JohninLA wrote:> It looks like Twonky 7 is only available in Server and is not free. I've been using PlayOn and Serviio, are there advantages in Twonky not available in those servers? Thanks!
Wow, this is an interesting and very recent development. If I click on the link to mytwonky ( http://my.twonky.com/video)which I posted in the first message here, we do not go to the Twonky 7 page now, we go to a "Notice" page that says:
As of 4/2/2013, my.twonky.com is no longer active. We appreciate your support of the site, and we recommend that you use our application Twonky Beam (Android, iOS) to find and discover great video content from around the web and beam it to your connected devices (Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, AT&T U-Verse, DLNA). You can also use the latest Twonky Server to configure your Online Feeds for beaming and playing content in your connected home.
OK, understood, basically not free anymore, but what if someone has the free Twonky 7 installed? Then what?
It so happens that I downloaded the program from Twonky last month; I just had not installed it. So I did so today. Yes, it runs, yes, my WDTV sees it as a server and media can be played to my WD via Twonky 7. So, what happens if I click on mytwonky link within the program? Well, I see the same Notice as above, and with a second paragraph added that says:
Please note that if you are connecting via the Twonky 7 Free settings page, you are no longer required to login. Your free server will continue to function. You will no longer have access to the online feeds previously configured via myTwonky.com
OK, so got that, too. This means I continue to have the server linked to my PC and other home network files, but I cannot link to outside sources such as YouTube, etc. Even if I had set up my account before the "cut off" and added outside sources, they would not work today. Twonky 7 as been transformed into Twonky Manager.
Bottom line for me is: I can do much of what Twonky 7 can do without needing it, such as use Win 7's "Play To" or use my WDTV to access my PC as a "Media server" (or Network shares). So, I am uninstalling Twonky 7 after writing this message. Don't need/want it.
The name of the installation file I downloaded from Twonky is named TwonkyFree-7.1.2.exe , so if anyone wants to find it on the web, download and try it out, go for it. If the file cannot be found, let me know, and we can figure out a way to get it to you, perhaps. Personally, I would pass on this, now that I have seen it in action, AND I have the very cool , and free, Twonky Beam program to use.
Now, the new Twonky Manager (with built-in Twonky Server) for $19.95 is a different matter, so if anyone here decides to download and install that, please give us a report regarding its usefullness over and above Twonky Beam, and other ways we have to serve up media.