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by parnott
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: client blocking?
Replies: 3
Views: 2354

Re: client blocking?

Thank you, but that is not that what i need. For this client, the Twonky server not even be visible on the network. For this client, the Twonky server should not exist! Is that possible for Twonky Server? Doubt it. DLNA annoucement/discovery is a broadcast protocol, i.e. all devices in the sub-net ...
by parnott
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TS 7.x - New XML DeviceDB entries get ignored??
Replies: 12
Views: 4552

Re: TS 7.x - New XML DeviceDB entries get ignored??

Hi Guys, I also figured the Roku setting (since I own one device myself). Funny enough, if you delete the <Capabilities> <MediaTypeList> <MediaType>MUSIC</MediaType> </MediaTypeList> </Capabilities> part it won't change a thing. I also tried this with my Philips again: No change! And yes, I restart...
by parnott
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TS 7.x - New XML DeviceDB entries get ignored??
Replies: 12
Views: 4552

Re: TS 7.x - New XML DeviceDB entries get ignored??

I think you may be missing the <MediaTypeList> tag that surrounds <MediaType> entries. Here is the <Capabilities> section from the Philips Streamium and Roku Soundbridge profiles. Both of these are audio only devices. It works on my Roku. <Capabilities> <MediaTypeList> <MediaType>MUSIC</MediaType> <...
by parnott
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: a question about pid files twonky and linux
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: a question about pid files twonky and linux

I'd imagine, as long as the number in the pid is not being used in another pid or by another process currenlty running I could pick some very larger number to avoid any conflicts You cannot make up your own PID number. The way it works is- 1. The startup script starts the Twonky service (in 7.x thi...
by parnott
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: a question about pid files twonky and linux
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: a question about pid files twonky and linux

PID files are a standard convention in Linux (I think it goes back even farther to Unix). They are generally used by server process's. A pid file contains a process's PID (i.e. the Process ID). These files are generally used in startup/shutdown/reload etc. scripts to find a process's PID and determi...
by parnott
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: Thecus N4800
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Re: Thecus N4800

It is the client mediaplayer device that decides what it can and cannot play. By default, Twonky just streams the file as is. So if your mediaplayer device does not support a particular format then you cannot play it. However, Twonky can be configured to transcode files but the setup is very difficu...
by parnott
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: Run Twonky 7.0.8 on a Linkstation Live fails
Replies: 3
Views: 3067

Re: Run Twonky 7.0.8 on a Linkstation Live fails

You usually cannot use the twonky.sh script to start Twonky on a NAS device without modifying it to match your NAS device's file structure layout. The script is for mainline Linux. Also some of the commands used in that script do not support the full range of options required by the script, e.g. ps ...
by parnott
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Share other folders than public
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: Share other folders than public

What NAS device?
by parnott
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: iomega + twonky server 6.0.34
Replies: 3
Views: 3188

Re: iomega + twonky server 6.0.34

Forget about doing video transcoding on a NAS. The cpu in most NAS devices is not up to the task.
by parnott
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky and Transcoding
Replies: 8
Views: 2859

Re: Twonky and Transcoding

If this is your NAS device (http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Category:TerastationV3) forget about video transcoding. It won't happen in real-time and will take ages (like days, weeks, etc.) in background.
by parnott
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky and Transcoding
Replies: 8
Views: 2859

Re: Twonky and Transcoding

Let's start with the basics. What NAS device do you have? What CPU type and clock speed does it have?

Most NAS devices do not have the performance necessary for video transcoding.
by parnott
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Install TwonkyServer on DLink 320 (solution-provided)
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Dlink 320

What would happen if I swapped "twonkymediaserver" & the "resources" folder from 6.0.38 and put in "twonkyserver" & "Resources" from 7.0.5. Keeping all the other files the same form 6.0.38 so at lest I get the updated server Probably a non-functioning...
by parnott
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: D-Link DSM...
Topic: How to install Twonky NAS 7.05 on DNS-323
Replies: 2
Views: 3498

Re: How to install Twonky NAS 7.05 on DNS-323

You could start here- http://nas-tweaks.net/tutorials/#twonkymediaserver
and adapt the start script for the changes in 7.07, e.g. the startup program is now called twonkystarter (previously it was twonkymedia)
by parnott
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Install TwonkyServer on DLink 320 (solution-provided)
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Dlink 320

You need to change twonkymedia to twonkystarter. And in all references to twonkymedia like killall.
by parnott
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Install TwonkyServer on DLink 320 (solution-provided)
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Dlink 320

You probably need to adapt the original script for Twonky 7.x. A lot of the errors in your output log indicate that your NAS does not support some mainline Linux options (common on NAS) and certain common directories are not where they normally should be (also common for NAS). The the program that u...
by parnott
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: NAS version of TwonkyServer 7.x?
Replies: 12
Views: 3811

Re: NAS version of TwonkyServer 7.x?

What are you expecting to see after that message? If I recall that is all I have ever seen when Twonky starts. Do you see Twonky run when you run a ps aux command in Putty after starting Twonky? PS. I don't think the twonky.sh script will work very well (if at all) on a NAS. It is meant for mainstre...
by parnott
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: WD My Book Live: Problem with the update of twonky
Replies: 5
Views: 4218

Re: WD My Book Live: Problem with the update of twonky

OK let's restart here. I just I just noticed that the title of your post is My Book Live but in your initial post you say you have a My Book World. These are two different devices with different hardware and OS configurations. So which is it you have? For future reference here are the WD community s...
by parnott
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Install TwonkyServer on DLink 320 (solution-provided)
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Dlink 320

Did you change the name of the program to start in the twonky.sh file?

In Twonky 7 the startup program is now called twonkystarter.

Also suggest reading the Linux-HowTo.txt file.
by parnott
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: WD My Book Live: Problem with the update of twonky
Replies: 5
Views: 4218

Re: WD My Book Live: Problem with the update of twonky

Try and restore to the original state. Then follow the instructions here- http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-Live/update-twonkyserver/m-p/350541#M8949 There are many other instructions on this thread that are just wrong. Particularly examples with spaces between the elements of path names. I have n...
by parnott
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: WD My Book Live: Problem with the update of twonky
Replies: 5
Views: 4218

Re: WD My Book Live: Problem with the update of twonky

Look at what the instructions say and what you entered.

There must be no spaces between the elements of a file path name.
by parnott
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Problems with installing Twonky Server 7.0.5
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Re: Problems with installing Twonky Server 7.0.5

Have you read the Linux-HowTo.txt file? It contains all the basic information you need.
by parnott
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: NAS version of TwonkyServer 7.x?
Replies: 12
Views: 3811

Re: NAS version of TwonkyServer 7.x?

What is the comand line you are using to start Twonky?

It would also help if you post the output from your terminal window.
by parnott
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: NAS version of TwonkyServer 7.x?
Replies: 12
Views: 3811

Re: NAS version of TwonkyServer 7.x?

That is an information/license requirement message. It has been there for as long as I can remember.

Are you saying that Twonky does not start after displaying this message?
by parnott
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: [TS 7.0.5] Problem with Internet Radio in playlists
Replies: 11
Views: 4945

Re: [TS 7.0.5] Problem with Internet Radio in playlists

None of the URLs in the radio.m3u example file are still active. Just tested each one in VLC and could not connect to any of them.

Try creating a new playlist with radio URLs that you know are active.
by parnott
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Changing the layout of TwonkyServer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Changing the layout of TwonkyServer?

What template?
by parnott
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: complete Reset for Twonky on a Qnap TS-212
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Re: complete Reset for Twonky on a Qnap TS-212

Find the directory where the Twonky appdata is stored and delete everything in it.

BUT deleting the pre-configured qpkg ini file would be very dangerous.
by parnott
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to configure a removable device
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: How to configure a removable device

Unfortunately it is not possible to restart the Twonky server since it is running on the Sat-receiver. Have you tried the 'Restart server' option in the Twonky config>Maintenance web page? But once again; what about the entries 'rmdrives', 'rmhomedrive' and 'rmautoshare' in the twonkymedia-server.i...
by parnott
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Play, Pause, Stop... ¿and << .. >>?
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Play, Pause, Stop... ¿and << .. >>?

Make sure your TV is being correctly identified by Twonky.
by parnott
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Play, Pause, Stop... ¿and << .. >>?
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Play, Pause, Stop... ¿and << .. >>?

These functions are implemented by your media player not Twonky.

What media player are you using?
by parnott
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: My Book Live Duo
Replies: 8
Views: 2770

Re: My Book Live Duo

I do not own a My Book Live Duo so I am not familiar with how the disk/partions are configured on this device. Therefore I can not give you any specific instructions.

Sorry.
by parnott
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: My Book Live Duo
Replies: 8
Views: 2770

Re: My Book Live Duo

If you are losing your configuration files after a reboot, then the Twonky appdata (configurtion, datebase, etc.) is not being stored in a location that is preserved across a reboot. The default location for the Twonky appdata on Linux is in the /var directory. However, most NAS devices reinitialise...
by parnott
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 6.0.39 on DNS 323 with 1.10 Firmware
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Re: 6.0.39 on DNS 323 with 1.10 Firmware

What you are seeing is most likely threads not processes.

The implementation of ps on most Linux NAS devices does this.

If you have Optware installed on your NAS then you can get the full Linux ps by installing the procps package, if it is available for your NAS.
by parnott
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: TwonkyServer 6.0.38 is Now Available for Download!
Replies: 2
Views: 4869

Re: TwonkyServer 6.0.38 is Now Available for Download!

irakly wrote:there is no "Western Digital My Book World" in the list of NAS devices. Which one should I use?


See the 4th post in this thread.
http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-World-Edition/Twonky-Upgrade/td-p/270450
Change the download link to 6.0.38 or more recent is 6.0.39.
by parnott
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: How can I move /twonkymedia to a different path location?
Replies: 1
Views: 2462

Re: How can I move /twonkymedia to a different path location

Use the -appdata command option.
by parnott
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: D-Link DSM...
Topic: Problem with Mediaupdate DNS-320
Replies: 5
Views: 4405

Re: Problem with Mediaupdate DNS-320

Kernel inotify support is what is used when scan time is set to -1 on Linux. According to this thread on a DNS hacking forum ( http://forum.dsmg600.info/viewtopic.php?id=6653 ) there is a bug in the implementation of inotify in the DNS-320 OS. Chances are the bug is crashing Twonkyserver.
by parnott
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: No Support here???
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Re: No Support here???

How can i add a YouTube feed? I will see this feed http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/trailers/uploads?v=2 on my TV but how can i add this? Why can i not see Thumbnails from the Video and Folder? YouTube support is configured in the Twonky server Media Feeds configuration page. As far as I kn...
by parnott
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: No Support here???
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Re: No Support here???

And your questions are?
by parnott
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Media server doesn't detect new content
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Re: Twonky Media server doesn't detect new content

The version of Twonkyserver that runs on the WD Mybook line is specially configured by WD to restrict access to certain features. Standard Twonky has a Rescan parameter that can be set through the web interface Configuration>Sharing. This is the text from the config screen- This option specifies the...
by parnott
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: TwonkyServer 6.0.39 w/Himedia 600A DLNA/UPNP Media Player
Replies: 1
Views: 2928

Re: TwonkyServer 6.0.39 w/Himedia 600A DLNA/UPNP Media Playe

According to the manual for your media player ( http://v.himedia-tech.cn/himedia/introduction/HD600%20User%20manual%20V1.3.pdf ) it does not support external subtitles when streaming from a UPNP/DLNA server. Page 23 has this Note- 2) The external subtitle file cannot stream together with video from ...
by parnott
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Subtitles on Twonky 6.0.38 not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Re: Subtitles on Twonky 6.0.38 not working

I think your problem is that the Xbox360 does not support streaming external subtitles via DLNA. Actually very few media players do.

You could try re-muxing the subtitles into the video file and see if the Xbox360 will recognize the subtitles that way.
by parnott
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Saving a playlist to the server - can 4.4.4 handle this ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Re: Saving a playlist to the server - can 4.4.4 handle this

Instead of using the -appdata switch, I decided to use -inifile; it worked, and I find it's easy to read and grasp. You must use the -appdata option on most NAS devices. This option allows you to relocate all the Twonky configuration and database files into a directory that will survive a reboot. T...
by parnott
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: Qnap TS-212 and Philips HTS5560\12
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Re: Qnap TS-212 and Philips HTS5560\12

Are you sure the your Philips HTS5560\12 supports playing media via DLNA? According to this manual http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/h/hts5560_12/hts5560_12_dfu_aen.pdf page 18, DLNA is only supported on the HTS5580 and HTS5590. Quote- Play from PC (DLNA) (For HTS5580 and HTS5590 only.) When you...
by parnott
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Other devices
Topic: Cannot play .srt files on WD TV Live.
Replies: 5
Views: 4493

Re: Cannot play .srt files on WD TV Live.

Unfotunately I don't think you understand. Oke I understand that. But how is it possible that VLC Media player don't have any problem with that even on a slow laptop. Because VLC is just deconding the video stream and compositing the subtitles over the video with the assitance of video decoding hard...
by parnott
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Keyword view not complete
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

Re: Keyword view not complete

If you are going to ressurect an old and apperantly resolved issue then at least give some examples.
by parnott
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: sound missing in movies
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: sound missing in movies

Yes there are many possibilities but none are related to Twonky server. - Your media player is not configured correctly to decode 5.1 - A bug in your media player's firmware which prevents it from correctly decoding 5.1 - The A/V equipment your media player is connected to cannot decode 5.1 correctl...
by parnott
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: sound missing in movies
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: sound missing in movies

You have to look at the configuration and connections of your mediaplayer to figure that out. Twonkyserver just sends a bit-stream of the media file that it has been requested to serve. It has no control over how your mediaplayer plays the file.
by parnott
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: twonky on MyBook World Edition White Light
Replies: 1
Views: 2523

Re: twonky on MyBook World Edition White Light

Already answered. Please don't cross post.
by parnott
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Updated to 6.0.38, still no mkv support no subtitles
Replies: 3
Views: 2327

Re: Updated to 6.0.38, still no mkv support no subtitles

A media server just bit-streams the file. It does not decode the file, that is what the mediaplayer does.

PS3 mediaserver transcodes and remuxes the files to be compatible with the PS3.

Twonky will stream any files that are natively supported by the PS3.
by parnott
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: Cannot play .srt files on WD TV Live.
Replies: 5
Views: 4493

Re: Cannot play .srt files on WD TV Live.

PS2 Mediaserver is transcoding and remuxing the video stream. That is also the most likely cause of disruptions during video playback. The Qnap TS-559 Pro II has an Intel® Atom™ D525 1.8GHz dual core cpu http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_hardware.asp?p_id=166 which is unlikely to be capable of doing...
by parnott
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Updated to 6.0.38, still no mkv support no subtitles
Replies: 3
Views: 2327

Re: Updated to 6.0.38, still no mkv support no subtitles

I don't believe the PS3 can play MKV files natively.
http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/video/filetypes.html

Same situation with external subtitles via DLNA.

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