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TESTERS WANTED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - Ned Scott - 2014-01-23 06:43
Feel free to use this thread for both reporting and asking questions about the test.
What is this
Testing for the various UPnP (wiki) features coming in XBMC v13 "Gotham".
What is needed to test
UPnP "play using":
Accessing TV shows and episodes:
• You need at least one device needs to have a library with at least one TV show with episodes inside.
At this point, anything else UPnP related that you can think of.
Reporting the test results
In this forum thread, please report back the following information:
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - DoubleT - 2014-01-23 14:33
Will be trying this tonight when i get in from work.
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - wpbpete - 2014-01-23 18:33
I'm happy to assist with this testing, (I hope I did it right). I already had UPNP set up on my Galaxy S4 and it worked fine from the start. Here's the info, please let me know if there's anything else I can do.
Host= HTPC Win7 Ultimate64 Dubug log
Client= Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Debug log
Host library is local, usb ext hd on a shared network
Opening library thru client using Files->>>> Title Node was very responsive, opened within seconds.
Played a couple of SD and HD Tv shows both were very responsive and opened within seconds, also displayed all episodes and artwork.
Everything worked as expected, no delays or crashes. great job guys
Question: Is there a way for the host to show up as Movie etc.. Library in the home screen?
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - DoubleT - 2014-01-24 00:30
Host - Windows 8 - Log
Client - Windows 7 - Log
From the perspective of the HOST, were the library video files local files or were they on a network share?
SMB Network Share - Buffalo LiveStation 100mb Network Wired Connection
Did opening the "Title" node on the client take a long time?
Were you able to open a specific TV show folder from the "Title" node?
I also was hoping to see an option to add to library as such, so a upnp share could be viewed from Tv Shows & movies
I tried out the play to other instance of xbmc, very nice so far. Quite amusing results.
From the client machine i told the host machine to play a video i had selected from its upnp shared library, worked perfectly but when trying to stop the playing video with the remote connected to the host computer it stopped but restarted the video. only way to stop was to send the stop command from the client computer which had initiated the play command.
not sure if thats how its supposed to be, but in my setup at least that would be a pain. surely after the play command has been sent that should be it. both xbmc's should then have local control?
hope all of this helps and makes sense and i have uploaded the correct logs, as usual thanks for all your hard work.
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - DoubleT - 2014-01-24 00:44
Think my win8 logs are wrong, not debug level.
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - Ned Scott - 2014-01-24 08:34
No worries, no need to include the debug logs if everything went correctly.
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - Ned Scott - 2014-02-01 00:16
Well, I guess I'll post my own results as well :P
1) Host OS: Mac OS X 10.8.5
2) Client OS: Android 4.something (OUYA)
3) Files were local to the UPnP host, mounted on an external USB hard drive
4) Opening the Title node took at least 2 minutes, which is abnormally long. The "Recently added episodes" node/section took only a few seconds to open by comparison.
5) Was not able to open any TV show, was only able to see the list of shows.
6.1) Host log - http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=121695
6.2) Client log - http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=121696
7) The same host on the same network does not have this issue with some other clients. One successful test included iOS on an iPad 4. Files also play just fine on the local XBMC "host".
I'm not sure why it works on some but not others. All are using the Jan 30th 2014 nightly build.
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - DoubleT - 2014-02-01 01:24
Do you have another upnp client to test its not some other part of your network?
Don't mean to ask the obvious question but this nightly works perfectly for me on 6 different rigs.
Mine are all windows based though...
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - Ned Scott - 2014-02-01 02:54
(2014-02-01 01:24)DoubleT Wrote: Do you have another upnp client to test its not some other part of your network?
Yeah, for most of my devices it works great and only on a few that there is an issue. One of our devs gave me some feedback on this and tells me that while he hasn't personally seen this in XBMC, he has seen it in another UPnP client application, and he thinks it might have something to do with XBMC's semi-non-standard way of handling seasons and episodes for TV shows. It doesn't seem to be a widespread issue, so at least that's good.
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - bryanbrazil - 2014-02-01 20:41
Been having problem with my MySQL setup after updating to Gotham nightlies from Frodo. So decided to toss MySQL and try this out.
1. Windows 8, Gotham nightly
2. Windows 8, Gotham nightly
3. Local video files
4. Opening the TV title node didn't take too much longer than before (187 items). Opening the Movie title node takes quite a bit longer, anywhere from 3 to 15 seconds (2,800+ items).
5. Had no problem opening and playing TV shows from the client.
6. Will have to update later with debug logs, heading out in a minute.
7. I added the Music section from the upnp host as a favorite and added it to my main menu. All of the artwork comes through, but I don't see the artist bio or album reviews. Is this to be expected with upnp sharing?
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - uNiversal - 2014-02-01 20:58
Waned, ded or alieve., (queue guitar rif)
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - Ned Scott - 2014-02-01 21:30
(2014-02-01 20:41)bryanbrazil Wrote: Been having problem with my MySQL setup after updating to Gotham nightlies from Frodo. So decided to toss MySQL and try this out.
No logs needed if it worked okay.
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - bryanbrazil - 2014-02-02 01:43
Ok, thanks Ned. Any tips on the missing artist bio and album reviews for music?
RE: TESTERS WANED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - Ned Scott - 2014-02-02 02:17
(2014-02-02 01:43)bryanbrazil Wrote: Ok, thanks Ned. Any tips on the missing artist bio and album reviews for music?
No idea, sorry.
RE: TESTERS WANTED: Gotham UPnP library sharing testing - Ned Scott - 2014-02-26 01:17
So I discovered something very weird. I have a library of about 315 shows, but two of those shows (yes, I went through each one) could list episodes while others only gave errors. The only difference were that the two shows did not have fanart on the server XBMC instance. I went to another show, one that was not listing episodes, and removed the fanart on the server instance, and it suddenly worked, showing the list of episodes on the client instance.
However, I still have XBMC clients that have no issue with any show, fanart or not. It seems all my iOS clients work all the time, but all the Android clients I have tried only list episodes for shows without fanart.
Can anyone with an Android XBMC client give this a test?