Supported Streaming Formats

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Supported Streaming Formats

Postby mgillespie » Thu May 01, 2008 8:20 pm

Audio Formats:
LPCM, MP3, WMA, M4A, M4B, MP4, 3GP, WAV, OGG, FLAC, AAC, MP2, AC3, MPA,
MP1, AIF, ASF

Image Formats:
JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, BMP, GIF

Video Formats:
WMV, MPEG2, MPEG4, MP1, MPG, SPTS, MP4, AVI, VOB, DivX, 3GP, VDR, MPE,
DVR-MS, Xvid, M1V, M4V, MOV, MPV, MKV, FLV, MTS

Playlist Formats:
M3U, M3U8, PLS, WPL

Note: the actual formats supported depends on the individual client device support.
Last edited by mgillespie on Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: updated to match official list in Twonkyserver 6.0 documentation.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby DanN » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:25 pm

I see WMA is supported. Does this include the WMA lossless?

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby mgillespie » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:16 pm

DanN wrote:I see WMA is supported. Does this include the WMA lossless?


Just tried WMA Lossless, and yet it streams just fine (as long as your client supports it obviously) Adding it to the list.
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Coors4bob » Fri May 29, 2009 7:56 pm

What formats will Twonky transcode to? For example can I input .mov, h.264 and get what at the set top? I want to use twonky with Moxi and they support limited formats.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby mrrulez » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:30 pm

My PS3 says that divx and xvid are not supported formats on my mediaserver, but when I just connect that external hard drive on my ps3, it works fine.
The reason that I have that external hard drive connected to my router, is because it's also a backup device for my laptop and computer in my network.

How can I update my Twonky server in my WRT610N router from Linksys, the version is 4.4 ?
I just bought Twonky Media Server 5.0 .

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby weaver4 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:44 pm

Doesn't Twonky support MKV now? It is not on the list.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby mgillespie » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:06 pm

weaver4 wrote: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.
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby weaver4 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:43 pm

Yeah, I notice that. But avi was also listed which is a container. So when I saw that I thought "that is strange that they list avi but not mp4, and mkv".

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby calgot » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:41 pm

Any chance of supporting pictures in DNG format? Transcoding to JPG perhaps... well wishes are free, aren't they? :)

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby mgillespie » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:47 am

calgot wrote:Any chance of supporting pictures in DNG format? Transcoding to JPG perhaps... well wishes are free, aren't they? :)


You could use the transcoding feature if there is a commandline application that can convert DNG to JPG.
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby vpsa » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:58 pm

Will it support VC-1 codec? as well as support Blue-ray disk structure?

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby wiser » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:12 am

Hi,
This is a question about how to troubleshoot streaming problems

I am having a problem matching a movie to my Samsung TV. And I want to understand how to figure out the problem. So if you can tell me what it is, by lookming at the infor attached, please tell me so that I can do it myself next time.


The file is a working mp4 file. Plays fine in vlc. Plays fine when opened in windows from Twonky. Does not play fine when openend from my Samsung TV (although other files do). Video is great - but TV does not recognise audio codec. No error that I can see in the twonky log.

Following info about the file from vlc.

Video Codec: mp4v
Audio Codec: mpga
Language: English
Type: Audio:
Channels: 2
Sample rate: 48000 Hz
Bits per sample: 16
Bdtrate: 1536 lcb/s

Twonky is not trying to transcode this so it thinks the tv can understand it. Here's the relevant section from clients,db

NA:Samsung DTV DMR
DD:Samsung DTV DMR
DB:auto
XM:DNLA15
XM:DATETIME
XM:FORCE_DURATION
XM:FORCE_4TH_FIELD
HP:chunked
MT:mpeg,mpeg2vdr,spts,mp4,tp,ts,avi,divx,mkv video/mpeg
MT:m4a,mp4.a,3gp.a,m4b audio/mp4
MT:wav audio/wav
TR:MP3,WAV,WMV
AV:no-m3u

And just in case it's needed, my transcoding.db.
# audio: DLNA mandatory
MP3,mp3,audio/mpeg,MP3

# additional audio res elements
LPCM,lpcm,audio/L16,LPCM
WAV,wav,audio/x-wav

# video: DLNA mandatory
ISO320,m4a,audio/mp4,AAC_ISO_320
PAL,mpg,video/mpeg,MPEG_PS_PAL,720,576
NTSC,mpg,video/mpeg,MPEG_PS_NTSC,648,486
CIF15,mp4,video/mp4,AVC_MP4_BL_CIF15_AAC_520

# additional video res elements
# Flash
FLASH,mp4,video/mp4,AVC_MP4_BL_CIF30_MPEG1_L3
FLV,flv,video/flv,FLV
MPEG,mpg,video/mpeg


# XBOX tests
# wmv video/x-msvideo
# avi video/x-xvid
WMV,wmv,video/x-ms-wmv

#WHS tests
MOV320x240,mp4,video/mov

# image: DLNA mandatory
JPEG_SM,jpg,image/jpeg,JPEG_SM,640,480
JPEG600x350,jpg,image/jpeg,JPEG_SM,600,350
JPEG320x240,jpg,image/jpeg,JPEG_SM,320,240
JPEG320x320,jpg,image/jpeg,JPEG_SM,320,320



So - if you can tell me what's wrong or tell me what to go do to figure out what's wrong, that will help me a lot.

Thanks,
Adrian

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby cwebs92026 » Sun May 16, 2010 12:07 am

Most of my iTunes files are AAC files, which I cant seem to play on my Brava internet TV 55EX503, does anybody now I way around this?

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby DaemonBeetle » Mon May 17, 2010 2:41 pm

Do the AAC files have DRM?
No longer running Twonky

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby edrikk » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:08 pm

mgillespie wrote:
weaver4 wrote: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, MP2, AC3, MPA, MP1, AIF, ASF, WMA Lossless
Photo: JPEG, PNG, TIF, BMP, GIF
Video: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2-TS, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, VOB, DivX, 3GP, VDR, ASF, MPE, DVR-MS, Xvid, M1V, M4V
Internet Radio: vTuner, Shoutcast
Playlists: WPL, PLS, M3U


contains a mix of containers and codecs.
WMV is a container. AVI is a container, VOB is a container, DiVX is a container, 3GP is a container, ASF is a container, XVid is a container, MP4 is a container which can be either audio or video or both (it holds MPEG-4, etc), etc etc.

Twonky doesn't "support" any codecs. It streams the bits, and the client on the other end decodes the codec if IT supports the given codec(s).

Twonky supports adding contents from specific CONTAINERS to its database.


So if you want your first post to be useful,put the containers that Twonky picks up, and leave out the codecs.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby vitocorleone » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:45 am

I have a WHS with the latest Twonky Server installed. I'm attempting to stream (no transcoding) to an Oppo BDP-80 with the latest firmware for that player. Pictures and MP3's work just fine. I also have a lot of mpg's. They player sees all of them, but when I try to play any one of them, one of 3 things happens, depending on the file.

1) It starts to stream almost immediately

2) It takes a very long time (3-5 minutes+) at 0% then suddenly starts streaming

3) it sits at 0% for a short time then kicks the player back to the menu

I am able to stream all of these files via Streambaby inside Galleon to my TiVo (but then they suffer from the 1GB re-buffer issue). There are no timecode breaks in the mpg files (all of them were checked with MPEGStreamClip).

Any idea(s) as to what's going on and how I get all of the files to stream?

For kicks, I put an mpg in an mkv wrapper (no conversion applied) around a file that would not stream and it started playing just fine by being transcoded... only my WHS hardware can't keep up with any level of transcoding, so that option is out.

Thanks!

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby vitocorleone » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:12 pm

Never mind. I solved my video streaming issues by switching to this, which worked 100% out of the box, so to speak. This was disappointing in some sense, because I wanted Twonky to work (and purchased it). Plus, Twonky seems faster at serving up the menus - this is noticeably slower to display large lists of folders.

I'll try Twonky again as the server software is updated.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby akdr1 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:13 am

Hi

i have just installed twonky server and i am connected to 40nx503 sony bravia tv and pics and music all good but wont detect any video mostly divx and some hd content ?mp4

folders seen then says no content to diplay - went into twonky setup and trancoding greyed out ie cant select

i have windows media player 11 and i bought twonky for the video streaming only ( if i cant video streaming then was a complete waste of money)

windows vista and buffalo ethernet N bridge from belkin N router

any idea

thanks in advance

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Briain » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:54 pm

Hi

I have never tried this, but someone has just asked me if Twonky 6 will deal with the m3u custom internet radio files he currently used with Twonky 4 (like the one below):

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,BBC Radio 3
http://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/bbc_ami ... ve_eq1_sl0
#EXTINF:-1,BBC Radio 4 FM
http://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/bbc_ami ... ve_eq1_sl0
#EXTINF:-1,BBC Radio 4 LW
http://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/bbc_ami ... ve_eq1_sl0
#EXTINF:-1,BBC Radio 5 Live
http://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/bbc_ami ... ve_eq1_sl0
#EXTINF:-1,BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
http://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/bbc_ami ... ve_eq1_sl0

I have tried this (using his above file), and though it is picked up by T6 and added to playlists (and then when opened, I can indeed see the stations listed on the Twonky control point) when I add one of the stations to the control point, it doesn't actually start playing anything.

Instead of using my control point, if I instead try clicking on a links to one of the stations from within the Twonky web interface, it opens up WM player on the local PC, but that then brings up a pop-up message stating the following: The server redirected the player to an invalid location.

After acknowledging the pop-up message, on the main WM player screen I can see the link shown as follows: embeddedhttp://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms ... ve_eq1_sl0

If I open a browser and manually enter http://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/bbc_ami ... ve_eq1_sl0 then WM player opens up and radio 3 starts playing (implying that the URL is okay).

The question is; does this feature still work in Twonky 6? I know it was broken in Twonky 5.1, but I thought it had been fixed for T6. Is the syntax maybe different for T6 radio m3u files?

Bri

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby yelnats » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:12 pm

[quote="cwebs92026"]Most of my iTunes files are AAC files, which I cant seem to play on my Brava internet TV 55EX503, does anybody now I way around this?[/quote]
You must use .mp3 - AAC files wont play.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby flyfisher » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:59 am

The original post shows the formats supported by Twonky, but doesn't say what version of Twonky. It says that .MOV files are supported, but Twonky 5.0.56 on my HP EX485 says "unsupported file format". The last version of a Twonky add-in for the EX485 is version 5.1.6. Anybody know if this version supports .MOV?

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby PeeBee » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:30 pm

flyfisher wrote:The original post shows the formats supported by Twonky, but doesn't say what version of Twonky. It says that .MOV files are supported, but Twonky 5.0.56 on my HP EX485 says "unsupported file format". The last version of a Twonky add-in for the EX485 is version 5.1.6. Anybody know if this version supports .MOV?


Don't you mean that your media player says "unsupported file format"? What are you trying to play the file on?

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby flyfisher » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:18 am

PB asks "what media player are you trying to play the .MOV files on".

I have .MPG movies (from a snapshot camera that also does short movies) and some .MOV movies (from a Kodak HD pocket camcorder). Twonky 5.0.56 on my HP EX485 MediaSmart server plays the .MPG movies just fine on my Samsung BD-6500 BluRay player attached to my Sony HD TV. But when I try to play a .MOV movie it says "Unsupported file format".

I saw .MOV on the supported list at the beginning of this thread and have been trying to find out where that support started. Since the thread started in 2008 it would appear that it has been awhile. But my Twonky 5.0.56 apparenly doesn't. Reading this forum I see that the last Twonky "add-in" for the HP EX485 is version 5.1.6. I would be willing to try installing that, but would like to know first whether it supports .MOV format, since it appears that some on this forum have had challenges with installing later versions of Twonky on their HP servers. No sense risking problems if 5.1.6 doesn't support .MOV

Thanks for your reply!

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby amunoz_tico » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:31 pm

Twonky Team

Maybe you can use the following tools in order to get information about how improve the transcoding in your server. My suggestion is to open a new topic, tell to the user that they can send their information in order to try to figure out how the DLNA products works.

http://opentools.homeip.net/dev-tools-for-upnp

==> Important : Support to external subtitles files

For example, an open Media Server have the following post in their forum. It is very useful.

In order to support more devices let me know of what yours supports. One way is to send me the Sink protocol information of your device.

1. Install Intel UPnP tools
2. run Device Spy
3. It should list all your UPnP device and among them yout device (eg TV, console, etc)
4. Expand the device's tree and find service: urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ConnectionManager:1
5. Expand that and double click on GetProtocolInfo(...).
6. Click on Invoke and send me (or attach a file) the result in field Sink.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby john.glasson » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Be aware though that not all file formats provide good support for metadata - if you can't tag a file there is every chance that it won't be displayed in Twonky Server's Navigation Tree. This is especially a problem with audio file formats: users may have large collections of music, so a logical hierachy which allows you to track down a specific album is needed.

MP3, WMA, Ogg/Vorbis and FLAC files seem to work fine. M4a is currently only partially supported by Twonky - the 'composer' and 'albumArtist' tags are not mapped. This is being addressed by PV technical support, but in the meantime M4a is best avoided for classical music collections (since 'composer' is essential for organising these).

For more details see the Twonky wiki here

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby qualiton69 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:33 pm

HI,
i have most of my music files in .AIFF format . My new media player, HDI DUNE does not support .AIFF, but WAV, etc . would i be able to listen to my .aiff music files through Twonky ? would it make a kind of "real-time" conversation, or this is not going to happen ?
thx
ps.: also, would it hold the tag info (album art, artist, etc. names ?)

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby amunoz_tico » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:39 pm

qualiton69 wrote:HI,
i have most of my music files in .AIFF format . My new media player, HDI DUNE does not support .AIFF, but WAV, etc . would i be able to listen to my .aiff music files through Twonky ? would it make a kind of "real-time" conversation, or this is not going to happen ?
thx


I suggest you to open a New Topic with your issue. Maybe another user has a solution.

I think that you have to transcode from AIFF to WAV. Take a look to the following Topic, there are some transcoding for video, but you could try to do something similar to create a transcode from AIFF to WAV.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8923&p=33530#p33530

Regards!


UPDATE = I don't sure, but you could add the following link to your profile:

MT:aif,aiff audio/wav
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Hayden » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:16 pm

Hi,

I have installed TwonkyServer 6.0.30 on my windows vista laptop, my main use for TwonkyServer is to stream music to my Sony BDP-S370 Blu-ray player. Streaming mp3's is a doddle, however I am unable to stream WAV files, the files appear on screen, but when selected I just get the message "This file is corrupted or the music file is not supported".
I have tried every media receiver configuration but with no joy!
Anybody have any suggestions? Or could this be looked at for the next update please?

Kind regards

Hayden

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby PeeBee » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:22 pm

Can the Sony BDP-S370 Blu-ray player play .WAV files? If not you will need to set up transcoding to a supported format.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Hayden » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:50 pm

Hi,

Yes it can play WAV/LPCM files, I have succesfully streamed them with Asset and Nero but unfortunately not through my prefered choice of Twonky!

Regards
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby PeeBee » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:43 pm

You could try adding MT:wav audio/wav to the clients.db entry for Sony Blu-Ray Player (and make sure that is what you have set this device up as on the Media Receivers page).

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Hayden » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:29 pm

Hi PB,

Thanks for your help but that's not solved it either. Nevermind.

Regards
Hayden

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby masticator » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:55 pm

Hi,
i have a problem with one avi-file.
This file http://lbraband.ath.cx/siebenConv.txt works perfectly.
but this one http://lbraband.ath.cx/memConv.txt does not (its not even listed in the mediadirectory).

Why?
And how can i convert it to a working format with a debian linux machine.

Files where created with mediainfo.

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Re:TV or Twonky?

Postby charltonc » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:13 am

I have a panasonic viera v20 and when I am pulling video files from the pc lately the message appears cannot read file, however if I exit and retry a number of times it will then read and play the file, this appears to be getting worse and I am not sure what is the cause, TV or Twonky. lately even when I get to actually play the file if I attempt to fast fwd then it will drop out with the same message.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Twonky_Rick » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:04 pm

Both of these issues seem player-related to me. Sadly, most TVs do not have good embedded media players.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Briain » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:53 pm

The above forum spammer (xerryhorteen997) wrote wrote:CAKE TINS


Cake Tins! This is inspirational to me! I like my cakes and I have my 2 cake tins arranged as a RAID 1 array. This means that should one of the cake tin lids get jammed shut, my selection of available cakes will not be at all compromised. I think Twonky should be able to scan my cake tin array and display the available contents (both cake and biscuit formats) such that I can browse them on my DLNA TV. I assume that with rescan set to -1, when I consume a cake, the index will automatically be updated and the cake be removed from the choices menu. I am slightly disappointed that Twonky still cannot read my c3u files (cakelists) and feel this needs immediate attention. I also would like more support for the genre tags (biscuit, shortbread, sponge, tea-dunking, etc) as this would make content navigation a much more satisfying user experience.

:lol:
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby DaemonBeetle » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:21 pm

Briain - your post just made the spammer's links live. I'm sure that isn't what you meant to do ...
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Briain » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:47 pm

Hi

Well spotted and thank you very much for pointing that out! Immediately after submitting my silly post, I got side-tracked by a long and complex phone call and [somewhat unusually] I didn't actually proof-read the displayed post after submitting it.

I have now removed the html bits and will go eat some cake whilst bowing my head in shame :oops: (and also bowing it into my cake tin) :lol:

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:05 pm

Bri is earning his "Bandit" stamp. :wink:

I think all of you Gurus should now be able to ban spammers and remove their posts. Let me know if you're not sure how to do that. I do it when I see them, but there are so many spammers out there.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Briain » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:28 pm

Actually, I think that would be a great plan; I thought the three handbag spam-ads [the other day] didn't really add much technical value to the overall scheme of things (though I did buy a couple of fake crocodile ones, just to be absolutely sure) and thus think it would be good if gurus (and maybe even bandits) had the permissions to 'tidy' these sort of things up as soon as they appear. That said, I still rather like the idea of scanning the contents of my RAID 1 cake tins! :)

If that permission already exists, I confess to not knowing the procedure (that said, maybe I absent-mindedly wrote it down and stashed the note away in one of my new pseudo-croc handbags). Seriously though, maybe a group PM (or email) outlining spam trashing techniques would be useful?

Bri :)

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby DaemonBeetle » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:17 pm

I'm not seeing any options for performing moderation, and I'm used to a whole bunch of different options on different forum software. Indeed, there are no more options than there were before, so I'm pretty sure I at least don't have anything other than a different avatar ;)
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:53 am

When I click on someone's name next to a post I see a link called 'Banning'. Can you see that?

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby DaemonBeetle » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:59 am

Nope - it looks exactly the same as it did when I first joined the forum.
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Briain » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:53 pm

I don't think we have that option; I just tried to see if I could ban Rick, but alas there was no facility so to do! :D

Seriously though, I did also look at a new user (who had only posted twice) to see if the option was there for new folks (who could thus be spammers) but I don't see it there either.

Bri

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby DaemonBeetle » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:03 pm

Oh, and can us Gurus and Bandits have the "you can't post so soon" timeout reduced please. It is a major PITA and makes posting here a challenge at times - or maybe I just need to learn how to type slowly :(

This is a case in point - it's been over a 2 minutes since my last post and I still can't post another one.
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Twonky_Rick » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:19 pm

Thanks for letting me know about this. I'll see if Mark can address both of these issues for you.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby NewToTwonky » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:58 am

[quote]Note: the actual formats supported depends on the individual client device support[/quote]

What?? Out of the box, I expected Twonky to simply play any media locally.. Unfortunately Twonky has not been able to play any video file from my large movie library (while other media players play all content)

Sorry am just ranting here.. Just purchased the Twonky Manager, installed it and so far have not found any helpful answers in any guide, video or forum to help setup the server :( So far Twonky has been a totally negative experience, but am hoping that will change soon.

Many of my videos are m2ts, ts, m4v. mp4.mkv, containers all of which play in XBMC, media Player Classic, PowerDVD 10 and more players. What or how do I configure Twonky to play any files from my library please.?

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby DaemonBeetle » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:18 am

Twonky doesn't play any files, at all. What Twonky does is allow your DLNA client to access the media on the Twonky server.
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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby Twonky_Rick » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:13 pm

Daemon is right. TwonkyManager doesn't have it's own player. We use Windows Media Player, Flash player and the QT player. If you haven't installed QuickTime yet, you should do so, that will expand the number of files you can play. TwonkyManager's purpose is not to be a universal player. There is other software which does that much better. It's purpose is to act as a server that shares media with devices in your home.

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Re: Supported Streaming Formats

Postby NewToTwonky » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:50 pm

Maybe I wasn't clear...

Codecs are already installed at every server and client and all currently installed players can play any file from any library. . Yet Twonky fails to support 99% of my libraries media and is unable to direct any media file to a media player which can normally open the media (ie not using twonky).

I am beginning to understand Twonky though, and I think it should be able to access any media file and open any desired compatible player. The biggest problem as I see it is minimal support for both media players and media itself. Look at it this way, more than 95% of media in my networked library use m2ts whether a 1080p or 480i which is an mpeg2 stream very similar in construction to a ts file, both are IP streaming formats with m2ts being blue ray specific. Yet Twonky only supports ts ?? Sorry I don't get it, why so handicapped??

yes i understand the intention is to serve media to DLNA compliant devices however I am not interested in purchasing more hardware simply to be DLNA compatible, especially when software players are better and more flexible, besides we already purchased adequate hardware. Twonky in it's simplest form is a media manager, albiet can do a lot more :) However folks shouldn't have to change the format of their entire library to be compliant with the media manager, right? I can write a script to take my library and pass each m2ts through a muxing tool to convert to ts (without trans-coding) but I shouldn't have too is the point. Will i have to do it over when a newer media manager is available?? The other issue is unless a player is already open and running, Twonky doesn't even know of it's existence, so how would it know which player to open to play the media with??

How is it I can't specify a software player of my choosing in the TM yet I can access the server across the network and open a media file with flash???

Speaking of access to the server, I watched most of the help movies looking for instructions on how to remotely access the server to configure it, all movies seem to skip this vital information whats up with that?? I noticed in one of the movies after zooming in that the presenter was using port 9000 to access the server, so I tried that and voila!! now I could see the same page the presenter was making the presentation with.. Honestly it doesn't help the new guys when they can't follow along with the presentation because someone failed to show you how to access the same page.. :?
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