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New Twonky 5.0 Beta 1

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by boilerjt, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Ken S

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    boilerjt,

    I haven't set Twonky up yet, but I was able to download and extract your files without a problem. I use WinRAR as well.
     
  2. curioustwonky

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    I am a reasonably new user with PS3, TwonkyMedia and Tversity setup. I've followed countless threads in the hope of making the best setup. Here are my findings so far. TwonkyMedia seems to beat hands down when it comes to speed of indexing and displaying new content and streaming large video files instantaneously (7 gb vob files). Tversity just sits there with the status showing steaming. However I have some question for the experts. Does the new version of Twonky (5 beta) support album and dvd art? I cannot get to see even image thumbnails in twonky 4 while Tversity does a great job with that for music and photos. I am really looking forward to Twonky 5 general release based on my experiences so far. Any suggestions for the best config for PS3 streaming appreciated. Thx in advance.
     
  3. boilerjt

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    The Twonky 5 beta showed great promise, especially so because of the open transcoding framework. However, since the beta was made available in April, there has not been a single peep from Twonky concerning the beta. There were a couple of bugs I posted on their forum, but not a single word of feedback. And I was told in the past that Twonky does not support DirecTV MediaShare, primarily because the server development team is in Germany and cannot test the software themselves. [/rant]

    As for photo and dvd art, I have never tried this in the Twonky beta so I cannot comment on it.

    Since then, I've totally given up on Twonky. MediaTomb has given me everything I want, an open transcoding framework that works and great stability with the HR2x. Since I have been running it since May, I have not had any downtime with MediaShare. I was having the same issue with displaying photos that everyone had at one time, but I was able to setup jpeg transcoding with MediaTomb and was able to display all photos with no problems.
     
  4. curioustwonky

    curioustwonky New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I have not tried MediaTomb. I should check that out. Where can I download it from. I guess I can just google it. It's worth testing out the options before deciding to shell out money if need be :)
     
  5. boilerjt

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    Right now, MediaTomb is not available for Windows (maybe sometime soon). I am running linux in VMWare on my Vista machine and it works really well. Also, the current release of MediaTomb does not work with the HR2x, so you have to compile the current development code (in SVN). The next release (0.12) should be available this month along with pre-compiled binaries.

    Here is a good link for info:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=128910
     
  6. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

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    Any news users for Twonky ?
    How does it work ?...any on a NAS ?
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    If anyone is wondering about the status of Twonky and HR's I've got Twonky 5.0.61 working on a Linux box serving up content to my HR's just fine. All using boilerjt's info from this thread.
     
  8. boilerjt

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    I'd given up on this a long time ago. I'm glad it helped someone :) Just curious, is video streaming working OK? It was really unstable when I originally tested it.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    Yeah, it works great actually.

    I went back to Twonky because I gave up on FreeBSD on my server [was getting seg faults installing ports] and went back to Linux so I stopped using mediatomb as well.
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    I guess I should have tested mp3's before posting, I only checked videos, because when I play them they are nothing but static. :(

    At first I assumed they'd play because they didn't have X's after I put lame in the /cgi-bin directory for Twonky.
     
  11. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    Why not use Mediatomb with Linux?
     
  12. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Twonky is easier to setup and I already own a key for Twonky.

    Oh yeah, and because .12 STILL is not out yet and it's been over a year since it was announced.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I'm moving this the DIRECTV Information, Tips, and Resources forum. I apologize that I missed it before.
     
  14. boilerjt

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    The MediaTomb developer seems to have lost interest and hasn't done anything with the project all year (he says he may get back to it in August). However, there are some distros that have gotten impatient and have released 0.12 packages.

    I have a Twonky 4.x key, but I did not pay to upgrade to 5.x
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    My 4.0 key is working with 5.0.

    Any idea why my mp3 playback is nothing but static? I can't figure that one out at all.
     
  16. boilerjt

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    Are you using ffmpeg or lame to transcode the audio? Since I only tested this on the first 5.0 beta and hacked up a few files to get it to work, who knows what may have changed since then...

    Also, don't bother asking Twonky for help. They pretty much told me that the HR2x was unsupported and stop bothering them :mad:
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    Well I had all X's until I put the lame binary in the cgi-bin directory so I would assume I'm using lame. And I'm using your lame-mp3-lpcm.desc file from eariler in this thread.

    I couldn't seem to get ffmpeg to work, I kept seeing only X's.
     
  18. boilerjt

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    I also recall some files in cgi-bin that pointed to the location of lame and ffmpeg files to get it to work. Since a hard drive crash wiped all of my Twonky beta files, all I have is my memory (which is spotty) and the forum posts.
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    The only one of the 2 that has a .location file is ffmpeg and I have "/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg" in that file.

    Without the lame binary in /usr/local/twonkymedia/cgi-bin I get nothing but X's.

    I even just recompiled lame and put a new copy in the /usr/local/twonkymedia/cgi-bin directory. Still nothing but static playing.
     
  20. plethoraguy

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    having the same problem with NOTHING BUT STATIC in my mp3 transcodes to LPCM for hr21
    I am running on osx 10.5 , Twonky 5.1.08b316 and using LAME to transcode. tried FFMPEG but my HR21's wouldn't show the files as playable (x'd out)

    SOME of my Videos ARE transcoding properly-- just the AVI's, no others.

    Anyone in a similar predicament or Is this thread dead?

    EDIT: I mistakenly switched which coder produced static and which produced an "X" in this post. It now reads correctly.
     

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