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Master Geek


  # 265551 21-Oct-2009 09:11
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thumbnails for the movies? you sure your looking under the "video" menu on the PS3 and not "music". I've never seen thumbnails for my videos....(using Tversity)
try "triangle" and play from Beginning - worked on a couple of movies i had that just blank screened...

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  # 265560 21-Oct-2009 09:40
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I think he's right, I've got thumbnails for all my movies on PS3 Media server, Vuze transcoder and my standard windows sharing.

I'm thinking there could be something wrong, try setting up a static IP on the playstation and adding it into the DMZ zone in the router, it sounds as though something is blocking it.
Also, what firmware are you upto? If it's 3.00, upgrade to 3.01, as there are a few faults with 3.00....most notable games sometimes freezing




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Ultimate Geek


  # 265563 21-Oct-2009 09:57
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Um upgraded to the latest version as of like 3 days ago. so i guess 3.01.

Ill try to turn off all software firewalls temporarily and give it a shot tonight. Might just be getting blocked by something software.

After this ill try your suggestion. Proccess of elimination I guess. As you say, my seeing the thumbnails of the movies means I should be set up right, with prob 1 small setting stopping the streaming.

But then i remember my ex flatmate had the same issue with his 360 for a while.




 


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Geek


  # 265667 21-Oct-2009 14:18
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I have been using Twonky with NSLU2 Slug and Sata USB external for over a year now and it works like a charm. Only issue I ever had was when I upgraded Twonky (had to go back a build for it to work again).

Thinking of retiring it now though as with a bigger HDD in the PS3 I dont use it as much.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 265940 22-Oct-2009 08:24
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Canterbury: thumbnails for the movies? you sure your looking under the "video" menu on the PS3 and not "music". I've never seen thumbnails for my videos....(using Tversity)
try "triangle" and play from Beginning - worked on a couple of movies i had that just blank screened...

Thumbnails for movies is standard functionality on the PS3. Normally they play the first few seconds of a movie (or you can actually chose the clip to show for each movie individually by selecting one of the in-movie menu options). PS3 Media Server shows those thumbnails.

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Master Geek


  # 265943 22-Oct-2009 08:36
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you'll see i said using TVersity - which doesn't show thumbnails for movies - i know you can have 10secs of "preview" on the PS3 for movies on the PS3 hdd -but that doesn't work for streamed items anyway.
i have since moved from tversity to media server and it is working so much better.. - every movie plays and now i have movie jpgs for the movies :) - only thing i've found is it doesn't let you 'moviesname'.jpg for vobs - folder.jpg works, as i had all my hd vob movies in their own folder it isn't much of a problem, except for a series of movies in the same folder eg Starwars 1-6.



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Ultimate Geek


  # 265990 22-Oct-2009 10:33
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Ah ok cool.

Seems PS3 Media server is the one to go with then. Im still stuggling away with WMP11 but I think Ill just use PS3 MS instead.

Prob much less hassle.




 


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  # 266029 22-Oct-2009 12:03
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Canterbury: you'll see i said using TVersity - which doesn't show thumbnails for movies - i know you can have 10secs of "preview" on the PS3 for movies on the PS3 hdd -but that doesn't work for streamed items anyway.
i have since moved from tversity to media server and it is working so much better.. - every movie plays and now i have movie jpgs for the movies :) - only thing i've found is it doesn't let you 'moviesname'.jpg for vobs - folder.jpg works, as i had all my hd vob movies in their own folder it isn't much of a problem, except for a series of movies in the same folder eg Starwars 1-6.

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I meant to say 'Unlike TVersity PS3 Media server does allow for 10 second snippets of movies as per the standard functionality of the PS3'.

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Master Geek


  # 266035 22-Oct-2009 12:09
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tstone: Sorry for the misunderstanding. I meant to say 'Unlike TVersity PS3 Media server does allow for 10 second snippets of movies as per the standard functionality of the PS3'.



no worries - cheers for the info :) - just happy most of my movies can now have jpgs..



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Ultimate Geek


  # 266284 23-Oct-2009 08:32
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BAM!!!

Loaded up PS3 media server and with around 20 mins of cursing and fiddling around it was working!!!

Streaming all media with great quality!!

I really should do a write up of this somewhere online and the "help" re: this issue seems sorely lacking.
Imagine the reasonably non tech savvy person trying to do this. Would be a nightmare!!!




 


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