What about subtitles, can I see those on devices that do not natively support subtitles? The TVersity Media Server can display subtitles only when the media is transcoded and assuming your ffdshow filter is configured to do so.
However, media not transcoded by the media server is not likely to have subtitles displayed since it would be up to the device to display it and most devices do not support it. A possible workaround would be to have TVersity transcode these files despite the fact that they can be played natively by your device, this can be achieved by setting the media server to always transcode as opposed to the default setting to transcode only files that the target device cannot natively play.
What are the main features of the TVersity Media Server? Please refer to the Features page for more information about the current release. Can I managed my shared media and URLs from the command line? Here are step by step instructions: A black command line window will open. For your convenience the command window will display some examples on how to share files and folders. You can use these in the future as reminders on how to accomplish various sharing tasks.
In that command window please type the command MShare and then hit the space bar. At this point type the names of files or folders you wish to share. If you include more than one such element make sure to separate them with at least one space. Please also note that each one of them must be enclosed in double quotes.
You can use the TAB button to autocomplete file and folder name when typing them in the command line. Here is an example of how you can share a folder called My Music located in C: Once the scannig is complete a message with the number of new media files added to the repository of shared media will be displayed.
For a complete list of options that the MShare utility can accept please type: If you are currently running TVersity on this computer with the default port, and would like to see the GUI click here for the Media Server or here for the Screen Server. I successfully shared some content from my home network, however I would like to add to the library URLs of my choice, how can I do that?
In order to add a URL of some audio file from the command line please type the command: From the GUI just select an itema and then click the delete button.
From the command line please use the command: What about updating the media library with changes made to files and folders that were previously added? This is done automatically by the Media Server. You can control the frequency and time of day in which this full synchronization is carried out by the media server.
Even huge libraries , items and more will be synchronized very quickly less than a minute if nothing changed. In addition to that you can use the Graphical User Interface or the command line interface to refresh the entire media library or a particular folder whenever you see fit.
You can even use the command line tool in conjunction with some task scheduling tool like the one that comes with Windows to schedule a synchronization task if you wish to achieve some advanced scenario say add or refresh a folder automatically after some other event occurs.
How secure is it to share media with the TVersity Media Server? Can someone gain access to my media without my permission? The TVersity Media Server and Screen Server are configured by default to reject requests originating from outside your home network and therefore with this configuration any attempt to access your media from the Internet will be blocked if you wish to access your media remotely you will need to enable remote connections and set a username and password for such connections.
Here is what we suggest you should do to keep your home network safe: You should protect yourself from viruses, spyware, worms and other types of malicious code. You should put your home network behind a hardware firewall or router with firewall capabilities. A firewall software running on your computer, while adding a level of protection, is not by itself sufficient.
You should run a firewall software on every machine on the network or at least enable the firewall software that comes with Windows. When you enable the TVersity Media Server or Screen Server to act as a server you should take the time to create the most restrictive rule possible that still allows the servers and the target device to interact with one another.
For example a restricitve firewall rule would allow the media server to act as a server on the given port only for the specific IP address or the MAC address of your target device s. A less restrictive rule would be to allow it to act as a server on the given port for any IP address inside the home network.
A non restrictive rule would be to allow it to act as a server on any port and for any source IP address - you should avoid such rules. If you have a wireless network running you should allow only specific MAC addresses to join the network and you should turn on encryption on your network.
Otherwse it becomes too easy for someone in close proximity to your home to gain access to your home network, in which case they will also gain access to anything shared via TVersity Media Server and Screen Server.
If you have no intention to use TVersity Media Server or Screen Server on the go, you should disable it from accepting requests originating from outside your home network this is the default setting. What Operating systems are currently supported? We are currently releasing to consumers Windows versions only. We offer Windows, Mac and Linux versions to pay-TV operators that distribute a white-label version of TVersity Media Server but we do not make such releases available to consumers.
Can the TVersity Media Server be embedded in network storage devices? We do not allow comnsumers to install it on such devices, however the software can be embedded by the manufacturer. If you are manufacturing such a device and would like to learn more about using the TVersity Media Server, please email our sales department. You have two options: Locate the TVersity menu in the Windows start menu and select uninstall then follow the directions of the uninstall wizard.
This will open a window listing all the programs on your system, locate the program you wish to uninstall and double click on it. This will start the uninstall wizard of the selected application, follow the directions of the uninstall wizard.
Troubleshooting FAQ Attempting to access the media library from a target device while the media server is refreshing the library, tends to fail This is a known issue. Currently browsing the library during a refresh is likely to fail. Waiting till the refresh operation is done will solve this problem. If you would like the server to abort the current refresh operation, you need to restart it since currently the GUI does not have an abort refresh feature.
For the TVersity Media Server you need to make sure the Windows service that corresponds to it, is started. This should open a black window in which the progress of the starting operation will be displayed. If it starts successfully then you most likely have solved your problem. If it says that the server was already running please check the other possible solutions below.
If starting the service seems to fail please refer to the next question in this FAQ which deals with problems in getting the media server to start as a service. Make sure that the Windows Firewall and any other personal firewall installed on your computer does not block the server from accpeting incoming connections. This is a very common problem so please take the time to check this issue.
You will need to make sure that the executable MediaServer. Some media players do not allow you to choose which media server to use and therefore you first need to terminate the media server you were using before and only then will the media player be able to identify the TVersity Media Server, please make sure no other media server software is running.
Make sure that no other program is listening on the relevant port for the Media Server and for the Screen Server. If the computer running the TVersity server has more than one active network interface, you need to make sure that the the TCP binding order on your machine is such that the network interface on which it is supposed to communicate with the media player typically your Local Area Connection appears first.
Note that both VPNs and virtualization software like VMWare add virtual netrwork intefaces and therefore in such a case you do have multiple network interfaces from Windows point of view.
More information is available here and here. Make sure your router allows multicast traffic. Some routers block certain types of multicast traffic traffic over a wireles connection even when they are configured not to do so, therefore try using a wired connection at least for testing purposes and see if it helps.
Frequent disconnections in your home network could cause errors with some media players from which they cannot recover without a reboot. Try to reboot your computer and your router. If nothing else works, check the network equipment, a bad cable or faulty hardware is often the cause of this issue.
Are you using uTorrent? If you are using some other P2P software, it may have similar settings, which will need to be disabled. Reboot your computer and check again if the service started. Uninstall all previous versions of the software and re-install the latest one, then check again if the service started this is especially true if you initially installed the software on Windows XP and then upgraded your computer to Vista or Windows 7.
If none of the above worked, power users can try the possible solutions mentioned below, other may need to seek assistance from power users. This means that there are some problems with the way the Windows service that corresponds to the TVersity Media Server is configured on your computer.
Please try again to uninstall all previous version and re-install the latest, this should fix the problem. If a message box was displayed with the error message "The application failed to initialize properly 0xc Click on OK to terminate the application. The solution they suggest is to re-install the latest Windows Service Pack and then restart the computer.
For more information please click here. If a different error message is displayed please contact TVersity support with that message and a full description of the issue you are having. I cannot add content located on network drives or I cannot play it on my target device and instead when I try to play something the device either gives an error message or just scrolls from one file to another without ever playing anything The TVersity Media Server will not be able to access content on the network unless the Windows service that corresponds to it has a log-on account of an administrative user of your choice.
This account is very limited when it comes to networking and therefore it is necessary to modify it to a different account that is not limited in that respect. You can use your own account or if you prefer you can set-up a separate account for the media server. In addition to that the log-on account you configured MUST be able to access the network path without authentication, failing to configure it as such is the most common reason for this issue.
Please also avoid using mapped network drives inside playlists. A Windows UNC path is starting with two back-slash characters, followed by the name of the computer on which the media resides, followed by another back-slash character and then followed by the name of the shared folder and optionally also a path under this folder , for example: If you keep getting an error message that connectivity to the server could not be estabished then please follow the steps below: Make sure the server is running e.
If it is not running then check this. If this is still not working then simply open a browser window and type the URL http: