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sonospy ======= Python Control Point is a UPnP control point for audio files and streams. It is built on top of the BRisa UPnP framework, with extensions added for Sonos ZonePlayers and the content they can serve/render. It can be run in proxy only mode (no GUI). Dependencies in this order (links correct at time of writing): -------------------------------------------------------------- You will need to download the following dependencies. Installation instructions for them for your platform can be found on the link pages. Python 2.6 or later (but not 3.0 and up) Linux: from your distro or get the source tarball from http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.4/ Mac: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.4/ - select the Mac installer Windows: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.4/ - select the windows installer (for Windows, remember to set the path environment variable so it can find Python) To play files locally on the machine running pycpoint: gstreamer 0.10+ - http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/download gmediarender-0.0.6 - http://gmrender.nongnu.org/#dl To transcode file types on-the-fly that Sonos doesn't support lame (for converting mp2 to mp3) sox (for downsampling FLAC) parec (to send PC output to ZP) Packages bundled with sonospy: ------------------------------ The following packages are bundled with sonospy (no need to download/install): cherrypy: cherrypy WSGI server 3.1.2 (All platforms: http://www.cherrypy.org/wiki/CherryPyDownload) python-brisa: python-brisa Framework 0.10.0 python-brisa Qt Reactor 0.10.0 (All platforms: http://brisa.garage.maemo.org/installation.html) web2py (only needed if running the control point with a GUI (rather than just as a proxy server)): web2py 1.76.3+ (All platforms: http://www.web2py.com/examples/default/download) Installation of pycpoint: ------------------------- Untar the source into your directory of choice. The source contains changes to the BRisa framework, which is bundled with it. Ports: ------ The following ports need to be open in the firewall on the machine you are running sonospy on. Most are standard UPnP/WMP ports, with additional ones for the BRisa framework, the proxy and IR control. Note that you may need to open ports specific to other UPnP media servers too (if you are using them). 1900 UDP 2149 UDP (current M-SEARCH send port so WMP is picked up) 2869 TCP 10243 TCP 10244-+n TCP (proxy internal WMP server, inc for multiple, can be changed in ini) 10280-10284 UDP 50101-50102 TCP (control point and proxy, can be changed in ini) 65432 UDP (if using IR control, can be changed in ini) Run: ---- To start the UPnP controlpoint and the web server, run: For linux: ./sonospy_web For Windows: sonospy_web.cmd from the directory you installed the source into. This will start the control point and web server in the background. Output from the control point will be written to pycpoint.log in the base directory, output from the web server to web2py.log. To connect to the web server, open a web browser and enter the following URL: http://<IP ADDRESS>:8000/sonospy/default/index replacing <IP ADDRESS> with the IP address of the machine running the web server. If you are running the web browser on the same machine as the web server you can use localhost as the ip address. In the browser you should see a GUI that allows selection and browsing of UPnP servers on the local network and selection of UPnP renderers on the same network to play content on. The browser can also be started in mobile mode with a screen sized for use on mobile devices. To start in mobile mode run: http://<IP ADDRESS>:8000/sonospy/default/index?M=P or http://<IP ADDRESS>:8000/sonospy/default/index?M=L where P starts in portrait orientation and L starts in landscape orientation. ------------------------------------------- ---- add more detail of mobile mode ------- ---- describe how to run on a mobile device ------------------------------------------- To start the UPnP controlpoint as a proxy only, run: For linux: ./sonospy_proxy <parameters> For Windows: -- todo -- -- for now use the following -- cd sonospy pythonw pycpoint.py -p <parameters> from the directory you installed the source into. You should select the appropriate parameters from the following list: -u<upnpstring> proxies the UPnP server that contains <upnpstring> in its friendly name as a Rhapsody UPnP server (upnpstring is case sensitive) -w<upnpstring> proxies the UPnP server that contains <upnpstring> in its friendly name as a WMP server on port 10243 (note this won't work if WMP is using that port on that machine) (upnpstring is case sensitive). Only one UPnP server can be proxied as WMP due to the single port available (the first one found) -w<upnpstring>=<inistring> as -w option above, but searches pycpoint.ini file for configuration mappings for <inistring> server (see below) -wSonospy=<name>,<database> special case that implements an internal WMP server on port 10243 (note that won't work if WMP is using that port on that machine). If this option is used, -w<upnpstring> can't be used as only one WMP server can be proxied due to the single port available. Multiple -wSonospy options can be used. Note that you need to generate the database beforehand for this option to work (see "Internal WMP Database" below for further information) Example parameters: -uTwonky proxies Twonky as a Rhapsody UPnP server (will show up on CR100) -wAsset proxies Asset as a WMP server, allowing generic browsing (will show up on CR100/CR200/iTouch etc) -wTwonky=Twonky proxies Twonky as a WMP server, using the config entries in the Twonky section of pycpoint.ini (will show up on CR100/CR200/iTouch etc) -wSonospy=music,sonos.sqlite implements the internal WMP server, serving content described in sonos.sqlite via a media server named music (will show up on the CR100/CR200/iTouch etc) Example calls: For linux: ./sonospy_proxy -wTwonky=Twonky ./sonospy_proxy -wSonospy=music,sonos.sqlite ./sonospy_proxy -wSonospy=Peter,peter.sqlite -wSonospy=Leanne,leanne.sqlite For Windows: -- todo -- -- for now use the following -- cd sonospy pythonw pycpoint.py -p -wTwonky=Twonky cd sonospy pythonw pycpoint.py -p -wSonospy=music,sonos.sqlite You can also use the parameters above with the web browser, so for example to start the control point with Twonky proxied and available to both the web browser and Sonos controllers run: For linux: ./sonospy_web -wTwonky=Twonky For Windows: -- todo -- -- for now use the following -- cd sonospy pythonw pycpoint.py -p -wTwonky=Twonky cd .. pythonw web2py/web2py.py -L options.py When running as a proxy only you will need a separate control point (e.g. the Sonos controller) to select and play tracks. To stop the UPnP controlpoint and the web server (if running), run: For linux: ./sonospy_stop For Windows: -- todo -- -- for now use the following -- stop pythonw processes in task manager This will stop the background processes. Further command line options are available for pycpoint as below - you'll need to edit the script files or create your own command lines to use them: -d enables debug output (this will be verbose and slow down searching etc) -m<module> enables debug output for <module> Note that you will have to initially run brisa-conf to set the error level to debug to see debug output. From the sonospy/sonospy directory run: For linux: brisa-conf -s brisa -p logging DEBUG For windows: python brisa-conf -s brisa -p logging DEBUG There's a setconf.sh script in the tarball that you can edit and run if you manage to mess up the brisa section in the config (for Windows use setconf.cmd). Internal WMP Database --------------------- Sonospy implements an internal WMP clone for serving content. The clone browses an sqlite database containing tag data, and presents that to Sonos controllers. You need to create the database by scanning you music files, then re-scan when changes have been made (tracks added or deleted, tags changed etc). A utility is provided to create and maintain databases. Scan reads all music files in a set of directories and extracts their tag data (this is stored in a database). This database is presented to Sonos controllers for browsing. Scan support multiple entry tags (so you can tag with multiple genres for instance). Multiple entries in a tag are separated with a forward slash (/). Scan also supports multiple tags of the same name. Scan supports duplicate files in different directories (so you can have the same track in more than one place and each will be displayed on the Sonos controller (suffixed with a number). To scan you music library for metadata tags, navigate to the sonospy/sonospy directory and run: For linux: ./scan -d <database> <path-to-files> For windows: python scan -d <database> <path-to-files> Note that on Windows any backslashes in the <path-to-files> have to be duplicated, and any spaces preceded by a backslash, e.g. \\NAS\music\some music folder needs to be: \\\\NAS\\music\\some\ music\ folder Scan supports -q for quiet and -v for verbose output. An example command to create a database named 'sonos.db' (in the sonospy/sonospy directory), reading music files from /mnt/nas (\\NAS\music on windows) is: For linux: ./scan -d sonos.db /mnt/nas For windows: python scan -d sonos.db \\\\NAS\\music It is possible to affect the default behaviour of scan by amending parameters in the scan.ini file. To change the way "The" is handled in artist names while browsing (note the full artist name will be displayed when playing), change the setting of the "the_processing" parameter. Options are: before leave "The" before the band name after move "The" after the band name remove (default) remove "The" from the band name -------------------------------------------- ---- add more detail of scan.ini values ---- -------------------------------------------- The initial run of scan will create your database. Subsequent runs to update the same database use exactly the same command. The initial scan run will read all files, subsequent runs will only read files that are new/deleted or have changed. You can also run subsequent runs in higher level directories (for instance if you have just ripped a CD or changes an album's tags) - this will only scan/affect a subset of the full library (e.g. /mnt/nas/Linkin Park/Meteora The -wSonospy parameter to serve the files scanned above is: -wSonospy=<name>,sonos.db where <name> is the name you want the music library to be displayed under on the Sonos controllers. There are several ini file settings (in sonospy/sonospy/pycpoint.ini) that influence how the clone displays things on browsing (these are in the [INI] section of that file): use_albumartist=Y (or N) works like the Sonos "use albumartist" show_duplicates=Y (or N) instructs the clone whether or not to show duplicate tracks/albums album_identification=album,artist (or album) instructs the clone how to group albums of the same name. "album/artist" displays separate albums per artist, whereas "album" groups artists under one album ------------------------------------------------ ---- add more detail of pycpoint.ini values ---- ------------------------------------------------ The clone also supports transcoding. If you attempt to play an mp2 file, the clone will transcode it on-the-fly to mp3 and serve it as mp3 to Sonos. If you attempt to play a FLAC file that is >16 bit or >48k sample rate, the clone will transcode it on-the-fly and serve is as 16/48 to Sonos. If you attempt tp play a 6 channel FLAC file, the clone will transcode it to 2 channel. The clone also supports streaming of PC sound to Sonos. If you create a file <name>.pc in one of the folders in your music library, when you select to play it on Sonos the clone will stream whatever is playing on the PC soundcard to the Sonos (there will be a slight delay so the sound will be out of sync with the PC). If you put music tags in the .pc file, the clone will display those to Sonos when browsing (so for instance you can copy an mp3 file, change the tags to "PC soundcard" and rename the file to sound.pc - this file will show up as a track called "PC soundcard"). Transcoding and streaming PC sound require you to have lame (for mp2), sox (for FLAC) and parec (for PC sound) installed and available on the command path. Browser notes: -------------- Currently the web browser has some experimental views (Gallery and Flow). In order to utilise those views you need to bear the following in mind: *) To populate the cache of album entries for Gallery and Flow views, you need to select a server and browse albums on it. *) To populate the cache of album art, after populating the cache of album entries you need to select Cache Images. *) To be able to select tracks from the albums displayed in the Gallery and Flow views, you need to select the server containing those albums before entering the view. Login/register/lost password are not yet implemented. .ini file --------- The control point can be configured via its ini file (pycpoint.ini), held in the sonospy directory within the directory that you installed the source code. There are example settings within the ini file. To add UPnP to WMP server mappings in the pycpoint.ini file, you need to: ---- add more detail about mappings ---- 1) Add <inistring>=<type> to the [WMP Translators] section (<inistring> can be any string, but make sure to specify that same string on the command line). <type> is the type of translation to use. Supported types are: Through - Sonos WMP searches are passed through unadjusted to the proxied server (will only work with fully WMP compliant servers - these will show up on the Sonos controller anyway so it is only useful for testing) Translate - WMP containers are translated to those specified for the UPnP server (only 3 containers are actually used by Sonos for WMP) Cache - WMP containers are translated, plus UPnP server returns are cached for further WMP searches to translate into UPnP server searches Browse - Sonos WMP searches are translated into UPnP server browses - NOTE, NOT CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED 2) Add sections to the ini for: [<inistring> Containers] [<inistring> Container Mapping] [<inistring> Attribute Mapping] 3) Add entries in those sections as follows: Containers - the container ids that the UPnP server uses for the containers it supports Container Mapping - a mapping of the UPnP server containers to WMP ones. Where a WMP container is not supported, add an entry with nothing after the equals - that way the proxy returns nothing found and the CR100 will display a suitable message. Attribute Mapping - a mapping of the MS attributes used in searches to ones supported by the UPnP server. To add IR over IP mappings for amplifier volume control in the pycpoint.ini file, you need to: ---- add more detail about IR ---- 1) Add an [IP Volume] section. 2) Add file mappings for volume up, down, mute and unmute for the friendly name(s) of the ZP(s) you wish to control. Entries are: <friendlyname>,<volumechangetype>=<UDPdatafile> where <friendlyname> is the name of the zone you wish to control <volumechangetype> is one of Volume Up Volume Down Volume Mute Volume UnMute <UDPdatafile> is the path to a file containing the data to send to the IR transmitter IR_IP=<IRreceiverIPaddress> where <IRreceiverIPaddress> is the IP address of the IR transmitter IR_PORT=<IRreceiverport> where <IRreceiverport> is the port number the IR transmitter is listening on You can also set some controller/proxy settings in the ini file in the [ini] section: To set the port that the controlpoint runs on, set controlpoint_port To set the port that the proxy runs on, set proxy_port To set the port that WMP proxy runs on, set wmp_proxy_port To set the udn of the internal WMP server, set internal_proxy_udn New features in 0.7 ------------------- *) Music served from Sonos can now be rendered locally via BRisa renderer. *) Twonky support added. Non-Sonos UPnP servers are wrapped in proxies so that Sonos (and control point) can see them. *) Context sensitive right click. *) Control point can run as proxy only without a GUI. *) Support for sending IR commands over IP added. *) Support for Napster. *) Album and artist details added to media list display. *) Free text search added. *) GTK GUI removed and replaced with browser version. *) Gallery mode added to select albums/tracks via static art. *) Flow mode added to select albums/tracks via scrolling art. *) Added support for FooBar2000 to play locally on Windows *) Internal WMP server added Bugs fixed ---------- *) Out of sequence NOTIFY messages causing now playing to be out of date. *) Issue with M-SEARCH where creating proxy created new udp listener and overrode control point udp listener. *) Dummy threads from M-SEARCH loop causing threads to be exhausted. *) WMP not being picked up via M-SEARCH. *) Fixed bug where single click on track or queue item didn't play item Known bugs/features: -------------------- This is beta software, it may crash and may wipe you Sonos queue (so make sure you save it first). *) Only Napster currently supported as a third party music service. Other music services will be displayed on browsing a ZP but they can't be accessed. *) There is currently no persistence for browse - all browses use HTTP calls to get music data from the server they are querying. Calls are chunked to avoid flooding the network/server. *) UPnP servers served on the localhost address are not queried correctly. *) Twonky v4 does not return track duration when proxied. *) Album track listings on the reverse of album covers in Flow view do not work in IE. *) Search on proxied Twonky as a ZP service does not work. *) When rendering locally on gmediarender, you need to connect to the music source first if it is remote (e.g. if music is stored on a NAS, connect to the NAS on the PC before rendering). *) Browser on iPAQ does not obey mobile resizing with ?M=P. *) Global Search is not yet implemented. Known installation issues on Linux: ----------------------------------- *) When unzipping the software it's possible that the sonospy/web2py/applications/sonospy/static/art directory won't get write permissions set, causing caching of album art to fail. You need to make sure the user you are running under can write to that directory. Known installation issues on Windows: ------------------------------------- *) Unzipping files with some unzippers creates the wrong directory names so the command files fail. pkunzip is known to work. *) If an earlier version of Python is already installed and in the path before Python2.6, that version of Python will be utilised instead instead of version 2.6. You need to change your path environment variable. Known installation issues on FreeNAS: ------------------------------------- *) By default the BRisa framework listens on eth0, whereas the FreeNAS interface is vr0. For running on FreeNAS you must change the interface by editing and running setconf.sh. Notes: ------ When rescanning, the content directory update ID will be reset to 1. As that will be lower than the one held in a controller if the controller or the proxy hasn't been restarted, you should restart the controller or proxy to make changes to the database visible.