Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with ReadyDLNA

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Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with ReadyDLNA

Postby deudonne » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:04 pm

Hi,

I am trialing Twonky on my Readynas Duo.

It is great so far because it picks up all of my media files on the ReadyNas, where ReadyDLNA (the built it streaming service) doesnt.

However, 2 things that unfortunatly dont seem to work, and i can find any conclusive answers about:

1. The Twonky media service, when streaming to my LG LD690 tv, seems to disable sound output via optical. I can hear it click off on the amp/speakers when I launch Twonky DLNA from the tv. ReadyDLNA, however, doesnt do this, and allows me to play vidoes through my amp and speakers. Odd.

2. The USB HDD attached to my ReadyNAS has it's share in the root of the readynas, but twonkymedia server starts it directory for files from root\media. I have seen the option to change this in the twonky .ini file, but I have a permission error when i try to change it. If i RPC into it (not done that before, but i could try) would i be able to change it to the root, and would it then be able to see the USB HDD shared on the readynas?


Thanks!

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby Twonky_Rick » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:04 pm

1. The Twonky media service, when streaming to my LG LD690 tv, seems to disable sound output via optical. I can hear it click off on the amp/speakers when I launch Twonky DLNA from the tv. ReadyDLNA, however, doesnt do this, and allows me to play vidoes through my amp and speakers. Odd.


We don't have any way to disable the digital outs on your TV, that seems like an issue with your TV to me.

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:42 pm

god that was a nightmare. I had to register again coz I couldn't get back in. Gash.



Anyways. thanks for getting back to me. I am the guy that posted above.

The thing is, nothing has changed between using the two streaming services, the same files, folders and shares, the same wiring and setup for the ReadyNas, the only difference is the ReadyDLNA streaming service and the Twonky Media service.

No files play through the TV optical out with Twonky. All files that I play with ReadyDLNA do output audio via optical out.

Therefore the problem must be with the way the TV interprets the streaming service. The stream must be different in some way (I am not technical enough to know how it might differ or if it does). Therefore I have to conclude that the issue is not with the TV but with the difference in the stream being fed to it, as that is the only thing that is different between the two situations.

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:52 pm

Awww man. I ballsed up with this thread. I have done some more testing and it turns out i was talking cack.


I better set the record straight, and explain why I WILL now be buying a license for Twonky Media for my ReadyNas as soon as the trials up.

Also, the info, although not much use in this Netgear forum, might help someone with TV issues.


I have found that the DAC converter I am using from the optical out on my LD LD690 TV does not support DOLBY. Video files encoded with mp3 audio tracks play fine. DOLBY encoded audio video files don't

Twonky works fine.

Thanks for your time. Sorry for the red herring.

Have a good day.

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby Twonky_Rick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:37 am

Glad to hear that you're now up and running. :D

Thanks for posting your solution here.

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:49 pm

Cheers.

Just bought the license. And loving 6.0.34. I had 5.1.5 before. I didn't realise there was a 6.0.34 - which is much better!

How come there is no mention of the ReadyNas AddOn on the Twonky Media website? I wasn't sure I was even buying the right license, until I put it in and it worked.


All Twonked up now 8)

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:23 pm

I'm such a klutz!

Found I can switch TV optical output to 'PCM' rather than 'Auto' - now I ahve two channel audio out from my TV for all my DOLBY encoded files! Great news for us with 2 channel amps. And here was me looking for external 5.1 DACs, that don't exist, other than strange chinese types from ebay that I wouldn't like to have replace my current 2 channel DAC.

I am SORTED!

Can't believe I didn't work all this out previously. I don't usualy fail that easily.

;)

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby Briain » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:39 pm

deudonne wrote:The USB HDD attached to my ReadyNAS has it's share in the root of the readynas, but twonkymedia server starts it directory for files from root\media. I have seen the option to change this in the twonky .ini file, but I have a permission error when i try to change it. If i RPC into it (not done that before, but i could try) would i be able to change it to the root, and would it then be able to see the USB HDD shared on the readynas?
Thanks!


Hi

The answer to setting that easily is that you can do it (in a few seconds) via a web browser by making what's called an RPC call; Twonky will then add it to the ini file for you (and a Twonky restart will pick it up). I have written a post about doing this on a ReadyNAS and also a Qnap (click here). There are a few other useful ones that I've mentioned here. Note that the cache location one refers to a Qnap (so the path will be different) but the call works on any device.

Bri

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:22 pm

Bri, thanks. I'm gonna give it a try ;)

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:34 pm

ok, copied this into chrome: http://192.168.96.22:9000/rpc/set_option?contentbase=/

received a timeout page, i assume this is normal. Server appeared to restart , as it started rebuilding its database (as usual on a twonky server restart on readynas, right?)

Now, do i need to redirect all content directories to /media/videos, /media/music?
..becuase it seems to still be finding the files again, which i'm guessing it shouldnt be able to as they are all set by default in the twonky configuration settings to /videos, /music.

..anyways. My USB HDD attached to my ReadyNAS appears with the share name 'USB_HDD_1', therefore, since doing the RPC call, I am adding a new directory to twonky server on the NAS in the directory /USB_HDD_1/Videos (where the videos are on my usb hdd).

I theory, if the rpc call was successful, twonky will pick up these file.

Is there any way i can check if the rpc call was successful?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:44 pm

Is this right? It looks like the rpc call didnt work :?:



#! TwonkyMedia ini file / charset UTF-8
#! Change settings by commandline or by editing this file
#! Do not add space characters before or after equal sign!

[main]
# Visible name in the network
friendlyname=TwonkNAS

# IP address to listen to (default: all networks)
ip=

# Watch changes in machine's network conf (1: yes, 0: no)
nicrestart=0

# Verbose level for logging
v=0

# Compile platform
platform=sparc_341_232

# Port of the http server
httpport=9000

# TTL for SSDP packets. Default: 4
ssdpttl=4

# clear detected clients table on each restart
clearclientsonrestart=0

# disable SSDP on localhost
disablelocalssdp=1

# disable SSDP:byebye at startup
disablebyebyeatstartup=0

# enable https remote connections
enabletls=1

# NMC mode (0:disable, 1:stationary, 2:mobiledirect, 3:mobileremote, 4:standalone)
nmcmode=1

# Log level (0:debug, 1:trace, 2:info, 3:warning, 4:error, 5:critical)
vlevel=4

# Stack size in bytes per thread on Linux. Default: 196608
stack_size=196608

# 2 letter language setting (en,de,...)
language=en

# for protection of the web config pages
accessuser=

# for protection of the web config pages
accesspwd=

# default view
autotree=5

# directory for cached/transcoded files
cachedir=/c/twonkymedia/db/cache

# max space files take under the directory for cached/transcoded files
cachemaxsize=300000

# license key
cdkey=GETY-OURO-WNLI-CENS-EFOR-TWON-KYME-DIA6

# auto enable new detected clients
clientautoenable=1

# default codepage used for ASCII to UTF-8 conversions
codepage=932

# music files under this directory are handled as part of a compilation
compilationsdir=Compilations,Sampler

# for Linux/NAS systems this is the basedirectory used for content sharing (prepended to all shares)
contentbase=/c/media/


# CSV list of all shares, prepended by the type (A,M,P,V) and a '+' or '-' sign to flag enabled or disabled shares
contentdir=+M|/media/Music,+P|/Pictures,+V|/Videos,+V|/USB_HDD_1/Videos

# directory where metadata database is stored
dbdir=/c/twonkymedia/db

# dynamic dns prefix for remote access, including http://
dyndns=

# access to web config pages, 0 for denied, 1 for local only, 2 for open
enableweb=2

# follow symbolic links while scanning (Linux only)
followlinks=0

# http server port for remote access
httpremoteport=

# ignore this directory for scanning (can be a comma separated list)
ignoredir=AppleDouble,AppleDB,AppleDesktop,TemporaryItems

# full path to the iTunes library .xml file
ituneslib=

# -1 for evented, 0 for disabled, positive value for rescan time in minutes
scantime=0

# on base URL start media browser and not config pages
startupmb=1

# buffer size in KB used for streaming
streambuffer=16384

# enable content upload
uploadenabled=1

# directory where server managed music folders are stored, like uploaded and mirrored songs, subfolder names are created based on strings from language files
servermanagedmusicdir=/c/media/twonkymedia/music/TwonkyMedia

# directory where server managed picture folders are stored, like uploaded and mirrored photos, subfolder names are created based on strings from language files
servermanagedpicturedir=/c/media/twonkymedia/pictures/TwonkyMedia

# directory where server managed video folders are stored, like uploaded and mirrored videos, subfolder names are created based on strings from language files
servermanagedvideodir=/c/media/twonkymedia/videos/TwonkyMedia

# directory where downloaded online items are cached
onlinedir=/c/twonkymedia/twonkymedia-server-online-data

# enabled nodes on webbrowse (M,P,V)
webnodes=MPV

# maximum number of pictures returned in webbrowse page
webpicturenum=0

# enable statistics
mediastatisticsenabled=0

# directory where statistics are stored
mediastatisticsdir=/c/twonkymedia/media-statistics

# default view for clients
defaultview=byfolder

# background transcoding targets
bgtrans=JPEG=0,MP3=0,MPEG2=0,WMV=0,MPEG4=0,Flash=0

# removable media drives
rmdrives=

# removable media home drive
rmhomedrive=/c/twonkymedia

# auto share removable media
rmautoshare=0

# maximum items that the server will share
maxitems=0

# menus which are supressed on web config pages
suppressmenu=divAutoShare

# enable aggregation of other DLNA servers
aggregation=0

# default aggregation mode for new discovered servers (0:ignore, 1: aggregate, 2:mirror)
aggmode=0

secure_folder_path=

# automatically install updates when available online
autoupdateinstall=0

# enable remote access
remoteaccess=0

# flash as default media browser for remote access
remoteaccessflash=0

# maximum time the file scanner can use to scan a file / prevents stalling of the server on corrupted files. 0 for use of default setting (30 seconds).
maxscantimeperfile=30

# maximum number of DTCP sessions running at one time
dtcpsessionlimit=8

# Absolute path to file with DTCP session count
dtcpsessioncount=

# The friendly name for upload location in a recording server
uploaddestinationfriendlyname=UploadDestination

# comma separated list of DLNA profiles that shall only be accepted on upload
uploadrestrictedprofiles=

# bitfield to disabled specific server frontends like HTML or RSS, use (1=HTML, 2=RSS, 4=JSON, 8=FLASH)
disablefrontends=

# maximum number of simultaneous CreateObject sessions, set 0 or negative for unlimited
upnpuploadlimit=0

# set to 1 to prevent server entering sleep mode
disablesleepmode=0

# comma separated list of maximum uploaded file size in megabytes for Photo, Music and Video contents, set 0 for unlimited
uploadmaxfilesize=0,0,0

# maximum number of sessions (upload/download/streaming) running at one time
httpsessionlimit=

# clear the cache on each restart of the server
clearcacheonrestart=

# disable creation of mediafusion account
disablemediafusion=

# specifies the maximum image size in pixels the scaler can handle
scalermaxpixels=

# minimum interval between two consecutive recordings (in seconds)
hdrlnextreadyvalue=180

# enable non-keyframe mode for generating time-seek-table
enablenonkeyframetstgen=0

# specify additional folder where server looks for .import.items files
importdir=

# Reget device description for every ALIVE packet (1) or only initially (0, default)
enable_reget=0

# Poll interval in seconds to receive queue events from Stationary
event_poll_interval=5

# Mapping of seek in percent to real seeks. Possible values: auto (default), time, bytes
map_seekpct=auto

# Set to non-zero to disable persistent connections, zero (default) to use them
no_persist_conn=0

# Time in s for a device to respond to an M-Search after a connection failure. Default: 15
revalidate_time=15

# Initial interval in s between MSearches. 0 to use normal interval. Default: 3
msearch_start_interval=3

# Interval in s between MSearches. 0 to disable. Default: 0
msearch_interval=0

# Enable or disable quick MSearches. 0 to disable, 1 to enable. Default: 1
msearch_quick=1

# Poll interval for DMR state changes of broken renderers in s. -1 to disable. Default: 5
dmr_state_poll_interval=5

# Maximum amount of concurrent supported servers. Default: 30
max_supported_server=30

# Maximum amount of concurrent supported renderers. Default: 30
max_supported_renderer=30

# Maximum amount of concurrent supported remote ui services. Default: 30
max_supported_ruis=30



edit: hope that didnt break forum rules. feel free to edit if it does.

Also, i should have probably started another thread.

:oops:

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:00 pm

Ah, hahaha. Didn't change the ip address. Doh... Will try again.

Sorry for multiple posting!!

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:05 pm

aww, still didnt work : # for Linux/NAS systems this is the basedirectory used for content sharing (prepended to all shares)
contentbase=/c/media/


also tried this: http://192.168.1.254:9000/rpc/set_optio ... .168.1.254

.254 being my NAS ip.

Still get two ips in the server - 127.0.0.1 and 192.168.2.254


Not sure i know quite how to issue these rpcs :\

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:09 pm

YES!

You are watching the ramblings of a nooby twaat.

I just had the ip address wrong, again. Sorted.

For the noobs: The rpc call is successful when you see the IP address written in small text in the browser window. Double check the ip address. ;)

Will post my results... if anyone is still reading my crap

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:15 pm

now my ini file states: # for Linux/NAS systems this is the basedirectory used for content sharing (prepended to all shares)
contentbase=/



so do i set my basic shares to:

/media/music

OR

/c/media/music

?

Thanks!

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Re: Audio-out disabled on tv with Twonky, but not with Ready

Postby deude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:23 pm

So i only need to share using /media/music - it find the files then.

but if i try to share the USB_HDD_1, it is slow slow to scan, and then it crashes. The NAS didnt even respond to holding the power button and I had to hard reset.

I think i'll forget trying to dlna my usb drive through the NAS. Unless anyone esle has had any luck.

Happy with it anyway. I'll just save up for some 2tb drives instead of the 1ners.


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