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by steamhead
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How do you set the Folder picture for Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 3046

Re: How do you set the Folder picture for Videos

Fantastic, I'll look forwards to that.

I'm hoping once I've got to the bottom of the tagging issue that I can move all the individual file output to be embedded inside the files themselves, so the directories aren't cluttered with a .jpg file for each .mp4 file.
by steamhead
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How do you set the Folder picture for Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 3046

How do you set the Folder picture for Videos

I'm in Twonky 8.2 and trying to figure out how to set the Folder picture that gets used when browsing Video directories By Folder. I've tried creating a folder.jpg and even Folder.jpg, but Twonky seems to want to use the picture of the first item in the directory, which isn't really what I want. Esp...
by steamhead
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 8.2 showing some titles as "data"
Replies: 4
Views: 5763

Re: Twonky 8.2 showing some titles as "data"

Thanks for that, I'm currently resetting all my "broken" mp4 files by deleting their tags, which is taking a while. But once done I'll rebuild my database to check it's clean, and then experiment with different scenarios to see which break it, and which don't. My hopeful endgame is to be able to hav...
by steamhead
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 8.2 showing some titles as "data"
Replies: 4
Views: 5763

Re: Twonky 8.2 showing some titles as "data"

Since nobody here seems to be hitting it, and I still don't know how to officially report a bug, I've got a bit further with the diagnosis. It seems to be any Video file that I amend the tags with MediaMonkey. It doesn't seem to matter which tags I change, just tagging using MediaMonkey seems to be ...
by steamhead
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 8.2 showing some titles as "data"
Replies: 4
Views: 5763

Re: Twonky 8.2 showing some titles as "data"

Since discovering this I've found some films also showing with titles of data that I haven't touched in a long time and weren't showing incorrectly before I upgraded to 8.2 from a 5.x version of Twonky. These files haven't had any special tagging as far as I can remember. Anybody know how I submit a...
by steamhead
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 8.2 showing some titles as "data"
Replies: 4
Views: 5763

Twonky 8.2 showing some titles as "data"

I've noticed some of the files in my library are showing in the navigation tree with a name of "data", regardless of the file name or what is set in the "Title tag". It seems to be confined to video mp4 files on which I have either set the "Actor" tag, or embedded an image. Blanking out the Actor ta...
by steamhead
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 8.2 Ignoring choice of NavTree for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Re: Twonky 8.2 Ignoring choice of NavTree for Windows

If that's the case, why when I view via the webUI on an external Windows device does it add a device to my list to represent that, which has the ability to set a specific "Navigation type" for that device? If you can't change it, that needs to be fixed so it doesn't lead the user into believing that...
by steamhead
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 8.2 Ignoring choice of NavTree for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Re: Twonky 8.2 Ignoring choice of NavTree for Windows

Slight update on my original diagnosis. Having added some new containers to the view-definitions.xml file I can clarify that it's not exactly ignoring the view I choose, but simply using every container in the view-definitions.xml file and not respecting the <link> tags in whatever view I suggest. A...
by steamhead
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 8.2 Ignoring choice of NavTree for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Twonky 8.2 Ignoring choice of NavTree for Windows

After many years of uneventful service from Twonky 6.0.30 I took the plunge and tried the latest version. On the whole an uneventful upgrade, but it appears to be ignoring my choice of NavTree for browsing through a web browser, be that Firefox, IE or Edge, they all show what I assume is the Advance...
by steamhead
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: LG BX580 and Twonky
Replies: 5
Views: 5274

Re: LG BX580 and Twonky

Seems I spoke too soon, the visibility of Twonky to the BX580 is intermittently reliable. Or to put it more precisely, it turned up once after I reset everything, now it won't play ball at all. So if anyone at Twonky Towers has some LG test equipment, or have a friendly contact within LG, I'd apprec...
by steamhead
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: LG BX580 and Twonky
Replies: 5
Views: 5274

Re: LG BX580 and Twonky

Well I have managed to get the BX580 seeing Twonky again. I went into the "Media Receivers" page and saw that Twonky saw the box as an "LG Blu-Ray Player". I deleted it off the list and tried to connect again, and this time the box reappeared in Twonky as a "Generic Media Receiver", but still didn't...
by steamhead
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: LG BX580 and Twonky
Replies: 5
Views: 5274

LG BX580 and Twonky

Recently bought an LG BX580 which initially worked with Twonky, albeit a bit awkwardly (it took several minutes for it to appear). Now after upgrading to the latest firmware it won't see it at all. It will see the Samba shares on the very same box, it will see Windows Media players on the same netwo...
by steamhead
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Securing external access to the server
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Re: Securing external access to the server

Yeah that would do it for me. I'm under no illusions it would be "secure" but it would be secure enough to stop casual access getting at my media and bandwidth.
by steamhead
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Securing external access to the server
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Re: Securing external access to the server

I had thought about that, if I included "internally" then an external access would fail not seeing the local address. If I did the include using using the remote dns name then the routing goes externally, at which point you have to open the port and put in NAT rules to get the request routed to the ...
by steamhead
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Securing external access to the server
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Re: Securing external access to the server

I would also love to know if this is possible. However, MAC address filtering can be circumvented by a ten year old and is no longer a real method of security. I know you probably know this but anyone who knows that your IP is a server is probably going to be smart enough to spoof. Even if it is ju...
by steamhead
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Multiple Genre problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Multiple Genre problem

Oh good, it's not just something I've done. Sounds like a bug then. Is there some official place to report them or do they get picked up from here?
by steamhead
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Multiple Genre problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Multiple Genre problem

TwonkyServer has a wonderful feature whereby you can code more than one genre against an object, and it will apear in multple places in the navigation tree. Which is absolutely fantastic, invaluable, and if only we could do that with more tags (e.g. Artist) the anyone with a large collection would b...
by steamhead
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How does Twonky announce itself?
Replies: 2
Views: 2104

Re: How does Twonky announce itself?

I suspected as much myself. Problem is the BX580 lists every share on every device in the house instantly as you select the option to view servers, and that's a hell of a list of things to scroll past, and then wait for the server to appear every time you turn the box on. I remember telling my kids ...
by steamhead
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Feature Requests
Replies: 317
Views: 204859

Re: New Feature Requests

I would like a way to "tag" video files (numerous formats) and then browse via those tags. For example: Say I have a home movie of my son playing baseball. I'd like to tag it with "Son", "Baseball", "2008", etc. Then when I go to the video section of my dsm520, I'd see: All Videos Folder Tags Click...
by steamhead
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Sort of presentation videos.
Replies: 8
Views: 4011

Re: Sort of presentation videos.

Are you using your own defined view? The reason I ask is on my setups, from Twonky 4 up to 6.0.30 videos have always been sorted by title without me needing to do anything about it.
by steamhead
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How does Twonky announce itself?
Replies: 2
Views: 2104

How does Twonky announce itself?

I've just bought an LG BX850 which is a Blu-Ray media player. In general it supports Twonky quite well, but I have noticed a curious behaviour. When you select "Home Link" you get presented with a list of all servers on the network. The box supports both DLNA servers and Windows/Samba shares. It ALW...
by steamhead
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Simplifying menu structure
Replies: 9
Views: 3129

Re: Simplifying menu structure

The very first level of Music, Photos and Video you cannot do anything about in Twonky. That is down to the client to pre-select those specific nodes of the menu tree i.e. if it's a Music Only Player, then if configured well it should automatically select the "music" tree. From there onwards though ...
by steamhead
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TwonkyServer 6.0 Documentation?
Replies: 11
Views: 26300

Re: Where to find TwonkyServer 6.0 Documentation?

Still waiting for a pointer to the most up to date version of the tree documentation. I find it crazy, given how powerful a feature it appears to be, that it seems to be being kept a big secret. If the editor feature is on hold, give us some documentation. It won't necessarily suit everyone, or be p...
by steamhead
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Securing external access to the server
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Re: Securing external access to the server

An update for anyone holding out for being able to restrict access to Twonky by MAC address... I don't think it can be done. Having not found a way to do it inside Twonky I decided to teach myself about Linux firewalls and over time managed to build a firewall on my Linux server containing Twonky th...
by steamhead
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Securing external access to the server
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Re: Securing external access to the server

I did look at the Media Receivers page in the config. I'd hoped with the "Enable sharing for new media receivers automatically:" option unticked that this would stop the Web interface working from a device not on the list. However this option makes no difference, the unlisted device is still able to...
by steamhead
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Securing external access to the server
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Securing external access to the server

Is there any mechanism that can retrict access to the Media Server, as a whole, not content specific? What I'm looking for is a way that IF I were to make my server accessible outside of my network, I could control what devices could connect remotely. Either by a userID and password for Browser/Flas...
by steamhead
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TwonkyServer 6.0 Documentation?
Replies: 11
Views: 26300

Re: Where to find TwonkyServer 6.0 Documentation?

Thanks Rick. Will updated Tree documentation also be provided? Will the updated Tree documentation (or even this document) list the video/audio/image tag name to Twonky metadata mapping? There are no plans to add more tree editing info to the Users' Guide posted here. There is some info on this top...
by steamhead
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Play more than one song?
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: Play more than one song?

Yes the feature to play a whole album seems to have disappeared somewhere in the 5.x family sadly.
by steamhead
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Multi Value tags
Replies: 10
Views: 5084

Re: Multi Value tags

Oh I absolutely LOVE multiple genres, it allows you to cut your music collection in all sorts of directions. For example you may have a band that typically fits in a particular genre, then they cover a song from another genre, putting their own flavour on it, but still retaining elements of its orig...
by steamhead
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: PS3
Topic: MTS/M2TS to PS3 via Twonky
Replies: 18
Views: 12653

Re: MTS/M2TS to PS3 via Twonky

I've had a Panasonic HDC-SD9 for almost a year now, and when I was on Twonky 4.4 to get them to play on the PS3 via Twonky, I had to rename the files from *.mts to *.mpg and they then played perfectly on the PS3 (over hard wired lan). However having renamed then to mpg it caused problems playing on ...
by steamhead
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Feature Requests
Replies: 317
Views: 204859

Re: New Feature Requests

I'm now really getting into the new xml trees, after a shaky start I'm getting some useful results. BUT it would be much nicer if I could, for any container, provide a template at to how generated items might appear (rather than the current detail of a straight dc:title). For example, I can create a...
by steamhead
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 161146

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

I must admit I was thinking along the lines of the fact that an "album" is simply a collection of files with the same value for a specific tag and there was no guarantee any other tag would have consistent properties. However we DO have a precedent for picking an album attribute from a group of pote...
by steamhead
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 161146

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Thanks for that, but I'd already tried that, and that brings an unwanted layer of navigation in, which first presents you with a list of years, which you then have to guess what album is under which year. What I want to achieve is something so simple you could do it with your old record collection o...
by steamhead
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Album play feature appears to have gone AWOL
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: Album play feature appears to have gone AWOL

lol

Well I'm glad I could help :-D
by steamhead
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 161146

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

I'm gradually coming to grips with the new trees, but I'm stumped on one thing. I'd like my album views to be sorted in release date, NOT alphabetical order. All my songs are tagged to the album release date, each album is in a folder with the year as the first word, but no matter what I try they co...
by steamhead
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Album play feature appears to have gone AWOL
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Album play feature appears to have gone AWOL

I upgraded my Video server from 4.4 to 5.0.86 and produced a nice custom tree that worked for me, now I'm working on what I can do with trees to upgrade my music server and spotted a fairly crucial feature that has gone missing from the Twonky Web Browser. Under 4.4 when presented with a list of alb...
by steamhead
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: When can we expect some documentation?
Replies: 4
Views: 2900

Re: When can we expect some documentation?

Yes I'd appreciate some more documentation too, especially given the reluctance to support NAS installs, I spent a lot of time recently poking around in the dark getting it working. Eventually I did, but it would have been much quicker with some good doc. I'd like to see - > Any command line argumen...
by steamhead
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Transcoding help please
Replies: 0
Views: 1949

Transcoding help please

Hi there, The bulk of my media content is in h.264 format in mp4 files, which is great for my PS3. However I've just dusted off my old Bufallo LinkTheatre from the loft to see if I can add a media player in the bedroom, but it doesn't support h.264. So I have a few questions - 1. Is it possible for ...
by steamhead
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Feature Requests
Replies: 317
Views: 204859

Re: New Feature Requests

Some new configuration directives are needed. The following files byebye, clients.data, db.info, twonkymedia-locations.db and twonkymedia-server.ini all get defined within the /var/twonkymedia directort and there is no keyword directive to move then elsewhere, unlike the database, cache, uploads etc...
by steamhead
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Database entropy
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: Database entropy

Actually thinking about it, when you have your correct setup, have you tried saving it as the default INI file, so when the server starts, it sees no files in /var/twonkymedia but does not care because it uses a complete default every time that points to your database files on your HDD? Yes I've do...
by steamhead
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Database entropy
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: Database entropy

OK, I've learned a lot in the last two days about Twonky, Linux and Linkstations. Hopefully this write up will prove useful to others, but there is a "cry for help" at the bottom (sorry it's a bit long). So to recap... After upgrading from 4.4 to 5.0.68 (by way of 5.0.61) on a Linkstation II (MIPS) ...
by steamhead
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Database entropy
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: Database entropy

I have to say I'm no Linux scripting expert, my platform of speciality is z/OS, but I have found out some more "bits" as the problem came back again. My Linux skills are gradually growing thanks to vague memories of AIX and HP-UX (they're close enough) ;-) First thing I found was that at some point ...
by steamhead
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Database entropy
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: Database entropy

Three and a half hours up with no disappearing views. So it looks like the NAS install "missed" something that needed a reboot.

Someone from Twonky let me know if they want me to see if I can do it again with diagnostics, I'm happy to help.
by steamhead
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Database entropy
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: Database entropy

OK, done some more digging. The DB directory seems to build OK (I assume as I don't know for sure what should be in there but it makes some sense), I get directories 11 to 14 with nothing but an empty items.dat file and then directory 15 contains a full replica of my folder structure and an items.da...
by steamhead
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Database entropy
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: Database entropy

Just put 5.0.68 on this morning, and sadly that is doing the exact same thing. Do a rebuild and the number steadily rises to 1623 (added some more files this morning). The browser can see them for a while and then they disappear gradually. Any thoughts on where to look for clues, what diagnostics to...
by steamhead
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Database entropy
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Database entropy

I've just upgraded one of my old Linkstation II MIPs NAS boxes from 4.4 to 5.0.61. Been working fine for years on 4.4, but with the NAS installers finally reappearing I decided to take the plunge and upgraded (and upgraded my license too). After a few hours of scratching my head trying to figure out...
by steamhead
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Add radio stations?
Replies: 2
Views: 4133

Re: Add radio stations?

I'm convinced I have something fundamentally wrong with my Twonky Setup for Radio, but this post gave me a little hope. Ever since I installed Twonky (4.4) I had Shoutcast and vTuner turned on and every genre ticked but nothing ever appeared. Now I tried adding a manual station as follows, and it st...
by steamhead
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: Buffalo LinkTheater PC-P3LWG
Replies: 0
Views: 1687

Buffalo LinkTheater PC-P3LWG

Many moons ago I had a LinkTheater at the heart of my media centre and it served me well, till the PS3 took over and consigned it to the loft. In the mean time I upgraded most of my video collection to h264. Now I decided to see if I could get the old Buffalo back in use as a media player in the bed...
by steamhead
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: PS3
Topic: Are You Happy With Your PS3's Media Client capabilities?
Replies: 29
Views: 32244

Re: Are You Happy With Your PS3's Media Client capabilities?

Generally I'm happy with the PS3 client capabilities, but have 2 bugbears. 1. Firmware updates tend to randomly scupper video playback, before fixing it a couple of releases later. This means whenever a firmware update comes out I have to wait, scour the forums and see if it's a wrecker of an update...
by steamhead
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Help: Artist refuses to move!
Replies: 2
Views: 1814

Re: Help: Artist refuses to move!

OK, Don't know what I've just done, but now on the Browser, this file shows up nowhere I can find under artist, not "Various", "Compilation" or the actual artist, but it DOES show up under the track artist in a list broken down by Genre first then Artist. Then when I browse the server on my PS3 it D...