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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:35 am

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:12 am

Added some example code on how to fix time display not showing for video

Also, added some example code on how to make the music album thumbnails larger
so that the size is more uniform with the other media types
and so that you can actually see the album cover, etc

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:01 pm

Added some code to allow for relative thumbnail links for folder container images

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:47 pm

Added some code to allow for folder containers to show images of items in containers like mytwonky does

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:04 pm

Updated the file, due to a typo error in the xml

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:08 pm

version 7.0.7 introduced 3 new container types

<container name='music_online' id='music/online' createClass='object.item.audioItem.online1.musicTrack' class='object.container' />

<container name='picture_online' id='picture/online' createClass='object.item.imageItem.online1.photo' class='object.container' />

<container name='video_online' id='video/online' createClass='object.item.videoItem.online1.movie' class='object.container' />

The 7.0.5 examples do work with 7.0.7,
but they do not have those containers in them
I am going to wait until the next version to add any more changes
as enough is changing as it is already
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Wed May 02, 2012 5:37 pm

I have added a new post on how to add the rebuild database ability to the settings interface
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Wed May 09, 2012 2:19 am

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Wed May 16, 2012 10:48 pm

Added a section on how to increase the font size
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Sat May 19, 2012 11:18 pm

Added an example of how to generate random thumbnails for foldlers
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby mieite » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:43 am

Hi,
Could you help me out with Custom navtrees?

I have quite a few series and movies on my library and would like it to work something like this.

Folder structure:
Videos
--> Movies
--> Movie1
--> movie1.avi
--> Movie2
--> movie2.mpg
--> Series
--> Serie1
--> Season 1
--> episode1.mpg
--> episode2.mpg
-->Serie 2

Navtree:
--> Movies
--> Alphanumeric list (ABC, DEF...)
--> Movie1
--> movie1.avi
--> Movie2
--> movie2.mpg
--> Series
--> Alphanumeric list (ABC, DEF...)
--> Serie1
--> Season 1
--> episode1.mpg
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:32 pm

At first glance it seem's achievable, but the buildon='res' which is used for the folder tree's
has a quirk that is a plus and a minus
it will always show things for each level, which is the plus
the minus is when you dont want to do this
kind of hard to explain without some examples
i'll play around with it in a little while and post back what we can get away with
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:23 am

I found a way to get this working in 7.0.9
will post the files to do that here shortly
just doing some triple checking
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:07 am

while i was half way to get it working, its way to buggy to pull off in version 7.x at present at the root
it is possible to at the root of Videos container
is that something you are interested in?
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby chessdragon136 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:14 pm

Hi,

Have finally had the time to read through all this, but sadly I don't think I've found what I'm looking for.. I've tried tinkering myself but I don't think I have the understanding required (I soo don't know what I'm doing!!)

In my twonky settings, I have various folders set up over various hard-drives...

eg. c:\TV -- c:\comedy -- c:\documentaries -- c:\films

What I would like is the folders at root view, which showed each of the seperate places in it's own folder..
Currently, if you have multiple places set up in twonky and go to folder view, it collects them all in the same view, so I get the following:

24, Have I Got News for You, James Bond - Goldeneye.....

So it collects the contents of each location and displays them all together, rather than showing folders for each of the locations (TV, Comedy, Documentaries,Films)

When my collection is a few hundred films, various documentaries and tv shows and the such merged into one view it is a problem...

Currently the only way I can think of solving it is to create a folder, then create a series of symbolic links to point to each location, then point twonky to that one folder... Not Nice, and sort of repeats my Windows 7 Library (Wish we could add the library as 1 location!)

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:56 pm

If you had the following

C:\Movies
C:\Series
C:\Television

and then in sharing you added them as 3 entries
yup you would see the sub contents of each of them
but not the parent folder, this is a good feature
except when one wants the parent folder

Then one would either do this, ad only add the share c:\video

C:\Video\Movies
C:\Video\Series
C:\Video\Television

Or This

In version 7.x they introduced the ability to do that
Set the following to 1 in the twonkyserver.ini

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# set to 1 to include the folder name of the shares in the 'By Folder' navigation
includefolder=1


Then use the following view files
Restart the server
and you should get the results you are looking for
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby chessdragon136 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:27 pm

phibertron wrote:If you had the following

C:\Movies
C:\Series
C:\Television

(shortened)

Then one would either do this, ad only add the share c:\video

C:\Video\Movies
C:\Video\Series
C:\Video\Television

Or This

In version 7.x they introduced the ability to do that
Set the following to 1 in the twonkyserver.ini

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# set to 1 to include the folder name of the shares in the 'By Folder' navigation
includefolder=1



It's typical that it is that simple.. Been using twonky since v5 (on a MyBookLive) and had got soo used to having to "fix" odd bits myself via views and client xmls it didn't even occur to me that they would introduce a setting (annoying as i did read through the readme's)

My example was really bad as they are not all on the same partition, or hard drive, hence the "fix" of using symbolic links, but this has made my day. Thank you! (And your a lot faster than the community site - you should be hired)

As a side note, the view files you provided me worked but broke the status count of my files (just showed 0 for all of them).. however, using the files I had been using (the mylibrary videos at root example you posted here) fixed that.

Now just to try transcoding my mkv's to extract embedded subtitles so they play on my samsung and I'll be happy. No idea on how to do that (ideally with mkvextract from mkvtoolnix if I can get twonky to use it!)

Thanks again!

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:43 pm

chessdragon136 wrote:It's typical that it is that simple.. Been using twonky since v5 (on a MyBookLive) and had got soo used to having to "fix" odd bits myself via views and client xmls it didn't even occur to me that they would introduce a setting (annoying as i did read through the readme's)

My example was really bad as they are not all on the same partition, or hard drive, hence the "fix" of using symbolic links, but this has made my day. Thank you! (And your a lot faster than the community site - you should be hired)


Thanks and Your welcome
fyi - symbolic links dont work on windows version (go figure)

chessdragon136 wrote:As a side note, the view files you provided me worked but broke the status count of my files (just showed 0 for all of them).. however, using the files I had been using (the mylibrary videos at root example you posted here) fixed that.


Will have to go look at the status count issue you saw
But good to hear my original example worked as intended

chessdragon136 wrote:Now just to try transcoding my mkv's to extract embedded subtitles so they play on my samsung and I'll be happy. No idea on how to do that (ideally with mkvextract from mkvtoolnix if I can get twonky to use it!)


I cant remember off the top of my head, but twonky subtitle support is limited
to specific containers, and the names have to match
I dont think mkv is one of them, could be wrong about that
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby chessdragon136 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:55 pm

phibertron wrote:Thanks and Your welcome
fyi - symbolic links dont work on windows version (go figure)


I had it working earlier as a test - windows has mklink and with the /j (Directory Junction (Hard Link)) parameter it worked just fine with twonky..

phibertron wrote:I cant remember off the top of my head, but twonky subtitle support is limited
to specific containers, and the names have to match
I dont think mkv is one of them, could be wrong about that


Well that's the problem, extracted from the mkv the subtitles work, but embedded they don't, so the "plan" was to transcode the subs out externally before playback (problem is that's technically not transcoding as it needs to be done before.. perhaps a plugin)

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:16 am

chessdragon136 wrote:I had it working earlier as a test - windows has mklink and with the /j (Directory Junction (Hard Link)) parameter it worked just fine with twonky..


well what do you know, I guess they do work now
I had played with that a long time ago, never got it to work
Remember, someone always knows something you dont
You stated earlier you didnt know what you were doing,
no one does were all just button mashers, who want to watch movies =)

chessdragon136 wrote:Well that's the problem, extracted from the mkv the subtitles work, but embedded they don't, so the "plan" was to transcode the subs out externally before playback (problem is that's technically not transcoding as it needs to be done before.. perhaps a plugin)


I went down a similiar path for an idea I had for transcoding, which could be called transmuxing
the attempt was to use ffmpeg -i source -vcopy - acopy output
for files that didnt actually need to be transcoded, but were just in the wrong container
that same idea is kind what is needed here for the subtitles
basically somehow invoke it to extract the subs, and then start playback

One possible way to do this outside of twonky
would be to create a scheduled task that ran a script once a day,
or was triggered off of a file creation event in the media folders
and have it do the dirty work for you

FYI
I found out why the media count was 0
It looks like twonky is using the count from the container id='video/all'
the example I gave you was a new method I was testing for simplicty
but since it has no name, which means unreachable, it got a count of 0
my original method moved the containers out of the video container
but they still kept a name, thus were reachable, and we had true count
go figure...
the peeking and poking continues
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby chessdragon136 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:38 am

phibertron wrote:Remember, someone always knows something you dont
You stated earlier you didnt know what you were doing,
no one does were all just button mashers, who want to watch movies =)


Oh how true! But there is nothing better than sharing knowledge...

phibertron wrote:I went down a similiar path for an idea I had for transcoding, which could be called transmuxing
the attempt was to use ffmpeg -i source -vcopy - acopy output
for files that didnt actually need to be transcoded, but were just in the wrong container
that same idea is kind what is needed here for the subtitles
basically somehow invoke it to extract the subs, and then start playback


Exactly.. Sadly many of my mkv's have a variety of different subtitle formats which complicated things to near impossible. I have mks, srt, aas at least. And ffmpeg has reported issues with doing it. MKVtoolnix is the best command line to use, but not sure I can get twonky to use it??
(I tried creating a mkvextract.location file, pointing it there, then creating a mkvextract-mkv.desc with the exec line) but nothing (and I saw nothing in the twonky logs either, not sure if it would even show up there at all...))

phibertron wrote:One possible way to do this outside of twonky
would be to create a scheduled task that ran a script once a day,
or was triggered off of a file creation event in the media folders
and have it do the dirty work for you


True, but I like having subs encoded in the files for playback on my pc (which is the server).. Having 2x the files (even if I can hide them) spoils the point really. Maybe i'm too idealistic...

phibertron wrote:FYI
I found out why the media count was 0
It looks like twonky is using the count from the container id='video/all'
the example I gave you was a new method I was testing for simplicty
but since it has no name, which means unreachable, it got a count of 0
my original method moved the containers out of the video container
but they still kept a name, thus were reachable, and we had true count
go figure...
the peeking and poking continues


You work fast! I'm half asleep.. And I can't believe that another person posted the same problem just after me here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10781&p=41505#p41505

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:13 am

chessdragon136 wrote:Oh how true! But there is nothing better than sharing knowledge...


=)

chessdragon136 wrote:Exactly.. Sadly many of my mkv's have a variety of different subtitle formats which complicated things to near impossible. I have mks, srt, aas at least. And ffmpeg has reported issues with doing it. MKVtoolnix is the best command line to use, but not sure I can get twonky to use it??
(I tried creating a mkvextract.location file, pointing it there, then creating a mkvextract-mkv.desc with the exec line) but nothing (and I saw nothing in the twonky logs either, not sure if it would even show up there at all...))


I'll try and play around with it and see if we can kick it in the pants

chessdragon136 wrote:True, but I like having subs encoded in the files for playback on my pc (which is the server).. Having 2x the files (even if I can hide them) spoils the point really. Maybe i'm too idealistic...


About the only most complete solution is to use a device that does a lot (wd live or similiar)
and to connect to a file share
gets rid of the dlna middle man from a perspective

chessdragon136 wrote:You work fast! I'm half asleep.. And I can't believe that another person posted the same problem just after me here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10781&p=41505#p41505


No doubt, what are the odds on that...
Luckily I now know why and what to do to fix it =)
Thanks for the heads up
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby mbze430 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:08 am

I have a question regarding the Navtree v7. Does it "control" the default sort field? Right now it sorts every directory by Title. which is fine. But I want one of my directory to be sorted by Date. Is that possible or that is all on the client side? (even though my Samsung Smart TV can't change sorting order).

My Tree shows up like this currently

3D
Animations
Chinese
Concerts
Movies
New Releases
TV

I like to be able to sort "New Releases" by Date instead of Title --- Possible?

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:29 am

I assume the tree you showed is a folder view?
if they are all folders then its an all or nothing deal either all title sort or all year sort
at present we cant apply exceptions like that

Also
Is the New Releases also a folder?

The reason I ask is I use a playlist called "New Releases"
in which I hard code the movies as I add them
long story short,
i use a windows home server, and it moves things around, twonky thinks there there new
when it does that, so I had to hard code a list for the kids

I think I have an idea for you, what does your view-definitions.xml for <container name='videos' look like
is it modified?
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:44 pm

Attached are files from my wd mbl 3tb
that we used on a wd mbl duo to fix the following error

Code: Select all

ffmpeg: relocation error: /usr/local/lib/libavdevice.so.52: symbol av_free,
version LIBAVUTIL_50 not defined in file libavutil.so.50 with link time reference


http://community.twonky.com/twonky/topi ... tion_error


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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby mieite » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:26 pm

I've been quite preoccupied this summer and just today remembered this. Thanks for trying anyways.

Basically all i would need/want is the same sort of alphanumeric listing that already exists with music, but with videos. Currently I have resolved this by actually dividing things to subfolders named ABC, DEF, etc. but that's not very convenient, especially with the library getting bigger by the week...

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:22 pm

I dont see buildon='res' behavior changing in the foreseable future

what exactly are you looking for the root of the video container to do/look like?
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby mieite » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:59 am

I hope the root to be as simple as possible, showing me my video library as it is in the folder structure, but divided by an alphanumeric list. I have added the folder C:\Videos in twonky, and that folder contains subfolders Movies and Series, and i'd like each of them to be divided by an alphanumeric list.

So for me the best possible and most simplest solution would be if the root could simply just have the "By Folders" options, or better yet, if it would just present me with the folders "Movies" and "Series". Once opened, they would have the mentioned alphanumeric list dividing the hundreds of movies and series.

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:30 pm

Do the folders C:\Videos\Movies and C:\Videos\Series also contain subfolders?
is the media just being added to those two folders accordingly without any further sub folder creation?

the main problem is this, buildon='res' will build a tree structure
that will "always" include files in the return, as you walk down the tree
this is normal expected behavior, kind of like windows explorer point of view

yes it would be possible to add alpha grouping
but omitting the list of files in the folders would not be possible, as the tree is navigated
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby mieite » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:53 pm

Yes, they have subfolders. Each Movie has it's own subfolder containing the videofile and possibly subtitles, Series each have their own subfolder containing seasonal subfolders that have the videofiles inside them.

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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:25 am

Added a section on how to add search to the twonky server web interaface

Custom Settings Interface Twonky Search
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phibertron » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:22 pm

Here you go, Version 2 of this tweak, pre-edited for 7.0.9 and 7.1.2

Whats New in Version 2
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- moved the search function into the loadmediacontents function
- made it so a search can survive a page refresh
- added a fix for a known mytwonky breadcrumb page refresh bug
- added a fix for a kwown page refresh in 7.0.10 through 7.1.2

Twonky 7.0.9 Special Search Version 2.zip
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Re: Navtree 7 (How to show folders at the root solved and mo

Postby phreichmuth » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:25 pm

I hope this thread can still be used, even if it was hacked...

I am useing the Twonkyserver 7.2.8 on my Qnap Turbo-NAS TS-219P+ installed as a ready-to-use QPKG package. So far everythings fine, don't care about the hardware the way to install it.

But I would like to modify the media structure. I have a media library on my NAS for pictures, movies, home videos, music and music videos. This is basically organized through iTunes and iPhoto, that means all movies are in just one folder (/shares/movies/files), the pictures and home videos are separated in different folders by albums in a different parent folder (/shares/photos/album/files) and the music files as well as the music videos are in a more complex structure (/shares/music/artist name/album/files incl. music videos). Due to the other programs accessing the medias, I would like to keept this structure.

If I configure the server in the standard way, as content "video and photos" in /shares/photos and "video and music" in /shares/music, I get all sort of videos mixed up under video (music videos, home videos and movies).
But I would like to have them separated by means different categories like music videos, home videos and movies beside the existing categories music and photo.

How do I have to modify the files to achieve this?
Do I have to define additional containers in view-definitions.xml? If yes, how to do that?

Thanks for your support.


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