Playstation 3 streaming DivX Files

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huuk
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Playstation 3 streaming DivX Files

Post by huuk » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:48 pm

I'd like to stream my DivX Movies to the Playstation 3 via Twonky Media Server.
I can see the files but they are shown as "Incompatible Files" or "Corrupt Files" dont know the right words for it, cause i use Twonky in German and my Playstation 3 in the german language. However I tried to figure out if Twonky can Stream these files to my Playstation

greetz huuk :idea:

tankerkevo
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Post by tankerkevo » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:16 am

Should be sometime soon, Sony just released divx support tonight...at the moment though they won't stream over twonky...but I have verified the files do play if copied directly onto the PS3 hard drive.

Beano
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Post by Beano » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:44 am

I can confirm the above...

Got a Xvid file which plays fine on PS3 from a SD card but is "unsupported" when access thru Twonky :( :(

Hope for a quick fix soon... and also for the NAS distributon since I'm using Twonky on my Synology NAS unit !!!

EDIT: I'm using TwonkyMedia 4.4
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b00ze
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Post by b00ze » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:45 pm

I can confirm this for the "LaCie Ethernet Disk mini" ... they are still running an very very old version of the twonky-server that cant even play the h.264 files ... i guess its the twonky-state of 4.2 or before.

I can also confirm the divx-bugs with version 4.4 of the "pc version" of twonky-* ..

trojanfoe
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PS3 now officially supports DivX

Post by trojanfoe » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:09 pm

As of update 2.10 (released today) the PS3 now officially supports DivX movie files, however all mine still say "Unsupported Data". Anyone know why?
Andy
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Beano
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Post by Beano » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:11 pm

Because Twonky does not work...

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Post by trojanfoe » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:17 pm

Well that's no true, as I can play the files fine on my XBOX360 from Twonky, so it might be the clients.db file needs tweaking?
Andy
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trojanfoe
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Post by trojanfoe » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:35 pm

Nope; added "MT:avi,divx video/avi" to the PS3 section but it made no odds.
Andy
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Beano
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Post by Beano » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:38 pm

trojanfoe wrote:Well that's no true, as I can play the files fine on my XBOX360 from Twonky...
Me too but it still doesn't work with PS3 while TVersity works fine (with transcoding turned off)... just tried it with the same files and PS3.

So it's Twonky which is "funky" :|

Mako
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twonky on lacie ethernet disk mini

Post by Mako » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:32 pm

b00ze wrote:I can confirm this for the "LaCie Ethernet Disk mini" ... they are still running an very very old version of the twonky-server that cant even play the h.264 files ... i guess its the twonky-state of 4.2 or before.

I can also confirm the divx-bugs with version 4.4 of the "pc version" of twonky-* ..
Hi b00ze,

I also have a lacie ethernet disk with firmware 1.1.1. it comes with twonky 4.2 built in, but after an e-mail to customer support i received a patch that updates twonky to v 4.4.2 , also there is a patch that allows you to enter the admin area of twonky) using the admin console i configured twonky to recognize the ps3 as a ps3 and not a generic device. after this it streamed mp4 files. after the ps3 2.10 update it still does not stream divx.

the patches can be found here
http://cid-cc8f1aaa9e1f5150.skydrive.li ... spx/Public

also see this thread http://community.eu.playstation.com/sho ... ?p=3073981

hopefully a solution comes up for the divx streaming

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Post by peste19 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:35 am

Lacie ethernet disk with firmware 1.1.1 comes with twonky 4.3 and not 4.2, i installed the patch to acess admin are of twonky but why did you install the other patch? you are just downgrading 4.3 to 4.2 is there any specific reason for this?

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Post by kamikaze » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:09 am

I'm running 4.4.2 on the TS-109 ...

Looks like the mimetype to use is video/x-divx ... Apparently someone got this working on mediatomb using that mime type.

So I've edited clients.db with:

MT:avi,divx video/x-divx and that didn't help

Then I added:

http-get:*:video/x-divx:*

to protocolinfo10.txt (And for completeness 15 and 15-hd also, though the PS3 uses 1.0). Still no luck. Even after rescanning and rebuilding the database.

:(

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Post by RudeBway » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:59 am

Guys,
I have a hunch the problem can be solved by adding the line

MT:avi,divx video/avi

to the ps3 section in clients.db (see the XBox 360 section). However, I cannot confirm this since I'm currently not at home. I'll try it tonight.

Beano
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Post by Beano » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:23 am

If you read this thread, you'll see that it has allread been tried and it doesn't work :(

Beano
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Post by Beano » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:29 am

Anyway... what's up with TwonkyVision... why doesn't they reply to support e-mails or this forum?

We have payed for a piece of software and I belive it's only fair that they atleast give us some support or feedback on this issue !

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Post by urgrue » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:02 pm

Agree. It would be nice to at least hear if twonky is working on a solution, or do we have to switch to alternate products?

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Post by Caoimhghin » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:59 pm

urgrue wrote:Agree. It would be nice to at least hear if twonky is working on a solution, or do we have to switch to alternate products?
Maybe that's the problem, most DLNA servers out there seem to run Twonky, so where there is no alternative (competition) user support suffers!

Maybe that's a bit harsh, I don't know, it may be Sony's error, the trouble is if no one from Twonky is willing to at least reply we don't know. I thought DLNA was an industry standard for media streaming over a network, so you would have thought the server software would be compatible with the client (PS3) software, after all DivX is not a new video codec.

I am also having problems now with WMA files since the latest PS3 firmware update. Some play fine, others just crash out after playing around 44 seconds of music. This was not a problem before, so who's to blame there? Is it Sony or Twonky? I suggest Sony as we all know the problems there was with the v2.0 firmware update and media streaming.

Beano
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Post by Beano » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:25 pm

Caoimhghin wrote:This was not a problem before, so who's to blame there? Is it Sony or Twonky? I suggest Sony as we all know the problems there was with the v2.0 firmware update and media streaming.
It seems that TVertity works fine (without transcoding) with PS3 ... which is 100% free. How ironic :(

urgrue
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Post by urgrue » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:36 pm

Beano wrote:It seems that TVertity works fine (without transcoding) with PS3 ... which is 100% free. How ironic :(
And also with mediatomb. I was happy to pay the reasonable fee for twonky because it has a good interface, but well, if it doesnt work, i guess I'll go back to mediatomb until this gets fixed.

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