TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

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TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by Twonky_Rick » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:28 pm

TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 has been posted here for your downloading pleasure.

1. Go to: http://www.twonkymedia.com/installs.html
2. Make sure to click on the "TwonkyMedia Server" tab -- so you don't download TMM instead.
3. Click on the plus sign next to 5.x.x to expand the tree
4. Select the correct download link for your OS.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by afriedl » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:37 pm

Hi Rick,

could you please post a chaneglog for the new version !?

Roku search still does not work :-( (works for interprets, albums, but then the tracks are not correct!)

thanks,
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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by Mastiha » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:35 am

Does this release any of the Xbox 360 issues?

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by Lennart » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:58 am

Mastiha wrote:Does this release any of the Xbox 360 issues?
Yes. For me, it works like a charm. 5.0.46 compatibility with the xbox 360 seems to be as good as with 4.4.9, at least as far as I checked...

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by Twonky_Rick » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:25 pm

afriedl wrote:
could you please post a chaneglog for the new version !?

Roku search still does not work :-( (works for interprets, albums, but then the tracks are not correct!)
Hi Afriedl,

I haven't recieved a change log for 5.0.46. If I do, I'll post it here.

If you can me e-mail details about your Roku problem, I'll make sure a ticket gets created for it immediately. :)

Send them to me at tmm-beta@pv.com. Thanks.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by MrQuade » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:22 am

This update seems to have stopped crashing Windows Media Player (Running on Vista 64).

It still doesn't show my PS3 in the recognised clients list though. The Windows Media Player automatically populated itself, but it was doing that before the update.

Am I supposed to be able to populate that list manually somehow?

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by mgillespie » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:13 am

MrQuade wrote:This update seems to have stopped crashing Windows Media Player (Running on Vista 64).

It still doesn't show my PS3 in the recognised clients list though. The Windows Media Player automatically populated itself, but it was doing that before the update.

Am I supposed to be able to populate that list manually somehow?

Thats a known issue, It does the same for me. I believe there are some fies in the 5.0.47 to address this.
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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by MrQuade » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:35 am

mgillespie wrote: Thats a known issue, It does the same for me. I
Which is a known issue?
The PS3 not being automatically detected, or not being able to manually populate the list of receivers?

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by mgillespie » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm

MrQuade wrote:
mgillespie wrote: Thats a known issue, It does the same for me. I
Which is a known issue?
The PS3 not being automatically detected, or not being able to manually populate the list of receivers?
Both problems are related, as is the lack of album art on PS3 at the moment, as because Twonky does not know it's serving to a PS3, it does not do the right things. The problem has been acknowledged, and a fix is arriving soon, I have been told...
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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by probedb » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:30 pm

Does this fix the issue I have with my PS3 where it's showing 2 copies of most files in my library? Also leaving out vob files with a lowercase extension!

4.4.9 didn't do it. Should I force a rescan?

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by Lennart » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:12 am

I am having the same problem with my Xbox 360. But it doesn't seems to be the client's fault. The status page of Twonky lists the double amount of files it should. Rebuilding the database/rescanning fixes the problem. I am running TMS under windows vista and the issue arises not all the time but rather occasionally after a (re)boot of the PC.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by probedb » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:04 pm

There also appears to be no way to stop it doing it's initial scan which is stupid.

My music directory contains 20k+ tracks and version 5 can't cope with it and crashes. But because it defaults to my music on startup it attempts a scan and crashes out meaning I can't change the paths as I don't want music scanning anyways.

Is this solved in the next release??

As far as I'm concerned this release is buggy as hell compared to 4.4.9.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by meimeiriver » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:17 pm

probedb wrote:There also appears to be no way to stop it doing it's initial scan which is stupid.

As far as I'm concerned this release is buggy as hell compared to 4.4.9.
Kinda what I was afraid of. Meanwhile, the PS3 Media Server is kicking arse left and right. I say it's really rather sad that TwonkyVision has left a once so flourishing product bleed to death so carelessly.
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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by fliddy66 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:56 am

If you are an OSX user, don't touch this.
I've been a happy 4.X.X for years and made a big mistake by paying to upgrade this afternoon.
All my old setting were wiped out and the server is truly unreliable. Crashes constantly, unreliable database builds, and the tree features seem to have disappeared. My controller setups are know useless.
I had to revert to 4.4.11.
Save your money!!!!

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by probedb » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:32 pm

meimeiriver wrote:
probedb wrote:There also appears to be no way to stop it doing it's initial scan which is stupid.

As far as I'm concerned this release is buggy as hell compared to 4.4.9.
Kinda what I was afraid of. Meanwhile, the * is kicking arse left and right. I say it's really rather sad that TwonkyVision has left a once so flourishing product bleed to death so carelessly.
I think it's an appalling way to treat existing customers, especially since they'll lose them all because of crap treatment.

I did figure out how to stop the scan....basically editing the preferences file it generates and deleting everything in the database directory it creates.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by meimeiriver » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:40 pm

probedb wrote:
I think it's an appalling way to treat existing customers, especially since they'll lose them all because of crap treatment.
Indeed. Notice how they editted out the name of a competing (free!) product I mentioned in my post? Well, newsflash, that's not gonna stop folks from using a different program. :) Making a better product, however, might. And providing adequate support. For starters, add a frakkin' changelog to the releases, like the rest of the world does with its software.
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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by zenkinz » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:19 pm

is there NAS build?

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by mikle_01 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:17 pm

is there NAS build?
yes, my question, too... will thre be nas-versions!? (Synology DS-107+). If not - how to install the linux builds on the nas?
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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by Lennart » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:59 pm

There are a couple of builds avaible here: http://www.twonkyforum.com/unsupported/5.0.46/

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by zenkinz » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:25 am

I just had 4.4.11 applied and now I see 5.0.46 for my maxtor plus is available but require a license key. is there a way to trial it w/o purchasing the key?

otherwise, what's the difference between 5.0.46 versus 4.4.11, as I want to make sure I buy the license for a version that works for me. 4.4.11 finally fix alot of problems for me, and I don't want to get 5.0.46 that breaks some of these features (happen in some previous releases)

thanks.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by probedb » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:49 am

If you bought 4 fairly recently email twonky support and they should upgrade the key for you. They did with mine.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by zenkinz » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:23 am

probedb wrote:If you bought 4 fairly recently email twonky support and they should upgrade the key for you. They did with mine.
thanks, looks like I'm on my way to the purchase! :D

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by probedb » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:28 am

zenkinz wrote:
probedb wrote:If you bought 4 fairly recently email twonky support and they should upgrade the key for you. They did with mine.
thanks, looks like I'm on my way to the purchase! :D
No probs :) Just remember other than that you'll get no support from Twonky on this product....as you can probably tell from the amount of complaints on this forum.

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Post by x11max » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:33 pm

I have changed from TwonkyMediaServer 4.4.2 to TwonkyMediaServer 5.0.46.

In version 4.4.2 I have had a menu named "Internet Radio". In Version 5.0.46 this point has gone.

But where ?

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by mikle_01 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:24 pm

Something more has gone in 5.0.46 :( - the possibility to customize "Navigation tree" is not available... So no way to change / customize the tree and order (!) that appears on the client devices..
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Post by x11max » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:47 pm

Are there any news from Twonky support in this case ?

I have changed from TwonkyMediaServer 4.4.2 to TwonkyMediaServer 5.0.46.

In version 4.4.2 I have had a menu named "Internet Radio". In Version 5.0.46 this point has gone.

But where are they gone ?

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Post by probedb » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:59 pm

x11max wrote:Are there any news from Twonky support in this case ?

I have changed from TwonkyMediaServer 4.4.2 to TwonkyMediaServer 5.0.46.

In version 4.4.2 I have had a menu named "Internet Radio". In Version 5.0.46 this point has gone.

But where are they gone ?
Don't be silly ;)

If you look at the rest of the forum you'll see how little they care about users of this product, I don't know how they have the nerve to suggest people upgrade to their latest product.

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Post by k1200rs » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:02 pm

mikle_01 wrote:Something more has gone in 5.0.46 :( - the possibility to customize "Navigation tree" is not available... So no way to change / customize the tree and order (!) that appears on the client devices..
I will keep my well working 5.0b version then.
I can't believe one removed the custom tree / navigation tree option which was a great mean to customize menus the way we need. I understand the need to simplify the configuration process, but PV could have simplified this without removing that option by keeping it as an option. Difficult to follow the logic.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by Phil72 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:47 pm

k1200rs wrote:I will keep my well working 5.0b version then.
Can someone tell me where to find the old 5.0b version (or can someone mail me the terastation live versione, plz :) )

Regards
Phil

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TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 on Synology DS107+

Post by mikle_01 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:23 am

Synology DS107+ NAS Version 5.0.46 has a main bug; the database gets totally confused - many songs mixed in other albums :!: It drove me crazy. Try to fix with rebuild db but no luck. Even browsing in "Albums", "Directory" with the Twonky Media (included) Media Browser same effect :(

Go back to 4.4.11 - That issue I never had in any Version since 3.x !! Terrible...And now!?
Quote :
These versions are provided as an unsupported version of TwonkyMedia as is
.
What does mean, that these NAS-versions are generally not supported!? No change of getting a working version!? And now!? Paying for a new Twonky Server 5.x version (I did an upgrade for 9$) without any support?
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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by k1200rs » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:37 am

Phil72 wrote:
k1200rs wrote:I will keep my well working 5.0b version then.
Can someone tell me where to find the old 5.0b version (or can someone mail me the terastation live versione, plz :) )

Regards
Phil

It was published many months ago as a 5.0b (5.0 beta), I did not face any bug with it (ReadyNas Duo).

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 on Synology DS107+

Post by zenkinz » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:57 am

mikle_01 wrote:
Quote :
These versions are provided as an unsupported version of TwonkyMedia as is
.
What does mean, that these NAS-versions are generally not supported!? No change of getting a working version!? And now!? Paying for a new Twonky Server 5.x version (I did an upgrade for 9$) without any support?
you know what, this is one issue (other than compatibility issue with my PS3 which has seemed resolved by 4.4.11) that had me thinking whether I should go ahead to purchase the license.

I would think the zero support should be applicable to just installation and setup, since these are NAS specific and Twonkymedia may not be able to test/validate the installation script for every new NAS in the market. However, I would assume that once it's properly installed, and the media files can be streamed to one of the media client like PS3, any problem is most likely due to the TMS itself, rather than the NAS. I wonder why then it's not supported, and if so, why would one pay a full license for a product that doesn't have any after sales support?

I'm waiting for Twonkymedia's response via email, and I hope they could respond (it's a few days since I last emailed them)

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Post by dphigby » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:11 pm

Don't be silly ;)

If you look at the rest of the forum you'll see how little they care about users of this product, I don't know how they have the nerve to suggest people upgrade to their latest product.
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I'm not one for writing nasty messages, but as a newcomer to this list, I am appalled at the number of dead-end threads. Lots of people asking questions and very few answers. Twonky would do well to throw us a few bones once in a while.

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Re: TwonkyMedia server 5.0.46 is available for download

Post by mgillespie » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:31 pm

dphigby wrote:
I'm not one for writing nasty messages, but as a newcomer to this list, I am appalled at the number of dead-end threads. Lots of people asking questions and very few answers. Twonky would do well to throw us a few bones once in a while.
To be fair most of the people asking questions don't exactly help themselves, they rarely even bother to mention what OS, let alone any other details.

There is a sticky on what info to submit if posters want a better chance of getting a post answered, but if they can't be bothered to read that, then you can hardly blame anyone else not taking the time to respond...

Also bear in mind there are so many configurations, it's simply not possible to help everyone. I don't own a NAS or a Mac, so I leave the NAS and MAC posts well alone.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, these forums are end-user to end-user support, it's NOT an official support channel, you can't simply post a message here and expect someone from Twonky to come along and read it, thats not how it happens. For official support, there are official support channels.

Locking this thread anyway, as a) this is off topic, and b) 5.0.46 has now been superseded by 5.0.61, don't want old theads being bumped.
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