Synology Audio Station "loading" insead playing

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16 Aug, 2013 11:32 AM

Hi there, I recently discovered your superb TFF project and swaped my main browser to it instantly ... anyway, I just realized that there is an issue with one of web apps I use pretty often and that is "Synology Audio Station"
Since I own one of the Synology DiskStations I use this web app to play my music almost all the time when out of my house...
Here is what is going on:
1. login to the web frontend of Synology DiskStatinManager 4.2 (here is their demo page for try out:
2. start "AudioStation" from the DSM desktop
3. select any of the listed music and play it
now instead of starting playback the browser keeps loading something and nothing plays at all... I guess it has something to do with Synology Cacheing implementation, but Safari 4.1.3 has no problem with it, so I guess it might be solved on your side... Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 16 Aug, 2013 12:02 PM

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    I can confirm it works in Safari, but not in TFF. I'm not completely sure if plugins are involved, but this doesn't seem to be the case. If I disable plugins in Safari and re-start it, audio still works. I need a little more time to investigate this.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 16 Aug, 2013 12:46 PM

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    It doesn't work in Camino, either, so I guess it's a Gecko issue, rather than a plugin issue. Do you have any means to test this in Firefox on Windows or Linux?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 16 Aug, 2013 01:59 PM

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    Kaucuk, if these are MP3 or MP4/AAC files, Gecko browsers can't play them; they lack the media codec. Safari has both codecs.

    At some point Firefox will incorporate GStreamer to use QuickTime to assist this, and I plan to support that, but I don't see it occuring much before Firefox 26 or 27 (if we get that far).

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