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zeroslash
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-20-2011
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Re: update twonkyserver

Many thanks!

 

Twonky 6.0.32 works for me. But there is a problem:

 

After your procedure I cant reach the UI of MBL. I get the following error:

 

Could you help me?

 

Notice (8): Undefined index:  empty_passwd [APP/app_controller.php, line 77]
Code
AppController::checkDeviceIsSecured() - APP/app_controller.php, line 77
AppController::beforeFilter() - APP/app_controller.php, line 46
Dispatcher::_invoke() - CORE/cake/dispatcher.php, line 209
Dispatcher::dispatch() - CORE/cake/dispatcher.php, line 194
require - APP/webroot/index.php, line 88
[main] - CORE/index.php, line 61
Notice (8): Undefined index:  owner_name [APP/controllers/components/owner_api.php, line 115]
Code | Context
OwnerApiComponent::authenticateOwner() - APP/controllers/components/owner_api.php, line 115
AppController::__testAdminCredentials() - APP/app_controller.php, line 611
AppController::__checkLogin() - APP/app_controller.php, line 557
AppController::beforeFilter() - APP/app_controller.php, line 47
Dispatcher::_invoke() - CORE/cake/dispatcher.php, line 209
Dispatcher::dispatch() - CORE/cake/dispatcher.php, line 194
require - APP/webroot/index.php, line 88
[main] - CORE/index.php, line 61
Warning (2): Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/UI/cake/basics.php:109) [CORE/cake/libs/controller/controller.php, line 647]
Code | Context
header - [internal], line ??
Controller::header() - CORE/cake/libs/controller/controller.php, line 647
Controller::redirect() - CORE/cake/libs/controller/controller.php, line 628
AppController::__checkLogin() - APP/app_controller.php, line 567
AppController::beforeFilter() - APP/app_controller.php, line 47
Dispatcher::_invoke() - CORE/cake/dispatcher.php, line 209
Dispatcher::dispatch() - CORE/cake/dispatcher.php, line 194
require - APP/webroot/index.php, line 88
[main] - CORE/index.php, line 61
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zeroslash
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-20-2011
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Re: update twonkyserver

 

Ok, I dont know why, but now the errors dont appear any more! Everything works fine!

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web_wizard_99
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Registered: ‎03-17-2011
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Re: update twonkyserver

[ Edited ]

Thank you. Trying it right now

 

-UPDATE-

Works great!

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ggartrelle
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-20-2011
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Re: update twonkyserver

 


Cromwell wrote:

Nice try! Is there any way to transfer existing 5.1.9 license to 6.0.32 twonky?


 

I just called WD support and the short answer is no.  And I also confirmed again that they have no intentions of upgrading the TwonkyMedia Server version.  This shows that they could really give two sh*ts about their "customers" after they've already capitalized on hard earned $$$.

 

Alias: Gordon.Gartrelle

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WDTony
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Registered: ‎01-11-2011
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Re: update twonkyserver

[ Edited ]

I wouldn't characterize us that way. You are "assuming" many things when you make comments like that.We did an extensive evaluation and testing of twonky. Decisions were made that it was too unstable and had way too many issues to ship in a consumer product.

 

In fact, we will have a firmware update in the next quarter that will have some exciting features...

I would temper your criticism a bit going forward.

 

Tony

 

Edit - I wanted to add some color to this thread for you all:

The misconception in this case is twofold:  1. It is very easy to change the firmwareon the units.  2. Because changing the firmware is so easy then WD isn't changing it because they don't care.

 

I am not sure you understand how difficult it is to release software. Moving to a major release like twonky 6 (assuming it even passed our tests) requires quite a bit of effort -including certification testing (DLNA, Microsoft, etc.) , system testing, and compatibility testing in order to have the highest quality release.

 

Are we happy with Twonky 5? For the most part it is been reliable and bug free. There are always newer software stacks and services that we are looking at for this as well as future products. We definitely are looking at these moving forward.

 

One last point, we do not endorse nor will we support user modified changes to our product. You are on your own if you go and make changes like this to your My Book Live and most likely you will void your warranty.

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tonyp1983
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-23-2011
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Re: update twonkyserver

[ Edited ]

Help! I've made a bit of a error in judgement. I started to follow the instructions to install v6 and clicked into the v5 folder by mistake and deleted the files below:

 

  • bg_trans
  • start_bgtrans.sh
  • twonkymedia-server-default.ini
  • twonkymedia-server-default.ini.orig
  • twonkymediaserver

I'd like to put things back straight, can anyone provide these original files for me from v5.1.9?

 

Any help appreciated.

 

tonyp1983

 

Update 1:

I've now figured out how to do an "Update" to the current firmware version - back to full Twonky 5 glory! Now to install Twonky 6 but paying attention this time.

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Cromwell
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎02-26-2011

Re: update twonkyserver

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WDTony Thank you for the response.

Just give us the choice to upgrade/not upgrade Twonky. That may be an option in Twonky UI. So if you got some problems with upgraded Twonky, you always can reflash to original FW and get 5.1.9 Twonky again.

WE NEED AN ALTERNATIVE!

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ggartrelle
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-20-2011

Re: update twonkyserver

[ Edited ]

WDTony:  As a software developer for a large IT organization, I understand the difficulty of releasing software and its impact on test resources.  However, my organization NEVER promotes features for products it does not support or has no intentions of resolving issues for.  This is my main gripe with WD.  All documentation I have seen for this product clearly states the support to stream MKV files via DLNA.  There are no disclaimers ANYWHERE.  Had I known that MKV files (which make up 99% of my video library) would not be supported out-of-the-box, I simply would not have purchased the device.  So as a customer, I expect this function to work.  When you get statements from WD support staff saying "we don't have any plans to provide a firmware upgrade to resolve this issue" and "we don't plan to upgrade the TwonkyMedia Server", this is precisely how customers will feel, especially when they know that the makers of the software used by the device to support DLNA has resolved the issue themselves.  As I mentioned, WD support staff has not been helpful with this issue.  The information you provided is the most I've heard from anyone.

 

Alias: Gordon.Gartrelle

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ggartrelle
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-20-2011
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Re: update twonkyserver

[ Edited ]

 


Cromwell wrote:

WDTony Thank you for the response.

Just give us the choice to upgrade/not upgrade Twonky. That may be an option in Twonky UI. So if you got some problems with upgraded Twonky, you always can reflash to original FW and get 5.1.9 Twonky again.

WE NEED AN ALTERNATIVE!


 

Actually, a good thing about the instructions I provided is that you don't even need to remove 5.1.9 at all.  If you want to rollback and use 5.1.9, just update a single file (/usr/local/sbin/share-param.sh) and restart Twonky.

 

Alias: Gordon.Gartrelle

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TheEdge
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎02-24-2011
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Re: update twonkyserver

To Gordon.Gartrelle

 

After the update (thanks by the way for figuring out how to do it), how does it work if you want to get the licence for the 6.0.32 Twonky? Is there simply a licencing option on the Twonky UI or do you have do a new installation? I haven't done the update yet but will probably do it if the licencing is easy.

 

Cheers,

 

Another disappointed WD customer who found out the MKV-streaming is not working and that WD couldn't care less.

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