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    Default Playing files without a network (purely local)

    I know Mezzmo is designed to be a streaming service, so this is not what it was designed for, but wondering if there is anyone around this (extra software?)

    I have all my media stored on my Laptop and would like to utilize Mezzmo when I am away from home (no network)

    Currently I can play all my media in WMP or the new Metro apps in Windows 8, however this does not update any of the fields in the Mezzmo database

    Is there anyway I can play my media locally and have it update the play counts and last played date when not connected to any network?

    I assume this is not possible but thought I would ask in case someone has found any workaround for this

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    Hi Paul,

    Interesting idea. It's not possible at the moment, but a keen developer may be able an app (or media player plug-in?) that increments the play count and last played date columns for the files you play in the Mezzmo database. Our Mezzmo database files are using sqlite.

    Another idea is to use WMP, XBMC or another DLNA-enabled media player on your computer to play your files on your computer via DLNA streaming form the Mezzmo server based on the same computer. So instead of playing the files directly from disk in WMP, XBMC, etc., you connect to Mezzmo server form WMP, XBMC, etc. and play them via DLNA streaming. This would increment the play count, last played date, etc. since you would be streaming them from Mezzmo server.

    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
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    Thanks for the reply

    unfortunately WMP etc do not see Mezzmo if there is no network connection, they only show the local files

    A possible way of doing it, not sure if it would have any negative effects

    Mezzmo app works fine without any network, so I can run it and browse my media
    I can right click a movie without network and select play (for me this opens it up in the new Metro Xbox movies, but also works for WMP)
    Would it be possible that the process of rights click/play on a movie increases play count and adds a last played date/time just before it sends the movie to the default app

    Just a thought (perhaps this should be in the suggestions section)
    Last edited by paulsalter; 11-14-2013 at 12:12 AM.

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    Interesting idea, Paul. We'll discuss this here. Thanks for the suggestion.

    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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    I use XBMC to play files on the computer running Mezzmo. XBMC supports DLNA/uPNP.
    This way all counters etc are updated.
    Cheers
    Geoff

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    Thanks for sharing this, Geoff.

    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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