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by edrikk
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Why does one file get "[*]" appended
Replies: 19
Views: 6292

Re: Why does one file get "[*]" appended

Hi Rick, FYI, every single one of my mp4 files show a "*" on the PS3 when served from Twonky. I don't believe what you are describing (although might be one functionality of Twonky) applies in my case, as all metadata (tags) from all mp4s are correctly read. Each and everyone (as I meticu...
by edrikk
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Why does one file get "[*]" appended
Replies: 19
Views: 6292

Re: Why does one file get "[*]" appended

Hi Rick, FYI, every single one of my mp4 files show a "*" on the PS3 when served from Twonky. I don't believe what you are describing (although might be one functionality of Twonky) applies in my case, as all metadata (tags) from all mp4s are correctly read. Each and everyone (as I meticul...
by edrikk
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 7 groupid in navtree is not working
Replies: 19
Views: 5225

Re: Twonky 7 groupid in navtree is not working

Hi Rick, All you have to do is ask him to create a new view with new groupid information created in the view-definitions.xml file, and calling those groupids within a new custom view... Furthermore, once new views are created, the tree selection dropdowns for the individual devices dont show the cus...
by edrikk
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky 7 Custom Trees
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

Twonky 7 Custom Trees

Hi, I just wanted to make a post to thank the Twonky team for taking the time to make it even harder to create custom navigation trees in Twonky Server version 7. I think it's brilliant that the containers created by the user (with unique 'groupid') which worked perfectly in previous versions no lon...
by edrikk
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TwonkyServer 6.0.34 is Now Available!
Replies: 50
Views: 24124

Re: TwonkyServer 6.0.34 is Now Available!

Any progress on the issue where embedded MP4 thumbnails dont show up if the file is bigger than 1.6GB ? --Edit Still has the same issue as 6.0.32 http://lulzimg.com/i23/d92f1a.png The file size I'm sure is not the issue, asvi have many mp4 >2GB for which the embeded album art shows fine. Make sure ...
by edrikk
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky, MKV Files and PS3/Sony Internet TV
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: Twonky, MKV Files and PS3/Sony Internet TV

You can't play MKV files on a PS3. End of story.

Remux to mp4. If that doesn't work you'll have to reencode to mp4, Profile 4.1

Search for xvid4psp
by edrikk
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: TMS 6.0.30 does not display cover art from folder.jpg
Replies: 8
Views: 2406

Re: TMS 6.0.30 does not display cover art from folder.jpg

sba. Given that you're using a Linux platform, you should rename all your "folder.jpg" files to "Folder.jpg" Bernd, yours could be a different issues, as you mention 'Folder.jpg"... Anyways, with version 6, going against all user friendliness 'standards', PV coders decided t...
by edrikk
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Server Tags
Replies: 11
Views: 5342

Re: Twonky Server Tags

FYI, As I mentioned here (http://www.twonkyforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&p=36343&sid=b108c5c28055e384f7c074e917725dd8#p36257) mp3tag now supports the Rate tag for MP4 files, along with all other tags listed in the chart above. If you find the program useful, please donate to the author guys! ...
by edrikk
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: MP4 tags on a PlayStation 3, Using mp3tag to tag mp4 video
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: MP4 tags on a PlayStation 3, Using mp3tag to tag mp4 vid

FYI,

As I mentioned here (viewtopic.php?f=24&p=36343&sid=b108c5c28055e384f7c074e917725dd8#p36257) mp3tag now supports the Rate tag for MP4 files!

Please donate to the author guys! This is great!
by edrikk
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Preserving the database after restarting Twonky
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: Preserving the database after restarting Twonky

Yup.
Others always say this is not the case, but it is...

Same behaviour here, on a QNap 209 (which ARM based... pretty much uses the Kirkwood build)

It's not a "rescan".. the DB is wiped, and scanned a freshed each restart.
by edrikk
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Server Tags
Replies: 11
Views: 5342

Re: Twonky Server Tags

The issue that John Glasson reported about "©wrt tag is not evaluated in m4a files" should be fixed in 6.0.31-RC5. Sadly I'm too busy to check the server forum on a regular basis. If you have other issues like this, send them to me at tmm-beta@pv.com. Thanks. - Rick Hi Rick... And what a...
by edrikk
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: MP4 tags on a PlayStation 3, Using mp3tag to tag mp4 video
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: MP4 tags on a PlayStation 3, Using mp3tag to tag mp4 vid

If you want to tag videos (MP4s) using mp3tag, may I suggest using my mp3tag Web Source Script and Actions... Read this thread for instructions on how to setup and use the scripts and actions. http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?showtopic=10513&view=findpost&p=48502 The most recent version of ...
by edrikk
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: PS3 and Web DNLA compliant streaming
Replies: 11
Views: 4035

Re: PS3 and Web DNLA compliant streaming

I'd love to know the answer to this question as well... It was previously asked, with no response from Rick/Twonky... http://www.twonkyforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8802&hilit=compliant Since TMS is supposed to be a DLNA certified, why does the PS3 state that all items served from it are non...
by edrikk
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Server Tags
Replies: 11
Views: 5342

Re: Twonky Server Tags

It appears that MP4 atom ©ART is mapped to both the upnp:artist as well as dc:creator database attributes
by edrikk
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Filteron using part of filepath / Custom Vorbis tags
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: Filteron using part of filepath / Custom Vorbis tags

If Twonky allowed for that functionality, it would be incredible... but alas... your last post does highlight what I have also noticed. I think other free alternatives (such as PS3 Media Server,etc) should be tried by the user base. At a certain point, we as users have to talk with our wallets, give...
by edrikk
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Server Tags
Replies: 11
Views: 5342

Re: Twonky Server Tags

I'm affraid I don't know for MP3s... My collection is all MP4s, which shares the same tagging scheme as M4A / M4V One more to add to your list for MP4/M4A/M4V: Atom "rate" for rating (value out of 100) http://www.twonkyforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=8007 The only app that I know which ...
by edrikk
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Server Tags
Replies: 11
Views: 5342

Re: Twonky Server Tags

A couple more for MP4 ( / m4a):

Atom "trkn" for track number
Atom "covr" for the jpeg album art / video poster
Atom "©day" for date (Put this into file in format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ for example --> 1998-12-25T12:00:00Z
by edrikk
Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Server Tags
Replies: 11
Views: 5342

Re: Twonky Server Tags

This has been asked for so many times that it's not funny any more! I honestly don't understand why Twonky doesn't want to tell its userbase how to use their product / get the most out of it... Rick can you PLEASE help us with this once and for all? I'd love to know the mappings from the MP4 contain...
by edrikk
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Why are some rips not dlna compliant?
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Re: Why are some rips not dlna compliant?

Ah, I would KILL to know the same answer!

I have MP4s where Twonky behaves the same....

Rick? Would you have an answer?


In my case, the MP4s are all AAC audio, and H264 video... Some show up as DLNA compliant (as per above directory listing) and others not... Why is that?
by edrikk
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Files with Creation date before 1970
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Files with Creation date before 1970

PeeBee... The OS is Windows Home Server... I have not been able to find any documentation tata WHS runs on Unix time. Is there any way to change to UTC? Nothing to do with WHS. Twonky's database implementation must store dates in Unix time format so can't go earlier than 1/1/1970. PB Nope... Twonky...
by edrikk
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Files with Creation date before 1970
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Files with Creation date before 1970

PeeBee... The OS is Windows Home Server... I have not been able to find any documentation tata WHS runs on Unix time. Is there any way to change to UTC? edrikk... My videos are mostly Xvid encoded and in AVI format. It would be very time consuming to convert my entire library to MP4. However, would...
by edrikk
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Files with Creation date before 1970
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Files with Creation date before 1970

What format are the videos?

I would recommend converting them to a format that supports tagging.... For example, convert them to MP4, and use mp3tag to set the date as you see fit...

I know that works (as I have example cases).
by edrikk
Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Movie information
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: Movie information

I would KILL for this...

I would even appreciate it if TMS scanned up any of the available "comment" fields in an MP4, and allowed us to use them in the XML tree...
by edrikk
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Navigation tree to separate music in different folders
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Navigation tree to separate music in different folders

Take a look at the below bit of XML. You need to modify the view-definition.xml file to get what you want... In the below, the "buildon-'pv:extension'" results in my top tree (for videos in this case) to be based on the extension of the files. So I can see my "avi" and "mp4&...
by edrikk
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: External Subs on PS3 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5314

Re: External Subs on PS3 ?

Since which version of TwonkyMedia Server are external subtitles supported? regards Jirka Who knows.... PV's lack of documentation on their software features is amazing to me... Instead of adding new features via cryptic changelog descriptions such as: o added more metadata properties for PVR suppo...
by edrikk
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Recently added album/artist
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: Recently added album/artist

Thanks. I'll give it a go. Am I correct that I will need to rescan my entire collection after making the change? That is another thing that I miss from v4, in thatin v4 you could change the navigation tree on the fly. Not just rescan, but rather rebuild database.. FYI, you can still do that "c...
by edrikk
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: PS3
Topic: Looking for a NAS with Twonky Preinstalled to stream to PS3
Replies: 9
Views: 6952

Re: Looking for a NAS with Twonky Preinstalled to stream to PS3

I would recommend you spend your money on one of the new Intel Atom based QNap devices... You won't be disappointed. My 209 used to stream 1080 content without issue, so it's not the QNAP unit. What the heck are you talking about? The question was which NAS with preinstalled Twonky would be recomme...
by edrikk
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Recently added album/artist
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: Recently added album/artist

I don't believe you can do it in that specific order (recently added, then folder drill-down)... The other direction is definitly possible, and I use it... For example, in the below, you would first select Genre, and then within that Genre, you'll see recently added: <container name='Genre / Year' g...
by edrikk
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Video: How can I add custom UPnP properties and album Art?
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: Video: How can I add custom UPnP properties and album Art?

Greetings, Does anyone know if it's possible to add the following UPnP properties to video items? Especially the rating property. <upnp:rating type="MPAA.ORG">PG-13</upnp:rating> <dc:title>Some title</dc:title> <dc:description>Some description</dc:description> Also, how do you add DVD cov...
by edrikk
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Help: mp4 video tags - Date and Keywords
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Help: mp4 video tags - Date and Keywords

Testing Twonky for the first time since about v2! The 'select videos by date' function seems broken. Most of my recorded TV appear in the year 1900. A few, but not all, podcasts appear in the correct year and month. What is Twonky using as the relevant date? Getting this right is a dealbreaker for ...
by edrikk
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: PS3
Topic: Whole file not showing up on PS3
Replies: 5
Views: 4794

Re: Whole file not showing up on PS3

As far as I know, the PS3 only supports playing of files larger than 4GB when streamed via DLNA. You cannot copy a file >4GB locally to the PS3 and view it.
by edrikk
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: PS3
Topic: Looking for a NAS with Twonky Preinstalled to stream to PS3
Replies: 9
Views: 6952

Re: Looking for a NAS with Twonky Preinstalled to stream to PS3

I would recommend you spend your money on one of the new Intel Atom based QNap devices... You won't be disappointed.
by edrikk
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Twonky Server 6 Linux - PS3
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: Twonky Server 6 Linux - PS3

Yup.... Same thing here... Mine being on a QNap device (Linux, ARM based).
If the disks are spun down, the server doesn't show up.... Although, Twonky "sees" the PS3 and seems to spin-up the disks to get going... That can take some time however... :/
by edrikk
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Where to find TwonkyServer 6.0 Documentation?
Replies: 11
Views: 23329

Re: Where to find TwonkyServer 6.0 Documentation?

Thanks Rick.
Will updated Tree documentation also be provided?
Will the updated Tree documentation (or even this document) list the video/audio/image tag name to Twonky metadata mapping?
by edrikk
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 182
Views: 130603

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Thank you Rick! I really hope that Twonky/PV gets back to its roots, and tries to give the people what they want... I mean at the end of the day PV wins via sales, and the user wins via a functional/understandable software. Whether through an OEM and Direct sales, the end-user is still that guy usin...
by edrikk
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 182
Views: 130603

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

Sorna, I finally got a more substantial answer to your question, but I'm afraid it's not the answer that either of us were hoping for. The bottom line is that Christian would rather not share any additional information beyond that which has already been shared. His perspective is: answering one que...
by edrikk
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Supported Streaming Formats
Replies: 65
Views: 73816

Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Doesn't Twonky support MKV now? It is not on the list. Because it's a container, not a codec. A MKV can support many types of things inside. But yes, perhaps this list needs expending to include containers. Wrong! First off, your list: Music: MP3, WMA, WAV, 3GP, M4A, MP4, LPCM, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP...
by edrikk
Mon May 10, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: extend navigation tree
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: extend navigation tree

As to answer your "why do I need to" question, well, it's because that's the rules that the developer's created. Follow the rules as documented in the Spec Doc here: http://www.twonkyforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=6219&start=50#p27476 Also, why are you extending the Advanced view? ...
by edrikk
Thu May 06, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: extend navigation tree
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: extend navigation tree

First thing... you should be using "groupid" not "id" for your custom additions...
change that and try again, see if it works.
by edrikk
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: [Resolved] FAQ - MP3 Tag Format (Version ID3V2.3)
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: [Resolved] FAQ - MP3 Tag Format (Version ID3V2.3)

23646266 wrote:for a huge collection of mp3 files this does not look a solution i want to opt for.
like to read my v2.4 tags properly.

=:-)f



For windows, MP3Tag does the exact same thing. Set to id3v2.3, Load all files, save.

If you want to keep 2.4, I think you'll be waiting a long time.
by edrikk
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: DVD and Video Metadata or Tags
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: DVD and Video Metadata or Tags

I don't think vob supports tagging. Mpeg-2 is a standard, not a container, so.... I would recommend that you convert your vob files to H.264 video, AAC audio streams in MP4 container. At least that way you'll have a standardized tag format for your files which holds albumart, etc, etc within the con...
by edrikk
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: Video Thumbnails or Video Cover Art
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Video Thumbnails or Video Cover Art

Why would you lose surround sound?
Just convert your AVIs (with I assume 5.1 AC3) to MP4s with 5.1 AAC... PS3 handles that perfectly fine.

You can use tools such as XVid4PSP to make the conversion process easy/user friendly.
by edrikk
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: [BUG] For MP4 Genre=Comedy?????
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: [BUG] For MP4 Genre=Comedy?????

Hi can we please get an update on this item? As per Rick (TMM Manager), the following case was opened for this issue: MM-3279 This is a TMS bug due to the following: http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?showtopic=10864 .... MP4 tags have two different ways of writing the genre 1. Standard genres (as kn...
by edrikk
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: [5.1.2] Case sensitive tags?
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: [5.1.2] Case sensitive tags?

A have a good tool for that, MediaMonkey, which is extremely flexible tool that does everything. However I don't feel I should hack my tags to make it work with my server, I want my tags as standard, and have the server deal with them. The problem is, if I add a new CD from an existing Artist, it's...
by edrikk
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: [5.1.2] Case sensitive tags?
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: [5.1.2] Case sensitive tags?

If you are interested/want to, you may look at installing and using MP3Tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/) to manage/correct your tags. The utility handles pretty much everything (i.e. not just mp3s, but also mp4s, flac, etc), and you can very easily "fix" your tags using its "Actions"...
by edrikk
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees
Replies: 182
Views: 130603

Re: How to Create Your Own Custom Navigation Trees

AWESOME Rick! This document is much more understandable than before. I have fixed my issues with my custom tree due to the information in this document. I have attached my custom tree (for TMS 5.1.X) to this post in case others are interested. The customization concentrates on the video portion of t...
by edrikk
Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 5.1.2 Released.
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Re: 5.1.2 Released.

I'm affraid that PV's great involvement in these forums is a thing of the past.
It's sad to see the great community involvement gone. (with the exception of Rick of TMM).
by edrikk
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: TwonkyServer
Topic: 5.1.2 Released.
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Re: 5.1.2 Released.

Well, in my MP4s, if the Genre is tagged as "Comedy" it is still placed under "Unknown" genre by Twonky.
Any other genre works properly... Including even "Comedy2"... The word "Comedy" just doesn't work with Twonky v5.

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