Q: What version of Sonica am I running? A: Press the INFO button on the remote from the main screen. This will pop up a window with the version information. Press the INFO button again (or EXIT) to make the window go away. Q: Does Sonica support shuffle (random) play? A: Yes. The startup mode (shuffle or sequencial) is selectable and shuffle mode can be turned on or off via the GUI. Q: Does Sonica require a swapfile to operate? A: This depends on the number of music files you have. In general, if you have a Rev. A PhotoBridge, you should use a swapfile. If you have a Rev. B PhotoBridge and you have more than 20,000 music file, you may also want to use a swap file. No experimentation has been done to determine when a swap file becomes necassary. Q: How can I find out how many files Sonica has loaded? A: Press the INFO button on the remote from the main screen. This will pop up a window with the current status. It will show how many files have been loaded and when it finishes scanning, it will show the total number of songs loaded. Press the INFO button again (or EXIT) to make the window go away. Q: I select the EDIT button, but all I see is an empty window. Why? A: The EDIT button is used to edit entries in the dynamic play queue. If you haven't added any songs to the dynamic play queue it is empty. To add songs to the dynamic play queue, use the BROWSE button bring up a sorted, categorized list of all the music loaded into Sonica. Then highlight a song, album, artist, playlist, etc. that you want to add and press the SELECT button. If you press the SELECT button on a top level entry like "Artist/Albums" it will add all of the entries underneth to the dynamic play queue. Q: How do I change Sonica to always scan a specific folder(s)? A: There are two ways. Sonica reads the default folders to scan from its settings file. You can modify the settings file with entries to the folders you want scanned. You can override the default folders scanned with a command line argument. Editing the sonica.roku script file and adding the -s
option will override the values stored in the settings file. Q: What types of music files does Sonica support? A: Sonica supports all music files that are supported by the PhotoBridge. Currently, Wave, MP3, AAC, and AIFF are shipped with the PhotoBridge. Additional codecs area available to support FLAC, WavePack, MusePack, TTA, Shorten, and OGG. Q: How do I add other file extensions for a specific file type? Q: How do I make Sonica understand my folder layout? Q: How do I get cover art to display? Q: Some cover art is displayed with the wrong size, why? A: Currently, only JPEG files are scaled to fit the screen area allocated for cover art. PNG files (or embedded PNG artwork) does not get scaled so it may be smaller or larger than the designated screen area. Q: Can I change the categories that are displayed when I start browsing? Q: What types of files can Sonica play? Q: Can Sonica play Internet Radio stations? Q: How do I integrate Sonica with SDesk? Q: Can Sonica be used to play background music during a slide show?