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post #361 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post
I tried a few things just now:
  1. With only the Vista PC on, no PCSM running, I turned on the TV but no Vista PC listed as a DLNA device (used to be there without PCSM running)
  2. started up PCSM, now the TV sees the PC and all of the files
  3. Started up the W7 pc and the TV see's it and can read the files
  4. Took a look with Media Play and the MKV files renamed as AVI are visible and can be played, so the reboot worked

I have heard reports that once a W7 PC joins the network a lot of file sharing between XP and Vista machines is no longer possible, maybe this is an extension of this incompatibility? BTW there is no conflict on the network as far as addressing, each PC has it's own DHCP assigned network IP.

Hmmmm, at least the Media Play process to the TV will work and co-exist with W7 and VISTA PC (with PCSM). I know Mezzmo is an 'extra cost' option, but for now this will work.

The W7 PC is destined to sit less the 25 ft from the Samsung TV, I am strongly considering running a HDMI cable right to the TV and use Media Center to playback the files on the PC, very straight forward and the interface is swoopy and impressive' for the non-computer friends that come by...
Sounds like the direct HDMI cable would work nicely. Hey, everyone loves a swoopy interface
post #362 of 791
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Originally Posted by ItzMe View Post

I'm still not sold on putting Mezzmo on top of my Win 7 server. But two issues that would convince me would be 1) fixing the occasional audio sync problems and 2) the ability of store media files on a USB-attached external hard drive on the serving PC.

Does Mezzmo address either of those 2 issues? Thanks!

1) I have been playing multiple file types streaming via WiFi from Mezzmo and have never had a single audio sync issue. Granted I also connected a WD external HD directly to the TV and I've never had an audio sync issue.
Everything I have thrown at the TV through Mezzmo has just "worked". As I said earlier I also turned off transcoding on Mezzmo to make sure I was getting the original file and not a lossy transcode. 720p works fine through WiFi, and 1080p very rarely has a hiccup, but I expect that when streaming via WiFi (keep in mind I am also only using G right now, not even N!)

2) You can share any folder that your PC can see via Mezzmo. If you have an external HD attached to your host PC, within Mezzmo you can simply right click on your Video library folder, select Add Folder(or File) and boom it adds it on-the-fly to your library viewable from the Samsung. You could have 3 external HD's attached and add files/folders from each into your Mezzmo library.

I've never tried anything else other than Mezzmo, but from Day 1 it's just worked...as I also said they seem to be very keen on adding features as well, and subtitle support is coming soon for MKV containers. I wish this was something the Samsung TV's supported natively.

I would suggest giving it a try, it's free for 15 days and if you don't like it, uninstall it. I'm not quite sure how you could go wrong.

good luck!
post #363 of 791
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Something I'd be interested in is whether you can create fixed and random playlists in Mezzmo (both for audio and video). In PCSM you have to duplicate files in a nother folder (best I've been able to work out a least)
post #364 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Something I'd be interested in is whether you can create fixed and random playlists in Mezzmo (both for audio and video). In PCSM you have to duplicate files in a nother folder (best I've been able to work out a least)

Copied from the Mezzmo Help file...You can also click a Shuffle button in the Play pane if you want to randomize any of these

You have the options of creating:

-Playlist
Playlists are the simplest of all the 5 types of playlists to use. You simply add the media files you want into the playlist and Mezzmo will display or play these files for you.
Playlists have a name and a description.

-Smart Playlist
Smart playlists are a very powerful way to create playlists in Mezzmo. They are dynamic searches into your Mezzmo library for media files that match search criteria that you define.
Smart playlists have a name, a description and search criteria. Mezzmo executes the search criteria and it results in a collection of media files in the smart playlist.
Mezzmo installs several default smart playlists into your Mezzmo library when you first run Mezzmo - including:
All Music Files
All Video Files
All Photo Files
Top 50 Rated
Recently Added

-Active Playlist
Active playlists are similar to smart playlists. They are dynamic searches into your Mezzmo library for media files that match search criteria that you define. However, active playlists have an extra feature that lets you create a hierarchy of sub-playlists based on the attributes of the media files. This lets you create clear, well-organized playlists that make it easier to find the media files you want.
Active playlists have a name, a description and a keyword hierarchy. Mezzmo executes the keyword hierarchy to determine what sub-playlists are created and displayed.

-Linked Playlist
Linked playlists are dynamic links to external playlist files that you have created in another media player - such as Windows Media Player or WinAmp. Mezzmo can read all popular playlist files - including .M3U, .PLS and .WPL playlist files. When you create a linked playlist, you select the external playlist file. Mezzmo reads the contents of this external playlist file and displays the media files in Mezzmo dynamically. If you make changes to the external playlist file in another media playing application, then Mezzmo will automatically update the collection of files.
Linked playlists have a name, a description and a reference to an external playlist file. Mezzmo reads the external playlist file when displaying the contents of the playlist.
post #365 of 791
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Originally Posted by NavySeal View Post

Copied from the Mezzmo Help file....

Once defined can they be accessed via the Blu-ray or TV interface?
post #366 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Once defined can they be accessed via the Blu-ray or TV interface?

I can only speak for the TV interface and I have only tried the basic playlist. Each playlist shows up as it's own folder on the TV interface.

Example:
Videos
Movies
Top 50 or Recently Added would show, etc. depending on how you named your playlist and it would show as many folders as playlists you created
(movie files would be here within the specified playlist folder and play one after the other)

It works the same for music. Disclaimer: I have not used this option extensively yet.
post #367 of 791
Thread Starter 
^^^

Thanks think I'll download a try.
post #368 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

^^^

Thanks think I'll download a try.

I know for active playlists you don't have to do anything special to make them appear in their appropriate folder.
There was a "Recently Added" playlist when I first installed Mezzmo and anytime I added a file to my "Movie" folder, it automatically would show in the Recently Added playlist for example.

You really have to experiment around with it, I just prefer to use the basic Movie and TV Show folders. There are a lot of options though!
post #369 of 791
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Originally Posted by NavySeal View Post

You really have to experiment around with it, I just prefer to use the basic Movie and TV Show folders. There are a lot of options though!

One more question, do you find as you add content it still displays on the TV interface in alphabestical order or is it based on day/time added? I find that a real PITA with PCSM and routinely have to unshare/share the folders to re-sort.
post #370 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

One more question, do you find as you add content it still displays on the TV interface in alphabestical order or is it based on day/time added? I find that a real PITA with PCSM and routinely have to unshare/share the folders to re-sort.

It displays my files/folders within the Video section in alphabetical order (and stays that way). The example I gave above with a certain playlist you could do the date added sorting if you desire. But under normal usage it maintains the library in alphabetical order. (Also keep in mind that Mezzmo updates your library in real-time. If you add/delete a file to any of your folders thru file transfer Mezzmo automatically adds/deletes it so that it is visible on the TV interface immediately) Hope this helps.
post #371 of 791
I'm using the Allshare function on my Samsung 46C8000 connected via ethernet to my WD My Book World Edition NAS (with built in Twonky server).

It's working perfectly but I have 2 issues that are annoying, just wondering if anyone has had more luck than myself.

Problem 1: When I load an audio playlist using the Media Play interface all tracks load but there is always a slight pause between tracks. This is a problem for albums that are continuous. Also tried playing a playlist direct from USB and again the pause between tracks is there.

Problem 2: When I use a media controller app on my iPhone (such as plug player) I can 'send to' media from my NAS to my TV perfectly apart from music playlists. Only the first track of the playlist is sent.

Tv shows and movies work great, and I recommend anyone with an iPhone to have a look into DLNA media controller apps. Good fun to play around with, and it's impressive when you can start up a movie without touching your server or tv remote!

Any help would be appreciated!
post #372 of 791
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Originally Posted by ItzMe View Post

I'm thinking of installing PCSM on an older PC with Windows XP. Does anyone know if running PCSM slows down a PC? I run some accounting software on that PC and its already kind of slow, and I don't want to use up too many resources.

Yes, it takes resources even when idle, and can noticeably slow down my PC when it's serving something... if you're computer is busy doing something else video can be glitchy and menu navigation slow. If you run the build database thing, it basically hogs all the system resources makes the computer hardly usable for days and days (if you have large media collection). It probably depends how old your pc is and what other background stuff you're running to know if it'll make a difference... my experience is on an amd athlon xp3000+ based machine.

I've pretty much given up on streaming from PCSM (or servio or anything else I've tried) for now, so much effort to get everything to work right... it's easier for me just to play directly from my pc (which is also hooked up to my HDTV) or put files on a disc. But I'm going to keep watching, maybe one day there will be a version of PCSM or something that works well. I'm tempted to try mezmo... Winxp file shares work so much better, I don't even notice slowdown when playing media from other computers on my network thru that...
post #373 of 791
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Originally Posted by enigma9o7 View Post

Yes, it takes resources even when idle, and can noticeably slow down my PC when it's serving something... if you're computer is busy doing something else video can be glitchy and menu navigation slow. If you run the build database thing, it basically hogs all the system resources makes the computer hardly usable for days and days (if you have large media collection). It probably depends how old your pc is and what other background stuff you're running to know if it'll make a difference... my experience is on an amd athlon xp3000+ based machine.

I've pretty much given up on streaming from PCSM (or servio or anything else I've tried) for now, so much effort to get everything to work right... it's easier for me just to play directly from my pc (which is also hooked up to my HDTV) or put files on a disc. ...

NavySeal, can you confirm whether Mezzmo might have any of these affects on an older Windows XP PC?
post #374 of 791
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Originally Posted by ItzMe View Post

NavySeal, can you confirm whether Mezzmo might have any of these affects on an older Windows XP PC?

I have only ran Mezzmo on 2 PC's.

1) Windows 7 64-bit with an Intel Core i3 and 6GB ram (nothing fancy just a standard PC)
2) Windows XP 32-bit SP3 running on an Intel Celeron from about 2006 and 1 GB ram(this PC is slow pretty much day in and day out doing anything encoding intensive)

On PC #1 there is absolutely no slowdown and I do not even notice Mezzmo is running. It runs as a service so there is no nasty icon which stays loaded on my taskbar or anything like that. If you want to bring up the screen I simply launch the .exe. I have tried having Mezzmo transcode a file and it ran at about 23% resource rate. I do NOT normally have transcoding turned on as I don't want to lessen quality so I can only comment so much on that.

On PC #2 I did not notice any SIGNIFICANT slowdown but it did seem a little laggy when it was transcoding AND streaming the file. You have to keep in mind that PC is slow and I would expect some lag. I did NOT experience lag during a few tests of streaming movies when it was simply playing the file as is.

It is very hard to describe to someone who has not used it or may be on the fence about it. I'm telling you that it simply works. It does not take up a lot of resources and it's reliable. I have never had to reboot the PC, stop and restart the Mezzmo service, etc. I have only been using it for ~9 days but it's been simply awesome to work with. I did do a lot of "testing" with it the first few days and I have yet to hit a road block. Eventually I'll try to use the more detailed functions of it. I have played/tested probably about 40-50 files with it so far (video) with varying containers.
post #375 of 791
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Attn: Navy Seal

I've installed Mezzmo and started to play around, one thing I've not yet managed to get to grips with is how best to organize Movies & TV Series. I want them separated into different searchable categories, and then further separated so movie with sequels are grouped and singles are not e.g.

- LOTR Trilogy
--- LOTR1
--- LOTR2
--- LOTR3
- Avatar

And for Series

- Big Bang Theory
--- Series 1
---- Episode 1

I think its done via playlists but not found any info on how best to achieve this.

I've posted in the Mezzmo forum but thought I'd see how your organizing your collection.

Thanks,
Mark
post #376 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Attn: Navy Seal

I've installed Mezzmo and started to play around, one thing I've not yet managed to get to grips with is how best to organize Movies & TV Series. I want them separated into different searchable categories, and then further separated so movie with sequels are grouped and singles are not e.g.

- LOTR Trilogy
--- LOTR1
--- LOTR2
--- LOTR3
- Avatar

And for Series

- Big Bang Theory
--- Series 1
---- Episode 1

I think its done via playlists but not found any info on how best to achieve this.

I've posted in the Mezzmo forum but thought I'd see how your organizing your collection.

Thanks,
Mark

Mark,

There are MANY MANY ways to maintain the library. I do it the most basic way you can. I believe I have mine setup exactly the way you're looking for.

I have two folders under Video. Movies and TV Shows.
inside the movie folder I have all separate folders for each movie, and within those folders I have each part if there are sequels etc.. same basic thing for TV Shows and each series, then each episode within the respective series folder. Once I added my main movie/tv shows folders in Mezzmo I no longer even need to use Mezzmo to maintain the library. It does so automatically when I copy files/folders into their respective folders on my PC.

Here is how I do it:

Within Mezzmo on the left pane under Library goto the Video section. Remove every playlist that is there by default (right click, delete). You could always recreate them in the future when you want to get more fancy. Under Video there should be absolutely nothing left (just the picture of the small icon with a film strip showing).
On your PC you should have your main Movie folder (with all your individual titles within that folder, and then each sequel/prequel within or however you do it. Next goto the left pane again in Mezzmo and right click on the Video section that remains (with the film strip). Goto Add, then in the menu which pops up goto Add Folder. Select your MAIN Movie parent folder (the main main one with in which all your separate folders reside) and click OK. A window pane will pop up which you can select the folder name (I called mine, Movies) and you want to tick the "Include sub-folders" option. I left the presets alone, if you want to add additional types there you can.
Repeat the same process for your main TV Show folder.

Now you should have two folders (with actual folder icons next to them). One for your movies, one for your TV shows. There should also be a + icon which you can click and would show you each individual folder within those. Now when you copy new movie files, or create new movie folders within your PC/HD it should automatically update within your Mezzmo library..hence why you should not have to physically do anything within Mezzmo (you could also hide folders so they do not show up on your TV interface by right clicking on the specific movie folder and UN-TICKING the "Include sub-folders" option).

By doing this it will show like this on the Samsung TV interface:
-Video
-Movies
-Lord Of The Rings
--Twin Towers
---(movie file here)
--Return of the King
---(movie file here)
If you click return on your remote it would bring you one folder up
If you want to have a playlist(which would appear as a folder on the TV interface) you can do so and have recently added files show, specific genres shown, etc. There are also a plethora of ways to manage your library and thumbnails etc. I did not do anything similar for music yet, but it should follow the same general principals.

Let me know if this helps.

P.S. Also check out the Maintain Library icon on the top "toolbar" (should show a red pail looking icon on it). That will give you some more choices which are pretty straightforward.
Also up top under Media Server, click Transcoding Settings and you can choose options there if you want to even enable transcoding of your files, what path to use to transcode, etc. I choose not to use this as I do not want to lower quality, but the option is there. You can also goto the Media Devices section under Media Server and goto your Samsung Blu-Ray player, click Edit, and you'll have some more choices!
post #377 of 791
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Originally Posted by NavySeal View Post

^^^

Wow - that was simple.

Gives me the same simple structure that I had with PCSM, keeps things alphabetically ordered and autosynched plus I have benefit of the adding playlists (think that will be good for music).

If this streams as well as you say it does I'll definitly be buying!!!

Looks like 2 of my desires other shuffle playlist and parental ratings are under developement consideration.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,
Mark
post #378 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Wow - that was simple.

Gives me the same simple structure that I had with PCSM, keeps things alphabetically ordered and autosynched plus I have benefit of the adding playlists (think that will be good for music).

If this streams as well as you say it does I'll definitly be buying!!!

Looks like 2 of my desires other shuffle playlist and parental ratings are under developement consideration.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,
Mark

They seem to deliver what the customer wants. I think since they are a smaller company it really helps us end-users. They are creating a whole subtitle engine, and also working on making chapters for MKV's work!!!!! If you think of a feature you'd like, post it in their "suggested features forum" Enjoy!
post #379 of 791
I just wanted to thank NavySeal for answering all our questions so thoroughly! Thanks!

After some Googling I see that Conceiva Mezzmo has been know to offer a discount, so I'm going to keep an eye out for the next time they do. I think I could benefit from the program, but the conveniences it offers over Windows 7 just don't quite meet the price point and possible PC resources issue for me. It's like Windows 7 has been meeting all my basic needs and working for me, but Mezzmo would be better and more convenient. And I might want to add it to my older XP machine. Still mulling. Yeah, I'm cheap
post #380 of 791
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Originally Posted by ItzMe View Post

I just wanted to thank NavySeal for answering all our questions so thoroughly! Thanks!

After some Googling I see that Conceiva Mezzmo has been know to offer a discount, so I'm going to keep an eye out for the next time they do. I think I could benefit from the program, but the conveniences it offers over Windows 7 just don't quite meet the price point and possible PC resources issue for me. It's like Windows 7 has been meeting all my basic needs and working for me, but Mezzmo would be better and more convenient. And I might want to add it to my older XP machine. Still mulling. Yeah, I'm cheap

I would suggest trying the 15-day full trial prior to it going on-sale. That way you're well aware of it's features and you can make a decision based on the trial. It's a full featured trial so you are not handicapped in any way. Perhaps Mark can comment on this, but it just feels like a very low resource program and Windows 7 resource view seems to confirm that. If you plan on doing heavy transcoding of your files I'd definitely suggest trying it first if you're worried about slowing down the PC, as I can't truly be a help in that category. I'm by no means a power user of the software but am happy to help any way I can.
post #381 of 791
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When I first installed it while it was doing the initial database discovery etc it did slow down PC but since not noticed any slowdown (still have PCSM running). Its running on a fairly basic Vista 32bit, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz and 3GB Ram.

I've disabled all transcoding to see it it supports everything natively.
post #382 of 791
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

When I first installed it while it was doing the initial database discovery etc it did slow down PC but since not noticed any slowdown (still have PCSM running). Its running on a fairly basic Vista 32bit, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz and 3GB Ram.

I've disabled all transcoding to see it it supports everything natively.

Let me know what you find, I'm anxiously awaiting your results!!!!!
post #383 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

Any problem with audio sync?

Whether I play them back from a USB HDD or a PC using Media player the audio always goes out of sync.

MKV files from the web have horrible audio sync when played on the Samsung tv.

When a reencode the file the audio is no longer out of sync. I use winavi all in one converter.

-mk
post #384 of 791
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Originally Posted by mikek View Post

MKV files from the web have horrible audio sync when played on the Samsung tv.

When a reencode the file the audio is no longer out of sync. I use winavi all in one converter.

-mk

Are you playing them locally through USB?
I have grabbed TV shows with the MKV container and still have yet to have an audio sync issue. If you use the Samsung app to stream I wonder if it's a problem with it? If you run the offending MKV file through MediaInfo does it show supported codecs used?
post #385 of 791
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Originally Posted by NavySeal View Post

Are you playing them locally through USB?
I have grabbed TV shows with the MKV container and still have yet to have an audio sync issue. If you use the Samsung app to stream I wonder if it's a problem with it? If you run the offending MKV file through MediaInfo does it show supported codecs used?

I think this question was for Mike, but for me the sync issues are with all files, not just MKV's, but xVids and AVi's as well. Also it doesn't matter if it is from through the ethernet connection or with a USB attach HDD...

I have yet to look at the codec, but if they are supported by Samsung, wy should that matter? Besides, if I have to search for 'certain' codec, not just the supported ones then this process looses a lot of points for me.

FWIW when I play these exact same files back with Media Center, I never get sync issues.
post #386 of 791
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Originally Posted by Al Sherwood View Post

I think this question was for Mike, but for me the sync issues are with all files, not just MKV's, but xVids and AVi's as well. Also it doesn't matter if it is from through the ethernet connection or with a USB attach HDD...

I have yet to look at the codec, but if they are supported by Samsung, wy should that matter? Besides, if I have to search for 'certain' codec, not just the supported ones then this process looses a lot of points for me.

FWIW when I play these exact same files back with Media Center, I never get sync issues.

Al,

MKV, AVI's, etc are containers. You can put an unsupported(for the Samsung interface, may work fine on your PC) audio/video codec within a supported container and it will not work properly(hope that makes sense). When you run the problem file thru a program such as I posted above, it will tell you EXACTLY what video/audio codec was used...then you can further troubleshoot the problem. If you play a video file that works, and then you have a file that doesn't work (both having the same extension avi,mkv, etc.) you can easily view the difference and perhaps see the cause.

When I say I have played xxxx video files and haven't had a sync problem yet, I am not trying to boast. I am simply trying to say let's look into the problem because it's definitely not across the board. I have so far played AVI, MKV, etc. from different sources and I have not yet run into the sync issue. Some people have posted on various forums for example that if their supported container has a bitrate over xxx the file will not play, or if they used audio codec xxxx within a supported container it would not play.

If we look at the information together perhaps we can find the underlying problem. If you have the ability to send these files to me that do not work I'd be happy to look into the issue for you as well. It is definitely not strange for you to be able to play it in WMP without issue. The Samsung interface is vastly different and it is very very very very picky. Whenever you have time run 2 bad AVI's for example thru MediaInfo and two good AVI's... see if you notice a pattern for either.
post #387 of 791
I have no audio sync issues at all on bd-c5500 - avi/mkv, dts, ac3, mp3, from disc or network.... play all sound thru a receiver connected to the player via hdmi.... so sounds like possibly issue with the tv. That's kinda disappointing.

One idea tho, is the audio lagging behind the video? Or is it ahead of the video... if it's ahead of the video, some advanced receivers can add delay, maybe yours has such an option? (Unless you're playing thru the tv, dunno if tvs ever have that option, my hdtv is like 10 years old and doesn't even have any digital audio inputs like hdmi or spdif, only component video in and spdif out),

I read someplace elsewhere, samsung makes great hardware, but they're not so good at firmware/software, and I qft!
post #388 of 791
Thread Starter 
Still LOVING Mezzmo

Attn: NavySeal - whats your TV as I'll add to the FAQ post at begining of thread
post #389 of 791
Last night I began a 3 sided experiment with my new Samsung BD-C6500 interfacing with a Windows Vista based system. when this whole thing started I had bought a Sony product, but quickly returned it when I found you could not listen to music in a shuffle mode; confusing to me at best that every mp3 player out there has shuffle, but the Sony product didn't; I opted to go with Samsung. When I first purchased the Samsung, I was able to get interface working fairly quick...within about 30 min. Loading PCSM and getting it all to work reasobly it took about another hour. I had and still have issues with it working kind of intermittenly. I will say that in my case, I am mostly using this for music on my in home system. The problems I have seen with PCSM is the reliability of its operation. One time you select music, and everything comes up fine, try again and it errors. The other issues I have with are that it will not take each songs attributes in the tag and sort based on that, particularly genres. Due to this, by reading here I found two products I could load on my PC to acheive what I wanted. I first loaded Mezzmo, because it appeared to be more complete, more feature rich and a user interface that was more robust. Mezzmo gives you a 15 day free trial before purchase ($29.95 for full license). The load went good, with the only real problem I encountered being that it is a CPU resource pig. Now, I will say that Mezzmo addresses this on its website and you can make some configruation changes to address the 100% cpu usage issue, unfortunately you learn this after it is building the database and at that point you can barely get a chance to make the adjustments due to CPU monopilzation. To me, if the know this to be a possibly issue, they should set the resource settings to the lowest denominator and let you set these "up" as needed. Once the data base is built this appears to work great on the Samsung. It finds all files, sorts by most every tag, displays the artwork, etc. I had one problem where Mezzmo crashed, but I believe it was because the database build wasn't complete while I was farting around with it on the Samsung side. I left it up overnight and was still running strong in the a.m. when I got up. I like that this has an excellent front end menu, fully configurable and fairly easy to get working how you would like. I love the fact that every 5 minutes it checks the music database on the PC and updates any changes. This too is configurable if ever 5 min. is too often. I have over 10k mp3 files and rerunning the full database build every time you update one file is jsut ludicris! Another thing I like is that it appears Mezzmo future releases will allow for video streaming capability from most any website with video viewing capability. This opens a huge home entertainment possiblity with most any website video being able to be played as a direct pass through to the Samsung.

Being it is free, I decided to load Serviio as well and check its operation. It appears to work very well but is not nearly as configurable and controllable. It does work well, and as designed and acheive what I want as well.

What I learned that is real cool is that ou can run as many of these products concurrently as you want, as each one appears to be a "pseudo server" on the list of available servers.

Overall, I will say, as of today I like Mezzmo and will most likely purchase this, yet I am still doing some playing before making the decision.


What boggles me as it appears to boggle many here, is why can't Samsung write as robust of share product? If I were Samsung, I would just license Mezzmo and save a lot of time and money!
post #390 of 791
it appears Mezzmo future releases will allow for video streaming capability from most any website with video viewing capability. This opens a huge home entertainment possiblity with most any website video being able to be played as a direct pass through to the Samsung. Now that feature would entice me to Mezzmo! Does that mean you could access sites like JustinTV? That's a free site where you can access other user's video streams? I'm not sure how Mezzmo could do that though, since those sites require you to log in and then shows you a list of available streams (content like NCAA football games that aren't being shown in your area!).
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