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by cbhwr
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Upgrade from 4.4.3.1 to 6.0
Replies: 1
Views: 1972

Re: Upgrade from 4.4.3.1 to 6.0

I used to run a 4.x on a NAS, and recently "upgraded" to 6.0 running on a linux server - I put "upgraded" in quotes, since several configuration options are removed, and the product overall seems less capable and less stable. My recommendation is to stay with 4.x at this point, and then come back wh...
by cbhwr
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: PS3
Topic: PS3 can't see m2ts and mp4 Files ?
Replies: 1
Views: 5200

Re: PS3 can't see m2ts and mp4 Files ?

*bump*

Same issue - MP4 files not always being shown when browsing from PS3.

Help?
by cbhwr
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TwonkyServer not starting if FFMPEG uses LIBFAAC?
Replies: 0
Views: 1772

TwonkyServer not starting if FFMPEG uses LIBFAAC?

Hi My TwonkyServer hangs during startup at 100% CPU if I require it to use FFMPEG to transcode to AAC/MP4. I found that the version of FFMPEG that ships with Ubuntu 10.4 is broken, and instead I have downloaded the source from SVN and compiled from scratch. Now I am having the issue that if the file...
by cbhwr
Sun May 25, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: PS3
Topic: Are You Happy With Your PS3's Media Client capabilities?
Replies: 30
Views: 32451

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

Lving my PS3 all around, not too fond of it as a media client. Why? Too noisy Too cumbersome to navigate No IR receiver for universal remotes Not scaling off-sized video correctly Not supporting enough of MP4 capabilities Not supporting enough codecs/containers But I'm still using it for that very p...
by cbhwr
Sun May 25, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Roku clients
Topic: Are You Happy With Your Roku Hardware?
Replies: 5
Views: 9872

Re: Are You Happy With Your Roku Hardware?

I'm happy with my Roku Radio, but first chance I get, it'll get replaced with something a little more slick (better UI and control) and with 11g or n support (so I can drop the 11b support!)

/G
by cbhwr
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: What NAS Server tu buy?
Replies: 11
Views: 4930

Re: What NAS Server tu buy?

The PC's I use are extremely low power, (11w max), and fanless, with pretty much zero noise. I run a custom Gentoo linux, which works nicely with TwonkyMedia. Many of the NAS units are cumbersome to install Twonky onto, a search here should highlight that, the ones that are officially supported, yo...
by cbhwr
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Unsupported Format - it's DIVX!
Replies: 9
Views: 6313

Possible that some of these are DivX3 or DivX4 files?

/G
by cbhwr
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: PS3 & Twonky 4.4.3.1
Replies: 8
Views: 5901

...I can't even find like a test video file that someone KNOWS works on a PS3 to test... anyone have some small video clip? MGillespie of these boards once provided me with an MPEG4 test-file known to work on the PS3. You can try asking him if it is something he can make publicly available (I might...
by cbhwr
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: PS3 & Twonky 4.4.3.1
Replies: 8
Views: 5901

The PS3 should be able to eat the files, if they are of a recent DivX or XViD format. Problem with AVI is that the name merely describes the packaging: Audio Video Interleaved. Doesn't say anything about the content :( Short of opening the files in a hex-editor to determine the actual codecs used, I...
by cbhwr
Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: A few questions before I buy!
Replies: 7
Views: 4637

Like what mate :shock: A small NAS is usually a good choice. I am just lookin at the Linksys NAS200 which comes with Twonky installed. You then don't have to leave your computer on either. Precisely - I use an IOMega StorCenter, which is basically a harddrive with a network-plug. In the case of IOM...
by cbhwr
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: A few questions before I buy!
Replies: 7
Views: 4637

Re: A few questions before I buy!

Darth Maniac wrote:For info - I am running a P4 2.8Ghz, 1 gig ram and Windows XP.
For streaming media to a PS3 (and other machines..) I would suggest that you at least contemplate putting Twonky and your media on a smaller machine, consuming less power than a full-fledged computer. :)

/G
by cbhwr
Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 4.4.3 released
Replies: 68
Views: 39490

So far not managed to play back any XVids on my PS3, AVI or MPEG4 :( Now able to play back XVids stored as AVIs, but not when stored in an MPEG4 container. Is progress I guess... /G Are MPEG4 contaners valid for DivX? I thought only AVI and DivX containers were valid... A link: http://en.wikipedia....
by cbhwr
Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 4.4.3 released
Replies: 68
Views: 39490

cbhwr wrote: So far not managed to play back any XVids on my PS3, AVI or MPEG4 :(
Now able to play back XVids stored as AVIs, but not when stored in an MPEG4 container. Is progress I guess...

/G
by cbhwr
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 4.4.3 released
Replies: 68
Views: 39490

Don't know whether Foler Artist = Album Artist. If not, PLEASE put back the Album Artist. From the HTML code: [code]<option value="%ALBUM">Folder</option><option value="%ALBUMARTIST">Folder Artist</option>[/code] Unfortunately I find that I cannot alter the Music Tree. After updating it changed its...
by cbhwr
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Joiners - this forum is rubbish. Dont expect a response
Replies: 7
Views: 4924

I am a software engineer willing to dabble. But not having ANY resources anywhere to find out a particular problem is a NO GO. Seriously? No resources anywhere at all? I find loads of help and inspiration from this forum, and when things get too techy, I turn to my UPnP manual from Intel ... I can ...
by cbhwr
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: Playstation 3: play music via "remote"
Replies: 2
Views: 3557

PS3 does not (at least at pre 2.x firmware) allow remote controlling via UPnP. Sorry.

Also worth noting is that most units seems to interpret this function differently. Specs allow for lots for leeway, developer "ingenuity" allows for even more :(

/G
by cbhwr
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: PS3 - No Media Servers Found
Replies: 7
Views: 6717

(Sorry for late answer - been travelling) 2b) The only machine tht can access the server via a browser is the client (Mac). The Amiga, PS3 & PC all say the page cannot be found. Sorry, but to me that sounds like you have network issues between your mac and the rest of machines :( I would try to hook...
by cbhwr
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: PS3 - No Media Servers Found
Replies: 7
Views: 6717

Hi, A pretty good possibility is that your network is the problem... 1) Are you running wired or wireless network? 1a) Are you running wired via a Powerline adaptor? 2) Does either or both machines (Server and PS3) connect via a router as opposed to connect directly or via a switch or hub? 2a) If vi...
by cbhwr
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Other devices
Topic: What tool to transcode VC-1 videos for use with PS3?
Replies: 1
Views: 2699

MEGUI using x264 and MP4Box for video and using FAAC for audio.
by cbhwr
Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Sponsoring functionality?
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

Sponsoring functionality?

Hi All and Twonky-crew, I would like to ask if there is, from either side, an interest in directly sponsoring ("buying") new functionality, which may otherwise not rank high on the developers to-do list? I know from my own usage that there are 1 or 2 items which would be interesting to me, but looki...
by cbhwr
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: PS3 v1.93 and Twonkyvision
Replies: 5
Views: 6635

@Klawal: No way to play DivX on PS3 at this time - write to Sony and ask when they support something more widespread than MPEG4, or start storing all your media in MPEG4 AVC/AAC :) Regarding streaming: What you can do, twonky-wise, is look under Miscellaneous and find Streaming Buffer Size - increas...
by cbhwr
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Transode to PS3
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Batches is when you take a big pile of files, and transcode them in basically one go. Would mean going away from xVid files and only keep something like MPEG2 or MPEG4. I personally took my video collection and made it into AVC+AAC MPEG4 files with proper tags, and have that served to my PS3. If H26...
by cbhwr
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Transode to PS3
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Hi,

Do you want to transcode them in realtime or in batches?

/G
by cbhwr
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: twonky on ps3
Replies: 3
Views: 3474

Re: twonky on ps3

I must reboot the server so that the film appears The reboot probably also rescans your NAS/Server - there are functions for doing this automatically, at intervals and manually. Browse to port 9000 of your TwonkyVision installation (HTTP://192.168.1.2:9000 - replace with your IP) and look under Sha...
by cbhwr
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: inexpensive H.264 hardware media renderer
Replies: 6
Views: 6397

Re: PS3 extender and SPDIF/HDMI digital audio

But as a BD player, is anyone concerned about the limitations of the HDMI transmitter chip not being able to push dolby true HD or DTS master audio out to your home theater receiver? Will I be forced to listen to the core AC3 or DTS non-hd soundtrack forever? Dolby TrueHD not supported in HDMI 1.3?
by cbhwr
Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: inexpensive H.264 hardware media renderer
Replies: 6
Views: 6397

I have not seen anything that works as well as the PS3 (even the 360). Whilst it may look pricey, you may be able to sell existing kit that it replaces, to part fund it. It's a great upscaling DVD player, and if your European, there is a HD TV recorder option coming soon. I rearranged my setup, I n...
by cbhwr
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 4.4 Beta 1 with PS3 support released
Replies: 61
Views: 30902

Re: Fast Forward PS3

Hi Christian, Question: Exactly which MP4 formats is now supported on the PS3? - I have tried to encoded with different programs, but my mp4-files appears on the ps3 as "unsupported data". Thanks in advance Jesper - Denmark MPEG4 Baseline ASP/H.263 Video and High Profile Level 4.1 AVC/H.262 (MPEG4 ...
by cbhwr
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: PS3 slow filelists and skipping tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 3913

Linksys WRT54G (and related units) have a pretty poor through-put, but not in the range where it would affect media playback.

The idea with inserting a proper switch is a good one - keep the more advanced units on the edge of your network :)

/G
by cbhwr
Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Custom Navigation
Replies: 4
Views: 3933

Sorry, no. Google might provide some, but my (limited) understanding of the AVI container is that it is extremely simple, and thus probably does not have any support for tags. You may be able to transmux your streams to Matroska or MPEG4 (Note: Transmux is only repackaging, not re-encoding) and thro...
by cbhwr
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Favourites / profiles
Replies: 2
Views: 2753

Under Music, see "Playlists" -> "Most Played"?

Otherwise I'd suggest either making playlists for her, or using keywords (Wifey, Hubby, Kids).

/G
by cbhwr
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Custom Navigation
Replies: 4
Views: 3933

I am not sure I understand what it is you are missing here. Set a node (node 1?) to Genre, add a level with Year and finally a level with Title where the ABC option is set to 1. In your movie "Ray" you then have to ensure that it has the correct tags set, depending on format. I suggest MPEG4, since ...
by cbhwr
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: Transcoding for PS3 on Version 4.4
Replies: 5
Views: 10799

I use MEGUI using X264 and FAAC. This is unfortunately Windows Only because it uses AviSynth. You may get MPlayer's MEncoder (mplayerhq.hu) to do it for you on other platforms. A common problem I find is when files are at an odd framerate, such as 23.9766484732 (ca) - if they are then muxed to 25 fp...
by cbhwr
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: can i stream to my ps3
Replies: 2
Views: 3240

Google things like X264, MEGUI, Doom9, MP4Box and AtomicParsley (In that order), for something that would help you convert all you DivX/Xvids to MPEG4 AVC, which the PS3 just loves :D

/Nc
by cbhwr
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: Linksys NSLU2 + Wireless Network + 500gb Hardrive + PS3
Replies: 3
Views: 4083

I would be wary of the setup you are proposing - The PS3 is not too good at handling video over wireless network. Briefly, what I am experiencing is that the PS3 will stutter and come to a complete stop if there are problems with the stream, and if you are sending anything with too high a bitrate ov...
by cbhwr
Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: Transcoding for PS3 on Version 4.4
Replies: 5
Views: 10799

From my understanding, Twonky would use an external program (VLC? http://www.twonkyvision.de/Support/Developers/index.html) for the actual transcoding. You might want a fairly strong server for that, since I doubt that the smaller NAS solutions (Harddrive running e.g. linux) are too weak for such ta...
by cbhwr
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Other devices
Topic: PS3 w/Firmware 1.80 and Twonkyvision
Replies: 14
Views: 19104

Re: unsupported data

I can see the twonky media server OK from my PS3 - I can see all the artists and playlists, etc. However all the mp3 files are 'unsupported data' - can anyone shed light on this? Several options (sorted by importance) Are you running latest (4.4) version of Twonky? Under Clients, does Twonky recogn...
by cbhwr
Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: Portable WiFi Audio Device ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3904

Nokia N80 w. original firmware
Nokia N95
Nokia N800

Uhm .. Sounds a bit single-sided, but thems the ones I can think of off the bat.

/Nc
by cbhwr
Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: MP4 Meta Data
Replies: 2
Views: 2949

iTunes might not be the best for setting these tags. Neither is iPhoto for pictures from what I've experienced. I use AtomicParsley to edit MP4 tags (CLI style - sure there are GUIs somewhere). One example: ..\AtomicParsley-win32-0.9.0\AtomicParsley.exe "Aeon_Flux.MP4" --year "2005" --title "Æon Fl...
by cbhwr
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Feature Requests
Replies: 317
Views: 205919

...simple things.. Parse and display more MPEG4 details: Embedded images Embedded .srt subtitles (if at all possible :?: ) iTunes-specific ATOMs Support multiple sub-devices specific for Music, Video and Pictures - for letting music-only players, just see the music-one, and letting PS3s see 3 differ...
by cbhwr
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 4.4 released
Replies: 18
Views: 9155

Dagn'it, you couldn't have waited just a few more days? Now I have to go and buy this software :)

/Nc
by cbhwr
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: parallels and twonky
Replies: 5
Views: 6311

Hi Crimespree, I do not have a Parallels to test with (G4 PPC here), but I'd venture a guess that the guest inside Parallels is Windows, and that it is sharing the netcard with OSX? If this is the case, then you may find that you are having two UPnP servers running on 1 netcard, and this is not reco...
by cbhwr
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Other devices
Topic: Nokia E61 / N95 connection to Twonky?
Replies: 5
Views: 7640

Pete, the first thing you should realise so far as the Nokia phones, is that they are NOT UPnP renderers i.e. you cannot 'stream' content from your UPnP server (Twonky in this case) to your phone. Strickly speaking, some Nokias can actually do the UPnP Render thing. Original firmwares for N80 were ...
by cbhwr
Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: What's the ultimate HW MediaServer client?
Replies: 5
Views: 4997

I would say that outside of the 11b, I am quite fond of my Roku SoundBridge Radio. so do you notice that it's using 11b? any skipping or poor performance or is it "good enough"? Flynn, my issues with it being 11b, is that I am having WiFi related problems and want to move to either an 11g-only or 1...
by cbhwr
Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 4.4 Beta 4 released
Replies: 43
Views: 24524

Open Issue list, Beta forum:
http://www.twonkyvision.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=12633

Cheers,
Nc
by cbhwr
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: What's the ultimate HW MediaServer client?
Replies: 5
Views: 4997

Hi, I would say that outside of the 11b, I am quite fond of my Roku SoundBridge Radio. Only real beef I've had with it is with remote-controlling it, e.g. from a Nokia N80. Which is the better of all on the market is hard to tell, but venture down to a HiFi-store and ask ;) Best Regards, Good luck, ...
by cbhwr
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 4.4 Beta 4 released
Replies: 43
Views: 24524

WOW! TwonkyChristian, I am utterly impressed... I am SO thrilled! I just played 2 xvids, 1 divx and my MP4 AVC test-file on my PS3! It is even offering me some of the 3GPs stored on the same machine, although the PS3 is failing to play those... Now, its of to buy this wonderful software for me. /Nc,...
by cbhwr
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 4.4 Beta 3 released
Replies: 64
Views: 33321

Anyone noticed, how vocal the mac users are? You decided to buy a minority operating system, with limited software support, but shout the loudest...... ...you have no Idea. I've done development on/for Mac OSX, and they ... well, we, tend to very demanding ;) Think of many mac users as being people...
by cbhwr
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky not sending MP4 header information? Not parsing it?
Replies: 6
Views: 5610

The file I use for testing http://nc.thang.dk/VTS_04_0_PS3_YAMB_hinted.mp4
(Yeah, this one is gonna make me burn in MAFIAA hell)


I have been suspecting that it is being parsed incorrectly, but not sure where to look for the file-details in Twonky :(

Best Regards,
Nc.
by cbhwr
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky not sending MP4 header information? Not parsing it?
Replies: 6
Views: 5610

I had the server and the PS3 both attached to the same router via cable, with no effect, so I've pretty much ruled out network as the cause. I do not own a Windows machine, and there doesn't seem to be any 4.4 B3 release for OSX. Finally, I emailed you my test-file. Right now I do not have a place t...
by cbhwr
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: PS3 Unsupported Data - Possible Cause....
Replies: 11
Views: 8333

Never ever use wireless for steaming :? It will change channels here and there - every time another wireless is detected and kill the current stream Scan the area, and select an un-used channel. Turn on Stability (product-dependant). Set AP to be more aggressive with refreshes and similar. Use clie...