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by DaemonBeetle
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: TwonkyMedia Server and ubuntu 12.04
Replies: 1
Views: 3161

Re: TwonkyMedia Server and ubuntu 12.04

A little more details would help. I assume, from what you posted, that you're not running on standard x86 (Intel/AMD) - if that is the case what are you trying to run it on?
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices
Replies: 231
Views: 713504

Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

If there is, it'll be specific to the operating system you're running it on - Twonky is just an application that runs on top of the operating system.
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices
Replies: 231
Views: 713504

Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

If it is stuttering then the problem is likely a lack of bandwidth between your Twonky system and the TV. If you're using WiFi then that's probably the problem - try using HomePlug AV (200 Mb/s or above) or network cables.
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Tablet Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Re: Tablet Help

Have you checked that the device type listed in Twonky is the same for the tablet that doesn't work.
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Unwanted media servers
Replies: 2
Views: 3007

Re: Unwanted media servers

I doubt those are Twonky related - I don't see anything other than Twonky on my devices.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat May 12, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: The wretched state of GPU transcoding
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: The wretched state of GPU transcoding

That post needs a +1 button ;) Given that my quad core 3.1 GHz Core i5 can't encode 1080p media in anything close to real time at good quality there's no way any NAS could cope. Discussions on the Handbrake forum about the quality of GPU encoding makes interesting reading (but not encouraging). By p...
by DaemonBeetle
Sat May 05, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: How to Upgrade Twonky Server from 6.0.38 to 7.0.x
Replies: 2
Views: 3490

Re: How to Upgrade Twonky Server from 6.0.38 to 7.0.x

You can install them alongside each other - that's exactly how I've done it since it means if you run into any problems going back is trivial.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat May 05, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: samsung tv audio not supported
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Re: samsung tv audio not supported

I use AAC in MKV files with my Samsung (2009) and it is quite happy. MP4 however seems to need MP3. You'll need to transcode your media permanently using either the likes of Handbrake to translate the entire file or the MKVunix toolchain to extract the audio, transcode it using the tool of your choi...
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: There is no playable file
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: There is no playable file

It will be that the BDP-BX57 doesn't support your file types. You may find that an updated firmware helps, though it may be that it only supports certain file types (certainly mine is quite happy with MP4 files, but won't play MKV files).
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Internet-Ready TVs
Topic: Rewind / forward on Samsung TVs
Replies: 6
Views: 4091

Re: Rewind / forward on Samsung TVs

Watch the forums, then you'll find out the same time I do ;)
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Internet-Ready TVs
Topic: Rewind / forward on Samsung TVs
Replies: 6
Views: 4091

Re: Rewind / forward on Samsung TVs

I'm saying that, currently, ff and rew support for MKV files on Samsung TVs doesn't appear to work for all models. This situation may change, I don't know.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Internet-Ready TVs
Topic: Rewind / forward on Samsung TVs
Replies: 6
Views: 4091

Re: Rewind / forward on Samsung TVs

A search will find many threads on the subject. Media is supported differently if it's local compared to being served by DLNA, hence why you can rewind and fast forward from the USB stick.

I've found that generally you can rewind and fast forward MP4 files reliably, but not MKV files.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Howto missing for upgrade Twonky Media Server
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Howto missing for upgrade Twonky Media Server

Just run the installer.

Personally I use the manual install option and move the old version out of the way (eg rename it to twonkyserver-6.0.38 and then install the new version. Then I've always got a simple step to revert to the previous version if there are issues.
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Maximum length for filename / path
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: Maximum length for filename / path

Windows itself has an upper limit of 260 characters for the entire path - that sample is 268 characters long. Cutting out just "dBpoweramp CD Ripper" would help in many cases, though I'd suggest moving your music down to the "Music" folder, removing "Ripped Music\dBpoweramp ...
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Disconnect while streaming?
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Re: Disconnect while streaming?

Streaming via wireless networks, particularly if you have other networks visible in the area, is known to be problematic. Switching to wired (or HomePlug) may solve your problem.
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Device Disconnected on Samsung BD
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: Device Disconnected on Samsung BD

It could still be networking, related to the Mac laptop, the cable it uses or the port on the router/switch. If it works on the PC then it does localise the problem as being related to the Mac, or it's connection. Certainly I have regularly streamed many hours of continuous video from my Twonky serv...
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Device Disconnected on Samsung BD
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: Device Disconnected on Samsung BD

My experience is that random disconnections usually relates to networking issues. Are both the TV and the laptop connected to the AirStation by cable?
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 2 Family Lan, one Twonky - How to seperate the Movies/Pic/..
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

Re: 2 Family Lan, one Twonky - How to seperate the Movies/Pi

I've run multiple instances on one host before without problems, so you should be fine.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 2 Family Lan, one Twonky - How to seperate the Movies/Pic/..
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

Re: 2 Family Lan, one Twonky - How to seperate the Movies/Pi

You can use the -inifile command line argument to provide the path to a second ini file.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Playing files from Twonky Server on 2011 Samsung TV buffers
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

Re: Playing files from Twonky Server on 2011 Samsung TV buff

It sounds like either a network problem or more likely a problem on the server. Monitor its load (CPU and I/O) and see if there are any patterns related to when you see the issue on the TV (Process Explorer is quite handy for that).
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Server not recognising all MP4 Files
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: Twonky Server not recognising all MP4 Files

If you enable logging, what does the log show?

I'd guess the problem is one of:

  • Those aren't MP4 files
  • The user running Twonky can't access those files
  • The directory those files are in isn't one of those Twonky is configured to scan
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 2 Family Lan, one Twonky - How to seperate the Movies/Pic/..
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

Re: 2 Family Lan, one Twonky - How to seperate the Movies/Pi

There isn't any built in way of doing that. Depending on the network, and the operating system you're running Twonky on, you could theoretically run 2 copies of Twonky, each configured to serve the media only from one family's directories (using different ports). Then configure the firewall on the s...
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: No subfolders shown: messy!
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: No subfolders shown: messy!

Have you checked on the WD forums to see that it supports folders? It may be that it only supports a flat view of the media.
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: No subfolders shown: messy!
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: No subfolders shown: messy!

Twonky does, if your client supports it. What setting did you chose for the media renderer (eg, does it say Generic, WD Live or something else - please be exact).
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: No subfolders shown: messy!
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: No subfolders shown: messy!

In the settings interface, under Media Receivers, what are the settings you've chosen for the client? It is the last 2 columns that are relevant (eg Generic Media Receiver and By Folder).
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: Linux newbie having trouble installing
Replies: 1
Views: 4048

Re: Linux newbie having trouble installing

The file needs to have the correct permissions:

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chmod +rx twonkymedia*.sh


The run it explicitly from the current directory:

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./twonkymedia-i386-glibc-2.2.5-6.0.38.sh
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: No subfolders shown: messy!
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: No subfolders shown: messy!

You're running Twonky 6.0.38?

What options did you chose in the web interface for that client?
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices
Replies: 231
Views: 713504

Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

For video encoding I can highly recommend Handbrake.
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Hi Guys
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Re: Hi Guys

What operating system is your Laptop running?

What version number of Twonky Server are you running?

What user is Twonky running as? What user owns the missing files?
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Feature Requests
Replies: 315
Views: 156097

Re: New Feature Requests

furynick wrote:It would be great if videos files can show a thumbnail


That works already. You may need ffmpeg installed and configured (see the guides on Transcoding), but it already works for me with Twonky v6.
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How do I setup local Shoutcast (LAN-only, no Internet)
Replies: 9
Views: 2390

Re: How do I setup local Shoutcast (LAN-only, no Internet)

I would expect this to be [next to] impossible, as many factors are involved in the timing, even if the serverpart broadcast udp. Rendering time and algorithms, cpu type and speed, being some hard factors. //finn I know some audio streaming devices that, to all intents and purposes, manage this. Th...
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How do I setup local Shoutcast (LAN-only, no Internet)
Replies: 9
Views: 2390

Re: How do I setup local Shoutcast (LAN-only, no Internet)

You can't to it automatically. You could try to do it manually, but you'll inevitably be out of sync. If you want to have multiple audio streams in sync then you need to use protocols and devices designed for that.
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: how do you fully remove this from Ubuntu
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Re: how do you fully remove this from Ubuntu

How did you install it? Did you use a package manager, Twonky's own setup manager or the manual install option?

Also, what version of Ubuntu are you using (eg, Ubuntu 11.10 Workstation)?
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Need for a DLNA renderer under Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 3145

Re: Need for a DLNA renderer under Linux

XBMC works brilliantly as a Twonky client for me. It is a full GUI though.
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: howto access Twonky from outside the LAN?
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

Re: howto access Twonky from outside the LAN?

1) It doesn't really matter - just ensure you don't use one that's commonly used for other services. That means that ports above 1024 are generally advised, with 1080 and 8080 being commonly used.

2) Correct, if you want to secure remote access to your media then you need to use a VPN.
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Setup Twonky Media Server for Samsung Waves allshare?
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Re: How to Setup Twonky Media Server for Samsung Waves allsh

Your phone is connected to your network by WiFi? Can it see the Twonky server? You should be at least able to use it's web browser to connect to Twonky's web interface.
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Setup Twonky Media Server for Samsung Waves allshare?
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Re: How to Setup Twonky Media Server for Samsung Waves allsh

Patience ;)

By "Wave", what product do you mean? Is it a DLNA client and is it the device connected to your TV by SCART?
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TwonkyServer 6.0.37 is Now Available for Download!
Replies: 44
Views: 15284

Re: TwonkyServer 6.0.37 is Now Available for Download!

On the server's status page, at least for v6.
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: howto access Twonky from outside the LAN?
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

Re: howto access Twonky from outside the LAN?

If you want it to be as secure as possible, then yes a VPN is the "simple" solution. You'll just need to set up a VPN server that your iPhone supports (sorry, I've no idea what iPhones support).
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Fast Forward on Samsung TV
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Re: Fast Forward on Samsung TV

As far as I can tell, FF and REW doesn't work on MKV files. I've had it work on AVI and some MP4 files, but I've never had it work on MKV files.
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: server disconnects
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: server disconnects

How is your WD TV Live connected to the Twonky server? What is in the logs on the WD box and on the Twonky server?

What firmware version number is on your WD TV Live?
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Supported Streaming Formats
Replies: 65
Views: 72015

Re: Supported Streaming Formats

That's handled by your web browser and/or operating system.

Instead, why don't use use a DLNA media player - which is how you're supposed to use Twonky. XMBC will do that if you can't find anything else.
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Supported Streaming Formats
Replies: 65
Views: 72015

Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Anyhow, after further investigation I find that these specific container issues, error messages and lack of support for m2ts etc are related to Twonky Manager. These error messages "The Local renderer could not play back the selected media. Please make sure you have the proper codec installed ...
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Supported Streaming Formats
Replies: 65
Views: 72015

Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Just confirmed, XBMC can stream a .m2ts file from Twonky just fine. This means that Twonky supports the file format, any problem is with your client.
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Supported Streaming Formats
Replies: 65
Views: 72015

Re: Supported Streaming Formats

.mt2s files are for the BDAV format, which is not designed for IP streaming, but for BluRay. DVD and streaming use .ts format files. However, they are just containers, like .mp4 and .mkv files. What matters more are the codes inside. Indeed, since it is serving up the files, but your client is faili...
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Supported Streaming Formats
Replies: 65
Views: 72015

Re: Supported Streaming Formats

If you want something that simply shares the media as a file server to any networked client, then you are looking at the wrong product. That isn't what Twonky is about, it is a media server for DLNA/UPnP clients not a general purpose media organiser. It isn't handicapped, it is simply that it isn't ...
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Supported Streaming Formats
Replies: 65
Views: 72015

Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Twonky doesn't play any files, at all. What Twonky does is allow your DLNA client to access the media on the Twonky server.
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: iTunes Playlist Deletions
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: iTunes Playlist Deletions

Appears related to this other post today.
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Cant connect my Viera TV
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Cant connect my Viera TV

If you can't close your firewall, then you don't have to open any ports... or is that not quite what you meant? Did you have another firewall installed? What is the IP address, netmask and default gateway shown by your TV? What is the IP address, netmask and default gateway shown by your XP computer...
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Subtitles won't display on shared file
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Subtitles won't display on shared file

Handbrake has some good documentation on how it works. Forced Only means that it only includes titles flagged as Forced (that that would be displayed by default - usually these will be for short sections of foreign languages). Burned In are permanently on the image, you can't remove them. Default is...

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