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by DaemonBeetle
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: cant view large video files
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: cant view large video files

When you say that you can view them in Vista, is that via Twonky or via a file share (I'm guessing file share)?

It could be a limitation in such an old version of Twonky - have you tried to see if there is a 6.0 version available for your NAS?
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: The Final Release of TwonkyServer 6.0.32 is Available!
Replies: 75
Views: 38322

Re: The Final Release of TwonkyServer 6.0.32 is Available!

In my case I've never actively tried to get subtitles working so don't know. Where I do have .srt files I don't see subtitles appear.
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: The Final Release of TwonkyServer 6.0.32 is Available!
Replies: 75
Views: 38322

Re: The Final Release of TwonkyServer 6.0.32 is Available!

They don't work with MKV on my B650 (2009) TV. Neither does skipping forwards or backwards in MKV files.
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: cant view large video files
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: cant view large video files

Which of those are you running TwonkyServer on and what version (as TMM_Product_Manager already asked) are you running?
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: cant view large video files
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: cant view large video files

Also, what operating system are you using?
by DaemonBeetle
Sun May 15, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Ripped DVD's dont appear correctly in media browser tree
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

Re: Ripped DVD's dont appear correctly in media browser tree

I believe you need to transcode the DVDs into something else (MP4, MKV etc).
by DaemonBeetle
Sun May 15, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Functions missing in version 6
Replies: 2
Views: 1878

Re: Functions missing in version 6

You'll find various threads about creating your own trees under v6 in the forums - it can certainly be done.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: HDD spin-up problem
Replies: 15
Views: 9321

Re: HDD spin-up problem

It won't give several seconds - it might give you one, more probably as parnott said quite a lot less.
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: HDD spin-up problem
Replies: 15
Views: 9321

Re: HDD spin-up problem

The first thing Twonky will know is when it gets a connection from the TV - that will be the first time the TV becomes active on the network for anything other than DHCP. That's the soonest that Twonky would be in a position to do anything that would wake the disks. If you're moderately skilled you ...
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: HDD spin-up problem
Replies: 15
Views: 9321

Re: HDD spin-up problem

Disks aren't generally designed to spin up and down, so what you're saving in power consumption is being offset by the reduced lifespan of the disks. If you can afford the extra power cost of leaving them spinning all the time not only will you solve your Twonky problem, but your disks will last lon...
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: The Final Release of TwonkyServer 6.0.32 is Available!
Replies: 75
Views: 38322

Re: The Final Release of TwonkyServer 6.0.32 is Available!

If your TV supports playback from USB your best test is to put the movie on a USB device and connect it to the TV. If it can't play it that way then you won't get it playing through any media server without transcoding.
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TWONKY MEDIA SERVER SETTINGS WEB PAGE WONT LOAD IN
Replies: 5
Views: 3285

Re: TWONKY MEDIA SERVER SETTINGS WEB PAGE WONT LOAD IN

If you don't have an UPS all you'd have is a message about the previous shutdown being unexpected, and others that are normal for a startup.

Are the relevant services running? Have you tried enabling Twonky's logging to see if that shows anything?
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TWONKY MEDIA SERVER SETTINGS WEB PAGE WONT LOAD IN
Replies: 5
Views: 3285

Re: TWONKY MEDIA SERVER SETTINGS WEB PAGE WONT LOAD IN

Have you checked the Windows system log? It sounds like something became corrupted or damaged when the power was cut off - the log should narrow down what that may be.
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: File extension problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: File extension problem

You forgot the other half of the question ;)

It may be simpler to run a script to turn your .JPG files back into .jpg files:

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find /some/path -type f -name "*.JPG" -print | while read FILENAME; do
  newNAME=`echo "${FILENAME}" | sed "s/.JPG$/.jpg"`
  mv "${FILENAME}" "${newNAME}"
  done
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: File extension problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: File extension problem

What operating system and what version of Twonky are you running? I'd expect Windows to display them (since it isn't case sensitive) but other operating systems may not.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Large video files problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Re: Large video files problem

I haven't tried 7 GB files but I have a number of 4 GB+ files that play happily through Twonky 6.0.32 (Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit with EXT4).
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Always have to restart TwonkyServer after suspend or hiberna
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

Re: Always have to restart TwonkyServer after suspend or hib

You'd need to post details such as the version of Twonky and more importantly what operating system you're running.
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Specify which interfaces to bind too?
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Specify which interfaces to bind too?

Another option is to use your software firewall to block access on the other interfaces.
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Srt and Mkv on Sony Home Theater system
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Re: Srt and Mkv on Sony Home Theater system

What version number of Twonky Server are you running?
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Editing the files does not change the browsable data
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Re: Editing the files does not change the browsable data

With a Flac tagging tool ;)

I don't use Flac (and don't know what OS you're using) so I can't tell you what to use, but I'd start by looking at the ripping tool you're using and if that doesn't help you try Google.
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Editing the files does not change the browsable data
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Re: Editing the files does not change the browsable data

Try updating the metadata - that's probably the problem.
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Editing the files does not change the browsable data
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Re: Editing the files does not change the browsable data

Are these MP3? Does their metadata still reflect the old information before you renamed the files?
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TwonkyServer MKV & Samsung Issue
Replies: 86
Views: 39831

Re: TwonkyServer MKV & Samsung Issue

No idea - if you search the forum you'll know just as much as I do about Twonky's plans ;)
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TwonkyServer MKV & Samsung Issue
Replies: 86
Views: 39831

Re: TwonkyServer MKV & Samsung Issue

Pause has always worked, FF and RW don't work on my B650 either (and neither do subtitles).
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Need separate folders for "content locations", not merged.
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

Re: Need separate folders for "content locations", not merge

Given my experiences, I'd say they're listening to what people want - adding those features is always going to be the hard part. I've already seen a few changes that have made my experience better. Of course, if you automatically assume that open source == great and closed source == bad then you've ...
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10

Ah, stuff under /media is automatically mounted by a daemon, not by the system, after boot (and if you're running the Desktop version it may well require a logon to initiate that process). You'll find things much more reliable if you create an entry in /etc/fstab to mount it (somewhere else) at boot...
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10

Which supports my theory that it's related to your login process, and that the required drives/partitions aren't mounted until then (for which there are a number of possible reasons).
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10

Did you chose to encrypt anything during the install process? Are you running Ubuntu Desktop or Server (I'm guessing desktop)? Please put the following before the "sleep 20": date > /tmp/twonky.started df -h >/tmp/disks.out Then complete your final test - restart and wait a while before logging in. ...
by DaemonBeetle
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10

Unfortunately init.d is just the master list of startup scripts, it doesn't tell us what is scheduled for startup. There should be a number of directories in /etc called rcX.d where X is from 0 to 6 (and S). Those are the scripts that are called at startup (and shutdown). If you didn't see anything ...
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10

Are you sure the script is in /etc/init.d? What does the following show:

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ls -l /etc/rc*.d/*twonky*
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10

Out of curiosity, is there anyway that you know of to start twonky with cpu affinity and or prioroty level On windows, there are limitations to what and how one can do this But I know things are done a bit better in the nix world in many regards I was just wondering if you know of a way to do this ...
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10

It could be that there is what's known as a race condition - the external drive doesn't always mount in time for Twonky to scan it. One option might be to add a pause in the Twonky startup script. You could do that by adding the following after line 68 where it says "start)": sleep 20 That will dela...
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10

That's still separate partitions ;)

Do you have them all mounted in the same tree (so that all are under the same directory) or in multiple directories?
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Reducing number of twonky processes
Replies: 5
Views: 4425

Re: Reducing number of twonky processes

I've no idea - but given that they share memory space etc it shouldn't matter.
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 5.x in Ubuntu 10

Does your media exist spread across multiple partitions?
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: Reducing number of twonky processes
Replies: 5
Views: 4425

Re: Reducing number of twonky processes

It depends a bit on the version of Linux, and the accompanying tools. For me "ps -ef" shows the processes (one twonkymediaserver) and "ps -efL" shows the threads (28 threads).
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TwonkyServer lack of documentation and media support
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

Re: TwonkyServer lack of documentation and media support

Keep in mind that the real question should be - what does my render device support. Twonky has streamed everything I've thrown at it, the problem has always been in the render device.
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Reducing number of twonky processes
Replies: 5
Views: 4425

Re: Reducing number of twonky processes

Are you sure they're separate processes and not separate threads? Is it actually causing problems, or do you just not like the way it looks?
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Changelog of Twonkyserver
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Re: Changelog of Twonkyserver

Download the .tar.gz source code and extract it from there. No installation required.
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 6.x in Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: Automatic Startup for TwonkyMediaServer 5.x in Ubuntu 10

Having it in /etc/init.d/ and having it added to the startup should be quite sufficient. If you're having to add it to /etc/rc.local then you've got either something wrong with your script in /etc/init.d/ or you've got something wrong with your system. Startup scripts (those in /etc/init.d/, /etc/in...
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How does Twonky announce itself?
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Re: How does Twonky announce itself?

That's UPnP it's using and it suggests that the LG doesn't activate it's network until it's needed. I find that Twonky is visible to my TV within less than a minute of switching the TV on and it's then always visible until I turn the TV off. I don't believe there's any way to change the broadcast in...
by DaemonBeetle
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Content Ratings
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: Content Ratings

There is a feature request in for parental controls. You may want to add your voice to that thread.
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Transcoding on the fly
Replies: 14
Views: 6362

Re: Transcoding on the fly

What quality of media, from what format to what format? It's trivial to get a system to apparently transcode from MP4 to MKV (say) if all it's doing is changing the container or just the audio - or the video is low quality.
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Transcoding on the fly
Replies: 14
Views: 6362

Re: Transcoding on the fly

Transcoding on the fly is non-trivial. You'd need a top specification Intel i7 system to keep up with it for HD (and even then it probably wouldn't). It is much, much, more efficient to transcode it once and then stream that repeatedly.
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: can't get a SamsungTV UE46C9000 (eq. UN) to get back/forw
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Re: can't get a SamsungTV UE46C9000 (eq. UN) to get back/for

Can I suggest a search of the forum, you're describing a known issue that has dozens of posts (and probably threads by now) about it.
by DaemonBeetle
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Twonky 6.0.28 on Ubuntu Server + Sony Bravia
Replies: 2
Views: 3158

Re: Twonky 6.0.28 on Ubuntu Server + Sony Bravia

I'd start by upgrading to 6.0.30 and see if that solves your problems.
by DaemonBeetle
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Can I use symbolic links for mpgs? Won`t show in Videos!
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Re: Can I use symbolic links for mpgs? Won`t show in Videos!

If symbolic links doesn't work, why not use hard links - you just need to ensure that the directory you're using for Twonky and for MythTV are on the same partition.
by DaemonBeetle
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: DVD / VIDEO_TS support
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Re: DVD / VIDEO_TS support

I doubt it, since I don't believe that the DNLA standard supports interactive media like that.
by DaemonBeetle
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonkyserver stops playing EVERY HD-Video after 20-50 min
Replies: 9
Views: 2335

Re: Twonkyserver stops playing EVERY HD-Video after 20-50 min

None I'm afraid, I run Twonky on a full Linux install and it serves up everything that the player supports. Are you sure that Twonky isn't serving up some files (ie have you checked the web interface)?
by DaemonBeetle
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: DVD / VIDEO_TS support
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Re: DVD / VIDEO_TS support

Why not transcode your DVD into an MP4 or MKV file, using something like Handbrake ? You can easily reduce the file size significantly, and make it easier to stream, without impacting the visual quality. I usually find that an average DVD ends up about 800 MB to 1 GB for animation and between 1 GB a...