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Twonky Server

Improvements

  • NMC RPC call "SetIniProperty" and "GetIniProperty" are now handled by Twonky Server to unify the security checks
  • RSS feeds require now less memory
  • SSDP module now checks for correct network more strictly to prevent server from answering incorrect SSDP messages.
  • Twonky Server logfile is now located in the user's Twonky Library [Mac only]
  • added INI option "enable_multihome" to configure multihome support
  • added INI option "enablenmcwebapi" for support of "local access only" of the NMC RPC/RSS
  • added ability to use 'AlbumArt_{GUID}_Small.jpg' from Windows Media Player as album art
  • added client adaptation for Samsung TV K series
  • added subtitle support for Oppo BDP-93 player
  • added support for .hevc files
  • added support for command-line arguments on Mac
  • added support for ogg embedded album art
  • added support for subtitles for Samsung Series J TV
  • added the rpc call: "rpc/is_port_available" to verify if a TCP port is available, which is important to check, before the server is configured for a new port
  • added user notification on restart when corrupt media file caused a server crash on Mac
  • improved Interoperability with Audionet IOS control point
  • improved Panasonic Viera device adaptation
  • improved UTF-8 metadata handling in JPEG file scanner
  • improved foreign character handling for mp3
  • improved interoperability with LG 47LE550
  • improved log messages shown during shutdown
  • improved logging of network traffic
  • improved write performance on filesystems using synchronous I/O
  • playlist entries now match case insensitive on their file extension
  • rpc "get_logfile" now opens the browsers FILE SAVE AS dialog
  • specific albumart, which belongs to an individual file, now overrules generic albumart like folder.jpg
  • the 'By Folder' navigation tree now uses primarily folder.jpg as container thumbnail
  • the Windows installer option "install as system service" is now unchecked by default
  • the appdata folder name has been changed from /var/Twonky/TwonkyServer to /var/Twonky/twonkyserver [Linux only]
  • the trayapp is now more robust in finding the server on the system [Windows only]
  • the web UI uses now the configured default navigation tree (instead of the Advanced View)
  • twonky-config.html is no longer generated or used by Twonky Server

Bug fixes

  • Denon AVR-3808 was not discovered correctly
  • NLS and OPT header were missing in IPv6 SSDP-message
  • Twonky Server no longer crashes on QNAP devices
  • added parsing of the composer from the ID3v2 TCM-tag
  • created new device description for Sonos
  • duplicated media items appeared in database after aggregated server restarts
  • enabled locations are always allowed to aggregate
  • fixed a bug with IPv6-clients not beeing able to access the server. All IPv6-clients are now enabled by default
  • fixed a wakeup/resume issue on WIndows 7
  • fixed an issue where videos taken with Android 6 using the device camera were not shown in Ref App
  • fixed bad database lookup entries after database re-organization
  • fixed broken client adaptation for LG TV Series 5
  • fixed crash when adding files through filescanner-extended-formats.txt
  • fixed detection of Samsung TV F and J series
  • fixed handling of content-directories when content-base is set
  • fixed identification of Apple TV
  • fixed increasing number of threads with Apple TV in the network [Mac only]
  • fixed infinite spinning wheel on web config
  • fixed license-key deactivation when experiencing network errors on MAC Mini with activated Wi-Fi
  • fixed memory leak in iTunes import when imported items are not shared
  • fixed memory leak in removable-media module
  • fixed memory leak in scan_aac and scan_mp4
  • fixed playlists which contain songs with accented characters
  • fixed properties of the internal shared folder used for aggregation
  • fixed sorting for albums with more than 255 tracks
  • fixed that UDP listeners on 127.0.0.1 and port 1900 were not closed on network changes if disablelocalssdp is set
  • fixed that adding an item to a paused queue caused the playback to start
  • fixed that for remote access there were some credentials checked, even if these have not been set
  • fixed that some devices were discovered as " -/- "
  • fixed that the web UI after changing the httpport did not require a server restart.
  • fixed that under some circumstances Twonky Server used 2-4% processing time continously
  • fixed the date handling of the mp3 scanner
  • for mp3 files sometimes the date was not parsed correctly and the file creation date was taken instead
  • invalid MPEG files were not handled correct
  • mp4 decoder was crashing on some AAC audio files
  • new detected aggregation servers in the network are by default "enabled", i.e. they are allowed to aggregate this server.
  • playlist items with URLs have not been visible in navigation tree
  • removed misleading error messages from log about TCP/IP connection problems
  • resolved problems when accessing the config-pages over IPv6 addresses
  • resolved start-up problems of Twonky Server on some Windows 10
  • upload and mirror folder names were not renamed on language change
  • when pulling aggregated content, thumbnails were not displayed on Samsung D-series

Known issues

  • under some circumstances audiobooks disappear upon reboot on QNAP
  • "My Russound" app does not show the correct album art when used with Twonky Server
  • audiobooks can not be aggregated by other Twonky Servers
  • duration calculation of MPEG2TS files is not accurate if timeseek generation is disabled
  • error in Mac OS logs for filedb-delete is actually only a warning; operation is not impacted
  • occasionally, Twonky license key input results in "invalid key" on Linux systems. (workaround: remove the appdata folder and try again)
  • updating from 7.x to 8.0 with preserve settings leaves some files in c:\
  • Internet Radio stations that serve .m3u playlists within .m3u files can not be streamed

  • UPnP inspector gets confused when Twonky Server provides multiple artist tags with different roles
  • occasionally, Twonky license key input results in "invalid key" on Linux systems
    • workaround: remove the appdata folder and try again
  • webUI
    • sometimes webUI with Opera does not show any thumbnails
    • thumbnails of some rotated images do not show up correctly in webUI

QA information

CTT 2.0.4.1

MCVT 3.0.3.8

UCTT 2.0.67

LPTT 2.0.36

 

 

Twonky Client Components

Improvements

  • NMC RPC call "SetIniProperty" and "GetIniProperty" are now handled by Twonky Server to unify the security checks
  • RSS feeds require now less memory
  • added DDKeyServiceControlURLPrefix to get service control URL [iOS only]
  • added INI option "enable_multihome" to configure multihome support
  • added INI option "enablenmcwebapi" for support of "local access only" of the NMC RPC/RSS
  • added LDMR hook tm_ldmr_play_from_position_t
  • added MDKeyWellKnownBookmark [iOS only]
  • added NMC_DDKEY_SERVICE_CONTROL_URL_PREFIX to get service control URL
  • added NMC_MDKEY_WELLKNOWN_BOOKMARK
  • added SERVICECONTROLURLPREFIX metadata key to get service control URL [Android only]
  • added a new local renderer class that uses AVFoundation framework [iOS only]
  • added client adaptation for Samsung TV K series
  • added connection timeout support to AndroidLocalRenderers class [Android only]
  • added functions tm_nmc_invoke_soap_action[_async] to invoke arbitrary SOAP actions
  • added invokeSoapAction APIs to invoke any SOAP action [iOS only]
  • added loadMetadata API to RendererContext [Android only]
  • added new methods invokeSoapAction[async] to invoke any SOAP action [Android only]
  • added new playback related error code NMCResultPlayPreparation [iOS only]
  • added new playback related error code PLAY_PREPARATION [Android only]
  • added new renderer event onRendererPlaySpeedChanged [Android only]
  • added new setUserAgent API in NMCMediaControl [iOS only]
  • added setRendererPlaysAll to treat all content as being supported [iOS only]
  • added support for empty metadata in SetAVTransportURI
  • added support for playFromPosition hook in local renderer [iOS only]
  • added support for playFromPosition hook in local renderer [Android only]
  • added suppression of beaming unsupported GIF to Samsung TV
  • added tm_queue_get_current_playindex to help to identify an invalid play index
  • enabled Bitcode support [iOS only]
  • flac can now be beamed to ChromeCast [Android and iOS]
  • improved foreign character handling for mp3
  • improved log messages shown during shutdown
  • improved queue handling when deleting items from the queue [iOS only]
  • improvement robustness of ChromeCast beaming [Android only]
  • play invocation returns now transition not available error if renderer is busy
  • refusing now most invocations on Samsung F and H series while preparing playback
  • updated image scaler used by Twonky server to support new scale modes [iOS only]

Bug Fixes

  • FireTV metadata was incomplete when Twonky DMR was already started during discovery
  • FireTV metadata was missing when showing DIAL devices in renderer list was enabled after discovery was completed
  • enabled IPv6 support by default for iOS & Android
  • fixed a bug with IPv6-clients not beeing able to access the server. All IPv6-clients are now enabled by default
  • fixed a deadlock when application creates server context in state callback [Android only]
  • fixed an issue where Android Chromecast LDMR reports error when playback is started for the first time and anytime when playback is stopped [Android only]
  • fixed an issue where Chromecast receiver app didn't close when beaming was stopped. [Android only]
  • fixed an issue where LocalServer doesn't start on some Android devices [Android only]
  • fixed an issue where MediaObjectMetadata was sometimes returning thumbnail image as direct media item for video or audio [Android only] 
  • fixed an issue where deleting files with Japanese file names from the local server wasn't working [iOS only]
  • fixed an issue where shared directory has improper path after upgrading app [iOS only]
  • fixed crash upon network change because volume was fetched from a non connected device [Android only]
  • fixed detection of Samsung TV F and J series
  • fixed identification of Apple TV
  • fixed license-key deactivation when experiencing network errors on MAC Mini with activated Wi-Fi
  • fixed possible crash when cloning large audio queues
  • fixed possible hang when changing networks containing Apple TV
  • fixed possible longer delays when retrieving properties from Apple TV
  • fixed possible longer delays when retrieving properties from Roku
  • fixed race-conditions in asynchronous function handling
  • fixed that test LDMR sometimes did not fire play speed events
  • fixed that the user-agent of the application set before the start of the stack was not properly appended to the default user-agent
  • fixed that tm_dmscp_get_scaled_image_url returned invalid URLs for AV items and that scales below the smallest available thumbnail were not available from Twonky Server, tm_nmc_get_best_thumbnail_uri uses an improved logic to find an appropriate thumbnail
  • picture beaming to "Twonky at Fire TV" was broken after system restart
  • resolved problems when accessing the config-pages over IPv6 addresses
  • seek is now done when queue is moved to Chromecast [Android only]
  • sometimes the LDMR could not be network enabled after restarting the stack [Android and iOS only]

Known Issues

  • cloning queue with multi-user items to other DMR does not work
  • Roku does not support seek for music
  • Twonky Server interferes AirTunes playback with Denon AVR-4311, as workaround disabling AppleTV support with disable_dmr_plugins=1 solves this
  • beaming media from Mediatomb to Samsung TV D series does not work
  • changes in twonky-startup.txt does not have any effect if application is upgraded in place on iOS
  • only ASCII and Korean can be read from ASCII tagged MP3 metadata [Android only]
  • cannot beam multiple items to Xbox One

 

 

Twonky Ref App 

Twonky Ref App Android

Improvements

  • added support for seeking from stopped state
  • added user dialog in case of a critical error such as a missing license
  • improved queue handling when deleting items from the queue
  • improved support for Android 6.0 by adding new application permission that allows access to approximate location

Bug Fixes

  • fixed an issue where changing logging settings didn't have any effect
  • fixed an issue where folder thumbnails for images were shown in wrong aspect ratio
  • fixed an issue where local renderer was lost during restart
  • fixed an issue where local video was shown in wrong aspect ratio
  • fixed an issue where videos taken with Android 6 using the device camera were not shown in Ref App
  • fixed crash when loading images

Known Issues

  • DTCP content playback stops when user performs seek
  • DTCP content playback stops when user resumes paused playback
  • indicator is missing which video is playing in the queue for premium video
  • local renderer setting remains disabled after setting it private in general settings
  • progress is not shown correctly for premium video
  • seeking forward to the end of the song stops playback on Apple TV
  • transferring back beaming to local device doesn't work for premium video
  • user cannot resume to play the content after sleep

Twonky Ref App iOS

Improvements

  • added example custom URI implementation for beaming HTTP URLs
  • added support for playFromPosition hook in local renderer
  • added user dialog in case of a critical error such as a missing license
  • improved queue handling when deleting items from the queue

Bug Fixes

  • fixed an issue where it took long time for UI to update after seeking
  • fixed an issue where queue list is cleared when phone goes into sleep mode
  • fixed an issue with local renderer property change notifications when renderer is enabled after being disabled
  • fixed issue where loaded album art was of incorrect size
  • fixed DMR control view state restoration

Known Issues

  • DTCP content playback stops when user performs seek
  • DTCP content playback stops when user resumes paused playback
  • app crashes after video playback when waking up device
  • app crashes when it downloads a content after sleep
  • app displays wrong status for download after app resumes
  • app freezes if user taps [Select All] and [Clear Queue] continuously
  • seeking forward to the end of the song stops playback on Apple TV

 

 

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