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With Twonky from Lynx Technology, you can quickly discover your media libraries of digital videos, photos and music in your home, control them from mobile devices, and enjoy them on connected screens and speakers. Twonky Server is the industry leading DLNA/UPnP Media Server from Lynx Technology that enables sharing media content between connected devices. Twonky Server is used worldwide and is available as a standalone server (end user installable, e.g. for PCs/Macs) or an embedded server for devices such as NAS, routers/gateways and STBs.

Trialware ($20)
OS:Windows
Version:8.4
Released:Jun 23,2016
File size:4.6MB
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8.4 (June 23, 2016)




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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Twonky Server 8.4
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New Features
By right clicking on a container in the Twonky Server WebUI one gets the option to add this container to 'Favorites'. Favorites are listed as new node for browsing Twonky Server. The Favorites node is only listed if not empty.
Activation of end user license keys now requires a Lynx account. Through this account Twonky Server instances are managed in the Lynx backend. The same account can be utilized to connect the SmartLynx engine with the Lynx backend.
New smart playlists for songs, pictures and videos that have been added same day. They are called "New Today".
Improvements
added client adaptation for Sony PlayStation 4
added accounting error codes for new handling of licenses in the Lynx backend
added an INI setting to remove the M-DMS device class from the server's device description
added an INI setting to set the "artist" property based on the "albumartist" metadata in the media file.
added date property to music albums containers
added rpc call get_thumbnail_url that retrieves the url of a media item's thumbnail from its file path
added subtitle support for Samsung TV J and M series
added support for file extension .midi
added support for more subtitle formats for Samsung TV, added general support for timed-text (.ttxt) subtitle format
fixed display of high resolution photos on Sony BluRay players
improved album art support for Kodi player
improved device handling in the client list
improved discovery of Chromecast devices
improved robustness when scanning corrupted .wav files
improved support for iPhoto [Mac only]
internal files for eventing of removable volume(s) are now stored directly on the external volume(s)
not showing MIDI and WMAPRO audio for Samsung TV anymore
now parsing duration from ID3-tagged FLAC files
Bug fixes
fixed a buffer overflow in the multibyte character conversion
fixed a crash when scanning large .wav music files
fixed album art sometimes missing in .flac audio content
fixed beaming to Denon DWS-1000
fixed broken restart behavior for upload and mirror locations
fixed buffer overrun caused by multibyte-character encoding conversion [Mac only]
fixed certificate verification in TLS-module
fixed crash if server is stopped shortly after start
fixed crash on shutdown
fixed crash when user configured specific language variants (e.g. English US instead of just English) [Mac only]
fixed crashes in MP3 and Wave scanners
fixed escaping of titles in the parent lists in the RSS server feeds
fixed import of iTunes database [Linux only]
fixed memory leak in TLS-module
fixed missing duration of songs imported from iTunes
fixed name handling for Chromecast devices
fixed possible crashes and unresponsiveness after waking up [Mac only]
fixed possible shutdown when server follows symbolic links by scanning a shared folder [Linux only]
fixed retrieval of date property in .mp3 and .wav audio content
fixed start failure if server cannot get the preferred language of the user [Mac only]
fixed that .wav files remain locked after scan
fixed that playback of a video ends 1 second before the total duration
iTunes playlists are no longer imported automatically [Windows only]
server adapted to the changed behavior of CTT test case 7.4.40.8
server did a frequent lookup of server managed directories if these do not exist on startup
server does not handle extensions in playlists case insensitive [Mac only]
server installation is now enforced to be in Applications [Mac only]
fixed that webUI admin passwords did not support special characters
Sort order in folders fixed, if use_filename_in_folderview is set and explicit sort by title is requested
Known issues
subtitle support is broken with Netgem player
the control point window from the web UI sometimes sticks to mouse pointer
"My Russound" app does not show the correct album art when used with Twonky Server
UPnP inspector gets confused when Twonky Server provides multiple artist tags with different roles
audiobooks can not be aggregated by other Twonky Servers
beaming media from Mediatomb to Samsung TV D series does not work
duration calculation of MPEG2TS files is not accurate if timeseek generation is disabled
error in Mac OS logs for filedb-delete is actually only a warning; operation is not impacted
thumbnails of some rotated images do not show up correctly in webUI
updating from 7.x to 8.x with preserve settings leaves some files in c:
new translation strings are missing for Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean


Twonky Server 8.3
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New Feature
"diskless server" which stores the database for each USB drive on the drive itself
In case of multiple USB drives, the database was in the past stored on the drive that was first plugged in. When that drive was removed the media on the remaining USB drives had to be rescanned. From 8.3 onwards, multiple databases are supported. Those are stored on each USB drive individually. This also improves the performance when an USB drive is re-plugged beacuse only new items have to be scanned.
Improvements
Twonky now supports beaming to Chromecast devices also from Windows, Linux and MacOS
restructured Twonky Server configuration pages to easier find the individual config options
added an initial setup page for madatory settings
added config option title_from_filename_for_non_utf8 to handle files with bad embedded metadata
added device adaptation for JRiver Media Center
added port number to list of network interfaces on the server status pages
PCs or mobile phones that can run multiple UPnP software stacks are now listed only once in the Twonky Server device list
distinguish during initial scan in rpc call info_status between adding files or just validating files if cached navigation tree was loaded successfully
improved ASF file parser to support WM/Year property in long format
improved checking of filename convention for recorded .wtv files
improved client adaptation for the LG TV Series 5 2015
improved database performance using buffered I/O
improved support for Asian languages on Mac OS
new config option to set the maximum picture resolution delivered by the server to scale down huge images automatically to the given resolution
reduced discovery delays in case of network changes
removed support of .dat files which do not have a specific media type (used by several applications) and therefore can not be served as media
setting a different codepage to update the language settings now restarts the server
when multiple servers are found on a single IP, Twonky Aggregation Server now has priority over others.
Bug fixes
Internet Radio stations serving .m3u playlists within .m3u files are now served correctly.
Windows mountpoint path to subfolder of removable media fixed.
added missing initialization for SSDP-multicast
aggregation auto-copy did not start right after the change of aggregation mode
extracted "number of this disk" property from MP4 files to improve sorting on some navigation trees
fixed CTT 7.3.60.3 failure for huge albumart
fixed URL to twonkyforum.com in start menu
fixed bad formed protocol-info for items with unknown mime-type
fixed dc:date property in long format with invalid time T00:00:00 part
fixed duration of some DLNA test files (MP2TS)
fixed handling of ignore files in evented subfolders
fixed installation problems for user without admin rights on Windows
fixed issue that local SSDP does not always work properly after network cable disconected
fixed issue where DTCP activation cache is not populated correctly [iOS only]
fixed possible bind-issues in the SSDP heartbeat
fixed possible crash on Windows shutdown
fixed possible termination of the inotify handler thread on Linux when a share was removed
fixed support for multiple mp3 genre
fixed that a hidden Twonky Server would appear in the network when changing its name
fixed that change of friendlyname was not correctly announced to the network
fixed the creation of albumart-URI according to all defined scaling-parameters
fixed wrong child count for empty user generated playlists
for removable media on Windows there is no longer a pop-up window "drive not ready" when the media is removed
implemented propagation of uninstall-size information to Windows 10 control panel for installed applications
pretend being an old Twonky 6 client to discover and browse QNAP TurboNAS DLNA server, which otherwise blocks the access
prioritization of wired network connection in multi home environment now working properly
scaled AlbumArt (160x160) no longer becomes the default albumArt when loaded a second time
setting a user was not possible when multiple clients share same IP address
skip e-books when importing metadata from itunes
track number in playlist starts at 1 and no longer at 0
Known issues
fixed that in the web UI the list of servers available for aggregation was incomplete
on Android the server does a frequent lookup of server managed directories if these do not exist
the control point window from the web UI sometimes sticks to mouse pointer
"My Russound" app does not show the correct album art when used with Twonky Server
UPnP inspector gets confused when Twonky Server provides multiple artist tags with different roles
audiobooks can not be aggregated by other Twonky Servers
beaming media from Mediatomb to Samsung TV D series does not work
duration calculation of MPEG2TS files is not accurate if timeseek generation is disabled
error in Mac OS logs for filedb-delete is actually only a warning; operation is not impacted
occasionally, Twonky license key input results in "invalid key" on Linux systems. (workaround: remove the appdata folder and try again)
thumbnails of some rotated images do not show up correctly in webUI
updating from 7.x to 8.0 with preserve settings leaves some files in c:


Twonky Server 8.2.1
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Improvements
NMC RPC call "SetIniProperty" and "GetIniProperty" are now handled by Twonky Server to unify the security checks
RSS feeds require now less memory
SSDP module now checks for correct network more strictly to prevent server from answering incorrect SSDP messages.
Twonky Server logfile is now located in the user's Twonky Library [Mac only]
added INI option "enable_multihome" to configure multihome support
added INI option "enablenmcwebapi" for support of "local access only" of the NMC RPC/RSS
added ability to use 'AlbumArt_{GUID}_Small.jpg' from Windows Media Player as album art
added client adaptation for Samsung TV K series
added subtitle support for Oppo BDP-93 player
added support for .hevc files
added support for command-line arguments on Mac
added support for ogg embedded album art
added support for subtitles for Samsung Series J TV
added the rpc call: "rpc/is_port_available" to verify if a TCP port is available, which is important to check, before the server is configured for a new port
added user notification on restart when corrupt media file caused a server crash on Mac
improved Interoperability with Audionet IOS control point
improved Panasonic Viera device adaptation
improved UTF-8 metadata handling in JPEG file scanner
improved foreign character handling for mp3
improved interoperability with LG 47LE550
improved log messages shown during shutdown
improved logging of network traffic
improved write performance on filesystems using synchronous I/O
playlist entries now match case insensitive on their file extension
rpc "get_logfile" now opens the browsers FILE SAVE AS dialog
specific albumart, which belongs to an individual file, now overrules generic albumart like folder.jpg
the 'By Folder' navigation tree now uses primarily folder.jpg as container thumbnail
the Windows installer option "install as system service" is now unchecked by default
the appdata folder name has been changed from /var/Twonky/TwonkyServer to /var/Twonky/twonkyserver [Linux only]
the trayapp is now more robust in finding the server on the system [Windows only]
the web UI uses now the configured default navigation tree (instead of the Advanced View)
twonky-config.html is no longer generated or used by Twonky Server
Bug fixes
Denon AVR-3808 was not discovered correctly
NLS and OPT header were missing in IPv6 SSDP-message
Twonky Server no longer crashes on QNAP devices
added parsing of the composer from the ID3v2 TCM-tag
created new device description for Sonos
duplicated media items appeared in database after aggregated server restarts
enabled locations are always allowed to aggregate
fixed a bug with IPv6-clients not beeing able to access the server. All IPv6-clients are now enabled by default
fixed a wakeup/resume issue on WIndows 7
fixed an issue where videos taken with Android 6 using the device camera were not shown in Ref App
fixed bad database lookup entries after database re-organization
fixed broken client adaptation for LG TV Series 5
fixed crash when adding files through filescanner-extended-formats.txt
fixed detection of Samsung TV F and J series
fixed handling of content-directories when content-base is set
fixed identification of Apple TV
fixed increasing number of threads with Apple TV in the network [Mac only]
fixed infinite spinning wheel on web config
fixed license-key deactivation when experiencing network errors on MAC Mini with activated Wi-Fi
fixed memory leak in iTunes import when imported items are not shared
fixed memory leak in removable-media module
fixed memory leak in scan_aac and scan_mp4
fixed playlists which contain songs with accented characters
fixed properties of the internal shared folder used for aggregation
fixed sorting for albums with more than 255 tracks
fixed that UDP listeners on 127.0.0.1 and port 1900 were not closed on network changes if disablelocalssdp is set
fixed that adding an item to a paused queue caused the playback to start
fixed that for remote access there were some credentials checked, even if these have not been set
fixed that some devices were discovered as " -/- "
fixed that the web UI after changing the httpport did not require a server restart.
fixed that under some circumstances Twonky Server used 2-4% processing time continously
fixed the date handling of the mp3 scanner
for mp3 files sometimes the date was not parsed correctly and the file creation date was taken instead
invalid MPEG files were not handled correct
mp4 decoder was crashing on some AAC audio files
new detected aggregation servers in the network are by default "enabled", i.e. they are allowed to aggregate this server.
playlist items with URLs have not been visible in navigation tree
removed misleading error messages from log about TCP/IP connection problems
resolved problems when accessing the config-pages over IPv6 addresses
resolved start-up problems of Twonky Server on some Windows 10
upload and mirror folder names were not renamed on language change
when pulling aggregated content, thumbnails were not displayed on Samsung D-series
Known issues
under some circumstances audiobooks disappear upon reboot on QNAP
"My Russound" app does not show the correct album art when used with Twonky Server
audiobooks can not be aggregated by other Twonky Servers
duration calculation of MPEG2TS files is not accurate if timeseek generation is disabled
error in Mac OS logs for filedb-delete is actually only a warning; operation is not impacted
occasionally, Twonky license key input results in "invalid key" on Linux systems. (workaround: remove the appdata folder and try again)
updating from 7.x to 8.0 with preserve settings leaves some files in c:
Internet Radio stations that serve .m3u playlists within .m3u files can not be streamed
UPnP inspector gets confused when Twonky Server provides multiple artist tags with different roles
occasionally, Twonky license key input results in "invalid key" on Linux systems
workaround: remove the appdata folder and try again
webUI
sometimes webUI with Opera does not show any thumbnails
thumbnails of some rotated images do not show up correctly in webUI
QA information
CTT 2.0.4.1
MCVT 3.0.3.8
UCTT 2.0.67
LPTT 2.0.36


Twonky Server 8.2.0
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New Features
IPv6 support
Improvements
RSS feeds no longer return pre-scaled but original sized album art
Twonky Server can now extract FLAC album art
added INI option "ssdp_beat_time" to prevent the Philips TV terminating the connection to Twonky Server after 30 minutes
added client adaptation "CDS_NOUPLOAD_NOSEARCH" to avoid using CDS:Search and upload
added ini option "minimum_picture_resolution" to set minimum resolution for pictures to appear in the navigation tree, defaults to 256,256
added ini option "updateeventswhilescanning " to send update events during initial scan to enable control points to refresh the UI
added support for LPCM-L files for PN-Param tests for CTT
added thumbnail generation tool to the Twonky Server Linux packages for generating thumbnails for mp4 videos
disabled check to prevent beaming items to renderers based on their protocol info, as this information is not reliable
from now on feed /resources/rss is only available if "enabledeprecatedjsonandrssfeed" is set
improved robustness of file scanner when terminating due to bad content
improved rpc/client_change to enable/disable all clients on same IP
video thumbnail creation is now done in background
Bug fixes
fixed possible endless loop in XML parser in case of corrupted XML
Twonky Server could not show album art on some mp4 video files
Twonky Server did not start up under certain circumstances
Windows won't list second Interface (USB wireless adapter)
access to multi-user server is no longer denied on a device that has multiple DMRs
deadlock in file-scanner fixed when terminated due to timeout
embedded album art from some mp3 files could not be extracted
fixed a playlist encoding regression when moving from 6.0.39 to 8.0.x
fixed crash on parsing certain dsf audio files
fixed extraction of embedded albumart for dsd files
fixed problem where some bytes were missing at the end of embedded album art picture
mp4 thumbnail generation is no longer broken
music items with very similar metadata were still visible in views when the share containing these items was disabled
removed duplicate translations from strings-XX.txt language files (causing bad XML encoding of special characters in UPnP root response)
restricted contents are no longer returned in search-response without proper authorization
sometimes the media scanner did not store the media item currently scanned
when share is disabled, background-thumbnail and seek-table generation was still continuing
wrong sort order in byFolder fixed if usefilenameinfolderview is set
Known issues
"My Russound" app does not show the correct album art when used with Twonky Server
Subtitle not working between Twonky and Oppo BDP-93
interoperability issue with LG 47LE550
playlists with web content are not visible in navigation tree
pushing videos and photos to XBox one with OS 6.2.13332.0 is not possible
valgrind reported memory leak in scan_aac and scan_mp4
error in Mac OS logs for filedb-delete is actually only a warning; operation is not impacted
audiobooks can not be aggregated by other Twonky Servers
duration calculation of MPEG2TS files is not accurate if timeseek generation is disabled
UPnP inspector gets confused when Twonky Server provides multiple artist tags with different roles
occasionally, Twonky license key input results in "invalid key" on Linux systems
workaround: remove the appdata folder and try again
webUI
sometimes webUI with Opera does not show any thumbnails


What’s New in TwonkyManager 3.0.3

TwonkyManager Improvements
- Added Disc # to the database schema for Music and Videos
- Fixed a problem with MP4 videos playing on Windows XP
- Fixed a problem where items were not listed in expected order when dragging a container to the player queue or renderer
- Added High Resolution Icon support for TwonkyServer
- Fixed a problem with metadata is not getting updated in Grid
- Added a Start Menu Option for the server tray app
- Now uninstalling TwonkyManager uninstalls all Twonky Windows Components
- Added a tooltip for the reload data icon
- Now TM relaunches the server tray application if it is not running
- Fixed a problem where users could not delete favorites on servers which no longer exist
- Fixed a problem where the computer screen would go off while a video is being played
- Fixed a problem where some unicode Latin characters are not properly displayed in the queue of the renderer window
- Now we display item name below thumbnail in Music / Photo /Video thumbnail view
- Fixed a problem where large jpg files do not render on a clean Windows XP machine
- Fixed a problem where the Content Type buttons will be shown overlapping each other, when opening Server settings from within TM
- Fixed a problem where myTwonky videos don't show thumbnail in TM, but a thumbnail is available in the Twonky Server Web UI
- Fixed a problem where the UI does not show the selected sorting when the folder view is changed
- Fixed a problem where when a playlist is created and the language is Japanese, the name of the playlist is not properly shown.

Mac Improvements
- Better handling of rotated photos
- Fixed a problem where the Mac Delete Key only deletes one item in queue
- Fixed a problem where the Mac renderer didn't not broadcast its mute state
- Fixed a problem where folder selection was incorrect when switching to non-English server
- Fixed a problem where server selection may appear to toggle shortly after app launch
- Improved performance of ThumbnailImageBrowserView (control used for Thumbnail View)
- Updated server address for default thumbnails
- Fixed a problem where sorting by Track number does not work

TwonkyServer v7.0.9 Changes


New Features
· Preserve settings when installing a newer TwonkyServer version is now possible.

Improvements
· Increased the response time behavior of the server
· Added a notification for updates from Twonky 6 to Twonky 7 where to find the license
key
· Improved interoperability with Netgear EVA91x0
· Improved response time for internal and external IP addresses.
· Thumbnails in web-browse are links to the media item now.
· Improved handling of the friendly name which is now visible on the web config
pages.

Bug fixes
· Fixed the ‘Autostart’ option for TwonkyServer
· Fixed a problem where Web UI of the server stops responding when attempting to
load photo thumbnails
· Fixed a bug for broken web-browse when using Firefox
· Fixed a bug for MP3 files that were tagged with ID3 v.2.3.0
· Fixed a bug where no new user for sync (WebDAV) could be created
· Fixed timeseek on images. This is not done any longer.
· Fixed path traversal issue that was also present in the WebDAV server (DDIVRT-
2012-40: PacketVideo TwonkyServer and TwonkyMedia Directory Traversal)
· Fixed a bug where 'undefined' nodes appeared when one or two content types (e.g.
Music and Photos) are missing
· Fixed a bug for language setting changes in the trayapp
· Fixed a bug when part of the settings pages weren't accessible when Adblock-plus
plugin was installed on Firefox
· Fixed a bug where thumbnails for containers were missing
· Fixed a problem for embedded album art in FLAC files
· Fixed a problem for default album art
· Fixed problems for special characters in friendly name. Apostrophe (') should be
avoided even from the users.
· Fixed a bug for username/password that wasn't shown on the settings pages
· Fixed a problem for Safari where pop-up windows were blocked when the user tried
to register the server.
· Fixed a problem for thumbnail display
· Added C:Program files (x86) to the blacklisted directories
· Fixed a problem with the default friendly name of the server.
· Unified album art usage and display for locale my library view and for
my.twonky.com view
· Translation updates for the Sync-Setting page
· Fixed a problem where license keys couldn't be correctly pasted (MAC/Safari)
· Mac: Fixed a problem for playlist. They no longer get corrupted when edited by the
user
· PS3: Fixed a problem for album art
· Fixed a bug where the Sync pages weren't displayed correctly when using Firefox on
a Linux system


TwonkyManager™ 2.0.5 – Release Notes

Changes in TwonkyManager 2.0.5

- Includes TwonkyServer™ 6.0.32 which includes numerous improvements. A few highlights are mentioned below
- Includes a new version of TwonkyBeam™ 1.3 with a much later expiration date.
- Fixed a problem where TwonkyManager wasn’t always displaying Windows Media Player-rated music files properly. Now all star ratings are properly displayed.

Device-related improvements

- Changed or added client settings for the following devices or manufacturers: DiXiM, HP Dream Screen, Infusion, JVC, KiSS Player, Oregan Media Browser, Panasonic DIGA Blueray Player, Roku Soundbridge, Samsung TV, Sharp AQUOS TV, Sony STB, Toshiba Regza TV, WD TV HD Live Media Player, WD TV Live Plus, WD TV Live Hub

Samsung TV-related improvements

- Added subtitle support for Samsung DLNA-certified TVs. Now all Samsung 2009 (B Series) and 2010 (C Series) DLNA-certified series TV should display subtitles.

Known Issue: On Samsung TV, if subtitles are available, they are always shown. The TV does not allow the user to switch off subtitles. Workaround: Do not share subtitle files if subtitles are not wanted or either rename or remove the .SRT file from your shared video folder.o Greatly improved support for MKV files on Samsung TVs

- Fixed a problem that occurred when H264 MKV videos were pulled by a Samsung TV. This used to result in an Unsupported Format message on the TV.
- TwonkyServer/Manager can now stream MKV files with Header Compression to C Series Samsung TVs.
- Updated the client database that TwonkyServer uses so 1080p MKV files so streamed to Samsung TVs is improved.
- Added MIME-type mapping for MKV-format video file and Samsung DLNA-certified TVs.
- Added thumbnail support for videos on Samsung TVs
- The top level of the server navigation tree is now hidden on some Samsung TV models

Improved media push support for WD TV Live devices

a) Fixed subtitle support for WD TV clients
b) You can now drag and drop MKV-format video and FLAC-format audio on the WD TV Live icon in the Play Here section to play it. MOV files (MPEG-4 & H.264) can also now be pushed to WDTV Live.
c) You can now drag and drop PCM-format audio on the WD TV Live icon in the Play Here section to play it.
d) You can now push audio files with an .AAC file extension to a WD TV Live or WD TV Live Hub by dragging and dropping them on the device icon to play them.

Other Device-related Improvements

- We now display the proper icon for an Xbox 360 in the Play Here section
- Fixed an album art display problem that occurred on some Philips Streamium devices (e.g. NP2900)
- Photo slideshow performance with slow digital media adapters has been improved
- Modified the client database that TwonkyServer uses so that the resolution of photos is not degraded on Denon receivers that support this feature (e.g. AVR-3310CI).
- Fixed a problem that used to occur when two or more TwonkyServers had the same friendly name
- Added icons for additional Vodafone devices. We also now attempt to automatically assign icons to Vodafone-issued connected home devices (e.g. Vodafone Webby Media Renderer, Vodafone Webby Media Server, Vodafone Set-Top Box Media Server, Vodafone Set-Top Box Media Renderer, etc.)
- Fixed a problem that caused the Spanish version of the Vodafone Easybox to get the wrong device icon.
- Updated the PlugPlayer device profile so album art is no longer scaled. This should reduce pixilation when PlugPlayer is running on the iPad.

Media Feed-related improvements

- Added new sites to our list of Handpicked Video feeds. New sites include: ABC News: Nightline, ABC News: Extreme Video, ABC News: Cult of Kung Fu, Cult of UHF, Hawaiian Tropic Models, Jazz Barrage, KQED: Gallery Crawl, The Big D Podcast , Skateboarding Podcast, TERRA: The Nature of Our World, What's the Buzz, X-Play's Daily Video Podcast and YDN Design Guide.

- Fixed a number of YouTube media feed-related issues
a) YouTube user names are now properly saved.
b) YouTube “Top Favorites Videos” (and all other YouTube feeds) are now properly displayed.
c) Fixed a problem that made it not possible to uncheck YouTube tags or remove tag names.

- We now disable the Media Feed Rescan button when no media feeds are available
- Increased the number of photos displayed for Flickr to 96.
- We've refreshed the SHOUTcast and Handpicked radio station lists so that any unreliable stations have been removed or replaced.

Other Improvements

- Improved media server file parsing with the following formats: M4A, FLAC, JPEG, WMA, MP3 and MPEG2
- The “Enable QuickStart” setting is now properly restored to its default enabled value after clicking on Restore Settings.
- Added a 15 minute option to the “Rescan” drop-down menu
- When you enter a license key into TwonkyManager we automatically jump to the next 4-character block.
- Fixed several installer related issues.


TwonkyManager 2.0.4 - Release Notes

Changes in TwonkyManager(tm) 2.0.4
- Includes TwonkyServer(tm) 6.0.28 which includes numerous improvements, listed in the release notes that come with the server.
- Includes TwonkyBeam(tm) 1.3 (improvements listed in the section below).
- Network Media Controller - This release contains a powerful new feature, which is unique to Twonky software. It's called Network Media Controller and will allow future versions of products like Twonky Mobile to share their queues with TwonkyManager or TwonkyServer, so playback continues even when the phone is turned off.
- Added a new client adaptation for the WD TV Live media player, so it now displays full resolution photos -- and not thumbnails, when pulling photos from our media server.
- Music playlist support with WD TV Live devices has been improved so playback should no longer stop after a few songs.
- Added a new client adaptation for Samsung TVs, so they now display full resolution photos -- and not thumbnails, when pulling photos from our media server.
- Fixed a problem that caused all of the Philips Streamium network media players (e.g. NP 2900) to be displayed in TwonkyManager with the same name and icon.
- Disabled the volume and mute keyboard shortcuts (F8, F9, F10) on an external TwonkyManager player when the 'Disable External Control of Player' setting is checked.
- The installer now deletes both old and new style TwonkyManager desktop shortcuts.
- Fixed a problem where YouTube tags could not be unchecked or removed.
- Fixed a problem that prevented TIFF format photos from being viewed in TwonkyManager.
- Fixed a problem where multiple songs would get rated when a single song rating was changed.
- Fixed a problem where changing the name of a local TwonkyManager player was not reflected on other TwonkyManager on the network.
- To prevent problems that occurred when a user tried to install TwonkyManager without Administrator credentials, we now prevent this, and display a message to inform the user to install as an Administrator.
- Added the following new icons:

1. Nokia Home Music (player list only)
2. NOXON iRadio (player list only)
3. D-Link DSM-520 (player list only)
4. Twonky logo (server list only)
5. Red tablet icon (server and player lists)
6. Vodafone EasyBox (server list)
7. Red mobile phone (server and player lists)
8. Red laptop (server and player lists)

Known Issues with TwonkyManager 2.0.4
- When upgrading from a previous version of TwonkyManager on a Windows 7 PC, you may get a message saying, "This program might not have installed correctly". You can disregard this and should not reinstall using recommended settings. TwonkyManager installed fine, and you can click on 'This program installed correctly' to exit.
- YouTube user names are still not being properly saved. We're working on this issue now and expect this to be fixed in the next few weeks. You will not need to download a new software update to take advantage of this fix.
- 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.

Changes in TwonkyBeam 1.3
- Now available for the Google(tm) Chrome browser!
- Added almost 40 video links to our Sites page
- You can now access playlists created in TwonkyBeam using UPnP or DLNA-certified devices on your network like the Sony(r) PS3(tm), Xbox 360(r) or ZyXel DMA-1000.
- We've added the ability to pause YouTube videos on DLNA-certified Samsung TVs
- You can beam 3GP video to devices that support this format
- Fixed a problem where YouTube videos didn't always play on the first try
- Fixed a problem where TwonkyBeam playlists were always empty when viewed by devices on the network
- We use the UPnP model name for automatic device icon selection, instead of the inconsistent UPnP friendly name
- The correct icon appears for Sonos(r) S5 speakers
- Individual model numbers appear for Denon and Popcorn Hour(r) devices
- The special version of TwonkyServer included with TwonkyBeam no longer shuts down when the browser is closed, so that you can always access your TwonkyBeam playlists from devices
- Fixed a problem where adding a new media item to a queue caused the currently playing media item to restart
- TwonkyBeam detects when the WD TV Live device changes state from play to stop or visa versa
- Fixed a problem where just the first item in a queue played
- Add to Queue appends items to any existing queue and will start playback at position zero if the renderer is not currently playing. The Play button will clear the existing queue and create a queue with the selected items
- Created Chrome-specific Media List, FAQ and Help pages for TwonkyBeam
- Fixed a problem where the special version of TwonkyServer included with TwonkyBeam launched when a full version of TwonkyServer was already running
- Fixed a problem with TwonkyBeam for Firefox(r) where changing the device icon prevented that device from playing media
- We now hide all server navigation tree options, except playlists on the special version of TwonkyServer included with TwonkyBeam
- Fixed a problem that caused YouTube file names to revert back to the YouTube video number when switching media types
- Fixed problems that occurred if you double-clicked on the Play or Play All buttons
- Fixed a problem where the wrong YouTube video might play after checking the Remove Unplayable YouTube Items setting
- Fixed a problem on Firefox that occurred when you had two playlists with the same name
- Playlist name changes are saved on Firefox even if you don't press Enter
- The Settings page is smaller, so that it is consistent with most browser software
- We display a laptop icon for devices without specialized icons. This default icon can easily be changed by right-clicking on it
- Fixed a problem on Firefox where the volume control did not go all the way to the end
- Fixed a problem where the Play and Play All buttons had a different shade of blue when moused-over

Known Issues with TwonkyBeam 1.3
- The Chrome version of TwonkyBeam does not include the ability to beam by right-clicking on the media item. We will add this feature when Google releases Chrome 7, which supports this functionality.


TwonkyManager 2.0.3 Release Notes

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


TwonkyManager 2.0.2.15 – Release Notes

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.

TwonkyBeam 1.2 Release Notes

- Playlist Sharing – Access and play your music, photo and video playlists using UPnP and DLNA-certified devices, such as the Sony PS3.

- Video Playlist Streaming – Beam video playlists to supported devices like DLNA-certified TVs and TwonkyManager.

- Auto Filtering of Unplayable Videos – There is now a setting that automatically removes most unplayable YouTube videos from the Media List. This setting is enabled by default.

- Faster Switching between Videos – The Play button appears much faster after stopping a YouTube video. This allows you to move more quickly from one YouTube video to another.

- Improved Right-click Beaming – All YouTube videos that appear in the Media List can be beamed by right-clicking on their link and selecting ‘TwonkyBeam to.’

- Manual Icon Assignment – Although TwonkyBeam automatically assigns icons to all supported devices on your network, you can choose from nearly forty icons by simply right-clicking on the device icon and selecting Set Properties.

- Next/Previous Support – The skip keys now work for any TwonkyBeam playlist or queue. A queue is created when you play multiple media items in a media list.

- Installer Improvements – The TwonkyBeam installer asks if you want to close Firefox when installing on a Mac.

- New Media Feed Support – We recently added more than ten new links to our Sites page. The new sites include YouTube’s home page, Revision 3’s home page and its HD Nation and Tekzilla RSS feeds, as well as four new photo sites.

- New Device Support – TwonkyBeam now supports the following devices: Xbox 360 (running in Media Center Extender mode), WD TV Live and the Sonos S5 speaker.

- New Expiration Date – To encourage all users to upgrade to the newest version, this version of TwonkyBeam will stop working on 1/31/11. After that date, go to the Settings page and click on ‘Check for Updates.’ You will be taken to a page where you can download the newest version of this software.

- Improved Icon Assignments – We fixed several problems with device icon assignments, including the following:

1. All PCs running TwonkyManager are assigned a laptop icon. Of course, you can change this to a desktop PC icon if desired.

2. The Sonos S5 speaker is now properly identified and assigned the correct icon.

3. Added a gray outline around the icons for all Sonos ZonePlayers to appear when non-playable media is detected, so there is greater contrast against the white background.


TwonkyManager 2.0 - Release Notes

* New Name - We're now using a shorter, two-word name for all Twonky products. As a result, TwonkyMedia manager is now TwonkyManager.

* Free Upgrade - In the future, we'll be charging a small upgrade for major releases (e.g. TM 3.0), however, we're making this release a free upgrade as a way of saying thanks to our existing users.

* Content Aggregation - This feature allows you to see all of the media on your network at once. Manually switching between different servers to locate media files is no longer required. For more details on this (and other) features, please checkout the attached PDF.

- You can choose to automatically aggregate all newly discovered media servers, or manually select which servers on your network are aggregated.

- Aggregation works with any computer, NAS or other device running TwonkyServer (or TwonkyServer Mobile), as well as PCs running Windows Media Player 11.

* Auto Copy (Mirroring) - When Auto Copy is enabled, media from one or more aggregated servers is automatically copied to a selected media server on your network. This allows you to access media from your PC or mobile phone -- even if they are not available on your network. For more details on this (and other) features, please checkout the attached PDF.

- You can choose to automatically Mirror all newly discovered media servers, or manually select which servers on your network are mirrored.

- Auto Copy works with any computer, NAS or other device running TwonkyServer (or TwonkyServer Mobile), as well as PCs running Windows Media Player 11.

* Auto Hide Duplicates - When content aggregation is enabled, duplicate media files are hidden from view.

* Runs without Local Server - If you store all of your media on a NAS or Windows Home Server that has TwonkyServer on it, you can now choose to install TwonkyManager without a media server running in the background.

* Improved Performance - Now includes TwonkyServer 6.0, which includes numerous performance enhancements and bug fixes -- including faster file scanning.

* Other File Scanner Enhancements

- Blacklisting of Problem Media - Corrupt media files are now blacklisted and removed from the navigation tree so they no longer cause high CPU usage or other problems.

- Enhanced Time Seeking -- You can now seek more accurately than before with more media formats (MPEG, WMA and WMV).

- Improved MKV/MKA Support - Our file scanner now supports fast forward and rewind on these file formats for Samsung and other TVs.

* Includes TwonkyBeam 1.1 - Our installer now includes an option to install TwonkyBeam 1.1 for Internet Explorer, and a link to TwonkyBeam for Firefox. TwonkyBeam is first of its kind software, that lets you stream media from popular Web sites, to devices on your network.

* Video Thumbnails - You can now add thumbnails to any of your videos, regardless of format, by simply adding a JPEG image with the same name as the video. For example, if your video is titled movie.mpg, then your video thumbnail should be titled movie.jpg. The JPEG image must be placed in the same folder as the corresponding video file. Although a good size for video thumbnail images is 300 x 300 pixels, our software will resize the images for you if larger images are used. While you can use screen capture software to obtain thumbnails, the easiest way to get them is to do a Web search for images with the same name as the movie or video.

* Other User Interface Enhancements
- You can add a file size column to all text views
- Folder is now displayed in all video grid views
- Resolution is displayed for photos
- You can now click on the icon next to the server selector to view the Server Status page
- You can now hide the server selector menu if desired. This is useful when all of your media servers are aggregated
- New skins are included
- When a dialog box, or message is displayed, the background is no longer dimmed
- Enable auto-sharing of removable media from the TwonkyManager settings page
- Flag folders that contain songs from compilation albums from the TwonkyManager settings pages
- We added device icons for the Teac WAP-R8900 and WAP-9500

* New Advanced Playlist Support (TwonkyServer only feature)

- WPL playlists can now contain URLs to Internet content (radio, pictures, video)
Users can generate their own playlists of online content to bookmark Internet radio stations, create slideshows from online services like Flickr or video playlists from YouTube

- WPL playlists can now be uploaded to TwonkyServer

* DTCP-IP push support - TwonkyManager can now push or pull DTCP-IP content to devices that can play it.
* Active connections info on status page - This allows to monitor active connections to client devices, e.g. to prevent server shutdown when a client device is streaming
* Enhanced user experience with some mobile control points - Integration with always on (stationary) NMC
* Enhanced album art support - For music album art per song rather than for the whole container is supported now as well
* In addition to the byte seek that is supported for quite some while now, DLNA media players can now use time seek on content for more accurate seeking.


TwonkyMedia Manager 1.3 Now Available! by TMM_Product_Manager on Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:01 am

We're very pleased to announce the availability of the TMM v1.3 final candidate is now available. This release includes the final release of TwonkyMedia server 5.1.2.

Known Issues
- "Rebuild database" now does a complete rebuild of the database. Metadata changed or added through external applications like TMM is not preserved. To preserve such data, please use the new backup tool that is included with TwonkyMedia or wait a few days until TMM 1.3.1 is posted here.
- You can’t change some media feed settings or view personalized feeds if you're running as a 30-day trial.
- You cannot push media feeds to Samsung network-ready TVs. Please use TwonkyBeam instead. It's provided as part of this download.
- There are some issues with networked drives and Windows 7. There is a workaround for these that I'll post here.

If you come across any other issues please send detailed information about them to tmm-beta@pv.com

New Features
- New SQL database - Includes TwonkyMedia server 5.1.2 which has a higher performance database than our previous release. You should notice faster scan times, better large library performance and less CPU usage than before.
- Facebook Photo support – You can now access your Facebook photos and your friend’s Facebook photos from any device that works with TwonkyMedia manager.
- Handpicked Video feeds - Like Handpicked Radio, this is a collection of video feeds that we've aggregated. Keep in mind that not every device can play all of these files.
- Expanded Device Support – We’ve more than doubled the list of devices that work with TwonkyMedia manager. You can view the updated list in the Help section.
- Trial users now have access to more media feeds (SHOUTcast, Photobucket and Picasa Web).
- Windows 7 compliance - TwonkyMedia server 5.1 has been tested by Microsoft against their Windows 7 compliance test suite and passed all tests. That means Windows Media Player can act as a digital media player pulling media from TwonkyMedia server.
- Compilation Directories – You can now enter a comma-separated list of directories on the Server Browser settings page that will force the server to handle the contents of those folders as music compilations.
- Enhanced Removable Media Support – When a new removable media device (e.g. USB memory stick) is plugged in, the server will share all media files on the device automatically. When the device is unplugged, the files on it will automatically be removed from the server.
- Background Transcoding - We are able to transcode media in the background whenever the PC is not busy performing other tasks. This is based on the same plug-in architecture we use for our on-the-fly transcoding.
- Device-specific views – TwonkyMedia server supports multiple views (navigation trees) for the same content. Now, advanced users can create different XML-based views for different devices.
- Expanded Handpicked Videos - The list of available hardpicked videos has been expanded.
- Option to Install TwonkyBeam – After TMM 1.3 is installed you now have the option to install TwonkyBeam v1.0.

Performance and Productivity-related Changes
- You’ll experience better performances with large media libraries (faster scan times, more responsive, lower CPU usage).
- iTunes import is 5x faster and uses less CPU power.
- This release installs and uninstall must faster than previous releases.
- View switching performance is better when the server is busy (e.g. when rebuilding the database).
- We’ve redesigned the Settings window (see ‘Settings Page Changes’ below for details).
- The media server responds better when very large (>1000) song containers are dropped into the playlist area.
- We’ve changed the way icons and renderer names are received from the network, resulting in a big improvement in startup times – especially on networks with lots on devices on them.
- We improved load times for Flickr photos.
- We expanded the number of SHOUTcast radio stations that we display.
- We created an “Add to guest playlist” hot key. Select an item, then press the Shift key along with the + key.
- You can right-click on renderer icons in the Now Playing window to change their name or icon.
You can type into the Chat window without first clicking in the bottom.
- Dragging a large container into the playlist section no longer causes the mouse to freeze.

Interface Changes
- We added "Album" to the navigation tree for music when Folder view is selected.
- The local renderer is anchored as the first device in the Now Playing window, followed by other currently playing renderers.
- Before, view selection wasn’t stored when switching between Manage & Now Playing screens. The state of each view is now completely independent, and maintained when you switch tabs, change views or close the app.
- We display a dialog during all file scan operations that better sets user expectations.
- We added an “Auto-display” preference to the new Chat window settings section. Unchecking this will cause chat messages to not automatically appear.
- A new buffering indicator is displayed for online videos.
- TwonkyMedia manager will remember the size of the cover art or metadata section in Album Art view.
- Pressing the Restore Settings button near the bottom of the Settings window deletes the Flash SOL file and repopulates it with default system settings. After pressing this button, a message appears saying that some settings will only be reset after TwonkyMedia manager is restarted.
- Adding a new media path automatically starts a content rescan and displays the Rescan in Progress cursor.
- We fixed a problem where changing the name of the local renderer on one PC running TwonkyMedia manager didn’t display the change on another PC running TwonkyMedia manager.
- We added a glow effect to the Repeat and Shuffle buttons to make it more clear that they are enabled.
- We changed the name of the Listen In feature to Tune In.
- We changed the name of the Internet Radio media feed to Handpicked Radio.

Device-related Improvements
- You should be able to pause videos streamed to Samsung DLNA-enabled TVs.
- We enhanced the browsing experience with Sony Bravia TVs. Users no longer need to select the content type twice.
- We fixed a problem where playlists sometimes didn’t play on the Roku Soundbridge.
- We addressed problems that used to occur when dragging a playlist of FLAC songs to Philips NP Series network music players.
- We no longer replay the previous song after a device fails to respond properly to a play command. Now, we just stop playback.
- We filter Sonos from the server list, since it doesn’t work with TwonkyMedia manager as a server. Sonos devices continue to work well as media players when you push music to them with TwonkyMedia manager.
- We added HP Netbook artwork to our list of devices. To select it, right click on an icon in the Play Here section and select Change Icon.
- We added a Samsung TV icon to our list of devices.
- We added an icon for the Apple iPhone to our list of available devices.
- We no longer display the Kodak EX-1011 in the Play Here section, because it can only pull photos from our server.
- We removed duplicate Philips Streamium icons from the device icon list.
- The currently playing song on a Sonos ZonePlayer is displayed in the Now Playing window, when a song has been pushed from another PC.

Settings Page Changes
- We redesigned the entire Settings page window so it's easier to use and fits better on small screens.
- We moved the Check for Update button under the License Key area of the Product section.
- We moved the Language settings into the Product tab.
- We added the server version number and number of songs, photos and videos files found to the Product section.
- We added TwonkyMedia Web site and Forum links to the Product section.
- We moved renderer-related settings to a new Renderers tab.
- We eliminated the Advanced Server Settings tab. All server settings now appear on one page. You need to scroll down to see some settings.
- Icons have replaced the old advanced server setting buttons. Mouse over a button to view its tool tip.
- We redesigned the entire Media Feeds settings page.

Other Changes
- We added an exception that prevents the dialog for the Windows firewall software from appearing upon first launch.
- User-entered Metadata Import - The new installer automatically imports all metadata from the TwonkyMedia server 5.0 database.
- We’ve improved our file scanner so it reads ratings from MP4 files.
- We fixed problems reordering songs in a Tune In queue.
- The installer no longer displays a detecting iTunes message when "Detect and use iTunes..." is disabled on the Advanced Install Options page.
- Closing the Preview window always stops slideshows, even when they are pushed from another PC.
- Entering a username with the German letter "ä" no longer causes problems.
MAC addresses are now stored in the log file.
- The dbdir can be set in the .ini file. You can also change the path for all data of the server instantly using the appdir <some path> parameter on startup.

More details about the changes in TwonkyMedia server 5.1.2
- WMDRM support for Win32 is back
- Improved file scanner performance
- Improved cgi-jpegscale performance
- Added support ImportResource for DLNA uploads
- Added support for pause/resume for videos on Samsung TVs
- Eliminated WMP11 dependency caused by WMDRM support
- No admin rights needed for tray app anymore (no elevation required on VISTA and Win7)
- Playlist management with TMM is back
- Updated MPEG2 and MP4 parser to enable more DLNA profiles
- Server passes again the CTT tool

Server-related Bug Fixes
- Heavy CPU usage when adding or deleting media files fixed
- On PS3 the date for pictures does not include time information
- Cross site scripting vulnarability fixed
- Fixed problems with some MPEG2 profiles not correctly identified
- Fixed problems with playlists not syncing properly after database rebuild
- Fixed the problem where TMM created playlists were deleted after a database rebuild
- Fixed the problem where folder.jpg is case sensistive on linux
- Fixed the problem where thumbnail art for movies was no longer shown
- Fixed the problem where the console on MacOS is spammed by "OS does not support evented filesystem" messages
- Fixed the problem where transcoded files are not being cleaned up after original file is removed
- Fixed the problem where metadata is not preserved when upgrading TMM

New Clients Supported
+ Lacie LaCinema HD
+ Orange Music Player
+ Denon S-302
+ Denon AVR-4308
+ Netgear EVA 2000
+ Sagem My Web Tuner 500
+ Sagem My Dual Radio 700
+ Samsung TV
+ Kodak EX-811 (detected, but issues with the navigation)


What's New in TwonkyMedia Manager 1.2

The final version of TwonkyMedia manager 1.2 is now available.

Where to Get It
New users can buy it or download a 30-day free trail here:
http://www.twonkymedia.com/buy.html

Existing users can download it for free here:
http://www.twonkymedia.com/manager_download.html

If you want to use TwonkyMedia manager with WMDRM-enabled content, scroll to the bottom of this post and use that download link.

New Features
- Follow Me feature – The feature allows you to transfer the currently playing queue to another device (or PC) in your home. This makes it easy to move from one room to another in your home without using your place in a playlist.
- Listen-In – This feature allows you to listen to what another person on your network is playing in TwonkyMedia manager. Once you press this button, it copies their playlist into your device queue so you can pause or skip songs without affecting them.
- Party-line Chat – TwonkyMedia manager now has a simple chat feature that allows users on your network to type messages to each other in the Now Playing window.
- Thumbs up/down rating support – You can now rate media playing on your server in the Now Playing window. Either click on the thumbs-up or thumbs-down buttons or press the “+” or “-“ keys. You can define how many stars equal thumbs up or thumbs down in the General Settings window.
- Guest Playlists – We’ve added a new "Add to playlist" button in the Now Playing tab. Pressing this button will create a new Guest Playlist on the users server playing the music.
- Auto-icon assignment and device naming – TwonkyMedia manager now automatically assigns icons for most popular DMRs. We’ve done this in a manner that makes it easy for users to add their own devices to this list.
- Shared device names – Once a user names or changes the name of their PC or other devices, this name is now instantly viewable to every device and PC on the network
- Improved Installer - Our installer now provides much better feedback on the media server installation process.
- Vista 64 support - TwonkyMedia manager has been tested to make sure it runs on Vista 64 without problems
- Windows Media DRM support - A special version of TMM is being made available for uses who need Windows Media DRM support

Format-related Changes
- Added server support for .MOD files containing MPEG-2 video. Now you can take video recorded with select JVC camcorders and drag and drop it to DLNA-certified Internet-ready TVs.
- Added support for the following new mime-types: video/m4, video/mp4, video/MP4V-ES, video/quicktime, video/x-m4v, video/x-ms-wmv
- Checked to ensure the server can still stream AVI, XVID, DIVX and VOB format media
- Fixed some problems with M3U-format playlists

Performance and Productivity-related Changes
- This release includes TwonkyMedia server 5.0.68
- Fixed a few problems with iTunes import that caused delays during the scanning process
- We now prompt the user if no media is found after the initial installation process.
- Now imported playlists appear automatically without needing to press the F5 key
- Clicking on transport controls for an external player should update the user-interface faster than before
- We've made a number of improvements in Album Art view
- We now wait until the album art slider stops moving before updating the text in the grid area. This makes the slider feel a little more responsive
- Setting Auto-Re-scan to 'Disable Auto-rescan' should prevent scanning upon startup
- You can now disable auto-server rescans in the server settings page without scrolling the drop-down list
- We fixed a problem that sometimes prevented QuickStart from being enabled by default
- TMM should now auto-launch in the background the first time your PC is rebooted after installation

Expanded Right-click Send-to Functionality
We’ve greatly expanded our right click send to functionality in this release.
- You can now use the right-click "Send to Device" command in the grid section
- You can now right-click on a photo thumbnail in Folder view and send it to a device
- You can now right-click on a video thumbnail in Folder view and send it to a device
- You can now right-click on a song or music container in Folder view and send it to a device
- You can now right-click on a music playlist and send it to a device
- You can now right-click on a photo slideshow and send it to a device

Other Now Playing Section Enhancements
- The Now Playing window now displays the queues for other users running TwonkyMedia manager on your network
- Local/Remote Queue Switching – You can now switch between a Local and Remote queue in the Now Playing window. A Local queue is a queue on your PC that you created. A Remote queue is a queue created by another TMM user on your network.
- Added the ability to copy & paste highlighted text from the top section of the chat window.
- Fixed a problem that caused TMM v1.1 renderers to appear in TMM v1.2 with an "External control disabled..." message over the transport control.
- Fixed problems where the album art on the left side and right side of the Now Playing window were not always in sync
- Fixed other problems with Now Playing queue not refreshing properly
- View selection should now be “sticky” when switching between the Manage and Now Playing windows
- Improved performance with Follow Me and the Roku Soundbridge
- Added feedback when the thumbs up/down hot keys are pressed. Now star images just above the thumb buttons for two seconds.
- Removed Year and Month from the timestamp that appears in the chat window

Interface-related Changes
- We now display the number of media items present in all three views
- Each window now has a default view. For music, it’s Album Art view. For photos and video, it’s Folder view.
- We now hide fields that are not related to Internet radio (Time, Artist, Album, Composer, Year, Track)
- Added "Album" to the Photo navigation tree
- The up/down arrow keys should now work in the grid section with media feeds
- Scrolling a list by pressing keys used to only look at the title. Now it looks at the main sort column.
- Changed the default column order for photos to appear as follows: Date, Folder, Filename, Rating, Keywords, Description, Type, Playcount
- Some columns in Album Art view now have minimum and default widths. This prevents things like the star ratings, year, song time and type from getting cutoff
- You can now select Item Info in "By Folder" view for Photos and Videos
- We removed the slider control that used to appear when toggling off grid view for photos or video
- The currently playing song in a playlist now has a play cursor next to it in the grid section
- Addressed problems with the Windows taskbar not appearing when switching between maximized windows with Auto-hide enabled
- Fixed problems with some buttons in the Settings page being cutoff after installation
- Clicking on Toggle List in Photo view no longer displays a grid that contains all available screen space

Device-related Improvements
- We’ve now assigned “friendly” names for many popular rendering devices. You can view or edit these in the file deviceinfo.xml
- Added renderer icons for Teac WAP-4500 and WAP-8500 DMRs
- Fixed a problem that prevented icons from being automatically assigned to Sonos ZonePlayers
- Fixed some problems controlling Sonos ZonePlayers after pushing content to them. Now Stop, Next, Previous keys and the volume slider work.
- Fixed a problem that prevented icons from being automatically assigned to some Sonos Zone Players
- Fixed problems that caused the tags on FLAC files to appear as UNKNOWN after content was pushed to the Philips NP Series players. Requires Philips v10.0 firmware or later.
- We've fixed some problems with playback stopping after the first song when dragging an album to some rendering devices. Push play no longer fails with some devices. We now derive media duration another way if the renderer does not provide it
- Addressed a number of other HP Mini Netbook screen issues

Other Changes
- We now display a message when another user tries to drag content onto another TwonkyMedia manager renderer when the "Disable External Control..." preference is checked
- Fixed a problem that prevented a users from pushing media to their local renderer after disabling the external control setting
- We fixed a issue that prevented album art from appearing on another copy of TwonkyMedia manager
- We now display a message if you go to the media feed settings tab and TwonkyMedia manager cannot communicate with the media feed service
- We now display a message after media feed settings are changed, informing the user that it may take several minutes before the changes appear in TwonkyMedia manager.
- Fixed problems getting “Media not found” or “Server busy” message when running TwonkyMedia server as a non-system service
- To prevent problems with playlists appearing in a different language, TwonkyMedia manager now detects when the server and client languages and not the same and asks the user if they’d like to change the server's language.
- Fixed a problem that caused some songs to display a 0:00 duration.
- The Help file has been updated to reflect all of the new features in this release. It also now includes information about configuration and use of PhotoBucket, Picasa Web and SHOUTcast.
- TMM now asks you if you want to continue before allowing you to restart or perform other disruptive operations to other servers on your network this includes rebuilding the database, restarting the server, language changes, media path changes, and server name changes.
- The server should now automatically rotate images if EXIF data is present within the files
- Fixed a problem that made it hard to select a guest playlist


What New in TwonkyMedia Manager v1.2 Beta 2

New Features
- Listen-In – This feature allows you to listen to what another person on your network is playing in TwonkyMedia manager. Once you press this button, it copies their playlist into your device queue so you can pause or skip songs without affecting them.
- Follow Me feature – We’ve Added a new "Follow Me" feature, which allows you to transfer the currently playing queue to another device or PC in your home. This makes it easy to move from one room to another in your home without using your place in a playlist.
- Party Line Chat – TwonkyMedia manager now has a simple chat feature that allows users on a local network to type messages to each other in the Now Playing window.
- On-the-fly Guest Playlist Creation – We’ve added a new "Add to playlist" button in the Now Playing tab. Pressing this button will create a new Guest Playlist on the users server playing the music.
- Thumbs up/down Rating Support – You can now rate media playing on your server in the Now Playing window. Either click on the thumbs-up or thumbs-down buttons or press the “+” or “-“ keys. You can define how many stars equal thumbs up or thumbs down in the General Settings window.
- Auto-Icon Assignment & Device Naming – TwonkyMedia manager now automatically assigns icons for most popular DMRs. We’ve done this in a manner that makes it easy for users to add their own devices to this list.
- Shared Device Names – Once a user names their PC or other devices, this name is now instantly viewable to every device and PC on the network (this feature will appear in v1.2 beta 3)
- Vista 64 Support – TwonkyMedia manager has been tested to make sure it runs on Vista 64 without problems

Format-related Changes
- Added support for .MOD files containing MPEG-2 video
- Checked to ensure the server can still stream AVI, XVID, DIVX and VOB format media

Performance and Productivity-related Changes
- TMM v1.2 includes TwonkyMedia server 5.0.66 RC3
- Fixed some problems with iTunes import that caused delays during the scanning process
- Now imported playlists appear automatically without needing to press the F5 key
- We now display a message when TMS is scanning your hard disk
- Clicking on transport controls for an external player should immediately update the user-interface

Other Now Playing Section Enhancements
- The Now Playing window now displays the queues for other users running TwonkyMedia manager on your network
- Fixed problems with Now Playing queue not refreshing properly
- Fixed problems where the album art on the left side and right side of the Now Playing window were not always in sync
- Fixed a problem that caused the Source to appear as Unknown in the Now Playing window
- View selection should now be “sticky” when switching between the Manage and Now Playing windows

Pushing Media to Another TwonkyMedia Manager User
- We now display a message when another user tries to drag content onto another TwonkyMedia manager renderer when the "Disable External Control..." preference is checked
- Fixed a problem that prevented a users from pushing media to their local renderer after disabling the external control setting
- We fixed a issue that prevent album art from appearing on another copy of TwonkyMedia manager

Interface Changes
- We’ve added a right-click "Send to Device" command that works in the grid section
- Each window now has a default view. For music, it’s Album Art view. For photos and video, it’s Folder view.
- We now hide fields that are not related to Internet radio (Time, Artist, Album, Composer, Year, Track)
- The up/down arrow keys should now work in the grid section with media feeds
- Scrolling a list by pressing keys used to only look at the title. Now it looks at the main sort column.
- Changed the default column order for photos to appear as follows: Date, Folder, Filename, Rating, Keywords, Description, Type, Playcount
- We removed the slider control that used to appear when toggling off grid view for photos or video
- The currently playing song in a playlist now has a play cursor next to it in the grid section
- Added "Album" to the Photo navigation tree

Device-related Improvements
- Added renderer icons for Teac WAP-4500 and WAP-8500 DMRs
- Fixed a problem that prevented icons from being automatically assigned to Sonos ZonePlayers
- Fixed problems controlling a Sonos ZonePlayer with the TwonkyMedia manager transport controls after pushing content to it
- Fixed problems that caused the tags on FLAC files to appear as UNKNOWN after content was pushed to the Philips NP Series players. Requires Philips v10.0 firmware or later.
- We’ve now assigned “Friendly” names for many popular rendering devices. You can view or edit these in the file deviceinfo.xml

Other Changes
- Fixed a problem that caused every help paragraph to have a bullet next to it
- We now display a message if you go to the media feed settings tab and TwonkyMedia manager cannot communicate with the media feed service
- We now display a message after media feed settings are changed, informing the user that it may take several minutes before the changes appear in TwonkyMedia manager.
- Fixed problems getting “Media not found” or “Server busy” message when running TwonkyMedia server as a non-system service
- To prevent problems with playlists appearing in a different language, TwonkyMedia manager now detects when the server and client languages and not the same and asks the user if they’d like to change the server's language.


What Was New in TwonkyMedia Manager v1.2 Beta 1

- TMM v1.2 includes TwonkyMedia server 5.0.65.
- We've fixed some problems with playback stopping after the first song when dragging an album to some rendering devices. Push play no longer fails with some devices. We now derive media duration another way if the renderer does not provide it
- Icons are now automatically assigned to renderers that we recognize.
- Fixed some problems with M3U-format playlists
- Fixed a problem that caused some songs to display a 0:00 duration. Unfortunately, in the process, it looks like we broke the ability to sort the time column on large libraries. This will be fixed shortly
- You can now disable auto-server rescans in the server settings page without scrolling the drop-down list
- TMM should now auto-launch in the background the first time your PC is rebooted after installation
- We now wait until the album art slider stops moving before updating the text in the grid area. This makes the slider feel a little more responsive
- Some columns in Album Art view now have minimum and default widths. This prevents things like the star ratings, year, song time and type from getting cutoff
- Clicking on Toggle List in Photo view no longer displays a grid that contains all available screen space
- You can now select Item Info in "By Folder" view for Photos and Videos
- TMM now asks you if you want to continue before allowing you to restart or perform other disruptive operations to other servers on your network
- Fixed problems with some buttons in the Settings page being cutoff after installation
- Setting Auto-Re-scan to 'Disable Auto-rescan' should prevent scanning upon startup
- Fixed a problem that prevented media feeds settings from getting saved
- The server should now automatically rotate images if EXIF data is present within the files
- The Help file has been updated to include information about configuration and use of PhotoBucket, Picasa Web and SHOUTcast
- Addressed problems with the Windows taskbar not appearing when switching between maximized windows with Auto-hide enabled
- We've made a number of improvements in Album Art view
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With Twonky from Lynx Technology, you can quickly discover your media libraries of digital videos, photos and music in your home, control them from mobile devices, and enjoy them on connected screens and speakers.

Twonky Server is the industry leading DLNA/UPnP Media Server from Lynx Technology that enables sharing media content between connected devices. Twonky Server is used worldwide and is available as a standalone server (end user installable, e.g. for PCs/Macs) or an embedded server for devices such as NAS, routers/gateways and STBs.

Twonky Server’s web UI provides optimal capability for you to easily and reliably control and play back your media files in a variety of ways, and to “beam” those media files to other connected devices.




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