Twonky Server 6.0.1 on Ready NAS Duo - How change base dir?

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Twonky Server 6.0.1 on Ready NAS Duo - How change base dir?

Postby bemar » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:35 am

Hello,

I've installed Twonky Server 6.0.1 on my Ready NAS Duo device.
On that device I have my "video", "music" and "picture" share. After installation of the Twonky Server I have a further share "media" which seems to be the base folder for the twonky server. I've added a "music", "picture" and "video" folder into the "media" share and setup this folders in the Twonky Server as my media source folders. It's running but its not satasfiying to me because the media are in my basic shares on the root of the NAS Server.Everytime I wan't to stream something about the twonky server I have to copy it from my basic shares to the twonky folders.

I've seen in the twonky_config.ini there is a parameter for the base folder set to /c/media/. Now the question is what is the intention of twonky to use its own share "media" and how can I change this parameter (I've tried as admin and got a permission error).

Thx for your help

Ben

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Re: Twonky Server 6.0.1 on Ready NAS Duo - How change base dir?

Postby Briain » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:32 pm

Hi

The base directory can be very easily set by using your web browser to send an RPC call. This populates the Twonky ini file with the new information, then restarting Twonky picks it up (very easy to do and it only takes a few seconds).

Please see my post here as that explains the various options and how to apply them.

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Re: Twonky Server 6.0.1 on Ready NAS Duo - How change base dir?

Postby Pidsley » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:04 am

Hi,

I also have a ReadNAs Duo running squeezebox and DLNA. Can I ask why you installed twonky? Does this give the ReadyNas a better streaming ability?

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Re: Twonky Server 6.0.1 on Ready NAS Duo - How change base d

Postby Briain » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:40 pm

Hi

It's much better as it handles embedded art (in FLAC files), and with custom trees, it shows the album artist container. In addition, with custom trees the menu structure is vastly superior for folks with medium to large album collections. To be honest, I've not ever used the Twonky supplied menus as my collection is too big to have 'all' containers in it, but I'd expect that the standard Twonky menu's would still be vastly superior to the built in ReadyDLNA menus (I really can't say that for sure as I've only seen very early versions of ReadyDLNA and thus the menu structure might have advanced since these early versions).

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