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This week saw Twonky release an update to its TwonkyServer software, bringing it up to version 6.0.37.

What is TwonkyServer?

Here is how Twonky describe it:

Is your Playstation® 3 connected to your home network? Do you have a digital photo frame with a wireless Internet connection, or what about an Internet radio? Provide your favorite devices with that missing link to your computer’s music, video and photo collections. Download the popular, powerful TwonkyServer and truly experience the connected home.
TwonkyServer makes it possible for your devices to retrieve your media files from wherever they’re stored. Using your device’s remote and menu system, view your computer’s media library, or an online media feed, and just press play.

TwonkyServer is available for Windows®, Mac® and Linux, so it will work for any connected home.
If you have Windows Home Server, you can still use TwonkyServer. View this install guide to see if it’s the right option for you.

We even offer a mobile version of our server. Currently available free in the Android™ app store, TwonkyServer Mobile lets you serve music, photos or video from your phone to devices all around the home.

TwonkyServer is part of our TwonkyManager, so if you have a Windows PC and want many amazing features beyond what we offer in TwonkyServer, please see TwonkyManager.

You can choose your platform and download the updates from the Twonky website.

Here is what is included in the update:

Fixes serveral sync-related issues

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This week saw Twonky release an update to its TwonkyServer software, bringing it up to version 6.0.36.

What is TwonkyServer?

Here is how Twonky describe it:

Is your Playstation® 3 connected to your home network? Do you have a digital photo frame with a wireless Internet connection, or what about an Internet radio? Provide your favorite devices with that missing link to your computer’s music, video and photo collections. Download the popular, powerful TwonkyServer and truly experience the connected home.
TwonkyServer makes it possible for your devices to retrieve your media files from wherever they’re stored. Using your device’s remote and menu system, view your computer’s media library, or an online media feed, and just press play.

TwonkyServer is available for Windows®, Mac® and Linux, so it will work for any connected home.
If you have Windows Home Server, you can still use TwonkyServer. View this install guide to see if it’s the right option for you.

We even offer a mobile version of our server. Currently available free in the Android™ app store, TwonkyServer Mobile lets you serve music, photos or video from your phone to devices all around the home.

TwonkyServer is part of our TwonkyManager, so if you have a Windows PC and want many amazing features beyond what we offer in TwonkyServer, please see TwonkyManager.

You can choose your platform and download the updates from the Twonky website.

Here is what is included in the update:

– This software update includes a new feature that allows you to wirelessly sync media from your mobile device to your computer. For more information about using this feature with our Twonky Mobile Android app, check out the “Syncing Your Files” section below.
– A new client adaptation was added for Sony Bravia, Sony Blu-Ray Home Theaters and Sony Blu-Ray Players. With this change, all files that could be played through other DLNA servers are now also supported by TwonkyServer.
– Fixed a problem with the web config page not launching that occurred when installing TwonkyServer on a Mac running the Lion OS.
– Fixed YouTube streaming problems
– Information about other improvements and bug fixes can be found in the TwonkyServer release notes, which can be found in the TwonkyServer folder under Program Files\Twonky.

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This week saw Twonky release an update to its TwonkyServer software, bringing it up to version 6.0.34.

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What is TwonkyServer?

Here is how Twonky describe it:

Is your Playstation® 3 connected to your home network? Do you have a digital photo frame with a wireless Internet connection, or what about an Internet radio? Provide your favorite devices with that missing link to your computer’s music, video and photo collections. Download the popular, powerful TwonkyServer and truly experience the connected home.
TwonkyServer makes it possible for your devices to retrieve your media files from wherever they’re stored. Using your device’s remote and menu system, view your computer’s media library, or an online media feed, and just press play.

TwonkyServer is available for Windows®, Mac® and Linux, so it will work for any connected home.
If you have Windows Home Server, you can still use TwonkyServer. View this install guide to see if it’s the right option for you.

We even offer a mobile version of our server. Currently available free in the Android™ app store, TwonkyServer Mobile lets you serve music, photos or video from your phone to devices all around the home.

TwonkyServer is part of our TwonkyManager, so if you have a Windows PC and want many amazing features beyond what we offer in TwonkyServer, please see TwonkyManager.

You can choose your platform and download the updates from the Twonky website.

Here is what is included in the update:

Bug Fixes
-fixed: File scanning issue on Windows network drives
-fixed: Roku soundbridge cannot stream aac/m4a
-fixed: UPnP Discovery broken w/ Linn control point
-fixed: Web Config UI not working properly with Internet Explorer 9
-fixed: improved ssdp responses to M-Searches with MX=1
-fixed: Aggregation not always indexing all items, if there are items of unknown type to TwonkyServer

Changes
o Disabled the NMC Stationary service in TwonkyServer
o Added Linn Bubble DS to clients DB
o removed useless client adaptatiion option XM:NOAAC320FORAAC192

Twonky has just released an update to its TwonkyServer software, bringing it up to version 6.0.30.

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What is TwonkyServer?

Here is how Twonky describe it:

Is your Playstation® 3 connected to your home network? Do you have a digital photo frame with a wireless Internet connection, or what about an Internet radio? Provide your favorite devices with that missing link to your computer’s music, video and photo collections. Download the popular, powerful TwonkyServer and truly experience the connected home.
TwonkyServer makes it possible for your devices to retrieve your media files from wherever they’re stored. Using your device’s remote and menu system, view your computer’s media library, or an online media feed, and just press play.

TwonkyServer is available for Windows®, Mac® and Linux, so it will work for any connected home.
If you have Windows Home Server, you can still use TwonkyServer. View this install guide to see if it’s the right option for you.

We even offer a mobile version of our server. Currently available free in the Android™ app store, TwonkyServer Mobile lets you serve music, photos or video from your phone to devices all around the home.

TwonkyServer is part of our TwonkyManager, so if you have a Windows PC and want many amazing features beyond what we offer in TwonkyServer, please see TwonkyManager.

You can choose your platform and download the updates from the Twonky website.

Here is what is included in the update:

Release Notes for TMS 6.0.30
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Changes
o added “Nokia Home Music” to clients.db
o On language change a database rebuild is no longer necessary
o Added mobile view to selectable views
o Renamed “simple default navigation” to “classic media navigation”
o Renamed “advanced default navigation” to “advanced media navigation”
o INI file can now accept mobile and folder view as default setting
Bug Fixes
-fixed: LPCM files are not working on PS3
-fixed: Duplicate content is displayed on enabling Aggregation.
-fixed: Reposition forward and backward is not working in case of WMA file on NETGEAR MP101
-fixed: Toshiba REGZA TV Cannot Play Any JPEG Contents except for JPEG_SM
-fixed: Thumnail view for gif files are not displayed while pulling the content from the server using WDTV live
-fixed: Sony Bravia Photos : Update ‘protocolinfo’ for JPEG_TN content.
-fixed: Json feed has broken links and thumbnails for online items
-fixed: Cleanup of navigation tree does not always work as expected
-fixed: Manual Rescan not working when scantime set to ‘0’
-fixed: Thumbnail view of JPEG files are not available on Samsung TV
-fixed: Pause/Resume is not working on Regza
-fixed: TwonkyServer reduces the resolution of some photos displayed on Denon receivers
-fixed: TwonkyServer can handle only 128 simultaneous CreateObject actions, which turned out to be too little
-fixed: Failure to find embedded albumart for a MP3 file with id3 v2.4.0 metadata (v2.3.0 works)
-fixed: Improve subtitle support for Samsung TVs
-fixed: Content name is not displayed properly if we use underscore in Wav files.
-fixed: Failure to send albumart for a MP3 file with embedded BMP
-fixed: Send default album art as fallback if embedded or external album art can not be sent
-fixed: Maxitems configuration property is ignored in some setups
-fixed: Add support for embedded albumart in MP3 files using id3 v2.4.0 metadata
-fixed: Pause/Resume is not working on Regza
-fixed: Several problems with duplicate detection
Known Issues in 6.0.30
– Twonky ignores the sort criteria upon search if the search is including several sub-folders. Sorting works if search is invoked on a container that only contains items.

Last week Twonky released the first beta for its TwonkyManager 2.0.3 release – want to try it?

What’s TwonkyManager you might ask:

So, you’ve hooked up your gaming system, TV or photo frame to your Internet connection, now how do you make the most of it? With TwonkyManager loaded on your Windows® PC, you control your media experience in every way. You even have the power to stream online media to your different devices, because TwonkyManager now includes TwonkyBeam™, a convenient add-on for your Internet browser that works with popular sites, including Flickr®, Last.fm™ and YouTube™.
Don’t have a Windows PC or just looking for a server? Don’t worry. We still have TwonkyServer available for Mac®, Linux, Windows Home Server or Windows. Please see TwonkyServer.

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Here is what Twonky says about this beta release:

TwonkyManager 2.0.3 Beta 1 – Release Notes
This is our first Beta release of TwonkyManager 2.0.3. Please report any issues you find to tmm-beta@pv.com. You can download it here: http://www.twonky.com/upfiles/betas/Two … rSetup.exe
Changes
– Includes TwonkyServer 6.0.2, which has numerous bug fixes. (See below)
– Fixed a problem where some YouTube videos couldn’t be played on the TwonkyManager player.
– Improved performance when pushing video from YouTube to Samsung TVs or other TwonkyManager players on the network. Not all YouTube videos play on Samsung TVs, but it works much better than before.
– TwonkyManager now remembers which server it was attached to after shutdown and relaunch – even when a server is not running on the local PC.
– Now M4A files can be pushed to the WD TV Live box
– Now photo thumbnails appear on the WD TV Live box when pulling a folder of photos
– Fixed a problem that caused photo thumbnails to no longer appear on Samsung TVs when pulling a folder of photos
– The clear queue setting is now checked by default. This means every time you drag and drop a media item on a renderer’s icon it will play. If you uncheck this, the first media item will start playing and then other media dragged onto the currently playing device will be added to it’s queue.
– Now automatically assigns the correct icon when a “WD TV Live” is present on the network.
– Fixed a problem where one TwonkyManager could not control the volume of another TwonkyManager running on the network.
– Fixed a problem that caused the Twonkymediawatchdog.exe to crash or fail to restart after a crash when TwonkyServer was installed as a non-system service
– Reindexed the Shoutcast feeds to eliminate stations which are no longer available. This doesn’t guarantee station availability, but improves the chances of getting stations that play some of the time.
– Fixed a problem that caused the first item in all Handpicked video categories to appear as a folder icon.
– Fixed a problem that prevented personal photos from appearing in the Picasa Web media feed when the MIME-type was not lower case.
– Fixed a problem where changing the name of the local TwonkyManager player didn’t appear to other TwonkyManager users on the network.
– Add support for an expanded deviceinfo.xml file. More about this later.
– Added 40 new video feeds to the Handpicked Video list (not available in the Beta build. Will be in the final release)
– Fixed a problem where renaming a server with aggregation enabled sometimes caused problems
– Fixed a problem with the Compilation Directory setting only working the first time it was set.
– Dashes are now automatically added when you type in a license key manually. However, it’s still a good idea to paste the key in to prevent mistyping a number.
– Fixed a typo in the German language Server Settings tab (not available in the Beta build. Will be in the final release)
TwonkyServer 6.0.2 improvements
– File scanning of large libraries is now much faster than before. Over 20x faster than some previous releases.
– YouTube username and tags are now persisted
– Fixed some issues with thumbnails on Samsung TVs
– Handpicked video stations are now saved
– Add additional MP4 transcoding options to allow better options for on-the-fly video transcoding
– Fixed one problem when scanning large content libraries
– Fixed display of BMP, GIF and TIFF on PlayStation3
Known Issues
– The first time you launch TwonkyManager, it has to scan all of your media and import all of your playlists. This can take several minutes. During this process, TwonkyManager may appear a little sluggish and you may not see all of your media until the scan is complete.
– If you want to make playlists containing media from an external server that has Content Aggregation enabled, you’ll need to turn on mirroring.
– The Handpicked Radio feed is currently missing this Beta. It will be put back in the final release.
– We are seeing some performance issues with TwonkyServer with media libraries that have over 70,000 items. We are working on a solution for this.
– Rick

So why not download it and give it a go – just remember to give feedback to Twonky.

You can download it from here.

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Twonky have released  a new TwonkyManager 2.0.2 beta which you can try now.

 

What’s TwonkyManager you might ask:

 

So, you’ve hooked up your gaming system, TV or photo frame to your Internet connection, now how do you make the most of it? With TwonkyManager loaded on your Windows® PC, you control your media experience in every way. You even have the power to stream online media to your different devices, because TwonkyManager now includes TwonkyBeam™, a convenient add-on for your Internet browser that works with popular sites, including Flickr®, Last.fm™ and YouTube™.
Don’t have a Windows PC or just looking for a server? Don’t worry. We still have TwonkyServer available for Mac®, Linux, Windows Home Server or Windows. Please see TwonkyServer.

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Here is what Twonky has to say:

 

Here is our first TwonkyManager 2.0.2 release candidate. This build will be replaced with a new one sometime next week.

http://www.twonky.com/upfiles/betas/Two … rSetup.exe

New Features

- Playlist-related Fixes
1. When you reorder songs stored on another PC running TwonkyServer or TwonkyManager, your playlists’ song order will not change.
2. If you restart or rebuild the database of another server running on your network, you will not lose any saved playlists.
- Updated Media Server – Includes TwonkyServer 6.0.1, which has numerous bug fixes.
- Includes TwonkyBeam 1.2 – After installing TwonkyManager, you have the option to install a new version of TwonkyBeam, which includes the improvements noted in the next section.
- Media Feed Improvements
1. Fixed a problem that broke YouTube streaming
2. Trial users can now change some media feed settings or view personalized media feeds.
3. Fixed issues where media feeds settings pages appeared blank or contained incorrect options.
- Improved DivX Streaming – Fixed an issue where the server couldn’t stream some DivX videos to a ZyXEL DMA.
- Improved iTunes 9 Playlist Import – Fixed problems importing some iTunes 9 playlists
- Clear Queue Command – Right-click on any device icon to clear its playback queue.
- Photo Preview Fix – All photo thumbnails should be visible and will not interfere with music playback when opened.
- Video Thumbnail Fix – Fixed a caching problem that caused an incorrect video thumbnail to appear after rebuilding the server database. Now, pressing F5 will flush the cache of thumbnails entirely and update it with the correct images.
- Auto Copy Fix – Auto-copied photos should appear in TwonkyManager automatically after pressing F5, without having to switch views first.
- Disable Local Loopback – Advanced users can adjust the Twonky configuration file to disable the local loopback address that TwonkyServer advertises on the network (e.g. 127.0.0.1). Local loopback caused problems with some Control Points because they would select the wrong address, and then no media appeared when browsing TwonkyManager or TwonkyServer. To prevent this, advanced users should add “disablelocalssdp=1 DLNA-1950” to the Twonky configuration file.
- Easier Server Selection – It’s now easier to select a media server when a large number of media servers are available on a network.
- New TwonkyManager Player Icon – All PCs running TwonkyManager now appear with laptop icons in the Now Playing section. You can change this icon to a desktop PC if desired.
- Updated Documentation – Installation instructions, help and release notes have been updated.
- Fixed problems with expired trial messages
- Fixed a problem that prevented SHOUTcast and Handpicked radio feeds from appearing.
- Fixed a problem where errors were received when registering a Facebook account.
- Fixed problems with playlist names that occurred after a server rescan or database rebuild
- Now all custom metadata (e.g. photo ratings, keywords, descriptions) are preserved when upgrading from TwonkyManager 2.0 to 2.0.2
- Fixed some sorting problems that only occurred in Browse view.

You can also check out their forum post here.

 

So why not check out the beta and let us know what you think.

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Would you like to see TwonkyServer being used with a new Xbox 360 Slim? Then we have a video to show you.

Here is how Twonky describe TwonkyServer:

Is your Playstation® 3 connected to your home network? Do you have a digital photo frame with a wireless Internet connection, or what about an Internet radio? Provide your favorite devices with that missing link to your computer’s music, video and photo collections. Download the popular, powerful TwonkyServer and truly experience the connected home.

TwonkyServer makes it possible for your devices to retrieve your media files from wherever they’re stored. Using your device’s remote and menu system, view your computer’s media library, or an online media feed, and just press play.

TwonkyServer is available for Windows®, Mac® and Linux, so it will work for any connected home.
We even offer a mobile version of our server. Currently available free in the Android™ app store, TwonkyServer Mobile lets you serve music, photos or video from your phone to devices all around the home.

The video shows a Qnap ts-439 server running TwonkyServer and a new Xbox 360 Slim – and it has some funky music as well. You will see how easy it is to use TwonkyServer to stream to your devices.

Credit for the video goes to TubeYou70. Now if we could convince him to replace his Qnap ts-439 with a Windows Home Server……

This week after months of beta releases, Twonky released TwonkyServer version 6.

Some of the features include:

  • Aggregate your media from multiple servers, so that you can access everything from one place
  • Browse and playback local media from your web browser (Flash required for playback)
  • Consumes fewer resources than competing digital media servers
  • 5MB memory for 10,000 music items
  • Low burden on CPU
  • Supports more platforms than any other digital media server
  • Supports more devices than any other digital media server
  • Provides convenient navigation of large media collections
  • Customized and pre-defined navigation trees
  • Automatically generated media index
  • User-generated tags
  • Offers short response times and multiple language support, easily handling thousands of media items
  • No need to manually rescan when content changes
  • Allows run-time customization

You can download the update from here: http://www.twonky.com/products/twonkyserver/updates.aspx

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