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This is a bit of a complex question. Please let me know if you need more information:
Currently, I have Verizon FiOS with Internet & TV. The internet is setup this way:
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The reason for this setup is because the Verizon Router does a poor job doing wireless. Anyway, the Win32 machine is connected
via wireless to the router. Upon looking at the DVRs settings, the DVR is connected to the Verizon router via the actual cable, NOT
I've connected an ethernet cable from the linksys router to the DVR router. I get a link signal and even get activity but it does not
receive an IP address. I've read various forums and found out that the DVR's ethernet is not properly enabled.
In any event, I'm trying to use the Media Manager with my laptop (the only machine that has Windows; others have linux & mac os).
Is there a way to:
07-22-2009 05:21 PM
01-09-2009 04:46 AM
OK, I just installed a HD-DVR with media manager. I installed the utility on one desktop PC and configured the shared folders - both music and picture content. Here are my issues:
1. constantly I'm unable to play audio, getting the message "this song has been moved or deleted, or is corrupt. Please remove it from your playlist". Each and every file gets this treatment. None of them have been moved, deleted, or are corrupt for that matter. I don't think it's a firewall issue since after my initial configuration files were accessible and playable.
2. why isn't the media manager option available on 2 of my other STB's? I could swear the media manager option appeared on one of the non-HD STB's and now it has vanished. It IS available on my only other HD STB.
3. Try viewing your "Music Manager" files by "Artist". Is a simple sort too much to ask for? I'm blindly scrolling through pages of unsorted names in search of one artist in a list of 452.
4. Unlike a competitor's product, media manager from what I gather, does not allow me to transfer recorded video content from DVR to my PC.ANyone know if Verizon is addressing this? That was a very cool feature that I can't find here in MediaManager
This product cannot possible be this bad, and it's me who hasn't configured it properly right? I can handle the truth! heh.
01-19-2009 09:55 AM
I am getting the same thing and have since day one. I am not sure what is the problem. However, I went through an extensive support session wherein the 2nd tier tech connected to my machine checked all my settings, shared the files, etc. all to no avail. It is funny how it can stream the pictures no problem. None of the music files work including the sample FIOS music provided. The texh says he was going to research and call me back the next day. Of course, that was weeks ago and I haven't heard a thing. Being rather computer and network savy myself I found this problem rather strange being that other media is recognized and playable or viewable. There is no inherent reason as to why music would be not playble if the file(s) are viewable by the HD-STB. I thought the problem maybe secretly due to a music copyright issue or something. I am still experimenting. I was told that this is a new product with little feedback or support at this time. Hopefully, someone will be answer this soon. By the way, I agree video should be the next step as with all other media managers. Good luck and please post any solution you may come across, as will I.
02-09-2009 04:13 PM
Has anyone discovered a solution to the problem of not being able to play an mp3 file? I can see on the TV's screen my PC's folder with all of the mp3 files, so this is frustrating to say the least.
06-22-2009 12:31 PM
07-18-2009 12:39 PM
You cannot "add" any internet sites. Earlier Beta versions of the Video Manager software streamed ONLY YouTube from the Internet. When they went with the release, they DROPPED YouTube and added Veoh, Blip and DailyMotion. They say that they are working on getting YouTube back as well as adding others, like Hulu, possibly, but that requires negotiations and contracts and such, One flippant answer I got was that for Hulu content, I should just use VOD for those shows - which is a bogus answer, since VOD doesn't stockpile as extensive a backlog of shows as is available on Hulu.
Anyways, as an interesting note, I was a Beta tester for the Video Manager, and even today, the computer that had the Beta version loaded includes YouTube access in addition to the other three, while my other computers w/ MM loaded (same latest version) only have the three sistes listed.
Go figure. (The software still works like crap, however)