Scan doesn’t pick up WMA files

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    I have a couple of albums in WMA format. For some reason mt-daapd doesn’t find them when scanning. The daemon runs as root, and the config file is updated so that it should serve WMAs.

    I’ve tried forced scanning both from the web interface and by deleting the songs database and restarting. The files don’t show up.

    Known problem?


    I can only repeat myself: why don’t you take a look at the configuration files? Simply reading them once would help you a lot.

    There is a line:

    extensions .mp3,.m4a,.m4p

    And the explanation above tells you that these are the extensions the daap server will try to index and serve. Do you see any .wma listed there?


    Sory, my fault, I didn’t read your post correctly ๐Ÿ™

    Will try to say something useful now ๐Ÿ˜‰
    So the config file is correct… but does mt-daapd support wma at all? And does the client support wma? iTunes for example does not support wma as far as I know. And which wma version are the files?


    The client is a Soundbridge which supports WMA. I read somewhere that mt-daapd should be able to serve “any” file as long as the client supports it.

    This is no big deal, I can always re-rip into MP3 format. ๐Ÿ™‚


    There are two issues… one is whether or not it will serve something.

    The answer is yet. mt-daapd will server jpg files, or pdf files, or .doc file. It just can’t get metainfo for them like artist, album, song title, etc.

    In fact, the *only* files types it can currently get metainfo for is mp3, m4a/m4p, ogg and flac, and ogg and flac only if they have been compiled with the appropriate libraries.

    That’s one part. So you could put “.pdf” in your extensions, and mt-daapd will add any pdf files it finds to the music library. When you connect with a client, it will see the pdf files, but there will be no metainfo — the song length will show up as continuous, and the “song name” field will be the filename of the file.

    If they don’t show up at all, then the problem is that it isn’t in “extensions”, or it doesn’t have the permissions to get to it.

    That’s all it can be.

    Again, run it with a -d5 and watch your log.

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