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ogg files don´t have a duration

Postby Maximus1 » Fri Mar 04, 2022 10:03 am

hi, i´m new to subsonic. so, please don´t throw stones to me if i ask stupid questions.

My library has about 10k of songs and most of them are ogg vorbis files.
none of them has a duration and is searchable inside the song.

is there a way to fix that?

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Re: ogg files don´t have a duration

Postby J_T_W » Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:46 pm

Although this isn't going to directly help with your current issue, as an FYI, Subsonic is basically abandonware; it isn't open-source and there is no development or active support by the owner. You might consider moving off to a newer implementation. Both below suggestions run on multiple platforms, I'm a Windows guy so some of my supplemental info isn't as useful to non-Windows users.

If you're looking for a very lateral move, consider Airsonic Advanced https://github.com/airsonic-advanced/airsonic-advanced - It is in active development with frequent snapshot updates https://github.com/airsonic-advanced/airsonic-advanced/releases . Same feature set as Subsonic (API, Sonos, etc.) with updated code. As it is open source, you also get all the features Subsonic Premium gives you, but for free. Minimal effort for installation (latest Java installed, then a command line shortcut to the war file - upgrades even easier with just a fast war file change).

If you're really more API focused, and looking just for a music streaming service, you might consider moving off the Subsonic family of servers altogether. Check out Navidrome https://www.navidrome.org/ . That product is primarily to supply the API with a completely new back-end, and refocuses to just support audio (no video, podcast, internet radio, etc.). There is not yet built in support for Sonos, but you can find easy linking with something like Bonob https://github.com/simojenki/bonob. As with Airsonic Advanced, no subscription or fee to access the API. Navidrome does have a simplified web UI if desired.

Both products will need you to come up with your own DDNS solution for external access. Both support running as a service with something like NSSM https://nssm.cc/, and IIS works great as a reverse proxy if you wish to run them as SSL.
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Re: ogg files don´t have a duration

Postby Maximus1 » Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:22 am

hi. thanks for your kind reply.

i tried navidrome but it was not working. i had no sound and the dokumentation is not so clear to understand. so i killed that and searched for something with less admin-hell.

airsonic advanced comes as docker container or War file. I hate docker and it will the last option i ever try. How do i work with a War file?
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Re: ogg files don´t have a duration

Postby J_T_W » Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:29 pm

A while back I did a write up for a friend on Airsonic Advanced - you're welcome to have a read: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17-LTiG1KkbRI5mvOIS6Xc9aSR0gSaTJcMlwgq1vMd-g/edit?usp=sharing
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Re: ogg files don´t have a duration

Postby Maximus1 » Sun Mar 06, 2022 4:23 pm

Thanks for your how-to.
I finally decided to choose the lesser evil and installed a docker image for airsonic advanced.
Until now, it is running well and the performance impact is not so big as i thought before.
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