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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby carlos12313 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:23 pm

Hi, Good Day everyone.
I gotten a WDTVHub with Twonky server 5.1.9 it seem to be working fine.
What trying to do is setup a public download for my friends and I.
It can be view but it doesn't let anyone download load any of my video. My question what i am doing wrong.
My ISP public address 184.152.97.168 , plus i setup portforward to WDTVHUB.
view it below.:
http://184.152.97.168:9000/

Please Let let me know what i am doing wrong..
Thank you.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby phibertron » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:48 pm

carlos12313 wrote:Hi, Good Day everyone.
I gotten a WDTVHub with Twonky server 5.1.9 it seem to be working fine.
What trying to do is setup a public download for my friends and I.
It can be view but it doesn't let anyone download load any of my video. My question what i am doing wrong.
My ISP public address 184.152.97.168 , plus i setup portforward to WDTVHUB.
view it below.:
http://184.152.97.168:9000/

Please Let let me know what i am doing wrong..
Thank you.


In your twonky server ini change to the following

# enable https remote connections
enabletls=1

# dynamic dns prefix for remote access, including http://
dyndns=http://184.152.97.168

# follow symbolic links while scanning (Linux only)
followlinks=1

# http server port for remote access
httpremoteport=9100

# enable remote access
remoteaccess=1

# flash as default media browser for remote access
remoteaccessflash=0



then use http://184.152.97.168:9100/
or https://184.152.97.168:9100/
the 9000 wont translate the links
and you get the http://10.1.1.7:9000/webbrowse/O0$3 problem
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10627
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9353
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9408
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9416
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9424
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9364
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9497
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby carlos12313 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:40 am

Thank you, i am going to try this but where do i find INI and how do i get there.. Does the WDTV support telnet or any sort of connection. Great help..
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby phibertron » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:55 pm

I dont know enough about the wdtlive device
but it is posibel without having to do that

so if you cant get into via telnet etc.
you can do the following


1st things first

Go to this url

http://10.1.1.7:9000:9000/config

it should ask you to log in
if it doesnt then you dont have a password set on twonky
which I highly advise you to do!
to do that click on the link "First Steps"
and change it at the bottom for usename and password


2nd thing

We will use RPC calls to make the changes needed
If you want to learn more about this
I made a post on them here
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9364


In a browser, one at a time, enter these urls
or just click on them on from a pc on your local lan
if the ip is right it should work


http://10.1.1.7:9000/rpc/set_option?enabletls=1

http://10.1.1.7:9000/rpc/set_option?dyn ... 152.97.168

http://10.1.1.7:9000/rpc/set_option?httpremoteport=9100

http://10.1.1.7:9000/rpc/set_option?remoteaccess=1


now we will restart twonky with this url

http://10.1.1.7:9000/rpc/restart

3rd and very important step is to change the port forward
you have on your router to use 9100 to 9100 and not 9000 to 9000

after doing the above all should work as expected
with one catch, I cant remember off the top of my head
but if enabletls=1, me not sure if http:// will work or just https:// for access
in any case you can set it to "0" if you wanted just http access
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10627
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9353
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9408
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9416
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9424
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9364
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9497
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby ANTHONY » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:29 pm

Hi, I really like TwonkyManager. Is or could there be a bridge created between PC music catalogs and the TwonkyManager. For instance, CatRaxx , stores flac files in box sets and album objects and the F2key can be customized to process the objects as desired. If the TwonkyManager had a command line interface that would load the desired device this would be very provocative and helpful. Can it be done. :o
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:06 pm

TwonkyManager doesn't a CLI today. I'll pass this request on to our developers however.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby bigmek » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:56 am

[quote="KLR"]Hi Guys,

Today I connected my new AV stuff and tried to make TwonkyMedia work with it. It sees the media (movies, photos and music) but get's disconnected after about 1 min. When I try it again I get the same problem.

Some specific info:

TV : Samsung EU55C8700 3D Led (DLNA certified)
Blu-ray : Samsung BD-C6900 3D (DLNA certified)
NAS : QNAP 259 Pro
Software version of TwonkyMedia on the NAS : 5.1.4-RC2

The TV and BluRay both have a Wireless connection and both get the disconnect problem. IP is assigned with DHCP and all are in the same subnet with the same gateway.

Any help is highly appreciated. If you need more info let me know.[/quote]

I have the exact same issue. But I only see this problem when I run my Twonky Server (just updated from 6.0.32 to 6.0.37 on LINUX (currently Ubuntu 11).

!!!When I run the Twonky Server under Windows 7 my Samsung devices run fine!!!

I have SAMSUNG UE46C5700 LED TV and BD-D5300 BluRay Player both connected with WLAN Stick (DHCP) to my WLAN.
Since I can't find any hint here besides this post from 2010 I hope someone has a clue.
To be honest I prefer Linux and I don't want to run Windows all the time.

Greetings
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:01 pm

It could be a device issue, or a wireless network issue. I don't think the issue with the network dropping has anything to do with our software.

I'd recommend you try a direct wired connection, or something like Homeplug and see if that makes a difference.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby bigmek » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:24 am

Hi,
I would agree about the Network, when both Windows7 and Ubuntu 11.1 (was 10.x before) would behave the same way. It might be related to the Firmware of the Samsung Smart TV/Blu Ray player.
But I have absolutely NO issue when I connect wireless via the Windwos7 Twonky Server 6.0.37, it works just fine without disconnecting. As soon as I start the Server on Ubuntu the TV or Blu Ray disconnects after maximum 1 minute.
Are there any logs available that show the connect status of the devices accessing the Twonky Server ?
Right now I have physically no chance to connect the TV via cat5 cable to the router. I will definitely give it a try.
THanks for the quick reply so far.
Marc
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:48 pm

If you send me a server log, I'll pass it on. Make sure to keep it as short as possible, by clearing the log, trying to cause the network to drop and then saving the log.

Send it to tmm-beta@pv.com

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby bigmek » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:48 pm

I sent a Mail with the Log to the mentioned mailadress. Waiting for an update :D
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:50 am

I just read both of your e-mails. Sorry for the delay. We were out 2 days last week for the U.S. holiday. I'll forward it on to the engineers tomorrow, but it can take days to receive a response.

Thanks for sending the file(s)

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby bigmek » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:21 am

HI, no problem... hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving :-) I am not in a hurry, as long as I run my Windows Twonkyserver it is all fine..I am waiting. Thanks and many greetings
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby Rubens » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:34 pm

Hi! I use the Twonky Iphone app to browse through my networkfiles and play them on my Iphone or stream them to the ACRyan PlayonHD via DLNA/ UpnP Renderer. However, I can browse through to all my network servers (Windows 7 media player, media servers on other computers) on my Iphone, except the PlayonHD samba server.

Any idea why I can't select this server? So I can select the PlayonHD as playing device (via UPnP renderer) but I can't browse through files on the Playon's server. This server is simply not visible.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:13 am

In theory Twonky Mobile should be able to browse media on any UPnP AV or DLNA-certified media server.

One thing you might want to check is your software firewall and your router.

- Make sure your firewall isn't blocking your control point (Twonky Mobile).
- Make sure your router isn't blocking multicast traffic.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:58 pm

Note: An updated version of this list has been posted here:
http://mostlytech2012.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/connected-home-best-practices/
I made all of the edits in my blog, because the formatting is more flexible there.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby flolilh » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:08 pm

hey! got a question too. i have a wd mybook world II and a sony bravia kdl 46 hx800. twonky 5.1.9 running on the network drive. now, i am able to view picture files, listen to the music, but even if the folder tree in videos displays, i do not find any file. i can play these videos using the tv, streamed from the desktop computer, but not from twonky. what gives? please. advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:59 am

flolilh wrote:...but even if the folder tree in videos displays, i do not find any file. i can play these videos using the tv, streamed from the desktop computer, but not from twonky. what gives? please. advice would be much appreciated.


My guess:

Sony used to hide all file formats it cannot play. Older Sony products could only play MPEG-2 and AVCHD video. If your files are other formats, they will be hidden.

The reason you can play the same files from your computer is the fact that your computer is automatically transcoding those files to MPEG-2.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby flolilh » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:19 pm

My guess:

Sony used to hide all file formats it cannot play. Older Sony products could only play MPEG-2 and AVCHD video. If your files are other formats, they will be hidden.

The reason you can play the same files from your computer is the fact that your computer is automatically transcoding those files to MPEG-2.

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hi Rick, and thanks for answering. my tv got upset when you called it old. never the less it's a 3d tv mp4, you tube....and various stuff enabled. now, transcoding "on the fly" is famous to bring to their knees slow processors...how does mine do it at 0% activity while streaming....what's the host process for it? i haven't been able to pin point it...i'm a newbie to the media server world, so bear with me...but i can take advanced tech explanations...is the transcodind we speek of just a lie to the tv? sort of let's call it mpeg-2 so you can read it thing?...sorry for the bugging and many thanks for your patience.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby flolilh » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:22 pm

!oh.. and if it helps complete the picture, is windows media player transcoding somehow mkv 3d files?...thanks.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:41 pm

flolilh wrote:!oh.. and if it helps complete the picture, is windows media player transcoding somehow mkv 3d files?...thanks.


Yes. WMP 11 can automatically transcode some video files. I don't have a list of the supported ones, but yours appears to be.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:46 pm

hi Rick, and thanks for answering. my tv got upset when you called it old. never the less it's a 3d tv mp4, you tube....and various stuff enabled. now, transcoding "on the fly" is famous to bring to their knees slow processors...how does mine do it at 0% activity while streaming....what's the host process for it? i haven't been able to pin point it...i'm a newbie to the media server world, so bear with me...but i can take advanced tech explanations...is the transcodind we speek of just a lie to the tv? sort of let's call it mpeg-2 so you can read it thing?...sorry for the bugging and many thanks for your patience.


Sorry for calling your TV old. :D Sony's 2011 TVs support many more formats than previously, but I don't know if MKV is on the list.

There are two different types of transcoding: Real-time and background. I think WMP only supports RT. Twonky is supposed to be capable of both, but I don't have instructions for setting up BG transcoding. There are some instructions for RT transcoding here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=5714#p22749

I do agree it's puzzling why your CPU isn't pegged if it is realtime transcoding.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby flolilh » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:12 pm

hi again. my proc is a quadcore, so it wouldn't be pegged, but showing 0% is strange. is there a way to trick the tv into thinking it sees the right format before i get on to the painstaking work of recoding a huge database?
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:32 pm

Agreed. There is no way to trick the TV into playing a codec it doesn't support. I wish there were.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby flolilh » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:40 pm

it might be faster and hubba hubba hubba easier to just go and buy a media player...any advice an a video encoder? xilisoft vc5 maybe? i have it already installed. thank you for all.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:44 pm

Agreed. I'm not the best person for encoder advice.

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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby DaemonBeetle » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:53 pm

For video encoding I can highly recommend Handbrake.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby flolilh » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:06 am

thanks DaemonBeetle. i'll give it a go and share opinion.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby ChrisPii » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:20 pm

Hi,

Today, I've tried to make my TwonkyServer 7.0.7 work with my new TV connected, the Panasonic 65VT50. I can easily watch standard video (mkv files) from my PC (on windows) connected wireless but as soon as I try with 720p, there is a lot of sluttering.
Is there a way to set properly Twonky? Like there is on the PS3 Media Server?
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby DaemonBeetle » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:44 am

If it is stuttering then the problem is likely a lack of bandwidth between your Twonky system and the TV. If you're using WiFi then that's probably the problem - try using HomePlug AV (200 Mb/s or above) or network cables.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby ChrisPii » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:09 pm

That's what I thought: Wifi problem... Specially because I had the exact same stuttering when I've tried to read 720p with PS3 Media Server.
But then, I read that PS3MS has to be set on a special way for Wifi. And with that option, watching 720p is almost good now, except few freezes.
So, is there something similar on Twonky? Cause actually, PS3MS is way better than Twonky for reading that kind of material.
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Re: Connected Home/DLNA Best Practices (Updated Dec 5, 2011)

Postby DaemonBeetle » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:21 pm

If there is, it'll be specific to the operating system you're running it on - Twonky is just an application that runs on top of the operating system.
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