TwonkyMedia 4.4.3 Beta 1 released

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TwonkyMedia 4.4.3 Beta 1 released

Post by twonky-christian » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:40 pm

Hi,

We have now released TwonkyMedia 4.4.3 Beta 1

http://www.twonkyvision.com/Download/Tw ... -beta.html


What's new in Version 4.4.3 Beta 1
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+ support for Philips WAS7000
+ support for Zyxel DMA-1000
+ AAC support for PS3!

Changes:
o upload can now be enabled/disabled through the uploadenabled flag
o different directories for upload for music/picture/video can be set now
o revised EXIF parser for pictures which extracts date information and thumbnails

Bug fixes:
- fixed broken iTunes import
- remove cache of transcoded content on database rebuild to free up used disk space
- fixed playlist update problem
- fixed problem that playlist are not removed from database
- fixed DSM-320 DivX streaming problem
- fixed WPL playlists containing special characters

Known issues:
- on some systems SMS style navigation with Philips clients seems not to work.
this can not be reproduced in our environemt.
- we list up to 25 radio stations per genre. it may be less if duplicate stations occur
- removable and network drives are not supported
- Zyxel DMA-1000 only supports very few Shoutcast radio stations
- PS3 does not support any Shoutcast radio stations

Thanks
Christian

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Post by TheShadowRunner » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:12 pm

- Still no way to remove "ALL" (ALL pictures, ALL movies, etc... from the navigation tree)
- Still no way to browse by folders logically.
- Navigation tree folder name enhancements:

Let's say I want to add a directory to the share, for example:
D:\Music\Mp3\Blub\
This directory contains a number of files...
a.mp3
b.mp3
c.mp3
I add the directory to the share and set it up as "Music-Only", which tells Twonky that it should be displayed under the Music root folder.
Now, the problem is that Twonky will not add this directory to the Music root folder, but rather the files it contains:
Music\
a.mp3
b.mp3
c.mp3
There should be a way of making the directory appear as a subdirectory under the root folder:
Music\Blub\
a.mp3
b.mp3
c.mp3
If all shared music files are shoved directly into the root folder things get real messy.

Ie: if I share a folder called "XYZ", I would like TwonkyMedia to show this folder in the navigation tree, keeping its structure intact and letting me browse it the way it is originally organized on the PC side.

Every other Media Server does this for folder navigation, the quite horrible Tversity, FUPES, etc.. so why not Twonky!?
Do you even read suggestions Christian?
I love your soft but those 2 points need to be addressed imho! 8)
TSR

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Post by Rigwit » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:55 pm

Looks like Denon AVR4308 still sees WMA lossless as pictures rather than music files when they have album art integrated. (They become unplayable without album art.)

FLAC on the AVR4308 also stops playing at random times, like the network connection is lost, but it's not.

Granted, the AVR4308 firmware right now is really beta, but still, WMA works like a charm from WMP11...

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Post by cleblanc » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:05 am

Are playlists working again from Itunes? I just downloaded the beta version and I still don't have any playlists.

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Post by wideasleep1 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:01 am

File Scanner appears broken again...only 13,291 tracks when I have over 33,000. Installed twice now, multiple rescans, same results. Reverting now. :|

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Post by twonky-christian » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:49 pm

Hi,

iTunes playlists should work now!

Filescanner - can you have a look at the logfile - is it a picture that kills the scanner ? (we changed a lot at the EXIF parser)....

Thanks
Christian

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Post by cleblanc » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:09 pm

How do you get Itunes playlists to work? I downloaded the latest beta version and have the external application pointing to the Itunes XML file. All I get under playlists is -Most Played- and -Last Played-. Please help!

I played around a bit more and it seems to be working now - I am getting all my Itunes playlists. Thanks!

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Post by wideasleep1 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:45 pm

twonky-christian wrote:Hi,

iTunes playlists should work now!

Filescanner - can you have a look at the logfile - is it a picture that kills the scanner ? (we changed a lot at the EXIF parser)....

Thanks
Christian
I've reverted to 4.4.2...I'll try again later this weekend, and grab a logfile. :)

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Post by sjm » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:12 pm

revised EXIF parser for pictures which extracts date information and thumbnails
What does it do differently? I dont see a change using a PS3 (which works very well). I had dates and thumbnails before. Time still always shows 12:00. The time thing is not a big deal. Just curious.

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Post by sjm » Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:41 pm

Yikes. Seems unstable. The web configuration giving me lots of trouble. Seems to be in an endless rescan loop. I'm back to 4.4.2 and all is well.

***** LOG INIT *****
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode1 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode2 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode3 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode4 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode5 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode6 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode7 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode8 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode9 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option picturenode1 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option picturenode2 has changed
18:41:44:733 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option videonode1 has changed
18:41:45:418 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=12, nBytesReceived=0
18:41:45:426 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=12, nBytesReceived=0
***** LOG INIT *****
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode1 has changed
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode2 has changed
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode3 has changed
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode4 has changed
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode5 has changed
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode6 has changed
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode7 has changed
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode8 has changed
18:41:59:744 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option musicnode9 has changed
18:41:59:745 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option picturenode1 has changed
18:41:59:745 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option picturenode2 has changed
18:41:59:745 [ERROR]SYSTEM:restart needed because option videonode1 has changed
18:42:01:432 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=12, nBytesReceived=0
18:42:01:439 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=12, nBytesReceived=0
***** LOG INIT *****
18:43:55:446 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=16, nBytesReceived=0
18:43:55:453 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=16, nBytesReceived=0
***** LOG INIT *****
18:45:05:460 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=12, nBytesReceived=0
18:45:05:466 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=12, nBytesReceived=0
18:46:07:491 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=14, nBytesReceived=0
18:47:07:498 [ERROR]HTTP:Cannot receive header, clientSocket=10, nBytesReceived=0

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Post by wideasleep1 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:50 pm

Oh, btw, Christian...I don't use Twonky with anything other than mp3's...if it's hanging on a pic during scan, it would have to be album art, but 4.4.2 doesn't have the problem. I doubt the EXIF stuff would relate to the tiny jpeg embedded in tags, would it?

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Post by twonky-christian » Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:38 am

EXIF: we changed the scanner to get all dates and thumbs from all cameras plus VISTA metadata (tags) which we will use in a next version

The 12:00 clock PS3 problem can not be resolved as the UPnP protocol defines date as YYYY-MM-DD (there is no time in the filed at all ;-)

If you are using MP3 only this can not be the problem - must be something else :-(

Looks like a lot of restarts triggered to .ini file re-reads

Which web browser (and which system) are you using ?

Thanks
Christian

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Post by ogre_x » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:05 am

What's the default username and password for the web config? I can't access the config pages in this version, and I can't seem to find a setting in the config file for it.

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Post by twonky-christian » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:10 pm

its empty

you may try and just delete the twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini file

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Post by sjm » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:46 pm

twonky-christian wrote:EXIF: we changed the scanner to get all dates and thumbs from all cameras plus VISTA metadata (tags) which we will use in a next version

The 12:00 clock PS3 problem can not be resolved as the UPnP protocol defines date as YYYY-MM-DD (there is no time in the filed at all ;-)

If you are using MP3 only this can not be the problem - must be something else :-(

Looks like a lot of restarts triggered to .ini file re-reads

Which web browser (and which system) are you using ?

Thanks
Christian
Thanks. The 12:00 thing is no big deal. All music is mp3, all pics are jpeg, I have some video that I'm playing around with. Browser is IE6. Twonky is on Linux 2.6.9

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Post by ogre_x » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:42 pm

twonky-christian wrote:its empty

you may try and just delete the twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini file
Tried it. Didn't work. Still asks for username and password.

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Post by twonky-christian » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:18 pm

ogre_x wrote:
twonky-christian wrote:its empty

you may try and just delete the twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini file
Tried it. Didn't work. Still asks for username and password.
Than you deleted the wrong file :-)

It is for sure the twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini file where the server stores this info.

Or is the username/password request from a different web server (may be you are on port 80) ?

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Post by ogre_x » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:48 pm

twonky-christian wrote:
Than you deleted the wrong file :-)

It is for sure the twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini file where the server stores this info.

Or is the username/password request from a different web server (may be you are on port 80) ?
Nope, I deleted the right file :)

However, twonky recreates it with these values:

# accessuser
accessuser=test

# accesspwd
accesspwd=::9D6E7C7D7

I tried to use the method of creating these using the twonkymedia-default.ini, but then there seem to be an encoding problem (couldn't login with the given password).

A blank password here fixed the problem and I'm allowed to log in. You night want to test this a little bit more.

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Post by twonky-christian » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:28 am

oooops!!!!

on which system are you working ?

may these settings come from the twonkymedia-default.ini file ?

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Post by ogre_x » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:08 pm

twonky-christian wrote:oooops!!!!

on which system are you working ?

may these settings come from the twonkymedia-default.ini file ?
They seem to populate the actual ini file, yes.

I'm on a CentOS -based system.

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