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by Briain
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Coverart not showing
Replies: 40
Views: 14892

Re: Coverart not showing

Hi Yes, I started out with embedded only but the earlier versions of TMS4.4 missed quite a lot of them. As I said in the previous post, I tried it with both embedded and Fonder.jpg and it worked well. I've just this second tried it with embedded only and it now seems to load the artworks at about th...
by Briain
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Netgear
Topic: Are You Happy With Your Netgear Hardware?
Replies: 3
Views: 8625

Re: Are You Happy With Your Netgear Hardware?

Absolutely delighted! The only snag is that you need to use the super-poussin (Netgear forum user) addon version of TMS5.0.55 as the current one listed on the PV site creates the Twonky database within the Twonky installation directory in the OS partition. As the OS partition is quite small, any mor...
by Briain
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Coverart not showing
Replies: 40
Views: 14892

Re: Coverart not showing

Hi I noticed that when using Folder.jpg only, a couple albums didn't display art (solved by embedding) and also that a few tracks caused my control point (KinskyPDA) to flag an art error and crash. I just used dBpoweramp to embed all the art and it's solved all these issues! I’ve just used a bulk ...
by Briain
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: no rescan at system startup
Replies: 12
Views: 6587

Re: no rescan at system startup

Hi Please add me to the list of no boot-scan requesters . I'm running it on an NV+ and a Duo; the NV+ stays on all the time (but the rescan is only a few minutes anyway so it's not a big issue) but the Duo takes for ever to rescan. In my case, it's a test NAS so not important, however, if I had it a...
by Briain
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Coverart not showing
Replies: 40
Views: 14892

Re: Coverart not showing

Hi Yes, I'd certainly not change anything if I'd already had high res art; you are as well to wait and see what happens. Sorry, I've not had any experience with non-music formats. That said, I was at the Kaleidescape tech boot camp recently and they seem to have the tagging extremely well sorted for...
by Briain
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Coverart not showing
Replies: 40
Views: 14892

Re: Coverart not showing

Coverart also display in veriosn 5.0.55 but there is a problem with pixelation of the art, which is most likely due to the fact that the option to disable picture rescaling is no longer available it thta Veriosn of Twonky. Hi I had resampled all my (Folder.jpg) art to TMS4's native 160x160 size and...
by Briain
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Coverart not showing
Replies: 40
Views: 14892

Re: Coverart not showing

Embedding cover art is the way forward, as it works correctly if you "odds and ends" directories, where many items in the same folder have different artwork, as the Folder.jpg only shows the first track. I have embedded artwork in 100% of my collection, and NOTHING gets on my mediaserver without 10...
by Briain
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Coverart not showing
Replies: 40
Views: 14892

Re: Coverart not showing

Hi I used a bulk rename utility to change all my art to Folder.jpg (just took a few minutes) but to be honest, I did see a lot of art when they were called folder.jpg. Try renaming one and then select do a full Twonky database rebuild and see if it shows after that. Also note the issue with ampersan...
by Briain
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Rescan after Restart
Replies: 6
Views: 4076

Re: Rescan after Restart

I would really love a way to turn this off particularly on the NAS version but I'd have thought it would be a good idea on all versions. On something like a ReadyNAS, TMS5 hogs NAS resources until it has finished the rescan. In fact, I'd have thought that it would be best policy if it defaulted to n...
by Briain
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Views and code vastly improved (I've updated the post above Rick's post). I've tested it on a few albums and am now rebuilding the database on my full collection. I've also noticed that there might be a problem with the ReadyNAS addon version but have contacted super-poussin (Netgear forum) and h...
by Briain
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi I hope they're all 'legal' code. They seem to work very well but it would be good if somwone here can verify it to be correct (or more likely, point out the mistakes). It all works fine but I can't add the 'all' or the original PV supplied 'Composer' xml which is odd. Anyhow, the above suite me f...
by Briain
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Update: 2nd June 2009: I have massively revised the code (compared to the below post) to make it much more appropriate for all users (including those who don't use the albumartist tag). Please see my latest post (click here to navigate to it) which has the latest code attached for download and d...
by Briain
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi I've compiled a bunch of XML code which really makes my UPnP control point (Linn's Kinsky PDA) fly. I simply can't integrate it with Twonky's default views as my containers seem to conflict with them far too much (the chaos and carnage it causes is entertaining to say the least). I'll paste it be...
by Briain
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Technical question: what's native art size in TMS 5 database
Replies: 0
Views: 1158

Technical question: what's native art size in TMS 5 database

Hi Someone asked me the below question and it's raised something I had meant to ask ages ago but had not yet got round to doing. Below is the question and my response; does anyone know if my assumptions are correct (see two one-line questions at end)? Just as a matter of interest: Does your coverar...
by Briain
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi This is now working really well! There are obviously a few small things to sort out (and of course one bigger one; the db size) but when they're all fixed, TMS5 will be a totally fabulous product and absolutely miles (kilometers too) ahead of anything else!! :) I've changed all my alpha-groupings...
by Briain
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Folks I've got it all working including the radio!! The database was 2.4GB with the above code. I'm just done a database rebuild having changed four of the alpha-groupings from [4][1] to [6][1] and it's only risen to 3GB so all is still very well. This makes it fine for music (but only using the ...
by Briain
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Rick That's great news. I'm progressing well with the new tree and I've got it to work well by using the above code to replace the default (even the radio still works) but obviously the video and picture trees are not included (well I can add the pictures one later, as soon as I've seen how it co...
by Briain
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Update: 2nd June 2009: I have massively revised the code (compared to the below post) to make it much more appropriate for all users (including those who don't use the albumartist tag). Please see my latest post (click here to navigate to it) which has the latest code attached for download and d...
by Briain
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi I've been playing with the PC version as it's faster to rebuild the database between experiments (and also smaller due to the NTFS block size) and my results so far are: 998 FLAC files on the PC version (NTFS): Twonky default tree: 5770 files in 2512 folders 1.87MB data / 23.4MB disk space Twonky...
by Briain
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Folks Nice and Sunny in Scotland today; hope it's the same wherever you are! Most of my testing has been on a PC as it enables much faster rebuilds than on a NAS. The above post contains the actual file sizes taken from the PC tests and are as repeated below: Original tree db: 50 FLAC Tracks = 12...
by Briain
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Update: 2nd June 2009: I have massively revised the code (compared to the below post) to make it much more appropriate for all users (including those who don't use the albumartist tag). Please see my latest post (click here to navigate to it) which has the latest code attached for download and d...
by Briain
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Another person I know has tried 5.0.55 with a large collection (more than twice the size of mine) and he too has found problems with it (using just the bundled default views). Judging from both our findings, it looks like the database is just growing way too big and that adding any custom contain...
by Briain
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Hi Update: 2nd June 2009: I have massively revised the code (compared to the below post) to make it much more appropriate for all users (including those who don't use the albumartist tag). Please see my latest post (click here to navigate to it) which has the latest code attached for download and d...
by Briain
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

This is great Micheal. Thanks for posting this. I can't wait to try it. A custom tree for those with really large libraries that need a single letter artist index. - Rick Hi I'm getting there. I've built up a tree.view.xml file which adds two new trees to the existing default list (i.e. I've not to...
by Briain
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

Re: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)

Hi Rick The setup file for the Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ or Duo is located here The setup file for the ReadyNAS Pro is located here TMS5 still seems to create a database in /var and also generates the below paths in the ini file: cachedir=/var/twonkymedia/db/cache and dbdir=/var/twonkymedia/db I've sugge...
by Briain
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Feature Requests
Replies: 317
Views: 204320

Re: New Feature Requests

Hi A document about setting custom trees in TMS5 has been published on the forum. It looks like the tree can be customised to whatever you wish (far more than before) and you can have several (even tie certain trees to certain applications if I'm reading it correctly). I'm about to give it a go and ...
by Briain
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

Re: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)

Hi TMS5.0.55 for the ReadyNAS defaults the cache to /var/cache/twonkymedia which is on the OS partition in the NAS. This is fine, but with more than a few thousand files, it completely fills the OS partition and stops the NAS from functioning (as well as breaking the TMS database by not completing t...
by Briain
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

Re: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)

Hello Please read the below before trying the current 5.0.55 release for the Netgear ReadyNAS Duo or NV+!! I've tried TMS5.0.55 and have exchanged several emails with people at PV. They have suggested several tricks (which I have tried) but sadly these don't work with the ReadyNAS version. The probl...
by Briain
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Webpage with the "rescan" button only?
Replies: 9
Views: 4902

Re: Webpage with the "rescan" button only?

Hi

Does anyone know if there's a rpc/stop command to stop the scan or even to stop the server?

Bri
by Briain
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Feature Requests
Replies: 317
Views: 204320

Re: New Feature Requests

Hi

1. The ability to set the scanner priority to stop it hogging all resources (and making a NAS inacessable during the scan)
2. The ability to prevent it rescanning whenever you restart the server and thus also when you restart the NAS (or boot up your PC on a PC based installation)

Bri
by Briain
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 185
Views: 160527

Re: How Advanced Users Can Create Custom Nav Trees

Hi

Absolutely fantastic; I can't wait to get experimenting with it. Many thanks to Burkhard for pulling this together for us.

Bri
by Briain
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where did the Custom Navigation Tree go?
Replies: 11
Views: 4788

Re: Where did the Custom Navigation Tree go?

Hi Absolutely agreed! I think I suggested that in another part of the forum (a very discrete tick box, almost hidden) Maybe something like a white box with a white surround on a white background into which you put a white tick to enable the advanced features for us folks that desperately require the...
by Briain
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where did the Custom Navigation Tree go?
Replies: 11
Views: 4788

Re: Where did the Custom Navigation Tree go?

Hi

Many have pointed this out and I believe they are going to release an xml file to replace the tree. Until this is available, I simply cannot use TMS5 and am thus keen to see it myself!

Bri
by Briain
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: no rescan at system startup
Replies: 12
Views: 6587

Re: no rescan at system startup

Hi I've just noticed this chain. I've used all versions from TMS 4.4.4 to TMS 4.4.11 on ReadyNAS NV+ and Duo's. I've never had TMS4 rescan on restart, but when trialing TMS 5, I noticed that it does do this. I did mention it in my list of issues with TMS 5 as with a big library of FLAC files (mine i...
by Briain
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: New Feature Requests
Replies: 317
Views: 204320

Re: New Feature Requests

Me too, the configurable music tree is what makes TMS so usable compared to others; it is a USP for Twonky and should be kept at all costs! I use the albumartist tag and I also use the ABC=x feature, neither of which are present in the TMS5 default trees. Without the ABC=x feature, browsing albums w...
by Briain
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: TMS 5.0 don't work well with large media libraries
Replies: 5
Views: 4953

Re: TMS 5.0 don't work well with large media libraries

Hi Folks

I'm in contact with Twonky via email and I've made them aware of this; they are about to start investigating it on a medium FLAC library (14500 tracks; more than enough to show the problem). Please see here for my forum post if interested.

Bri
by Briain
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

Re: Where to find TMS 5.x updates for NAS devices

Hi Rick

It was a long (but fun) task! I'm glad to help in any way I can; if I could get TMS5 to work, and have it with the music tree as per TMS4, it would easily be the best (and most navigable) FLAC media-server of all, so it's also in my own best interest to get it working well. :)

Bri
by Briain
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Netgear
Topic: How to get license key for 4.4.9 ReadyNas Version?
Replies: 5
Views: 6792

Re: How to get license key for 4.4.9 ReadyNas Version?

Hi Aconda

I think it might also have the missing playlists issue fixed in 4.4.11 but haven't tested that yet (I don't use them).

Bri
by Briain
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

TMS5 (ReadyNAS version) testing and results:

HI I'm getting somewhere interesting with this and have found a few issues with it. I’ve listed tonights testing as it progresses to give a more accurate audit trail of where things start to go wrong. Although long, I hope this post will assist the development team in checking my results and hopef...
by Briain
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

Re: Where to find TMS 5.x updates for NAS devices

Hi Rick To back up what audiokaas says above, thanks for looking into this so quickly!! It's great that Berlin got it to go, and as I said in the email, a second opinion was definitely required. When they 'removed' it from frontview, did they check to see if the actual files had been removed from th...
by Briain
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

Re: Where to find TMS 5.x updates for NAS devices

No worries Rick! I've done a D-Link and several ReadyNAS's; it's actually very easy to do on a ReadyNAS (you simply browse to the file and hit the update button on the 'Frontview' web page). The worry is that with it being so very easy to do, many more people [than with other types of NAS, which are...
by Briain
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

Re: Where to find TMS 5.x updates for NAS devices

Hi Rick Hi, No worries, I'm not frustrated at all as I'm happy with 4.4.11 on my working system (well, be nice to get the composer tags fixed). I just thought I'd test it out ASAP due to me having the facilities to check it on a testbed as opposed to a someone trying it on a working system and getti...
by Briain
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

ReadyNAS version doesn't see FLAC files and breaks Frontview

Hi Folks Don't get me wrong, I'm a total fan of TMS 4.4.11 and it works fantastically well on my ReadyNAS (there are a couple of art bugs with FLAC files but they can be overcome with a bit of tweaking). Unfortunately, the ReadyNAS version of TMS5 looks to be faulty though and I've detailled all my ...
by Briain
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TMS 5.0 updates (incl. TMS for NAS devices)
Replies: 73
Views: 65735

ReadyNAS version of TMS 5.0.46

Hi I've tried TMS 5.0.46 on a Netgear ReadyNAS and got it working, but there were some initial problems and I'd strongly recommend reading the below before installing it (on a ReadyNAS) such that you avoid being caught out by the same issues. Incidentally, I've had to revert to 4.4.11 as TMS5 will n...
by Briain
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 5.0 - Custom navigation
Replies: 3
Views: 2899

Re: Twonky 5.0 - Custom navigation

Hi If you look elsewhere, it has been proposed that PV will release a 'fix' which technically able people can use to bring it back. Also, the new Product Manager (Rick) has indicated that he will ask if it's possible to fully reintroduce it into TMS5 (there have been a lot of people asking for it). ...
by Briain
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Netgear
Topic: How to get license key for 4.4.9 ReadyNas Version?
Replies: 5
Views: 6792

Re: How to get license key for 4.4.9 ReadyNas Version?

Hi If you look about in this forum, it seems that the TMS5 can be used it to activate TMS4.4.9. I've also seen another post (on another forum) stating that a ReadyNAS user has just used that technique to activate TMS449 on their ReadyNAS Duo. This is very good news as I will soon need to buy a licen...
by Briain
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: NAS and other OS
Topic: Where's the NAS download link?
Replies: 36
Views: 27313

Re: Where's the NAS download link?

Hi If you look about in this forum, it seems that the TMS5 can be used it to activate TMS4.4.9. I've also seen another post (on another forum) stating that a ReadyNAS user has just used that technique to activate TMS449 on their ReadyNAS Duo. This is very good news as I will soon need to buy a licen...
by Briain
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Can't buy a license
Replies: 14
Views: 3564

Re: Can't buy a license

Hi Martin According to the Product Manager (Rick), it is possible to buy a licence provided you follow the steps he outlines a couple of posts above my own post here . Please read his post, and the response to my post as it is possible that it could go wrong if you get the wrong licence. It seems yo...
by Briain
Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Licence Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 12590

Re: Licence Problem

Hi Steve

I'm not only head down in the crapper over the licence issues but finding out that the NAS packages have been removed has just totally flushed it!

I've just added a post to the chain here as the Rick (the TM Product Manager) seems to be reading that part of the forum.

Bri
by Briain
Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Licence Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 12590

Re: Licence Problem

Hi Steve I just spotted this post here claiming that it might work; is that the process you followed? I'm desperate to get a licence here and am almost tempted to give it go. I now have 5 people who are about to be seriously let down if this isn't sorted. I'm not a hi-fi dealer, just someone who has...