08-07-2012 06:42 AM
Bit of a newbee question.
I have a Linkstation LS-CHL-V2 and on the "New LinkStation firmware 1.60 has been released" thread people are talking about something called 'Twonky'
From the contexct I am assuming that it's something to do with the inbuilt media server.
Now I have had a few issues with the media server so am wondering is it something that can be updated seperately to the firmware? Or is it built into the firmware?
How do I know what version of 'Twonky' do I have?
Or have I got the wrong end of the stick, and its something unconnected to the LS-CHL-V2?
By the way I have had to downgrade from the latest 1.6 firmware back to 1.58 as the speed of access dropped making it just about unusable with the latest update.
08-08-2012 03:58 AM
for explanation of Twonky, read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twonky
to learn about the software, see: http://twonky.com/
Dont you mean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_server#Media_ser
08-08-2012 09:40 AM
Ok, so just to confirm, Twonky is some sort of media server software that runs on lots of platforms, but has nothing to do with the Linksation.
Not quite sure why people on the other thread are talking about the upgrade to the Linkstation changing therr Twonky version, unless I misundertood what they are talking about.
By the way I think the first link is wrong, it leads to a science fiction film with the same name in WIki, not the server software.
Anyway, thanks for your help guys
08-08-2012 05:47 PM
it has everything to do with a Linkstation because a Linkstation is a Linux system with a Twonky Media Server running on it.
*whoosh* (the sound of a humorous idea flying right over your head, sadly)
the first link is very much correct because it offers you an explanation of the word Twonky. A TV set which beams all sorts of thoughts into your head.
08-09-2012 09:27 AM
<Slaps head >
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That explains it all - couldn't see the connection... D'uhh! (Its usually me that does the humour too!)
So the built in media player IS Twonky... Right now I see.
So back to question one... Can a better version be installed, or am I stuck with what the firmware offers?
The reason for the qustion is that I have thousands of MP4 music videos that my media player will happy play via a USB stick, but not vie the media server <looks smug> - Twonk y - on the Link station for some reason.
Which was the reason for my post here in the first place...