08-20-2009 12:07 AM
I still run XP, and the UPnP server I was referring to was actually running on my D-Link DNS-321 NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. My music library is physically located on the NAS, and the NAS drives are mapped in XP (in my case as X: and Y:).
I had to use simple elimination until, eventually, I switched off UPnP on the NAS, and then everything worked.
Not sure if Vista comes with any sort of UPnP media server package that might be enabled, or if you're running one you downloaded, or if "Discovery," which is enabled by default in Vista, monitors your network in a way that interferes with the DVR. Here's a link that shows how to enable it from which you can figure out how to disable it: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/02/12/turn-on-and-enable-upnp-or-network-discovery-in-windows-vista/
I've run the FONZ FUN_PLUG on my NAS enabling access to its internal Linux-based OS. It's my hope that Verizon will release a Linux version of VMM so I can move it to the NAS and stream to the DVR with my PC switched off!!! Much less electricity that way. The other alternative is to pony up for a D-Link DSM-520 wireless player, which will take the UPnP stream from the 321 and feed it directly into my AV receiver, thus bypassing Media Manager altogether. But, those things are a couple hundred bucks.
I would love to stream my music collection but every time I try the dvr box locks up solid. I have a large music collection (over 10k) songs and I think that may be the problem.
I noticed in this new software it gave the option to import from iTunes. Do you think this would help? How is this different from just having the Media Manager do this?
Is anyone else having problems?
Thanks in advance.
Ok so last time on I was trying to get Media Manager to play mpeg files on the TV and it kept timing out and and displaying the error operation timed out try again.
Well I converted one of the MPEG files to WMV format and guess what it plays on the TV. However no audio. So now I'm trying to figure out if it is the converter (I downloaded for free from NCH Software) or the Media Manager itself. Oddly/not so oddly enough the video plays just like the sample WMV video that is in Media Manager "not all that great jittery/jumpy" but viewable.
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I am able to view pictures however when music is selected no sound is heard through the TV. Any suggestions?
10-08-2009 04:49 PM - edited 10-08-2009 04:53 PM
did you try the default audio files first, you might need to reset the router with the red reset button if the default files do not play, also try unplugging the box and plugging it back in. If the default audio files work, then you might need to remake that sweet mp3 you are trying to play.
Also check out a couple of on demand features in the free section to make sure the box is getting good signal from the router for the media manager.
If on demand works and you are able to see pictures you might want to stop any security software you are running.
10-08-2009 04:49 PM
unless there is an error message accompanied with the issue... hard to say
here are some basics
reboot the PC, reboot the DVR, reboot and/or reset the router.... uninstall/re-install the media manager software