    Starting signal handler
    Signal handler started
    Initializing database
    Full reload...
    Starting mp3 scan
    Cannot open /home/media/A & E Dept. - The Rabbit's Name Was.mp3
    Skipping /home/media/A & E Dept. - The Rabbit's Name Was.mp3 - scan failed
    Cannot open /home/media/01 Tereza My Love.mp3
    Skipping /home/media/01 Tereza My Love.mp3 - scan failed
    Starting playlist scan
    Scanned 0 songs in 0 seconds
    Starting web server from /usr/share/mt-daapd/admin-root on port 3689
    Listen port: Address already in use
    Error staring web server: Address already in use
    root@OptiPlex:~# Rendezvous socket closed (daap server crashed?) Aborting.

    I can view the DAAP server via another computer, but, obviously, there are no songs in it.

    I use Ubuntu Feisty and have full ability to play mp3s in rhythmbox if these relate (gstreamer0.8-plugins).

    Anybody have an idea what the problem is?


    are you sure your avahi-daemon is running?
    The port is already in use, so maybe you are restarting an instance of mt-daapd, or have other DAAP servers running (banshee, rhythmbox?)

    Other than that, mt-daapd runs as nobody/nobody. So make sure that user has read access to the mp3 files, and read & execute to the directory tree beneath your music_dir 😉


    YES! Rhythmbox was running daap. This has fixed my problem! Thank you very much. I have turned it off, and life is good.

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