MMA works with server from outside home but not MMW?

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MMA works with server from outside home but not MMW?

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Hey guys...

I setup a second server to use from outside my home network. Selected port is forwarded through my router.
I can connect to it and stream using MMA without major issues. FLACs do work but with hicups... Converting to MP3 is more stable.
This works both on LTE or connected through work wi-fi network. I can see the requests on the server originating from my phone in both situations.

I want to do the same from MMW from work... It seems I can connect to the server but it's not listing any available content!
I also notice, I don't see any requests on the server originating from my work PC!

I added the server in MMW as : http://home.ip:port/DeviceDescription.xml exactly as I did in MMA...

No idea what to look for anymore! Any idea?
Thanks!
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Re: MMA works with server from outside home but not MMW?

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Hey guys... Thinking there might be something wrong with my old Win7 work PC (on domain) I just tried with a newly built win10 laptop...
MMW (latest) can see the server and stream locally. Once outside the local network, it also connects to the server but no content is showed (same behavior).

Does MMW need other (than server itself) ports to be forwarded for it to be able to see content and stream whereas MMA doesn't?

Thanks again!
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Re: MMA works with server from outside home but not MMW?

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Guys...

Seems this is a long dating problem... Behavior is exactly what I'm seeing!
https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... 20&t=75088

Hard to believe it wouldn't have been addressed yet?
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Re: MMA works with server from outside home but not MMW?

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No idea if this is progress but I just installed 4.1.29.1910 on server side and now I see activity by the server. Still nothing showing up as available content on client side.

I can see the client MMW's IP's "Requested file":

/ConnectionManager/3819f057-1518-4155-8da3-0c359b4820c0/scpd.xml
/ContentDirectory/3819f057-1518-4155-8da3-0c359b4820c0/scpd.xml
/X_MS_MediaReceiverRegistrar/3819f057-1518-4155-8da3-0c359b4820c0/scpd.xml

Nothing shows up in the "Client name" column though.

Same three requests every time the MMW client is launched. Then nothing...
Then installed 4.1.29.1910 on client side also... Same behavior.

I'm really hoping to see this work!
Thanks again
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Re: MMA works with server from outside home but not MMW?

Post by Peke »

Hi,
Topic https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... 20&t=75088 is addressed in MMA as https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=11736

But for MMW There would be a need for two MMW log files eg. one from Server MMW and one from Client MMW. So that they can be compared on what one sends and what one receives.

I tried to Replicate on three PCs and using steps from https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... 20&t=75088 made MMW see content and play it from Server MMW.

Steps I used are:
1. Start MMW server (Portable version only with few hundred of files mixed types eg. music/video/audiobooks/podcasts/...), set port, set FWD on Router, Allowed external connections
2. Connected remotely to other PC on internet
3. added manually new server
4. Started to browse the server
5. played few files
6. all worked

I would suggest that you create support ticket at https://www.mediamonkey.com/support/ and supply DeviceDescription.xml downloaded from client PC in order to see if XML is formatted correctly. Main problem is that is unclear why MMA works but MMW do not work and what is the difference. onder what would happen if you try to access server using MM5 Portable installed on your work as we have added few more changes to SCPD communication.
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Re: MMA works with server from outside home but not MMW?

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Thanks for a reply!

Just tried with MM5 portable as you suggested. Same thing.
Yes, the fact that MMA works really confuses me!

One thing I forgot to mention... About a month ago. My PC crashed and rebooted while the server was streaming.

Once rebooted, MMW launched normally and all songs/playlists were there but the server was no longer working complaining about an SQL error when entering options. To fix this, I had to completely delete the MM.DB file as it was obviously corrupted and restarted MMW. From what I could tell, behavior returned to normal after I re imported all songs and used some scripts to bring back my playlists (using corrupted db file)... Sadly, I had never tried to access it from MMW before so I can't tell if it worked.

Maybe something else got messed up but wasn't fixed by replacing the DB???

Thanks again!
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Re: MMA works with server from outside home but not MMW?

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I've tried a complete uninstall (and manually deleting folders in app_data and program_files) followed by a full reinstall on the server side.
Had no effect.
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