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Catalina Music app to HQPlayer

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If you are running HQPlayer on the same machine as Catalina Music app, just launch HQPlayer before you launch my app, then launch my app and accept the defaults. That's really all there is to it. The preference settings only become more complex if you're running HQPlayer on a different machine.

 

I've attached a complete manual to my iTunes app from which this is derived. The manual is a little out of date though.

 

 

iTunes - HQPlayer Server.pdf


Owner of: Sound Galleries, High-End Audio Dealer, Monaco

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Thanks, but I must be doing something wrong... I keep getting this error message.  "Can’t get item 1 of {}. (-1728)"

 

Any ideas?

 

Thank you.

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Please go to your ~/Library/Scripts folder and tell me if the app has created a .plist file there. If it has, post the file here and I’ll take a look at it. 
 

If not, it should have been created there.


Owner of: Sound Galleries, High-End Audio Dealer, Monaco

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I'm sorry; but I can't help you any further unless you can carry out the instructions I gave yesterday. In case I wasn't clear enough, here's what I need you to do:

 

1/ Go to your ~/Library folder. (That's the library folder under your account name, not your System library folder. You get to your Library folder by choosing "Go" from the Finder menu then "Go to Folder…" and enter "~/Library" in the box.

 

2/ Now you're in your Library folder, scroll down to see i there is a folder named "Scripts" in there. If there isn't create one and try running my app again.

3/ If there was already a folder named "Scripts" there should be a file named "Music HQPlayer Server.plist" in it.

 

If there is, please copy it and post it here so I can take a look at it.

 

Thanks

 


Owner of: Sound Galleries, High-End Audio Dealer, Monaco

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Hi Geoffrey, I did exactly what your directions stated in your first response and posted the .plist file.  So to recap, the "Music HQPlayer Server.plist" is in the correct folder on my computer.  Hope this helps.

 

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

<plist version="1.0">

<dict>

<key>host</key>

<string>localhost</string>

<key>mapped</key>

<string>Not applicable</string>

<key>remotePath</key>

<string>Not applicable</string>

<key>shareName</key>

<string>Not applicable</string>

</dict>

</plist>

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Thanks. There are three items missing from your .plist file…

 

1/ createTemps

2/ fileType

3/ launchHqplayer

4/ramSize

5/system

6/tempPerm

 

I need to figure out why these items appear to not be filled in for you.

 

You could trashing this .plist file, then launching my app and choosing values for each of these items and see if the result is any different.

 

Could you also zip the .plist file and post it here as an attachment? Then I'll be able to open it in xCode.

 

Please make sure you have HQPlayer running before you run my app.

 

Here is an example of what the .plist file should look like, when all the values correctly appear (of course the actual values will differ depending on how you set them).

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>createTemps</key>
    <string>Always</string>
    <key>fileType</key>
    <string>flac</string>
    <key>host</key>
    <string>192.168.1.130</string>
    <key>launchHqplayer</key>
    <string>No</string>
    <key>mapped</key>
    <string>Not applicable</string>
    <key>ramSize</key>
    <string>No Ram disk</string>
    <key>remotePath</key>
    <string>d</string>
    <key>shareName</key>
    <string>Music</string>
    <key>system</key>
    <string>Windows</string>
    <key>tempPerm</key>
    <string>temporary</string>
</dict>
</plist>

 

 


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Hi Geoffrey, just read your help file. If I understand correctly Music (iTunes) should be running as the music source. My music is on external HD. Was trying to use HQP and your "Catalina" software alone.

Thanks

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