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davemerrick

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"Headless" install question.
« on: August 15, 2014, 05:28:01 AM »
Hi guys, I'm trying a new install and have run into a problem that I think is related to what I'm trying to do.

What I'm trying to do is install 1.7.2.0 on a remote Dedicated Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine in a server farm.
The problem I think, is that the server doesn't have a sound card installed.  Radio DJ balks on startup, but then proceeds as normal.

The issue I'm having, that I think could be related, is that any time I try to import .mp3s, using directory import in the Tracks Manager, into the system I get a (FAILED READING FILE!) error.  I have gone over file and directory permissions over a dozen times and have even gone so far as to give "FULL CONTROL" permissions to 'Everyone'.  So I'm 99.9% sure it's not a file/directory permission issue.

IF this is being caused by not having a soundcard in the system, is there a "Null" soundcard i could install?
I've been running a competing product this way for years.

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Re: "Headless" install question.
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 04:02:07 PM »
You can get a virtual sound card here.

I had the issue you are describing in a wine attempt once. Is this a dedicated server?

davemerrick

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Re: "Headless" install question.
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 08:43:21 PM »
Yup, it's a dedicated piece of hardware.

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Re: "Headless" install question.
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 08:48:42 PM »
I tried the virtual driver, but unfortunately it won't run on server 2008.
I pops-up with an error box saying it only runs on NT/XP.

I tried compatibility mode, and get division by 0 errors.


I'll keep looking.

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Re: "Headless" install question.
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 09:49:41 PM »
If virtual sound card fails, you should try Omnia VAC (virtual audio cable). I have one from DJ GaryBaldy's site running on Win8. Haven't tried to use original Omnia VAC, but if Gary's version still fails, you can check the original source.