HP MediaSmart Server issues

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HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:33 pm

Some users here have reported problems with high CPU utilization and their HP MediaSmart servers . We believe that all TwonkyServer-related issues that may have contributed to high CPU usage have been fixed. Before December, we delivered an update to HP that contained several fixes (TMS 5.1.2). Unfortunately there is a delay between the time we turn updates to HP and the time they deploy them to the field. We're trying to contact HP to get more information about when they plan to release this, but so far have not heard back from them.

Please note:
There may still be other “Media Collector” or Media Converter-related CPU issues that are outside of our control because we did not create those apps for HP.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:21 am

Good news. Just got an update from our contact at HP on this.
We’re aware of 2 problems with the current version of TwonkyMedia server that we are shipping. Both cause the CPU utilization to max out at 100%. In one case it occurs with system with a large media library when adding or removing new media – this usually dies down after the DB updates are complete. However, our support team has also received customer issues for brand new systems with no media at all. The CPU usage pegs at 100% and never dies down. We have been unable to reproduce this problem for defect tracking. We have been in contact with your team and they were not able to repro this problem either, but they did fix the first problem and provided us a drop for testing.

We are in the process of trying to get this fix to some of our customers with the second problem – to see if it fixes this issue as well. Right now we are waiting to hear back from our support team on this. If it proves to fix both problems, then we will be building the update package to distribute this fix in Feb; and will likely release in early March. If it does not fix the second problem, then we may need to try to work with your team to better isolate the problem and get a fix implemented. This would delay the release of the fix for the first problem as well.
I will provide more updates as I get them.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by jeffla » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:44 am

Will this also fix the stuttering problems seen by Twonky users?

Other media streamers such as Tversity, Orb and PS3 media server do not experience these hourly stutters.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:56 pm

Please expand on this issue. I'm not aware of it.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by jeffla » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:19 pm

Every hour when demigrator.exe kicks in on WHS, Twonky stops playing the movie and pauses for around 5 minutes or so. For some people with more powerful systems it's only a couple minutes, and others close to 7 minutes while demigrator.exe does it's thing. It is not possible to make it through and entire movie using Twonky Server 5.0.2 (built into MSS ex487 2.5) without the interruptions.

There are two issues here. 1st is Microsoft needs to address why demigrator.exe is consuming around 90-100% of the processor while streaming instead of sensing a load on the server and waiting to balance it's drives. 2nd is why Twonky doesn't have a long enough video buffer to compensate.

I ask if Twonky has fixed this issue as users of Tversity, Orb, "PS3 Media server all do not experience this issue". Not all users have this issue, it depends on if you have more than 1 drive and have enabled folder duplication. I put most of the blame here on Twonky as other media streamers do not suffer the same fate as Twonky.

I would really like to see this problem get addressed. I logged many calls into HP about this and the only answer they can give is to just find another solution to stream videos. I find that solution mostly acceptable, but enjoy streaming music to my iphone which requires Twonky :(

I have been a Twonky fan for many years. It has come preinstalled on many of my prior NAS solutions and has never let me down. I will me happy to assist you in any way I can.

Jeff LaFleur

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:44 pm

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for taking the time to document all of this. I'll make sure your message is seen by our HP contact and our server team in Berlin.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Martin » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:23 pm

I am affected by this issue rendering my HP MediaSmart server useless. Even with an empty server I have 100% CPU utilization. I am waiting for this update for months making my Twonky/HP Media server experience very disappointing. Any updates on when it will be available from HP?

Regards,
Martin

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:52 pm

Here is the last we heard from HP about this:
...we will be building the update package to distribute this fix in Feb; and will likely release in early March. If it does not fix the second problem, then we may need to try to work with your team to better isolate the problem and get a fix implemented. This would delay the release of the fix for the first problem as well.
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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by abdsea » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:24 pm

Hi,

I notice high cpu utilization on my HP 490 server as well. I stopped the service and started the program from command prompt and noticed the following error which otherwise don't appear anywhere else..

"this should never happen strID=..."

I tried various logging options and do not notice any error. This happens after a while when all the songs/video/pictures/playlists are scanned. Please advice if any further logging needs to be enabled.

Thanks
Raj

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:01 pm

Only if you experience high CPU after HP issues their next upgrade.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by joewalch » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:35 pm

I am experiencing this issue in my self build with TMS 5.1.2. I can log in over RDP but when I use the WHS Console it hangs for a very long period. Any news on a fix?

WHS fully updated
Pentium D 3Ghz
3 GB ram
3 x 1TB WD EADS Hard drives.
Gigabyte 965 chipset mobo.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:00 pm

Last I heard, they're still planning to release an update in March.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by yakuza » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:39 am

Hi Rick,

I run MediaSmartServer.net and we've just seen the HP 3.0 Patch 2 arrive. I run an EX495 that had the previous version of Twonky and it was running fine with no CPU load issues. However, after installing Patch 2 I'm now experiencing heavy CPU usage from Twonky, and it appears to be stuck indexing some videos on my server. These videos all play fine and display correct metadata in MediaInfo. The Log shows that Twonky adds them but some thread appears to be stuck.

What can I do to troubleshoot the cause of this?

Thanks,
Alex Kuretz
www.mediasmartserver.net

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by yakuza » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:49 pm

I identified the single file that is causing the issue, let me know how I can help you improve your product.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:38 pm

Please send the problem file to us at tmm-beta@pv.com. Please include a link to this forum posting (since we get a lot of e-mails).

- Rick

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:39 pm

The D' Technology Weblog just reported that HP has released an update for EX490/495 MediaSmart Servers & the HP Data Vault X510. The update should also work with all MediaSmart Servers that’ve been upgraded to v3.2.1.4990, and is a 35MB download. More on this from Alex over at mediasmartserver.net Nigel “Cougar” Wilks and I have spent some time digging into the installer package, and discovered that the only changes included are the 5.1.1 version of the Twonky Media Streamer that is already included in the 3.0 software update for the previous generation servers, and new client software for Mac users.

- Rick

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by yakuza » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:44 am

Rick, I've mailed the file as well as repro steps to the email address you provided above.

Thanks for quoting my blog post about the 3.0 Patch 2 release. I have followed it up with another blog post that describes both this issue as well as another issue with Remote Media Streaming of Music files (change to Transcoding configuration that makes Remote music streaming unusable).

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010/03 ... 0-patch-2/

Thanks,
Alex

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by IceCoolDesi » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:33 am

[quote="TMM_Product_Manager"]Some users here have reported problems with high CPU utilization and their HP MediaSmart servers . We believe that all TwonkyServer-related issues that may have contributed to high CPU usage have been fixed. Before December, we delivered an update to HP that contained several fixes (TMS 5.1.2). Unfortunately there is a delay between the time we turn updates to HP and the time they deploy them to the field. We're trying to contact HP to get more information about when they plan to release this, but so far have not heard back from them.

Please note:
There may still be other “Media Collector” or Media Converter-related CPU issues that are outside of our control because we did not create those apps for HP.

- Rick[/quote]

Hi Rick,
You mention above that "we delivered an update to HP that contained several fixes (TMS 5.1.2)". However, the 3.0 Patch 2 seems to contain TMS version 5.1.1. Can you shed some light on this?

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:58 pm

I'll try to get an update from HP on this. I was puzzled when I saw the 5.1.1 version number as well, because the fixes that most uses are looking for are in 5.1.2.

- Rick

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by IceCoolDesi » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:46 am

Thanks Rick.

I was wondering why HP delivered TMS 5.1.1, when you already had supplies HP with version 5.1.2, which is supposed to be better and include fixes that most users on this and many other forums have been looking for. I am one of the users of HP MediaSmart server that have been eagerly waiting for TMS 5.1.2.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by jeffla » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:45 pm

Any updates?

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:39 pm

We just got an update today, but HP has asked that I not comment on these matters. So I'm respecting their request.

I've made a request that someone else respond to this post, but I have no control whether they do or do not. Sorry about this, I know this is frustrating. It's frustrating for me as well.

- Rick

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by IceCoolDesi » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:41 pm

Thanks for the update Rick.
Although, I am not surprised that HP as asked you not to comment on this issue. It was an expected response considering how long it has taken HP to put out the 3.0 patch 1 update, delays in getting the installation media out to paying customers, and then releasing a 3.0 patch 2 with TMS 5.1.1 in it instead of 5.1.2.

Now, I wonder how long it will be before HP releases next update with TMS 5.1.2 (or 5.1.3) in it.

Perhaps we can just get the MSI or a softpaq with updated/latest TMS. But, this is not likely to happen.

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by adhesiv » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:25 am

I'm still not sure why a 5.1.3 standard WHS download hasn't been posted on the download site. Any comment from TMM?

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:01 am

The reason a WHS build wasn't posted for 5.1.3 is because none of the changes affected the WHS build. We're planning to post a release candidate for a new 5.1.4 build mid to late next week. I would expect there to be a build there for WHS as well.

As far as the HP issues, we had a call with HP last week and we're trying to push a solution out as fast as possible.

- Rick

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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by IceCoolDesi » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:37 am

Rick, the contents of 5.1.3 RevisionHistory.txt disagree with you. Under TMS 5.1.3 section, it specifically mentions a fix for "MediaFeeds issue on WHS release". Also, I would imagine many users would benefit from fixes to"No video except WMV is playing on XBOX" and "Server takes 100% CPU on certain MPEG2 files".

I believe HP release of TMS 5.1.1 suffers from the "Server takes 100% CPU on certain MPEG2 files" issue. Please provide us and HP with TMS 5.1.3, so we can skip 5.1.2, and go straight to TMS 5.1.3, the best current available build. This would also eliminate users downloading TMS 5.1.2 WHS build that is raising some red flags with Norton AV.

Here is the content of 5.1.3 RevisionHistory.txt (the last modified date may be incorrect at the bottom)

TwonkyMedia Server Version 5.1.3
================================

What it is:
-----------
The TwonkyMedia Server shares music, pictures and videos via the UPnP AV protocol.

The server utilizes ImageMagick as a scaling engine (see http://www.imagemagick.org and
under the installed server directory cgi-bin/convert-readme.txt).

Also we would like to thank Mark Gillespie. Our Win32 setup is based on his initial work on the Win32 installer for version 2.9 :-)

I addition we would also like to thank everyone on the TwonkyForum for the feedback on the test releases.


Release notes for TMS 5.1.3
----------------------------

Changes:
o Add watchdog around MPEG2 parser

Bug fixes:
- fixed: Server takes 100% CPU on certain MPEG2 files
- fixed: VIERA PAL model can't playback mpeg2
- fixed: TwonkyMedia no longer starts on Raidsonic ICY Box
- fixed: Deleting metadata results in D.E.L.E.T.E. entry
- fixed: No video except WMV is playing on XBOX
- fixed: MediaFeeds issue on WHS release


Release notes for TMS 5.1.2
----------------------------

New in Version 5.1.2:
+ Added a backup tool to create backups of Twonky's database (Windows releases only).

Changes:
o Re-Added "Composer" and "Personal Rating" to the advanced navigation tree
o Support multi value genre tag according to ID3v2
o Several enhancements in the mpeg parser.

Bug fixes:
- fixed: Title string is broken for items with an apostrophe in the title.
- fixed: "groupid" handling not working properly in the view generator.
- fixed: Sometimes online feeds are missing
- fixed: There is some noise during the first few seconds when WAV is played on DENON AV8003
- fixed: picture scaling in XBox client adaptation

Note: "Rebuild database" now does a complete rebuild of the database. Metadata changed or added through external applications like
TMM is not preserved! To preserve such data, please use the new backup tool that is included with TwonkyMedia.


Release notes for TMS 5.1.1
----------------------------

New in Version 5.1.1:
+ forced autoupdate support for PC versions, currently disabled by default
+ WMDRM support for Win32 is back

Changes:
o Improved file scanner performance
o Improved cgi-jpegscale performance
o Added support ImportResource for DLNA uploads
o Added support for pause/resume for videos on Samsung TVs
o Eliminated WMP11 dependency caused by WMDRM support
o No admin rights needed for tray app anymore (no elevation required on VISTA and Win7)
o Playlist management with TMM is back
o Updated MPEG2 and MP4 parser to enable more DLNA profiles
o Server passes again the CTT tool

Bug fixes:
- fixed: Heavy CPU usage when adding or deleting media files
- fixed: On PS3 the date for pictures does not include time information
- fixed: Cross site scripting vulnarability
- fixed: Some MPEG2 profiles are not correctly identified
- fixed: Playlist not syncing properly after DB rebuild
- fixed: Rebuilding DB deletes all TMM created playlists
- fixed: folder.jpg is case sensistive on linux
- fixed: album art for movies is no longer shown
- fixed: console on MacOS is spammed by "OS does not support evented filesystem" messages
- fixed: Transcoded files are not being cleaned up after original file is removed
- fixed: Metadata is not preserved when upgrading TMM

New clients:
+ Lacie LaCinema HD
+ Orange Music Player
+ Denon S-302
+ Denon AVR-4308
+ Netgear EVA 2000
+ Sagem My Web Tuner 500
+ Sagem My Dual Radio 700
+ Samsung TV
+ Kodak EX-811 (detected, but issues with the navigation)

Known issues:
- On some systems the removable media checkmark may result in trying to share removed/no existing drives
- Some screens of the TMS installer do not show in Japanese
- MediaFusion plugin leaves a zombie process on Linux (but will be removed on next MF plugin start)
- Some contents can not be played on web browse UI as the Browser does not have the right plugin for playback available
- Picasaweb support is experimental and may not show content all the time
- The view configuration mechanism has changed from 5.0 to 5.1. Custom view.xml files need to be updated. We are going to release an updated view configuration manual.
- ID3v2 multi value genre tags are not supported
- Due to the updated mpeg and mp4 file parsers there may be some issues adding these files to the database

Release notes for TMS 5.1
-------------------------

New in Version 5.1:
+ support for removable media
+ support for background transcoding
+ support for view configuration per client device
+ Win7 compliance (when running on other systems like NAS, the server is detected correctly by Win7 systems)

Changes:
o database now based on SQLite
o overall performance improvements


Known issues:
- WMDRM for Win32 not supported in this release
- on some systems the removable media checkmark may result in trying to share removed/no existing drives
- TMS config application needs to be allowed every time on startup on VISTA and Win7 systems
- some screens of the TMS installer do not show in Japanese
- MediaFusion plugin leaves a zombie process on Linux (but will be removed on next MF plugin start)
- some contents can not be played on web browse UI as the Browser does not have the right plugin for playback available
- Picasaweb support is experimental and may not show content all the time
- no thumbnail support for D-Link DSM 520



What's new in Version 5.0
-------------------------
+ new database structure with less memory usage
+ server-side user-playlist support
+ new transcoding architecture

Changes:
o new database structure with less memory usage
o on Windows Server is always installed as system service

Bug fixes:
- client adaptation for players which crash on X_MS_MediaReceiverRegistrar:RegisterDevice
- client adaptation for Philips NP2x00 search added
- inotify follows symbolic links, if followlinks=1
- fixed search
- mem leak fixes
- fixed some parts on user created playlists
- fixed enable/disable of content dirs
- correctly recognizes ID3V2.4 compliant tags
- fixed mp4 parser
- fixed DLNA_QoS for non-DLNA-1.5 clients
- fixed html tags and entities in language files
- fixed SSDP messages for multihomed server
- fixed different handling of AVI for PS3
- fixed discovery of Roku player
- fixed DeviceDescription for DLNA 1.0 compliant devices which can not handle 1.5 servers
- added duration field for FLAC
- fixed problems with very big content files, duration is now calculated correctly

known issues:
- deleting the last item in a playlist removes the playlist
- Tray application only in English
- 5.0.x has no support for Internet Radio
- some JPEG pictures cause problems on Metadata extraction
- JPEGs are not upscaled, very small JPEGs can not be shown on some devices


What's new in Version 4.4.4
---------------------------

+ new supported clients
Denon AVR 3808
LT-H90
PC-P1LAN
PC-P4LAN

Changes:
o all containers under Folder navigation are now of type 'object.container.storageFolder'
o clients are now enabled/disabled based on MAC addresses
o using the friendly name instead of TwonkyMedia on the RSS pages
o added support for file types: *.m2p, *.m2v, *.mp2t, *.mp2p, *.mpg2


Bug fixes:
- fixed matching filenames in playlists
- fixed endless loop when unplugging network cable
- fixed streaming avi and divx files to XBOX 360
- fixed broken English translation for "album"
- fixed exif parser problem with XTitle and XKeywords
- broken jpegscaler replaced
- fixed duration for B-MP2PS_N-86.mpg, B-MP2PS_P-11.mpg, B-MP2PS_P-106.mpg
- fixed response for TIMESEEKRANGE (all upper case, as requested by Intel tools!) to 200 OK
- fixed response for range requests where start is bigger than end to HTTP_BAD_REQUEST (from HTTP_RANGE_NOT_SATISFIABLE)
- fixed that Internet Radio playlists are no longer available after a server restart
- fixed wav support for DLNA clients
- added channels 2 and frequency 44100 as default for lpcm content

Known issues:
- When picture rescaler is disabled and images do not have an embedded thumbnails
the Playstation 3 needs a long time to show thumbnails. In such a case the PS3
retrieves the whole image and downscales it by itself. On large images or when system
resources are low the PS3 is not able to show more thumbnails.
- Playstation 3 is unable to recognize some MP3 files which contain ID3v2-tags at the
beginning of the media file

What's new in Version 4.4.3.1
------------------------------

+ DivX and WMV support for PS3 (4.4.3.1)
+ AAC support for PS3!
+ Time information for pictures on PS3
+ added Album Artist and Album Art for OGG and FLAC
+ added rss feed support for all content types. Start with http://127.0.0.1:9000/rss/feed
+ enhanced generated rss XML feed by more properties
+ added webnodes seeting to .ini file to define which content nodes are accesible
through the web interface. Default setting is MPV for all content types.
e.g. set webnodes=P for sharing pictures only through the web interface.
+ new supported clients
HP MediaSmart TV
Philips WAS7000
Zyxel DMA-1000
OXX Alto music player
Ziova DMP
Loewe Connect TV
TA music player
Denon AVR-3808

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
o added apl file extension for AAC files
o album art is now scaled to JPEG_TN (DLNA) 160x160
o enhanced performance of JPEG scanner
o on rpc/rescan all files in the given content directories will be scanned again,
not just 'new' files
o configpage URL is changed to http://127.0.0.1:9000/configpage


Bug fixes:
- fixed duration info for AVI files
- fixed WMA album artist now also used as artist - if artist is missing
- fixed that VISTA goes to power safe mode while streaming
- made sure that bye bye message of server is send before a new alive message is send
- added new command line parameter -D to daemonize twonkymedia
- fixed broken iTunes import
- fixed thumbnails for Loewe Connect
- 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
- fixed sort of picture folders on webbrowse interface
- fixed album art for m4b files
- speed improvements on Exif parser
- use WAV file name notation always to fill in missing metadata
note: as WAV files do not carry metadata please use a naming schema like
genre_artist_album_tracknumber_title.wav
- bind with reuse option to port 1900

Known issues:
- if the server runs on a system with multiple NICs it disappears from time to time from the PS3
fix: you need to set the IP address of one NIC in the server configuration
- 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
- Opera and Mozilla can not play back Shoutcast radio station (need Quicktime plugin)
- can not support video thumbnails on XBOX360 and WMV, as these break divx playback :-(


What's new in Version 4.4.2
----------------------------

Bug fixes:
- fixed thumbnails URLs are now offered after original URLs, so that simple clients
which take just the first URL display full size images


What's new in Version 4.4.1
----------------------------

Changes:
o support for webbrowse-js addon
o support for XP/VISTA power safe modes

Bug fixes:
- fix for Noxon 2 detection, now also ignores wrong Noxon 2 sort criteria
- for MP3 ID3 tags which are using ASCII tags:
support for codepage ini file setting
use 932 for ShiftJIIS
use 936 for GBK (chinese)
use -1 to disable all conversions and stick to ASCII
- path to app directory and ini file is now stored in the registry during setup
this should fix the problem that license keys from the service version of the
server are not found by the interactice one and vice versa
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TwonkyMedia\AppDir]
"dir"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\user\\Application Data\\TwonkyMedia"
- if installed as service the twonkymedia icon now just launches the web config pages
and not an additional server
- support for mts and m2ts files
- ignore PNG album art in MP3 files
- accept large MP3 headers
- fixed DSM-320 video problem (it requested a subtitle and got the whole video,
which caused either stuttering playback or hangups)
- Philips TV identified now by user agent header: Philips-Software-WebClient
needs to disable picture scaling

Known issues:
- if using network drives on Windows please set scan time to 0 or positive values,
event based scanning will not work here!



What's new in Version 4.4
-------------------------

new Features:
+ PS3 support (MP3,WMA,JPG,MPEG1,MPEG2,some MPEG4), no Internet Radio possible
+ Intel MAC support
+ replaced javascript mediabrowser by generated HTML pages (webbrowse)
+ new remote access via web browser

Changes:
o added duration for most mpeg files, this enables the PS3 to FF/REW
o improved mpeg parser
o on Windows now use Application Data folder for database and other app data, should no
longer require to start as Admin on VISTA now

Bug fixes:
- fixed mp3 parser for UTF-8 char codes
- sort criteria for playlists fixed
- artist removed from default sort criteria
- date removed from default sort criteria
- fixed device description
- fixed default extension for video playlists
- fixed m4v mime type
- fixed randomize playlists
- fixed duration for mp3 with large headers

on remote access setup:
set dyndns in .ini file to http://myhome.dyndns.org:9100
set httpremoteport in .ini file to 9100
forward 9100 on the firewall to the server
use http://myhome.dynfns.org:9100/webbrowse to access content
you should also set username and pwd on the config pages for secure access
you may use stunnel as well to protect the access even more...


What's new in Version 4.3
-------------------------

new Features:
+ XBOX 360 features: folder browse on videos, mpeg4 and aac support, resume on videos
+ revised CD Key handling and trial version
+ support for Nokia N95 with upload

Changes:
o changed default sort to: +upnp:artist,+upnp:album,+upnp:originalTrackNumber,+dc:date,+dc:title
o added mime type conversion to client DB file
o added time stamp to windows log file
o enhanced debug output on file scanning and playlist reading
o fixed enableweb=3, needs DYNDNS setting as well
o TwonkyMusic is discontinued from 4.3 on

Bug fixes:
- fixed library update message on MCW770
- search now delivers all titles with same name if these are from separate artists


What's new in Version 4.2
-------------------------

new Features:
+ client device security (enable/disable server access per client)
+ web configuration pages can now be secured by username/password
+ enable/disable folder shares without removing them completely
+ simpler setup (pre-select most common used navigation trees)
+ support for .wmv video streaming for XBOX360
+ support for WMP11 on VISTA
+ added subtitle support for Philips streamium clients
+ added subtitle property to video objects pv:subtitlefile
+ revised client database (no longer single settings for each client needed)
+ support for Album Art files created by WMP
+ new revised database with faster scan times
+ revised file scanning
+ improved mpeg4 metadata scanner
+ additional content formats
+ additional clients supported

Changes:
o changed Winamp support - just set the path to the installed Winamp
media library where the playlists and the m3u8 files are located as
part of the shared diectories, e.g.
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins\ml

Bug fixes:
- re-scaling for pictures is now proportional
- fixed album sort order for Netgear EVA 700
- fixed file system eventing
- a number of layout fixes for the Media Browser
- fixed file scanner terminating on files with a date before 1970
- fixed that the uri cache is growing and does not re-use existing uris
- fixed upper/lowercase problems with playlist handling on Windows
- fixed wpl scanner crashing on invalid wpl files
- fixed handle leak on thread creation under windows
- fixed manual registration of trial version
- removed non working Internet Radio for Yamaha which can do this native
- fixed several playlist problems

Known issues:
- directories containing single quotes (') can not be selected on the web config pages for sharing
- no FF for MPEG videos on DMS-320
- Linux users with a Netgear MP101 need to use the the 'Netgear MP101 RTP' client setting.
To apply this setting the server needs to be restarted.
- VISTA setup:
if there is an error message on setup please set “User Access Control” to off
- MediaBrowser playback depends heavily on Browser setup and installed plugins
- WMP11 will sometimes first download a video before starting playback, this
depends on the codec. Best format for streaming video with WMP11 is WMV.

What's new in Version 4.1
-------------------------
new Features:
+ support for .mov and .tp files

Changes:
o changed wording on update license information

Bug fixes:
- Shoutcast scanner is no longer invoked every minute
- fixed mem leak on Shoutcast import
- m4a scanner fixed
- installer for DS101g+ fixed
- on DSM-320 disabled picture rescale as this leads to bad quality


What's new in Version 4
-----------------------

new Features:
+ support for PSP, on http://serverip:9000/rss a PSP can now get feeds for all
local music and also for Shoutcast radio stations!
Note: the webpage supports all folders with a depth of one level only
+ support for file system eventing (Windows and inotify on Linux)
+ support for asian character sets
+ support for database plugins to import data from different sources
+ support for CGI and transcoder plugins
+ inbuild MediaBrowser
+ enhanced config pages (e.g. browse to content directory)
+ DLNA: support for create object and destroy object
+ support for Podcasts
+ support for Playlist folders
+ support for Composer and %COMPOSER macro
+ added cachedir and cachemaxsize params to set the cache location for transcoded files
+ support for embedded thumbnails from JPEG pictures (no scaling required here)
+ alpha group now supported for %PATH
+ support for VLC via special video playlists
+ new option powersavemode, set this to nnn minutes and the server will not access
the disk after nnn minutes of inactivity from client side
on sleep mode DB is flushed until a client needs it again (also saves memory now)
+ support for m4a metadata
+ new ini file option startupmb to enable/disable MediaBrowser as default page
set startupmb=1 to have MediaBrowser as default page
+ enhanced TG100 support
+ autodetection of TG100
+ Track Title display on Play All
+ Faster Track change on Play All
+ support for 3gp and mp4 audio
+ support for 3gp video
+ support for m4a metadata
+ support for Philips SLA5520
+ support for YAMAHA Network Receiver
+ support for ACTIVY Media Player 150
+ support for KiSS DP-600
+ support for ATwavTAg tags:
see http://www.nas-kan.org/detritus/audiotr ... l#TOCMaker


Changes:
o MediaBrowser is new default page of server, configuration can be reached via
setup.hml
o enhanced support for iTunes (playlist folder, videos, podcasts)
o .ini file is now stored as UTF-16
o adaptable configuration pages (based on javascript)
o Shoutcast html files must be saved with the string "shoutcast-radio" in the name
o enhanced performance on browse and search actions
o better memory utilization
o default ini file name is now always twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini and
located in the same directory where the runtime is
o much faster server announcement on startup


Bug fixes 4.01:
- rescan time > 0 works now
- better handling on license info
- TG100 no longer detected as music only client

Bug fixes 4.0:
- thumbnails on D-Link are back
- increased stability on connection (mainly WLAN streaming)
- fixed the problem that XBOX no longer displays pictures
- fixed security leak on rpc calls / only allow remote calls on enableweb=2
- fixed sort order on all tracks
- fixed sort problem on PATH
- fixed Shoutcast scanner for new Shoutcast web page format
- fixed Adobe Photoshop import for more than 256 tags


Known issues:
- usage of UNC notation in playlists may lead to playlists not showing up
- on some clients server disappears after 30 minutes, this is due to
multicast problems in the network. Please set the option upnptimeout in
the .ini file here to 60000
- language support on NAS must be either ASCII, UTF-8 or ISO8859-1 to
show up filenames correctly.
- media with '&' and '?' in the filename can not be transcoded or rescaled


What's new in Version 3.1
--------------------------
new Features:
+ magic playlist resolver which can OS independent find files in playlists,
you no longer need to edit your playlists if you juts copy them to Linux or
on a NAS
+ iTunes database can also now be stored on a NAS and used on a PC with iTunes
and "served" in parallel by the Server on the NAS without modifications
+ Shoutcast radio station selection
Now it is very simple to have your favourite Shoutcast stations
available via TwonkyMedia. just go to http://www.shoutcast.com
and search/select your favourite stations there. Save the
displayed web page somewhere under the content dirs of the
server (preferred solution is to have a special folder name
like "Shoutcast stations").
When saving the web page, make sure that the title contains
somewhere the word "Shoutcast", e.g. name it
"My Shoutcast rock songs.htm"
On the next rescan the server will find this file and present
the stations under
Internet radio
-> - Favourite Stations-
-> My Shoutcast rock songs
+ new event based API for rescans
+ Internet Radio support for XBOX, Internet Radio playlists are now listed
under playlists

Changes:
o improved DivX streaming for D-Link DSM 320
o improved performance again


Bug fixes:
- vTuner now also works on Linux and NAS systems
- better backward compatibility for a number of clients
- XBOX now shows all items in a container (not only 130)


What's new in Version 3.0
-------------------------
new Features:
+ UIC certified (UPnP Logo)
+ DLNA certified
+ XBOX 360 support (music, pictures)
+ support for vTuner Internet Radio (set radio option to 2 or 3)
+ now playing item under playlists
(when selecting this item you can listen to the same music which you have
selected on another device)
+ FLAC support
+ multilanguage support
+ performance enhancements
+ memory enhancements (normal mem usage reduced by 50%)
+ new clients like BridgeCo and Syabas Firmware based clients
+ transcoding for FLAC and mp3 (this is based on LGPL programs, flac and lame. If these programs
are not part of this distribution and you need transcoding from mp3 to wav/LPCM or from
FLAC to wav you should download these prgrams and place them in the same dir as the
TwonkyMedia runtime (TwonkyMedia.exe).
See http://flac.sourceforge.net/ and http://lame.sourceforge.net/)
+ support for new macro %KEYWORD (we use the Keywords tag to read in special comments - for iTunes
we use this tag to place the Rating info there, so by specifying musicnode10=Rating,%KEYWORD
and using iTunes you can navigate on your songs by rating)

Bug fixes:
- Adobe Photoshop Album support is back, and easier to configure now (only path to .psa file required)
- Roku Photobridge can now see video content
- content scan thread now has a low priority and should not hog the CPU any longer
- MCW770 library update message fixed


Changes:
o contentdir string limit is now 5KB
o improved client detection
o improved video streaming / see also option "streambuffer"
o new option telegentclient to supress video overlay on playing multiple streams


What's new in Version 2.9.1
---------------------------
Bug fixes:
- fixed a memory leak on MPEG4 playback
- fixed broken picture support for TG100
- fixed OGG Vobis parser for lowercase tags


What's new in Version 2.9
---------------------------
new Features:
+ Windows installer
+ MAC installer
+ Live365 Internet Radio support (by playlists)
+ Folder names can be prefixed by a string to identify them in the navigation
tree (see folderprefix option)
+ new followlinks option for UNIX/Linux systems
+ Dreambox and LinVDR support
Note: the videos served can not be handled by all clients,
e.g. Dreambox can be handled by DSM-320 and TG100, but LinVDR
seems to play only on DSM-320

Changes:
o improved video streaming
o improved support for Go.Video (picture)
o trial version works now for 30 minutes
o scantime can be set to -1 to prevent scanning at all (use DB only)
o removed options: videoi, idxdir, musicbuffer, picturebuffer, videobuffer
o improved RTP for Netgear, time left is now displayed, ff and rew works now
for mp3 files, wma files can be played (but no ff, rew)
o less update events send to clients to take care for "not overloading" clients
with to much info, like the MCW770 that could not play songs any longer because
it was refreshing its display ;-)
o the linux version -glibc2.2 is no longer there, because the server is now allways
linked against glibc-2.2 - so it will run on old and new distributions
o better support for search on TG100 now


Bug fixes:
- MPEG4 playback works again (mp4 mime-type was broken)
- search now works allways on DSM-320
- playlists are now allways played in playlist order ;-)
- fixed iTunes support on MAC

Known Problems:
- .vob files do not play with GoVideo clients
- LinVDR video files do not play with a number of clients
- Dreambox video files do not play with a number of clients



What's new in Version 2.8
---------------------------
new Features:
+ RTP/RTSP support for Netgear MP101, so that music streaming from Linux and NAS
devices now works without glitches
+ Shoutcast Radio stations can be now filtered by genre
(see options radiogenre and rawradiogenre)
+ support for OGG Vorbis files
+ search support for D-Link DSM 320
+ DivX support for D-Link DSM-320
+ DivX support for MP115

Changes:
o improved Shoutcast support (less problems with Firewalls)
o new web config pages
o config page can now also be retrieved as server root page (just http://ip:port)

Bug fixes:
- Shoutcast works now with Norton Internet Security installed (still have to allow UPnP traffic!)
- .wpl playlists no longer cause 90% CPU usage on missing files
- shuffle support for *most* Philips Streamium devices
- support of special characters for Homepod (Umlaute)
- fixed upnp eventing
- MCW770 is no longer detected as Roku ;-)
- Fixed Internet Radio support for MCW770

Known Bugs:
- SMS style search is sometimes not working on Philips devices
- Webfrontend can not be redirected through Apache Server

New options:
+ param -radiogenre [genre1,genre2,...] = comma separated list of genres which must be a substring
of the shoutcast radio genre to add the station to the station list. Leave this empty to add all
stations independent of their genre. Info on genres can be found at the Shoutcast web site.
+ param -rawradiogenre [n] = to display the genres as they are retrieved direct from Shoutcast
+ param -rtpport [n] = set port for rtp server, 0 for dynamicall port allocation (for Netgear MP101 only)
+ param -netgearrtp [n] = set this to 1 to use more stable RTP streaming for Netgear MP101
+ param -homepodclient [ip1,ip2,...] = comma separated list of ip adresses of Homepod client devices.
This list is used to identify Homepod clients - if autodetection does not work.


What's new in Version 2.7
---------------------------
new Features:
+ implemented shuffle for Philips Streamium clients

Changes:
o server sends data no longer with max speed given by network, but only with max
required speed by the codec (if info is available) (should fix the Netgear problem)
o improved playlist support to locate files from playlist when playlist have been moved across systems
(for m3u)
o rescale of pictures can be disabled for NAS devices with low mem (option norescale)

Bug fixes:
- search for Roku can be disabled to get customized tree view back
- roman numbers are not converted to upper/lowercase any longer
- fixed crash on vbr encoded mp3 files
- fixed crash on dbfile read
- artist, album and genre information now added for music containers
- added own atoll function to support MAC again


What's new in Version 2.6
---------------------------
new Features:
+ search for Roku clients
+ trial versions of MediaServer for NAS devices available as part of the
free MusicServer bundle

Changes:
o musicserver uses different .ini file than mediaserver
twonkyvision-musicserver.ini and twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini
o changed logfile format and added timestamp
o database file is now read and written asynch.
improved performance of persistance db

Bug fixes:
- fixed a bug in range header which prevented clients to play more than one song
- items could only be added once to a playlist
- give appropriate error on Internet Radio Stations which are not available
- friendly name is now part of UDN to enable multiple servers on the same system
- wrong mime type for WAV files


What's new in Version 2.5
---------------------------
new Features:
+ highly customizable tree view for the MediaServer (see doc for details)
+ support for compilations (iTunes)
+ support for WAV files
note: as WAV files do not carry metadata please use a naming schema like
genre_artist_album_tracknumber_title.wav
to give as much info as possible to the server
+ support for Netgear upgrades (server can ne used to upgrade Netgear clients)
+ support for user defined name of the server (Media Server only)
+ support for Streamium quick positioning (Letter Keys) and Thumbnails
+ support for Roku search functions (except composer)
+ new option to set HTTP server port (-httpport)
+ Title and other strings are now 'cleaned', adjusted upper/lower case and
prepending strings like 'the, der, die, das ...'
+ content dir can be prepended by M| or P| or V| to strictly allow only
music, pictures or video content for a specific folder tree
sample: contentdir=M|c:\My Music,P|c:\My Pictures,V|c:\My Videos
+ new param: -inifile to set location of .ini file
+ can trigger rescan via url /rescan?[dir] or for Windows via Menu
+ WPL playlist support
+ PLS playlist support
+ security settings for web configuration page (enableweb parameter)


Changes:
* radio support no longer done via getshoutcast tool, but build directly
into the server. See new numradiostations and radioreread options.
* usecwd flag no longer supported. If the server should use the current
working dir for content scans just leave the contentdir variable set to
an empty string
* winamp plugin no longer available. Winamp library and playlists can be
imported and used by the standalon version now - set the winamp property
in the .ini file or use the -winamp commandline param to specify the
directory where winamp is located

Bug fixes:
- radio proxy now follows redirect URLs
- fixed a bug where mp3 parser mixed composer tag with genre tag
- hidden and system files are no longer added to content directory
- special characters (umlaute) are now displayed correct at Noxon, this
client can not handle UTF-8 escape sequences, so until they come with
an update we use enhanced ASCII table here
- support for files larger than 2GB added

What's new in Version 2.4
---------------------------
Bug fixes:
- fixed a bug in HTTP server which killed interop with Streamium and
LinkSys clients
- fixed a bug that killed the first letter of folder names in the folder tree

What's new in Version 2.3:
---------------------------
new Features:
+ Apple Macintosh support
+ full working internal web pages to configure MediaServer
+ new option ignoredir to disable content scanner on subdirectories
with special substrings
+ "All Stations" entry under Internet Radio

Bug fixes:
- MP3 parser fixed, there were problems with a number of MP3 tags
- Album sort order fixed (was a problem of mp3 parser not getting track info)
- on Windows was the internal server started on port 8080, even when this
port was already bound to another program
- M3U files are now limited to 1MB as larger M3U files can break clients
- problem fixed with DSM-320 hangup if navigating content
(seems DSM-320 does not support content-lenght header)
- WMA parser fixed, track number now read from WM/Track and WM/TrackNumber
tags in various formats
- ini file reader fixed, can now handle files in DOS and UNIX style even
if copied across platforms
- removed Windows event monitor function for content dirs, as this blocked
renaming of files and even caused trouble when installing other programs.
Now on all systems the directory rescan is time based
- double entries for Internet Radio stations no longer accepted
- radio items now have the Genre property
- Radio proxy (Shoutcast) now resolves all available URLs for one station
until it finds one which is playable. Much more stable on radio stations
now

What's new in Version 2.2:
---------------------------
new Features:
+ Go.Video support
+ randomization of playlists via config option
+ added "ALL" entry to music tree view
+ DB sort is now case insensitive
+ autodetect of clients like Netgear to adjust main menu and shortcut
buttons per client
+ contentdir list is now a comma separated list
+ first draft of a presentation page which enables configuration via
a web browser
+ support for iTunes lib
+ added new options to commandline and configfile:
o randomize playlists
o restart server on NIC change
o always use current working directory for DB
o error mp3 file for non working radio stations

Changes:
- .ini file handling and options have changed
- Radio stations are now always read by the server from a .ini file
a new tool - getshoutcast - is provided to create this file for one
time. This tool can be called one time and than the list of radio
stations can be edited by the user to only include the favorite
stations.

Bug fixes:
UPnP Mediaserver related
- new version was slower on directory scan -> resolved by tweaking the mp3 parser
- some faulty EXIF headers in JPEG files crashed the server
- server caused an exception on upnp eventing
- moving files around destoryed directory structure
- double entries for some files
- server did not release directory handles
- for MP3 tags which have "unknown" as title we now use the filename
- MediaServer Enhanced.exe did not run as a service
- MP3 scanner, memory usage was directly related to file size - large files
were a problem -> fixed by tweaking mp3 parser
- service failed to start for large DB
- when the IP switch exists it also needed to suppress NIC change actions
- DB sort was case sensitive
- System crashed on HTTP head requests for radio streams
- problems with Appleshare -> .appleshare directories are ignored now
- limit for m3u files removed (was 60KB before)
- directory scan bug in Linux version fixed which added files twice
- D-Link now can play music again (could not handle m3u files)

GoVideo D2730 Networked DVD Player related
- picture does not work -> now full GoVideo support

Netgear MP 101 related
- MP101 did not list songs in original album order -> fixed
- Full Version of MediaServer "broke" NetGear's shortcut buttons

Not fixable / not fixed:
- Netgear MP101 can not fast forward or reverse because this is feature
is only available via RTSP streaming which is not supported by the
TwonkyVision Media Server
- can not reproduce:
Netgear only plays one song of an album



What's new in Version 2.1:
---------------------------
Bug Fixes:
+ service version crashed on startup
+ Shoutcast Radio Stations from playlists did not play
+ JPEG parser crashed on some files
+ MP3 parser gave error on MP3 files with bad codec version information
+ fixed stack overflow bug in Windows Music Server version
+ fixed sort order of tracks

new Features
+ daemon flag for Linux version (-D)
+ up to three content dirs with param contentdir1, contentdir2, contentdir3
note: -rootdir is no longer supported!

If you have problems with the old .ini file settings, just delete the
old .ini file, it will be recreated on startup.


What's new in Version 2.00:
---------------------------
+ support for WMA (only non DRM protected files)
+ support for descriptions in pictures
+ support for scaling of pictures
+ support for YUV transcoding of pictures for Sony clients
+ support for videos (various formats)
+ improved Internet Radio support
+ improved handling of .ini file
+ special support for Netgear MP101 quick keys
+ special support for D-Link root menu
+ more supported clients (e.g. LinkSys)
+ support of Adobe Photoshop Album databases
+ trial version of the enhanced Media Server
+ directory scan under windows is replaced by a directory change event
routine - no unnecessary background scans any longer
+ for UNIX the rescan time can be adjusted by the commandline
+ improved handling of failed Internet Radio connections
+ support of complex search strings as issued by Sony clients, which
ignore the getSearchCapabilities response

What's new in Version 1.07:
---------------------------
+ we attended a UPnP plugfest and are now compliant to Philips streamium devices
+ new Winamp plugin for a renderer - now Winamp can play files from the server
when used together with a Control Point like the one from the Intel Tools
+ the Winamp plugin can be configured to a specific IP address in the Winamp.ini file
+ fixed playlist suppport for UNIX version
+ for album we now give the client a M3U file, it should be easier for clients
now to play complete album's and not only one track.
Unfortunately the Netgear MP101 does not make use of this feature.

What's new in Version 1.06:
---------------------------
+ quite a number of Bugs fixed in LINUX version -> tested on Redhat, Debian and Suse
+ new option -ip to bind the server to a specific NIC
+ new options to give server side sort strings for containers, music tracks
and pictures, playlist sort order is never altered (see -ds -ms -ps)
+ default sort for track now uses track number as main sort criteria
+ enhanced threading
+ more robust HTTP handling
+ rescans directory tree every 5 minutes

What's new in Version 1.05:
---------------------------
+ LINUX version!
+ better support for low latency networks which prevented browsing after
server detection (HTTP packet fragmentation)
+ standalone server automatically rescans shared directories and updates
server tree
+ supports now more formats of m3u playlists
+ server with better organized tree (deeper) now available for a small
registration fee

What's new in Version 1.04:
---------------------------
+ support for Shoutcast Radio streaming (tested with MP101 and
Sony Network Media-Receiver)
+ the standalone version can be installed as NT-Service which runs
in the background (-install and -uninstall parameter)
+ support for special characters in titles
+ unsorted requests are now translated as "sort alphabetically"
+ support for the MP101 search function
+ support for the searchable attribute for containers
+ new parameter: -nopictures for standalone server to limit the tree
of the server to audio files only

What's new in Version 1.03:
---------------------------
- Disabled chunked encoding support for compability with Netgear MP101

What's new in Version 1.02:
---------------------------
+ Support for pictures in the standalone server version (not in the Winamp plugin)
+ Support for the new Intel Tools 1.0.1515.27622, which require CR/LF in XML files

Features
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- Full fledged UPnP Media Server for audio, picture and video files
- supports Browse and Search action
- support for Playlists
- support for Shoutcast radio stations
- DHWG compliance

Poll
----
Give us your opinion - new feature requests, bugs etc.
e.g. what do you think about a Linux version of this server ?
If you have a new client/media receiver which works (or does not work)
with our server please let us know.
Contact us at the mail address below!

Disclaimer
----------
This software provided by TwonkyVision GmbH may be freely distributed,
provided that no charge above the cost of distribution is levied, and
that this disclaimer is always attached to it.
This software is provided as is without any guarantees or warranty.
Although the author has attempted to find and correct any bugs in this
software, the author is not responsible for any damage or losses of any
kind caused by the use or misuse of the software. If local laws prohibit
a general liability exclusion, than the liability shall be limited
to cases of intent and/or gross negligence.
The author is under no obligation to provide support, service,
corrections, or upgrades to the software.

About TwonkyVision
------------------
TwonkyVision GmbH is located in Berlin, Germany - a Spin-Off company of
the Fraunhofer Research Institute which is well known for the its MP3
developments. TwonkyVision GmbH provides middleware and services in
the content driven home networking area. The UPnP Stack used for
this server is part of the TwonkyVision UPnP SDK which is suited for
embedded devices of all kind - programmed in plain ANSI-C with a very
small footprint. If you want to use the server in a bundle with your device
or you are looking for a UPnP SDK please feel free to contact us.

Contact
-------
Updates and more information is available at our website:
http://www.twonkyvision.de

If you want to be informed on updates, you have questions about the
provided technology or you seek a partner in the UPnP area please feel
free to contact us at
mailto: upnp@twonkyvision.de

About UPnP
----------
More about UPnP and the available Tools, Clients and devices can be found
at http://www.upnp.org


This document was last modified 11/3/2004

mikebenton
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Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:00 am
AV Hardware: HP EX470

Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by mikebenton » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:10 am

Like many, I am frustrated about the upgrade provided by HP for my EX470. I have successfully talked about 5 people out of purchasing the HP Home Server product because of the lack of response/support and a certain product that runs at 100%, 100% of the time.

I did pick up on this forum, however, that *.mpg files were causing issues. I have about 6,000 songs and thousands of pictures. I have only 3 MPG movies though. Temporarily, I moved these movies off the server. I am happy to report they utilization has gone down. My server is normal again!!!!

I look forward to a fix soon. I'm not holding my breath. I realize the delay is a result of HP. Because of this, I will not be purchasing another HP product in the future. My server is 2 years old. The hardware has held up great. The software/OS support has been the worst I've ever had. I could not count the hours I've spent troubleshooting errors. If I was to guess....I could have bought a small business server for $7k and called it a day....

Sorry, I'm a little bitter from the experience.

bpfinch
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:51 pm
AV Hardware: xbox360

Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by bpfinch » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:56 pm

When Twonky would get stuck on a folder I would remove the Mpeg video from that folder. It is working now. I even copied them back and it is still working (not sure why that worked).

wakkas
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 10:09 am
AV Hardware: EX470

Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by wakkas » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:03 am

i am still seeing the CPU hikes with 6.0 and i sent the information to Twonky support with no reply yet

hope to hear from them soon

denisonc1
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:31 am
AV Hardware: hp home server runing WHS
PS3 as the media player

Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by denisonc1 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:37 am

basically this post is a request for help resolving a very strange naming problem with video files (.wmv) creaded by Windows movie maker

WMM is running under XP and saves the .wmv files directly to the WHS

Essentially the PS3 only sees the video as named after the WMM project name, which in my case was pretty transient. I used one project to make 20 videos from different collections in WMM. The actual video files were saved with meaningful names but all I see from the PS3 is the same (project name) repeated 20 times. The videos play Ok though some have intermittent corrupt data and unsupported data messages

data base rebuilds dont fix the problem. deleting the offending files then a rebuild then copy back the files and rebuild again does not fix it either.

I have discoverred by trial and error that if I use a meaningful WMM project file name in each case and then save the movie with the same (default) meaningful name then Twonky correctly serves up the name to the PS3. But if you dont save separaate WMM projects for each movie it seems Twonky somehow sees the project name (mabe through a temporary build file) and just as much an issue Twonky rebuilds never recognise the actual movie file name or any later changes to that file name.

Any advice??

I can recreate the 20 movies but this will take many hours that I would prefer to avoid.

Server is HP MEDIASMART EX495 WITH 7 TB DISK
Twonky is preinstalled as delivered in nov 2009
media player/client is PS3 slim latest version
database is 17000 music tracks, 32000 photos and 500 videos
network is wired LAN with a sitcom 8 port switch and Experia 4 port wireless HUB

Latest log is as follows

Twonky_Rick
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AV Hardware: Samsung 650 Series TV (2010), 4.5TB HP MediaSmart server with 100,000 songs, 5) AT&T U-Verse STB, CE form-factor Media Center PC and 6 other networked PCs running TwonkyManager, 2 Sonos ZP80, Sonos S5 speaker, Apple TV (running XBMC), Roku Soundbridge, X-Box 360, Sony PS3, Kodak 10" Wireless Photo Frame, iPhone with PlugPlayer software, Sonos CR-100.
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Re: HP MediaSmart Server issues

Post by Twonky_Rick » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:58 pm

wakkas wrote:i am still seeing the CPU hikes with 6.0 and i sent the information to Twonky support with no reply yet

hope to hear from them soon
I just sent you a private info to collect some more info on your problem.

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