I have recently updated the instructions on the Linn forum (same link as in my first post) and Linn have kindly hosted some custom installation files on their Server. Someone with no Linux experience has just bought a D-Link and installed it (using my files) without any problems.Twonky 4 advantages:
User customizable music trees
Doesn't refresh media library at boot time (this can take a while for larger collectionsTwonky 4 disadvantages:
No recognition of composer tags in FLAC files
Not great at displaying art (there are also a few bugs that mean it can't deal with art when there are ampersands and apostrophes in the path names).Twonky 6 advantages
(I'm only listing the very few 'key' ones based on my
requirements of Twonky as a media server for FLAC files and my Linn DS system; there are many others related to video applications and DLNA TV device recognition etc):
Although the music trees are not configurable in a user accessible menu, the option to design far more powerful trees exists and I've made up 4 different options to cover most folks requirements; albumartist for large collections, albumartist for small collections, artist for large collections and artist for small collections. The albumartist trees are for folks who use that tag and the artist ones are for everyone else.
Very robust at retrieving album art from FLAC files
Composer tag now recognised
Rescan for new album takes a few 10's of secondsTwonky 6 disadvantages:
Refresh of database at boot time will not suit folks who turn their NAS off when not in use. This refresh time depends on the amount of media; for small collections it will be pretty quick, but for my test collection of 31,000 FLAC files it took 47 minutes on a DNS-323.In general:
There are now settings in Twonky 6 that set it to send full resolution art to your control point (in the media receivers section, you select 'Linn DS Control Point' or 'Asset Control DS Control point' against the MAC/IP address of the machine you are using to run the control point software). Chorus DS and Songbook DS (both control points for iPad/iPod/iPhone) are now detected by Twonky 6 and set Twonky to send them full resolution art automatically.
Best thing would be to use the 30 day trial of Twonky 6.0.31 and see how you get on with it, then plese let us all know how you get on!
BriPS Remember to take a note your existing Twonky 4 license key before updating to Twonky 6; the existing one will be deleted as part of the update process