Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

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eldaria
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Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by eldaria » Mon May 03, 2010 1:30 pm

Hello again.

First the obligatory details.

TwonkyMedia version: 5.1.4 Registered.
Server hardware: P4 2.6Ghz, 1.5GB Ram, Plenty of diskspace
Operating System: Ubuntu Intrepid Server (Kernel 2.6.27-17-server #1 SMP)
If you are running as a system service (Windows only): N/A
Client(s) and their software version: Samsung LED-TV UE40B8050, SW version: 2010/01/25_003001
Type(s) of media you are having problems with: Not able to fast forward/reverse in MKV
How many files you have in your database: While testing: 27 Videos, 154 Music, No Pictures
Network type (Wired/Wireless): Wired
Other items on your network (Router make/model for example): D-Link DIR-655


Hello, I noticed that when I play MKV videos with Twonky, I can not reverse or fast forward, but when I use a USB drive it works.

However with VOB files there is no issue?

I noticed a post from 2009 in the Best practice for DLNA, but not sure if that is my TV that has the issue or something else, is there a way around it?

Regards.
Eldaria

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Mon May 03, 2010 7:42 pm

If you'd searched the forum you'd have found a number of threads on the matter, including this one that you should read.

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by Twonky_Rick » Mon May 03, 2010 9:37 pm

If you haven't done so already, you might want to try the early beta of TMS 6.0. It has a new file scanner that is supposed to extract positional info from some types of video files so they can now be FF/REW. TMS 6.0 is still very new and has issues, but this might be worth a try.

- Rick

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by eldaria » Mon May 03, 2010 9:53 pm

Sure, I would not mind doing beta testing, but I only saw the NAS version on the forum page, is there a
difference between the NAS and normal version?

-edit-
sorry, I just followed the link for the NAS version and saw there is one for the normal version, so I will try it, thank you.

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Mon May 03, 2010 10:27 pm

Having worked out how to do a parallel install I just gave 6.0 a spin. It doesn't allow FF or REW on my Samsung, but it does display the correct running time.

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by eldaria » Mon May 03, 2010 11:33 pm

Hmmm it looks as if the download link for the installation link is broken.

The requested URL /downloads/6.0-Beta/twonkymedia-i386-glibc-2.2.5-6.0-dev.sh was not found on this server
Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at www.twonkyforum.com Port 80

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Tue May 04, 2010 12:04 am

You should be trying the more recent Beta 2 downloads.

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by teejeaux » Mon May 17, 2010 11:47 pm

Is there any special tricks to doing a parallel install? Or just install to a different directory and shut down the other server?

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by DaemonBeetle » Mon May 17, 2010 11:50 pm

It seems to work just fine. I ran it with the options "-appdata=/var/twonkymedia-6 -dbdir=/var/twonkymedia-6/db", having created the directories in question. Note that it is up to Beta4 last time I checked.
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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by Pfaeffchen » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:22 pm

Hello,

I am new at Twonky and I installed the BETA because I also have a f*** Samsung TV. It all works fine but fast forward/reverse.

As I read the thread I understood that with Twonky 6 this issue should be solved, shouldn't it?

Thanks for your respons!

Pfaeffchen

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by eldaria » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:50 pm

Pfaeffchen wrote: I also have a f*** Samsung TV.
You found the issue right there.
Samsung is doing it differently than everybody else, that is why it does not work.
Annoying as hell concidering how much I payed for that TV, it should be able to do such a simple thing.
But it is even in the DLNA certification that it does not support it.

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Re: Fast forward/reverse on Samsung TV

Post by PeeBee » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:41 pm

eldaria wrote:
Pfaeffchen wrote:But it is even in the DLNA certification that it does not support it.
You've got it right there - no matter how much effort Twonky put in or how much we tweak our clients.db entries if the TV doesn't support FF/Rew then nothing will ever fully work. And I don't count the 10 second jumps that I can make on some files as FF/Rew - it takes as long to jump 10 seconds as it would have to just let it play i.e. 10 seconds! I have a B650 BTW.

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