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post #2461 of 2473 Old 06-06-2017, 07:36 PM
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That seems to be the case across any number of set-top boxes etc. It's because YouTube are withdrawing support for non-https access, so smart TV / set-top box firmware updates will need to convert to https - the question is whether the embedded processors have enough power/memory to support https protocol.
In this specific case, YouTube is shutting off Flash-based apps support.

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Sounds like a hardware fault to me, possibly the power supply, and you're right that it may be a heat-related problem. Unless you are competent with hardware I expect this to be beyond economic repair.
I think, fingers crossed, it was a dying/faulty HDMI cable. It's been working fine the past two days after swapping out the cable.
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If so that will be a good result. Maybe the contact was poor and expansion/contraction broke/made it with heat.

If I lead you up the garden path it's because I would have expected anyone to check things like cables and connections before coming for help.
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Appreciate your input before. I have no knowledge of AV stuff at all so when that suddenly happened I assumed it was approaching its expiry date. The behavior was so strange I didn't attribute it to the cable.
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Show mkv cover art in Samsung Link from USB HDD

Hello everybody,

I hope some of you may be willing to help me, I have backed up my entire movies collection from bluray to mkv files. The movies are stored in a usb 3.0 HDD. They play just fine using the samsung stock software, which also allows me to browse the disk contents. Yet, when I decide to use my DLNA server from my PC (minidlna in Gentoo Linux), the TV shows the cover art attached to the mkv files as thumbnail instead of an animated thumbnail with movie scenes. I would like to have the same behavior when using the HDD via USB.

The question is, how can I do that?

Thank everyone in advance.
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When a computer (which is what the TV is) has direct access to a media file, it can do whatever it has been programmed to do using the data at its disposal.

DLNA is a specific protocol for access to media across a network, which involves a client (in this case your TV) and a server (where the media is stored). The client sends requests across to the server, the first of which is a "what servers are out there?" - which produces your original listing identifying the DLNA service you have set up. There then follow requests to drill down the folder structure listing the contents so that you can identify a media file you want to play, and finally a request to serve the data in the media file.

The point is that there are no requests within the DLNA protocol to enable serving an animated thumbnail, the client does not have direct access to the file itself (only the view of it presented by the DLNA server).

The benefit of DLNA is that it is designed to "just work" as long as there is a client and a server on the same network. Normally accessing files across a network requires considerable user configuation, and that is what DLNA eliminates (modern NAS units have DLNA preconfigured, for example) so that the non-techie user can cope with it.

If the TV supports direct NAS access (SMB or NFS rather than DLNA), and if it still generates an animated thumbnail when using that access mechanism (it may do, SMB and NFS are little different from having the file locally), try setting up a network share on your computer and ditch DLNA. Or settle for what you've got and stop wishing for the moon.
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When a computer (which is what the TV is) has direct access to a media file, it can do whatever it has been programmed to do using the data at its disposal.

DLNA is a specific protocol for access to media across a network, which involves a client (in this case your TV) and a server (where the media is stored). The client sends requests across to the server, the first of which is a "what servers are out there?" - which produces your original listing identifying the DLNA service you have set up. There then follow requests to drill down the folder structure listing the contents so that you can identify a media file you want to play, and finally a request to serve the data in the media file.

The point is that there are no requests within the DLNA protocol to enable serving an animated thumbnail, the client does not have direct access to the file itself (only the view of it presented by the DLNA server).

The benefit of DLNA is that it is designed to "just work" as long as there is a client and a server on the same network. Normally accessing files across a network requires considerable user configuation, and that is what DLNA eliminates (modern NAS units have DLNA preconfigured, for example) so that the non-techie user can cope with it.

If the TV supports direct NAS access (SMB or NFS rather than DLNA), and if it still generates an animated thumbnail when using that access mechanism (it may do, SMB and NFS are little different from having the file locally), try setting up a network share on your computer and ditch DLNA. Or settle for what you've got and stop wishing for the moon.
Thank you for your reply; yet it does not help me at all, specially the last sentence.
I hope someone may be able of pointing me into the right direction in order to get the thumbnails working as I want.

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[sigh]

I thought I made myself clear, but apparently not so I will summarise: You will not succeed in achieving animated thumbnails over a DLNA link. Try using a NAS type link instead (which may work, or may not - and if it doesn't, stop wasting your time wanting something you can't have).

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I thought I made myself clear, but apparently not so I will summarise: You will not succeed in achieving animated thumbnails over a DLNA link. Try using a NAS type link instead (which may work, or may not - and if it doesn't, stop wasting your time wanting something you can't have).
Oh, I see, surely I failed into making myself clear. I want exactly the opposite behavior. I want to see the still thumbnails when browsing the USB hard disk drive as it happens with the DLNA, no the other way.

Because an image worth a thousand words, I want them to be shown as the first image not the second when connecting the USB hard drive.

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image at imgur(dot)com/a/bm4WS I don't have enough post to use images, sorry.
Thank you again.
I hope this clarifies my question. By the way English is not primary language so I must surely be responsible of the misunderstanding.
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I see, sorry - looking back at your original post I can see that it is open to the opposite interpretation from what you intended (there's nothing wrong with it, I just read it the wrong way assuming you wanted animated thumbnails).

You are asking to change the default behaviour of the TV when browsing USB-hosted media. Unless there is a setting in the menus to alter this default, there is nothing you can do.

The designers of the user interfaces for TVs, set-top boxes, and just about every other consumer product (even cars) are arrogant enough to assume they know what the customer wants and that every customer wants the same thing. Take my car for example: set the air vent control to windscreen and it automatically turns on the aircon on the assumption the driver wants maximum demist. I hate that. Usually I don't want maximum demist, I just want to remove the draft from around my feet. And then, if the aircon is on when you stop the engine, it remains on when you start again... and yet the recirculation control (which I usually use in conjunction with aircon) cancels itself when you stop the engine.

Now processing power is cheap, the fashion for user interfaces is to make them as fancy and eye catching as possible so that the salesman can show them off and drive a sale by them being more fancy than the other makes. One day we'll get back to the idea of "simpler is better".
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Thank you again for being so kind to answer me, perhaps I am way to used to the open source (linux mostly) community where there usually are more than a couple of ways to achieve things.

As I see it, if browsing the DLNA server shows the thumbnails, the DLNA server is somehow telling the TV how to show them when browsing, which it is not the case of the USB hard drive.

Unfortunately, there is no documentation regarding this matter that I can review; yet, I won't give and if a I come with a solution I will gladly share it with you guys.

Thank you again.
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Someone was using YouTube? I had the app synced and It was working perfectly, and now Youtube does not appear ... There is some other option than to put a pc? In the near future what about Netflix and Plex?

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