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    Default All media type folders showing up for every media type on my Bravia

    I have a Bravia KDL-40W5100 that I finally got hooked up for video streaming using Mezzmo (I tried about 10 other servers, and Mezzmo was the only one that was able to stream video so far, including Twonky and PS3 Media Server, so good job on that!).

    The media menu on my Bravia separates media types into Audio, Video and Pictures already, but when I navigate to my Mezzmo server under that area, I still see all three media types under the Mezzmo server. Basically, in order to play a video, I have to navigate to Video -> Mezzmo Server -> Video -> All Videos -> Video file. Why are the non-applicable media folders visibly to my Bravia? Is there some way to filter them out, or set the root folder for specific media types? I know it must be possible because most other media servers behave in this way, so I figure I'm just missing something.

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    Hello,

    Actually the TV doesn't really tell us what you are browsing at the moment, so we cannot filter out contents by type. Can you please tell me which server you tried that did have this functionality and I'll check it out.

    Thanks!

    Dennis

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
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    This would be on my wish list too if it was possible. Just for neatness and simplicity. But I am thinking maybe a down to the TV? Mine is a Sony Bravia too.

    Keep us informed. Thank you.

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    It is really down to hardware - if the device doesn't tell us what it wants (and most devices don't), we have to deliver everything and let the device sort out the entries on its own. It's a bit unfortunate and we're always looking for ways to improve this, but I think all DLNA servers are in the same boat here.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
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    I'm not sure but I belive Wild Media Server was able to do this. Unfortunatelly it's trial expired so i cannot confirm anymore. Actually, that's why I'm testing Mezzmo as WMF's licensing models is very bad.

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    Thanks for the hint - I'll investigate it and if that's the case, then we can make Mezzmo do the same of course.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Thanks for the hint - I'll investigate it and if that's the case, then we can make Mezzmo do the same of course.
    If this can be done it will be a major plus point for me.

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    I understand, but no promises at this point as to whether this can be done or not

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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    Confirming I have the same issue, I have Mezzmo and Twonky Server installed for testing. Twonky manages the sub menus correctly, I also like Twonky's web based access to the server, as I have it installed on a headless Windows Home Server. However Twonky's transcoding of videos doesn't work, Mezzmo's transcoding works ok (the Sony Bravia is on wireless and there are some delays and lockups).

    When creating slideshows with music using the Sony Bravia's inbuilt slideshow function the music playback can cause errors using Mezzmo, works fine with Twonky.

    So far I'm leaning towards Mezzmo, despite the menu glitch, purely because the video playback works.

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    Windows Home Server (2003 based version) with all patched and updates applied.
    Sony Bravia KDL40EX600 with latest firmware applied

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    Thanks for letting us know about the slideshows - we'll try it here to see if it can be reproduced.

    Mezzmo is very flexible in the way it allows you to organize your files and that's one of the main reasons (on our side) why it's really hard to only present to the device the type of files you're browsing. You're not locked into having files of a certain type in certain folders, so you can mix them together. You can also completely rearrange the whole root tree to your liking.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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