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post #211 of 231
Thanks FlipFlop! Any luck with bookmarks on xvid or divx files?
post #212 of 231
Thread Starter 
Bookmarks need to be supported by the LinkPlayer. Wizd sends a file offset to the linkplayer, but it is up to the linkplayer to use that offset to set the playback position. As far as I can tell, the linkplayer only supports bookmarks for MPEG2 files.
post #213 of 231
I was curious if there might be a way to "fake" the bookmark. I would even be happy with a fast forward to a save spot. or If a bookmark was there, have wizd just start returning the video from that spot.

Regardless, thanks for the great work!
post #214 of 231
Thread Starter 
I tried simply serving up the file beginning at the bookmark offset, but this does not work for divx/avi files. I did try serving up just the beginning of the file, and then jumping to the bookmark position, but this simply makes the linkplayer get really confused at the transition.

The AVI file format wasn't designed for streaming, and you need to read the headers at the beginning of the file to make any sense out of the rest of the file. MPEG2 files, on the other hand, are designed for streaming, and the header information is repeated periodically throughout the entire file. So, regardess of where you pick up the MPEG2 stream, within a second or two the player can pick out the header info.

But it would be simple for IOData to support bookmarks in their firmware. They already support the "go to NN%" navigation, which is essentially a manual bookmark function. They just need to use the starting offset parameter when playing avi files, read the file headers, and then "go to" the bookmark position to start playback. But right now they simply ignore the starting offset parameter when playing avi files.
post #215 of 231
Hi Flipflop (or other knowledgeable users out there),

Great work !!! I, for one, am really grateful for your work. I am new to this device and am still figuring out my way around. I seem to have run into a challenge...

Whenever I play a DVD .iso or .img file, it seems to only default to 4:3. I do not know where to set this, can I tweak this in wizd or the LP2?

I have set the player to "Fit to Screen" and DVD setup to 16:9. .avi and .jpg plays fine. I see this behavior only on .iso or .img. Any clues or tips?

alex
post #216 of 231
I've forgot to post on that forum oops
I've created an advanced configuration tool for Wizd. Current version is 0.4 beta, next one should be first non-beta version (Note : you need Net Framework 2.0).

More info here :
Crap I can't post URL here because I've not posted 5 times .... too bad
url (remove spaces) : remotew . free . fr / wizdxp /
post #217 of 231
hi guy..i hav just entered this forum for some help..i hav downloaded the open source server widz but all the comments are in chinese or japaneese...so i'm kida lost...if any one of u know..cld give me a higher level overview of the protocol that the server n d box use to stream as well as establish a session...
Thanks in advance
post #218 of 231
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Originally Posted by mak1925 View Post

hi guy..i hav just entered this forum for some help..i hav downloaded the open source server widz but all the comments are in chinese or japaneese...so i'm kida lost...if any one of u know..cld give me a higher level overview of the protocol that the server n d box use to stream as well as establish a session...
Thanks in advance

There has been a lot of work done lately. Go here http://wizd.sourceforge.net/ for the latest.
post #219 of 231
Billy,

Looks good at sourceforge... I would like to see wizd moved there, but I think flipflop should approve and be in charge.

Flipflop, what do you think?
post #220 of 231
Alexsih,

I'm getting the same thing. Buffalo LinkPlayer. Did you find a fix for this?
post #221 of 231
hi,
i downloaded the wizd server n had it porteted to one arm based board, the sever seems running fine. my query is
how many clients(myiBox) can the server support at mask efficiently?
under what kind of lincense the server source code is made available?

few more quesries...
i m using the open source server with myiBox(by syabas)
the box and the server borad need to be connected to same switch(wired) in order to communicate, wht possibly cld b the problem?
the box has a wi-fi card installed but can't locate APs, is any firmware upgrade required to have it working wireless?

Thanks in advance...awaiting replies..:-)
post #222 of 231
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Originally Posted by TimMeade View Post

Looks good at sourceforge... I would like to see wizd moved there, but I think flipflop should approve and be in charge.

Flipflop, what do you think?

As you already know, this is the new home of FlipFlop's Wizd. Some people joined the open source project, and I'm in charge of the website, and I release all-in-one packages and skins (and obviously my config tool WizdXP).

There's also a forum on the sourceforge page, so feel free to post !
post #223 of 231
Wizd v23 has been released today, following v22 silentely released few days ago.
wizd (dot) sourceforge (dot) net


Here is the change log :

Version 23 (27/08/2006) :
- New Simplicity skin (SD and HD versions)
- Cygwin1.dll updated to 1.5.21
- Bug fixed : some thumbnails were not displayed
- Bug fixed : artist was not displayed while playing MP3 (regression in v22)

Version 22 (12/08/2006) :
- New linkplayer_hires2 skin
- Will automatically join a.1.ts, a.2.ts, a.3.ts, etc...
- New Info... buttons for mp3 and avi files to display tag info for each
- Now detects when one title set of a dvd is a subset of another title set and does not display it
- General clean up of the information available to the skins
- Found some bugs in sorting directories
- Added new navigation features - aliases and docroot links support added, list of pages added
- Default encoding character switched to ISO-8559-1 (instead of EUC-JP)
- New nav and mid sections for skins - used by linkplayer_hires2
post #224 of 231
Thanks for all the great work. DVD rips are such a pleasure now.

One remaining issue with my wizd/Linkplayer experience -- perhaps you guys can tell me if its a player issue or a server issue. You sure seem to know a heck of a lot more about bookmarks than Avel tech do.

Playing a normal divx encode -- press the forward arrrow button on remote a few times, with the TV displaying, say, "42%". The player does its searching bit, and play resumes. But not at 42% -- at some randomly lower place such as 35%.

Is this a "known issue" thats so common no one discusses it anymore? Is there anyway to search by time? Is there any fix?


Thanks!
post #225 of 231
Wizd v24 has been released :
http://wizd.sourceforge.net/

What's new (v24) :
- Search feature supported in simplicity skins and linkplayer_hires2 skin
- "Last added files" feature on linkplayer it is selected with the "clr" button
- A beautiful optional start page only implemented in simplicity skin currently
- Favorite feature (to access easily some of your folders of web pages) only implemented in simplicity skin currently
- html files associtated with video and music files as with thumbnails, it is now possible to create a wizd_movie.html file if you have a movie.xxx (where xxx is one of the movie or music formats) then you can create a wizd_movie.html and it will be accessed by clicking on the movie or music thumbnail. currently only supported in the simplicity skins and linkplayer_hires2 skin
- support for Movie and Music Collector. If you use either Movie or Music Collector then new templates are provided that allow you to either export a movie or music from the collector database and save it as wizd_xxx.html. The templates are included under the linkplayer_hires2 directory.
- windows shortcuts now support provided they point to a file in an alias or in the docroot directory
- new config flag allows one to add an index.html to a directory and have it read rather than the normal skin. Variable substitution will NOT be performed on the file.
- new config flag allows one to add an wizd.html to a directory and have it read rather than the normal skin. variable substitution will be performed on the file
- add -c option to allow for multiple wizd's to run simultaneously
- Re-worked "Simplicity" skin
- Mimetype for FLAC audio files added (your player need FLAC support to read them)
post #226 of 231
Would someone be able to add a scaling or zoom function to the source server software that would take a 2:35:1 movie (hi-def or s-def) and stretch it vertically to 1.78:1 for users of anamorphic lenses or would that require some serious code?
post #227 of 231
I think something like that would have to be done at the firmware level.
post #228 of 231
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Originally Posted by Jib51 View Post

Wizd v24 has been released :
http://wizd.sourceforge.net/

Binaries of wizd_v24 for the Kuro-Box, Mac OS X (universal binary), and x86_64 are posted on my web site at http://jhue.users.sonic.net. The SourceForge project should be updated shortly with pointers to these builds.
post #229 of 231
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Originally Posted by jhue View Post

Binaries of wizd_v24 for the Kuro-Box, Mac OS X (universal binary), and x86_64 are posted on my web site at http://jhue.users.sonic.net. The SourceForge project should be updated shortly with pointers to these builds.

Dont know if this is a mac problem or common to all v24 wizd, but when I play ts files in a folder, it keeps recycling thru them and I have to manually push the stop button to end the movie or its plays thru again and again.

Is there a setting I'm missing?

LJ

PS, a typical hr tv episode has about 40 ts files (100MB each) for a 720p HD. It plays all 40 seamlessly, and automatically starts from the beginning again.
post #230 of 231
Is anyone using WIZD with the new PopcornHour media player?

Is ther3 an active list of what NAS wizd can work with?

Is there another thread this would be better posted on?

Leslie
post #231 of 231
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Originally Posted by lmengel View Post

Is anyone using WIZD with the new PopcornHour media player?

http://www.networkedmediatank.com/viewtopic.php?t=1140

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Is ther3 an active list of what NAS wizd can work with?

Since the source is provided, you can run it on any appliance that allows you to add your own apps.
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