ViiV Feature of the HR20

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  1. Nov 5, 2007 #781 of 804
    freshone

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    Yeah well, I downloaded Tversity...not a problem, although I find the UI kinda confusing....

    Problem solved...strange though...very strange....
     
  2. Nov 5, 2007 #782 of 804
    gtink

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    Ihave the same problem and found a separate thread that pointed out a little problem in WMP11.

    In short, when you open up WMP and look at ALL Pictures and notice that the pictures are NOT categorized by DATE then you will have this problem.

    My solution, Select all and DELETE from LIBRARY only.... Make sure you choose LIBRARY only.

    Once done, add the local directory back into the path and rescan. This fixed my problem.

    Next issue I had was 17,000 photo's.

    Solution, just build photo playlist, of which you keep the list below 200 and it works fine. I have one list at 500 and its still working. You must click on library in WMP and choose "apply media information changes" on each playlist update and the HR20's will pick it up fine.

    Regards,
     
  3. Nov 5, 2007 #783 of 804
    KTrentLR

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    I've verified my PC is not a Viiv PC.

    I've followed the steps to turn on sharing inside Windows Media Player 11, but in the devices list I do not see an "unknown" device.

    My HR20-100S is on the network and passes all self tests. It is connected to a wireless lan jack that uses the power lines. The LAN jack works fine for my Tivo and Laptop. And as I stated the HR20 passes the network test.

    My D-Link router (DI-624) sees the HR20 and has issued it a valid IP address. I've even made the IP static in the router so the HR20 gets the same IP.

    When I follow the documented steps to turn on sharing in Windows Media Player the step I get stuck at is: You'll see an "unknown" device. Select it and set it up.....

    I do not see any "unknown" devices in the media player. The list remains blank and all three buttons below the blank list are disabled (Add/Delete/Edit).

    Network is working fine as I'm able to share files between PCs and play games. As I stated, the HR20 displays as a device on the DHCP assignments in the router.

    Receiver: HR20-100S
    Receiver version: 0x1Be (had the exact same issue with 18e)

    PC: Windows XP SP2
    RAM: 2Gigs
    Processer: Intel X6800 Dual Core 2.93
    Video: Quad SLI - 2 nVidia 7950GXs
    Network: Dlink DI-624 router, using Wirelss boxes to connect

    P.S. On a side note, video on demand does nothing when I select it. Could the issues be related?
     
  4. Nov 6, 2007 #784 of 804
    lukep10

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    I still say it's a port issue on the router I'll come take a look saturday morning before we start on John's new floor.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2007 #785 of 804
    KTrentLR

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    I hope you're right! but since the PC and HR20 are both on the this side of the LAN, there isn't any port blocking, but maybe you'll see something I'm missing. Port blocking by default is only between WAN and LAN, and I've not changed any default filters.

    I bought a 50' LAN cable last night connect the HR20 directly to the router to see if the wireless boxes were causing an issue, but haven't had a chance to try it. I also bought a new Linksys router to try.

    I saw someone gave a TELNET command to try and I'll try that to see if the PC can hit the HR20.

    I also followed the same WMP steps on another PC and got the same results: No "Unknown" device listed. Next I'll try those "twiny" server programs to see what they get.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2007 #786 of 804
    lukep10

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    Sorry the Windows Firewall not the router my coffee hadn't kicked in yet this morning!

    To share media to other devices using Windows Media Player 11, several firewall ports on your computer must be open. If you are using Windows Firewall, the required Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) ports are automatically opened when you turn on media sharing. If you are using a different software firewall, you might need to open these ports manually.

    The following table lists the host sharing firewall requirements for Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service version 3 with Windows XP.


    Port Protocol Process** Direction
    1900 UDP SSDP svchost.exe Inbound/Outbound
    2869 TCP SSDP, UPnP svchost.exe Inbound
    10280-10284 UDP WMDRM-ND reg wmpnetwk.exe Inbound/Outbound
    10243 TCP HTTP wmpnetwk.exe Inbound
     
  7. Nov 7, 2007 #787 of 804
    McCoyRJ

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    I'm having a different problem trying to update the ViiV software on my PC.

    My PC (computer name XPS400) is operating with XP MCE SP2 and ViiV 1.0. Using my HR20-700, a Linksys WET200 ethernet bridge, and a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, I have been able to successfully access my PC's music and photo files using WMP11. When I press music and photos on the HR20 menu, it lists XPS400:WMP: under computer. I can then access files by date, genre, album, etc., with only a few lock up issues (I imagine due to the size of some files).

    My problem started when I tried to update the ViiV software to version 1.5, which I obtained from the Directv website. With the software updated, the HR20 lists both the ViiV 1.5 media server (as XPS400) and WMP11 (as XPS400:WMP:) under computer. When I try to access the ViiV media server, I get the message unable to access media. When I try to access WMP11, everything works fine. I also receive the messages XPS400 server has connected to your network and the XPS400 server has logged off repeatedly. To stop the messages, I turn off the ViiV media server, but then I can not access my files through WMP11 anymore. When I check the ViiV settings, I can see the HR20 in the network, and I have given it authorization to access media files. I've rescanned my files in the ViiV media server library as well. Nothing seems to work to allow the HR20 access. To do away with the repeated messages from the ViiV server, I've since done a system restore on my PC in order to return to ViiV 1.0. Everything is working as it was before - I'm accessing my media files with WMP11.

    Although I am able to access media files OK using WMP, I guess my questions are these:

    a.) Are there, or will there be, any advantages to using the ViiV 1.5 media server instead of what I'm doing now (i.e., ViiV 1.0 and WMP11)?

    b.) If so, what am I not doing in order to gain access to the ViiV 1.5 media server library?
     
  8. Nov 7, 2007 #788 of 804
    KTrentLR

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    I verified all these ports are open in the Windows firewall.

    Honestly, I don't care about media share; I have a laptop connected behinde the TV. What I want more over media share is VOD (which is for another post).

    So, I'm giving up on Media Share.
     
  9. jash

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    has anyone been able to watch a google or youtube video on their hr20 yet?
     
  10. bhelton71

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    Not with the Viiv software - I don't think there is a way to add an URL ?
     
  11. jash

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    that's a shame. the content online seems to get better every week, especially some of the speakers at the google campus. i hate watching that stuff on my mac/pc.
     
  12. zamzickles

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    jash..
    I've got a Win2K machine running latest Tversity. I haven't mastered all the tags..etc, but I get YouTube and can play mpg, VOBs but I usually have to remaster them with a single audio stream since HR20 doesn'y allow for changing to a working stream when there are multiples.
     
  13. jash

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    that sounds so painful!

    i guess all the hr20 really needs is a web browser, like the webtv platform had, circa 1998, doh!
     
  14. jash

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    i got a sample mpeg2 video to play on my hr20 last night that i found on the web. the latest release of the hr20 software supports mpeg2 video's now. nothing else as far as i can tell. you have to put the video in your sample videos folder for wmp and give it a few minutes to refresh on your hr20 screen.
     
  15. freshone

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    Whaaaaaaaaa? :eek2:

    All I wanna do is play my home movies...they are AVI but I suppose I could convert them to MPEG2.

    You sure this works?
     
  16. jash

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    yes it worked with content from this site:

    http://www.leadcodecs.com/Download/MPEG-Videos.htm

    i tried to do it with mpeg4 videos off the web (very hard to find) but that didn't work. i'm not sure if was because they were in quicktime format. it was late and i gave up.
     
  17. Sixto

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    Do we care about ViiV anymore for the HR2x?

    Seems like Intel is phasing it out ...

    The reason I ask is that I am about to do a few upgrades. Motherboard & Processor. Was going to just do memory but it's more economical to do motherboard/processor swap.

    So I went to the Intel site and there were very few motherboards listed that support ViiV, and no recent motherboards.

    Should I care?

    Figured that if I was going through this exercise that I might as well get the best motherboard for the HR2x, but that's not been easy to figure out with so little ViiV motherboards.
     
  18. Sixto

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    A little more info ...

    I went to the following Intel site: http://mbsg.intel.com/mbsg/

    Selected Intel, ATX, and ViiV ... of the hundreds of motherboards, 2 were listed.

    And both were old, from 2006.

    Not good. I want the best motherboard for the HR2x.
     
  19. reber1b

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    zamzickles, in reading your post, I finally see a reference to W2K, which I am running. A quick question to help me decide whether to pursue this further or quit now. Is it possible to share media (jpg's & mp3's) from a non-ViiV machine running W2K, to an HR20?
     
  20. freshone

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    Hey Jash....there was an update Friday night...nicer UI it said..fonts...whatever BUT, I was tooling around in Music and Photos when I noticed that the Video URLs had a Camera next to them instead of that big X! So, I go into the Tversity Video feeds..sure enough, I was able to play them! Now, I don't know if this was allowed before of not, but I had NEVER seen any video. I am in the process of copying over ALL my Videos from my PC's to the NAS box....I shoulda just tried to play one but it was late last night and...so, I take it that videos are now able to play?

    Anyone?

    Answered my own question, from the HR20-100 National Release....

    ---> Mediashare Video Support: You can now access video files from your PC. <----

    This is big! I think they had to end up doing that, DRM, MPAA or not......
     
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