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    Ok, great. May you have also a closer look at www.thetvdb.com for TV series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeHaX View Post
    Ok, great. May you have also a closer look at www.thetvdb.com for TV series.
    FYI - we currently get movie information and artwork from www.themoviedb.org and TV show information and artwork from www.thetvdb.com .

    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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    With regards to the Mezzmo app I currently have two thoughts.

    1) There should be a new forum here just for app questions and comments. It is a separate product (meaning that it could be used with other servers besides the Mezzmo Server) and so it deserves its own discussion area.

    2) Compared with the Skifta and BubbleUPNP apps the Mezzmo app is dog slow in finding and displaying the Library file lists. It possibly has something to do with displaying the thumbnails for each file. Let me just throw in that I use Mezzmo and the Android app for primarily TV and Movie files and so I haven't tested if this is a problem with photos or music. I turned off the folder artwork setting in the Mezzmo Server for my two Android devices (Nexus 7 <2012> and ASUS TF300T tablet) but the file-specific thumbnails still continue to appear (slowly) rather than the default plain Video and Movie thumbnails I thought should appear. It is a matter of waiting for them to complete appearing before I can scroll down the file list. Why are the individual thumbnails still loading instead of the default ones? If I want the individual thumbnails, why aren't they cached from prior use rather than pulling everything new from the server each time? All this file list waiting comes after usually a wait for the app to find the devices available and then to find the servers available. With Skifta and Bubble after I click on the app on my tablet it is literally just scroll and click and I'm watching my show. With the Mezzmo app it is usually a 2-3 minute ordeal until I get to watch my video. On the assumption that the Mezzmo app should work best with the Mezzmo server I'd like continue to use the Mezzmo app but it is very aggravating to do so compared to the other two apps.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    1) Agree and we'll create that forum soon.

    2) We've actually found the opposite. Mezzmo Android is consistently faster than BubbleUPnP and other DMC apps when listing files from media servers. Are you listing files from media servers on your home network or from the local media server built into Mezzmo Android (i.e. listing files stored on your tablet/smartphone)?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    2) We've actually found the opposite. Mezzmo Android is consistently faster than BubbleUPnP and other DMC apps when listing files from media servers. Are you listing files from media servers on your home network or from the local media server built into Mezzmo Android (i.e. listing files stored on your tablet/smartphone)?
    I'm extremely surprised to hear that.
    As best as I can determine the file listing is coming from the Mezzmo server on my Windows computer. The only storage used on my Android devices is a for a Mezzmo log file. The Mezzmo (Windows) server gets its Library entries from Video, Photo, and Music folders on one of my Synology NASes. The NAS in this case does not act as a server to the network directly. Mezzmo (Windows) is the server using the files on the NAS.

    Reading between the lines are you saying that I should enable the Local Mezzmo Android Server? I have it disabled. It doesn't make any sense to me to have a server feeding itself after pulling the files from the Windows Mezzmo server. I thought the local Android server is only for if I have files on my Android device that I want to send out on the network to another device. My Skifta and Bubble local servers are disabled as well and I don't see any slowness at all with them.
    Please explain because I am lost.

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    Sorry for the confusion.

    Mezzmo Android's local server is for streaming files that are stored on your Android device. Mezzmo Windows server is for streaming files from your computer, NAS drives and other external sources on your home network.

    The reason I asked what server was to understand which server (i.e. Mezzmo Windows server or Mezzmo Android app's server) you were listing files from when you say that Mezzmo Android app is slow to list the files.

    Anyway, I can see you mean Mezzmo Windows server. When listing files or folder or playlists in Mezzmo Android, you don't need to wait for artwork to be displayed. You can scroll as you like and the artwork will display for the files that are in view on the Mezzmo Android app.

    The "Deliver folder artwork" controls whether artwork for folders and playlists is delivered to devices. Artwork for files is always delivered to devices (depending on the device profile selected for the device).

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    You can scroll as you like and the artwork will display for the files that are in view on the Mezzmo Android app.
    Unfortunately I can't scroll as I like because the screen scrolls in spurts. I use my finger to scroll up and a second or two passes and it moves a bit. I gesture up again and a few seconds pass and it moves up a little more. Sometimes it will crash the app within one of the seconds wait. This happens on my ASUS TF300T tablet , Nexus 7 (2012) tablet, and Motorola Razr HD Maxx phone. All have the latest firmware 4.4.4. The Nexus and the HD Maxx are stock Android and the TF300T is the latest CyanogenMod Snapshot version. When all the thumbnails are filled then it will scroll freely.
    That's just when I get to the sub-folder that has the file list. Prior to that it takes a long time to determine what Devices there are and which should "Stream to this device". The same with Server then. Then in Media it will show the three folders, Music, Video, Photos from the Windows Mezzmo. When I press Video it will take a minimum of 5 seconds of "browsing server" spinning wheel. Then on my setup I have 3 sub-folders next - Archived Video's, my wife's videos and my videos. Again a minimum of 5 seconds of "browsing server". If we choose my wife's video she has a whole bunch of sub-folders and so we go do the 5 second minimum for each until we get down to the filelist. For my videos I have them all lumped into one folder and so that is when I have the filelist scroll problem.

    The "Deliver folder artwork" controls whether artwork for folders and playlists is delivered to devices. Artwork for files is always delivered to devices (depending on the device profile selected for the device).
    I have the "Deliver folder artwork" unchecked for each of my 3 Android devices (Performance tab in Device Setting) and the artwork still appears and slows everything down until it is fully displayed. All 3 Android devices are using the Conceiva Mezzmo (Android) profile. My media player on all 3 devices is MX Media Pro using the HW+ setting.
    Again, although I previously used the Mezzmo/Skifta/MX Player combination and was very happy with it and had equal success with Mezzmo/BubbleUPnP/MX Player (I don't really like the Bubble UI) I feel it probably will be in my best interest to end up with Mezzmo/Mezzmo/MX Player. I really want to get this worked out and I'll be happy to help you with whatever info you need.

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    Thanks for the explanation. My first thought is that it feels like your home network is sluggish. The devices on the DEVICES tab and servers on the SERVERS tab should appear very quickly. If they are taking a long time to appear, then either your home network is congested or something on your home network is slowing down DLNA / UPnP communication. I'd suggest you check your home network and devices attached to it. One simple check you can do is start turning devices connected to your home network off. Each time you turn one off, touch the Refresh icon on the DEVICES or SERVERS tab on the Mezzmo Android app and see if the response is faster. This may help isolate any problem device(s) on your home network. Also, I suggest you reboot your router - it's quite common for routers' firmware to get "stuck" form time-to-time and a reboot usually clears up the problem.

    Regarding thumbnails/artwork and scrolling in the Mezzmo Android app, the next Mezzmo Android app version has a few nice improvements in this area so you should see a noticeable speed improvement and not have to wait for thumbnails/artwork to be displayed before scrolling.

    Another possible reason for the sluggish response you are getting is that it sounds like your Mezzmo library is based on folders that are stored on your NAS. We're currently making some speed improvements in this area for Mezzmo server. If you are interested, email us at support [at] conceiva [dot] com and we can provide a patch for your to try that should improve server response when browsing folders.

    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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    Thank you for your comments but my setup is far from sluggish. I have no problem live streaming 720p live video from a cablecard tuner to my Android devices at the same time that my wife is streaming a video via Windows CIFS/Samba/SMB (pick the term you want to use) directly from the NAS to a WDTV settop box.
    Again, I don't have the filelist slowness problem with Skifta or BubbleUPNP.
    Nevermind, I'm not going to worry about it. It'll probably all work out in time.
    Last edited by Gripweed; 07-18-2014 at 06:29 AM.

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    Understand. Hopefully the upcoming Mezzmo Windows and Mezzmo Android versions will improved things for you.

    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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