change of upnp-links after server restart

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afurtenbacher
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change of upnp-links after server restart

Post by afurtenbacher » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:25 am

Hi everyone!

I am evaluating twonky and found an annoying feature/bug. When I restart the server (running on W2K3), all upnp links change. So if I create a playlist on my client I cannot use it after a restart because all the files have different links.

Is there any way to change this behavior?

thanks for your help,
Andreas

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Post by afurtenbacher » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:57 pm

Has noone the same situation or am I the only one who wants to create playlists on a client.

How can I configure the server to create the same link for the same file at every boot?

thanks,
Andreas

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Post by GregiBoy » Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:46 pm

You cannot.

Everytime a new uPnP server session is initiated, all objects are assigned unique ID's and they will never be the same.

I have found this with all uPnP servers that I have tested.

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Post by afurtenbacher » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:22 pm

ouch!

thanks for your help! So how can you then create a playlist? I have read about people using playlists. In which way are they written (m3u)? Could you post an exampleentry of such a playlist?

bye,
Andreas

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Post by GregiBoy » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:03 pm

You create the playlist on your PC with the normal media player that you use, save it in the playlists directory, then Twonky picks it up when scanning the library.

I personally use MediaMonkey to this but WinAmp and other products are supposed to do it also.

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