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Issues with playing MP3's from my computer
Issues with playing MP3's from my computer –
Has anybody else ran into this. So far I've gotten everything to work except this. When I try to play MP3s over the network using MYPS2 every once in a while it locks up to the point that I have to restart the PS2, Anybody else run into this issue?
Is this streaming thing actually possbile? I didn't saw any options for it :S
are you streaming it over your own shoutcast server or did you get samba working? another way?
I got my samba working and I got into the drive where my mp3s are located and just play them, but its usually hit or miss
What did you change shamba.xml to as i am unsure at this point ?? <shares>
mine looks something like this
<name> C: Drive </name>
The actual path might be different if you have a password
I have had problems with playing MP3s from windows shares as well.
Granted, I had to go through the obscure hoops outlined in the docs (including the unclear one regarding how to format the config.dat file correctly) to get samba to work right, yet even still, support is spotty.
What'll happen is I'll try and select an mp3 file, and myPS2 will lock up. Sometimes, I'll try and access a folder and myPS2 simply won't go into the folder, but not lock up.
Shoutcast seems to work fine. Programs seem to launch fine. I can't seem to find a USBD.IRX file anywhere. I used the one included in naplink, and myPS2 claims it works, but I don't have USB support.
I feel like uLaunchELF and myPS2 are trying to provide similar functionalities. uLaunchELF is shying away from large filesizes with graphical flair, but is definitely going for as much functionality as possible, yet does not support media playback. SMS does a good job of supporting media, but it's not amazing. It seems to me that in order to provide an equivalent to the XBMC's functionality (seemingly the ideal here) all of these programs need to be able to boot from all three possible options (MC, HDD, disc media), as well as boot the original boot.elf as an 'exit' option at any time. This is a bare minimal functionality that would make doing everything a lot less of a pain in the ass. Even better would be if myPS2 was as cleanly functional as uLaunchELF while maintaining the nice gui. Even better would be if SMS, when feature complete, was integrated into myPS2/uLaunchELF.
The ideal is to be able to run one program that can handle all of the different functional needs of an operating system on a PS2. We should be able to perform the following tasks from one program:
*manage files and filesystems in a networked environment
*access all possible forms of storage media
*play major media types (and music should be playable in the background of all other functions of the app that do not require audio)
*HDLoader functionality (ideally would be able to boot back to main app if you press all buttons)
*ability to run other applets (such as emulators). These applets should contain code that allows you to run boot.elf at any time as well.
As far as I can see, all of this functionality is available in spots across different software projects, but due to a lack of unity in the community, projects are not working together in a way that is seamless for the user.
PS2 may not be as intuitive and easy to handle as xbox because it isnt typical x86 PC, but that doesn't mean that this stuff could not be coded, especially considering the amazing talent that already has existed and exists to further these projects along.
Someone else should port SNES9x, since the guy doing SNES-Station abandoned it. After other coders have open-sourced their implementations for reading different types of media, why shouldn't other open-source software be readily adapted using these lessons? The functionality and enjoyment by the entire community would be well worth it. I wish I knew how to code, as I would be glad to contribute.
Samba issue –
ok this thread might be dead, but here goes.
My mp3's are stored on a Linux Samba server available to every computer I own. None of my other computers have a problem playing mp3's directly off the server, however myPS2 will crash randomly. If I copy the mp3's to my PS2's harddrive they also seem to crash randomly however with much less frequency. It appears to something to do with starting and stopping mp3's.