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    Hi Folks,

    Apart from some minor niggles, I'm very happy with the Thecus I have (n3200pro), but the mediabolic software is, quite frankly, rubbish!!

    I put the motion forward that Thecus produces an officially supported version of TwonkyMedia for their products. I think all here would be very happy. And Thecus, you'd have a lot less support headaches.

    If the issue is because it's a licenced product, then provide it unlicenced. I'd be happy to pay the extra. The worst thing is spending hundreds on a new RAID box and then being crippled by poor performing software.

    So, if you think this is a good idea, get your name in this thread now!

    p.s. There appears to be a newly released TwonkyMedia server 5.0. Now's an ideal time to build support!
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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    I support this 1000% Twonky support is CRITICAL to the success. I'm considering selling my 5200 Pro because it doesn't work properly with Twonky!

    THECUS LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, otherwise you WONT HAVE ANY!

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    45 people have read this thread - and only one person is interested enough in Twonky to post a reply/vote?!?!

    Come on!!

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    +1 from me also!!!

    I am using the twonkymedia server to stream hd video content from my N5200 to a PS3 over a wireless network and works like a charm!!!

    Come on Thecus...for a product line as good (and expensive...) as yours you should provide us with a decent working media server!!!

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    erm...

    Twonky Media Server: http://www.onbeat.dk/thecus/index.ph...e:_TWONKYMEDIA
    twonky Music Server: http://www.onbeat.dk/thecus/index.ph...e:_TWONKYMUSIC

    Plus a bunch of other modules tha may be of use: http://www.onbeat.dk/thecus/index.php/N5200_Module_List

    Job done.

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    Alas, the example you linked to is a community supported effort and not officially support by Thecus.

    On top of that, your links are n5200 specific. Doesn't help anyone with other (and pro) models as they often have a different motherboard config.

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    http://www.onbeat.dk/thecus/index.ph...ro_Module_List
    Module Compatibility

    Modules designed to work with the N5200 (non-PRO) should work with N5200PRO
    Again, job done...
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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    now all we need is an offical version worked on by thecus and not a partially working one done by a user

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    @TAKTAK: What about customers not using the 5200 or 5200pro? Did you not read my post properly? Sorry, but my case still stands.

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    I see your point, as there are only about 4 that have community support with twonky, but the likelyhood of Thecus actually putting out an official version is low IMHO, as in their eyes the default functions well, otherwise it wouldn't be the default version...
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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JDub View Post
    Alas, the example you linked to is a community supported effort and not officially support by Thecus.
    I don't see that as being a problem. It will probably be better supported and updated quicker being a community effort rather than a Thecus addon.

    Quote Originally Posted by JDub View Post
    On top of that, your links are n5200 specific. Doesn't help anyone with other (and pro) models as they often have a different motherboard config.
    N5200 and N5200Pro share the same modules. Unless Thecus have changed something in the OS, these should, in theory, work on the N7700 and N8800 as well as they are all x86 based systems. If they don't work straight off, I would suspect only minor changes are needed.

    As the N5200, N7700 and N8800 series units are advertised as being enterprise systems, and they already come with a media server, I can't see Thecus adding a second to these devices.

    As for the N3200, I can sympathise with that. It is billed as a home unitso should come with better media support.

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    I see your point, as there are only about 4 that have community support with twonky, but the likelyhood of Thecus actually putting out an official version is low IMHO, as in their eyes the default functions well, otherwise it wouldn't be the default version...
    I'm hoping we can get this as an official option (unlicenced is fine) by making them realise that the current default is useless!

    The alternative is to plead to the community to build the modules, but I think I stand less chance of success there as some models appear to be more popular than others - and that's fair enough.

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    As for the N3200, I can sympathise with that. It is billed as a home unitso should come with better media support.
    Alas, I've just bought a n3200pro, for which there is little such support. I'm using it in a SOHO environment, mainly for media management. To not be able to distribute among my DLNA clients in the house is beyond me. I can't even view more than ten music folders in a directory - It is a buggy mess. My old Linkstation with Twonky did this and a lot more - perfectly.

    To just ask for the option for my box would be a little unfair - and having noticed a good number of 'mediadiabolic' issues among various threads, I thought it would be a good option for all!

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    The unsuppported twonky media file from Onmedia.dk is frankly rubbish, it doesnt work with Linn UPNP devices and as a result Thecus is not supported by Linn because the support/software is so incredibly poor

    Infact the software on the Thecus in general is poor so thats why mine is for sale and ill be going to QNAP. At least they release decent/working software

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    Quote Originally Posted by datsrix View Post
    The unsuppported twonky media file from Onmedia.dk is frankly rubbish, it doesnt work with Linn UPNP devices and as a result Thecus is not supported by Linn because the support/software is so incredibly poor

    Infact the software on the Thecus in general is poor so thats why mine is for sale and ill be going to QNAP. At least they release decent/working software
    Sorry, but the advice in the linn forum was to set the IP of the thecus nas to a fix IP which might solve the problems and that they have tested it successfully with this configuration.
    Linn devices are also not contained in the client dabase of the twonkymedia server, so the devices are treated as "generic media receivers" , which may cause also some issues.
    The software of the module is the standard linux twonkymedia distribution only packed in the thecus module structure.

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    Re: Vote for Twonky NOW!!

    Hi Peterfu, I have had a static IP on the NAS for a very long time - it does not fix the issue at all. I've tried Generic Media reciever and other options, again the issue remains.

    I'm not sure who tested this successfully but Twonky, Thecus and Linn does NOT work together.

    Id love someone to be able to fix my issue.. its driving me mad. Ive got my Thecus for sale at the moment incase it can't be fixed...

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