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post #211 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

Actually that is not entirely true, I have a some music that has cover art for each track and some that do not. (PC Share Manager talking to a Samsung PN58C590)

Hmmm - I've only seen a generic cover art. Maybe depends on how the file is ripped?
post #212 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Hmmm - I've only seen a generic cover art. Maybe depends on how the file is ripped?

Maybe, I did ask Samsung support about this and they weren't helpful at all.

Although it would be very nice to have all of the appropriate cover art I haven't found the time to figure out what/where this information needs to be within the MP3 file container.
post #213 of 791
Hi. I picked up the Samsung BD-C5500C at Costco yesterday. I knew I was in for some experimentation with the DLNA stuff from some of my reading.

On an old XP machine which I keep around basically to share media using TVersity: the C5500C could not get any media to play.

On my newer machine running Windows VistaSP@ 64-bit I tried a few other media servers. These include:

Mezzmo: server kept disconnecting, videos played haltingly and for only 15 seconds at a time before skipping to the next one in the folder. From what I read they're working on a patch which I am anxious to try.

Serviio: pictures streamed great (even across different user accounts) but attempts to play video locked up the player with profile Wiselink Profile A. All other profiles yielded no contents of any folders.

Samsung PC Share Manager: This worked the best. Videos .mp4 from my Flip Ultra HD played smooth as did other .avi/divx files I had. I was able to jump forward and back as well. I didn't try any music yet. What disappointed me though was that the 'My Pictures' folder from my wife's user account which is shared shows up but when you click it there are no files in it. It only seemed to index the pictures on the local account. (mine). This is too bad since all the good pictures are on her profile.

Is this a known limitation of SPCSM? Thanks.
post #214 of 791
Today I tried the Serviio Wiselink Profile C (which seemed more appropriate for the BD-C5500C) and after a reboot, videos, audio and images played very well, even across user profiles. However it didn't share another computer's files on the network.
post #215 of 791
I have a Samsung BDC-6500, and a Windows XP PC. Using PCSM 4.10.
I have a folder with about 5500 mp3 titles. The first time I loaded the Share Manager in the Blu-Ray, the folder fully loaded, and I was able to use the shuffle feature to pay files from throughout the folder. However, since then, the player will only load 101 pages or about 800 titles, and always the first files in the folder, alphabetically.
Is there any way to adjust the Share Manager or player settings to allow the entire folder to load and play?
By the way, I don't know if this is important or not, but that first time, the default image that displayed with each title was of a sax player. Since then it has been musical notes.
Thanks for the help.
post #216 of 791
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Originally Posted by bomasa View Post

Is there any way to adjust the Share Manager or player settings to allow the entire folder to load and play?

No, PCSM has no such session. Also they seem to display in order of adding to library. Sowhen you first and a bunch of files they appear alphabetically but anything you add goes the end. To overcome this you have to delete the share, refreash Db, add back the share and refreash Db. Which is a PITA. Hoping Samsung improve this but not holding my breath!

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Originally Posted by bomasa View Post

By the way, I don't know if this is important or not, but that first time, the default image that displayed with each title was of a sax player. Since then it has been musical notes.

Yes, noticed that too. Some users see the album artwork on some files but no clear understanding on how thats accomplished. Other DLNA servers (like Serviio) allow local artwork but does not apear an option with PCSM.
post #217 of 791
I don't own this Samsung player but considering it so was looking to see what people had to say.

I've spent lots of time reading all the post on this topic and i'm confused as to why only one person has done the obvious which is use win7 Media player which is a DLNA certified player? I have many DLNA devices include phones(samsung), tv, pc and win7 media center works with them all.

[to clarify on 6/13 almostinsane is the only person to say, hey just use win7 out of the box]

Does anybody know if the Samsung player will act as a DMR (digital media render)? This basically will let you go into win media center a do the 'play to' feature, or do this from a cell phone with dlna to 'send' content to a tv or pc.
post #218 of 791
It is available now...

Version 4.2

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1. Title
SAMSUNG PC Share Manager
2. Applicable Model

3. Carrier or Corporate Customer

4. Description
Digital media server for windows
post #219 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

It is available now...

Version 4.2

Where are you seeing that? I only see 4.1 list for the BD-C5500 and HT-C5500

[EDIT] Found it on one of the TV's
post #220 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Where are you seeing that? I only see 4.1 list for the BD-C5500 and HT-C5500

[EDIT] Found it on one of the TV's

Exactly... installing it now.
post #221 of 791
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Well I've installed it and don't notice any difference in the GUI

You have to uninstall and then install..... thus losing all your shares and device poicies.

So my guidance at this time is not to upgrade unless you have problems and you want to see if this fixes them.
post #222 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Well I've installed it and don't notice any difference in the GUI

You have to uninstall and then install..... thus losing all your shares and device poicies.

So my guidance at this time is not to upgrade unless you have problems and you want to see if this fixes them.

I concur, and was about to ask, what the new version brought to the table as the description was pretty weak: "Digital media server for windows"
post #223 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

I concur, and was about to ask, what the new version brought to the table as the description was pretty weak: "Digital media server for windows"

That exactly the description of previous version

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1. Title
PC Share Manager v4.03
2. Applicable Model

3. Carrier or Corporate Customer

4. Description
Digital media server application for windows

So I guess we will never know what this fixed or added - Thanks SAMSUNG for wasting my time!
post #224 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Q) How to I Forward/Rewind while watching a movie?
[...]
Also while a video is playing, if you press the "tools" button it brings up a pop-up menu. Arrow down to the "Playing Time" option. Enter the time that you want to skip to (e.g. enter 4500 for 45 mins) then press the "Enter" button to jump to that point in the video.

There is no such Option in the LE46C650 (latest firmware)/PCSM4.2.
Unfortunately.
post #225 of 791
Anyone who tries PCSM 4.2, please report back if it automatically updates when new files are added. That to me is one of the two main problems with previous versions (the other being taking forever to build database, and getting stuck on certain files, without any error messages or logfiles to know what's wrong).
post #226 of 791
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Originally Posted by enigma9o7 View Post

Anyone who tries PCSM 4.2, please report back if it automatically updates when new files are added. That to me is one of the two main problems with previous versions (the other being taking forever to build database, and getting stuck on certain files, without any error messages or logfiles to know what's wrong).

Sorry to burst your bubble, but it never has and still doesn't update automatically when files are added to the shared folder.

Interesting, when I run the program it has always been reasonably quick to build the data base, or never gotten stuck on a particular file...
post #227 of 791
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Over in the Samsung CNET forum there have been a lot of complaints of Samsung Internet@TV not working with Verizon FiOS. I have 5 Samsung devices and Verizon FiOS and never had any issues.


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I had both Samsung and Verizon come out today together and we figured out what the issue is. They are working together to get a permanent fix, but in the meantime if you do this, it should work.

Log into your Actiontec router.
Click on My Network
Click on Network Connections on the left side
Click on Broadband Connection (Coax)
Click on Settings
On DHCP Lease, click on release
On the IP address has been released, click on renew.
As long as your Verizon external IP isn't doesn't start with 108, the service should start working.

Someone else there verfied it works but it relies on you not getting at IP start with 108.
post #228 of 791
Hi, I bought the model SAMSUNG BD C-5300 (http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/t...ype=prd_detail) and as you can see on the samsung website it seem to be ALL SHARE ready. I used my ethernet lan and while Internet@tv is ok I don't manage to have communication between the bluray and the PC.....Is there anybody who knows if this feature is only by wireless or there is a mistake in the details?
Thx in advance.....For the rest it seems to be the 5500
post #229 of 791
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Originally Posted by digitalblocker View Post

Hi, I bought the model SAMSUNG BD C-5300 (http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/t...ype=prd_detail) and as you can see on the samsung website it seem to be ALL SHARE ready. I used my ethernet lan and while Internet@tv is ok I don't manage to have communication between the bluray and the PC.....Is there anybody who knows if this feature is only by wireless or there is a mistake in the details?
Thx in advance.....For the rest it seems to be the 5500

It will work the same wireless or wired (I use wired but different unit). Make sure you have associated or allowed the BD at the PC or the BD will not see it. I remember spending some time to get working OK by doing Google searches on how to set-up. Did not find documentation for Samsung PC Share that I use. There are other software choices too. /Dan
post #230 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Over in the Samsung CNET forum there have been a lot of complaints of Samsung Internet@TV not working with Verizon FiOS. I have 5 Samsung devices and Verizon FiOS and never had any issues.




Someone else there verfied it works but it relies on you not getting at IP start with 108.

I also have FiOS and no issues with Internet@TV on the Samsung BD-5500C. I use the D-Link DIR-825 router.
post #231 of 791
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Those that have shown concern about speedtest issues might want to review a post I added to the BD-C5500 thread
post #232 of 791
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Originally Posted by digitalblocker View Post

Hi, I bought the model SAMSUNG BD C-5300 (http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/t...ype=prd_detail) and as you can see on the samsung website it seem to be ALL SHARE ready. I used my ethernet lan and while Internet@tv is ok I don't manage to have communication between the bluray and the PC.....Is there anybody who knows if this feature is only by wireless or there is a mistake in the details?
Thx in advance.....For the rest it seems to be the 5500

What DLNA software did you install on your PC? If you installed the Samsung software, did you enable the device to have permission to access your media from within the program?
post #233 of 791
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Ziimen noticed some improvements with PCSM 4.2 in the BD-C6500 thread

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Originally Posted by ziimen View Post

Finally an update that brought some fixes to the light. Namely, two things that bothered me a lot are fixed now:
- it's not leaving the trail of *.mta files in the library after indexing any more
- it doesn't freeze on some avi files it used to when indexing
post #234 of 791
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Originally Posted by mikeny View Post

What DLNA software did you install on your PC? If you installed the Samsung software, did you enable the device to have permission to access your media from within the program?

Yes, I used the Samsung software and enabled the permission without success and now I was thinking that the DLNA was possible only with wireless (on the website is written wirelesly) since I didn't manage to do that even if I followed the instructions for 5500 (on the manual of the 5300 there is nothing about ALL SHARE)
post #235 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Ziimen noticed some improvements with PCSM 4.2 in the BD-C6500 thread

So can we get rid of the .mta files then re-index?
post #236 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

So can we get rid of the .mta files then re-index?

I've always deleted the MTA files with no adverse effect..... but does seem that PCSM 4.2 does not even generate them now.
post #237 of 791
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Originally Posted by digitalblocker View Post

Yes, I used the Samsung software and enabled the permission without success and now I was thinking that the DLNA was possible only with wireless (on the website is written wirelesly) since I didn't manage to do that even if I followed the instructions for 5500 (on the manual of the 5300 there is nothing about ALL SHARE)

Generally speaking you're better off with wired anyway. That's not your issue. I recommend Serviio.
post #238 of 791
Hmmm well I guess PCSM 4.2 a try, see if it's able to finish indexing this time; I've given it over a week before and it never finished. Ziimen's comment that it no longer freezes on some avi files makes we wonder if it still freezes on some others. (It's not clear to me if he means they fixed it for the some files that didnt work before. or only fixed it for some of the ones that didnt work before).

It really does seem like automatically updating when new files appear would be a basic feature tho.

I'd also always deleted *.mta with no noticeable side affects.
post #239 of 791
I downloaded pcsm 4.2 and was no longer able to stream all my files stored on an external hardrive attached to my computer to my bd c6500. I have reverted back to 4.1 for now. Hopefully this will change in a future version as I have had no problems streaming any files so far with pcsm. I do not see any reason why you should not be able to stream files from an evternal drive in the first place....
post #240 of 791
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Originally Posted by enigma9o7 View Post

... I'd also always deleted *.mta with no noticeable side affects ...

Those .mta files are required for "chaptering". When PCSM (up to v4.1) refreshes its database, it creates mta files for those movie files that dont have a .mta file yet.

The .mta files are XML structured files and provide automatic chapters every X minutes, so that you can jump to those points while playing the movie.

When you play a movie file via DLNA, press the enter button (center) on the remote. Then you can jump to those chapter points in the movie.

Since PCSM 4.2, a DB refresh does not create mta files anymore, but leaves existing mta files intact.

So if you need auto chapters for new movies, you have to go back to PCSM 4.1

Well, thats at least what I found out by trial and error - however I have no clue if Samsung considers this change an error or not ..
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