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    Default Firetv mezzmo ( no artwork ) upnp server

    Just got a fire tv and Iím running the mezzmo app
    I have a Nat server ( mycloud) -upnp-
    Mezzmo finds the drive and streams movies, but I cannot get any artwork whatsoever to show up!
    Iíve looked into all the settings
    In the mezzmo settings when I click, get artwork it says ď getting artwork ď but itís keeps saying that and no artwork ever shows !
    Any help?

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    Try opening Mezzmo on your PC and go to 'Media Devices' and double-click the device in the list then change the profile to 'Conceiva Mezzmo (Android)'. In the app's settings, getting artwork is only for music files.

    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’m not running mezzmo on a pc!
    It’s installed direct on the firetv ( I think android based )
    My hard drive is plugged into my network router!

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    The Mezzmo android app does not lookup metadata for videos except by long clicking on the video in the list and selecting to update metadata, then you can do a lookup on the video's metadata and set a poster.

    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 Nickbee View Post
    I’m not running mezzmo on a pc!
    It’s installed direct on the firetv ( I think android based )
    My hard drive is plugged into my network router!
    Sounds like there is a misunderstanding about Server/Client relationship. DLNA is just a format that standardizes the ability to stream media between different devices. Metadata and Artwork is generally stored on the server side. In fact, I have never run into a setup that wasn't that way (Plex, Emby, Tversity, PS3 Media Server, etc.). It sounds like you have a simple DLNA server on your router that can serve up media files but I would be really surprised if there were any way to configure your library to display artwork with any client, Mezzmo or not. The client is just seeing the media files and probably just displaying the titles as they are saved on the HDD.

    I don't want to push you away from Mezzmo but if you aren't prepared to run a more feature rich server then you may want to scrap DLNA, try sideloading Kodi onto your FireTV and then build your library via network shares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitbret View Post
    Sounds like there is a misunderstanding about Server/Client relationship. DLNA is just a format that standardizes the ability to stream media between different devices. Metadata and Artwork is generally stored on the server side. In fact, I have never run into a setup that wasn't that way (Plex, Emby, Tversity, PS3 Media Server, etc.). It sounds like you have a simple DLNA server on your router that can serve up media files but I would be really surprised if there were any way to configure your library to display artwork with any client, Mezzmo or not. The client is just seeing the media files and probably just displaying the titles as they are saved on the HDD.

    I don't want to push you away from Mezzmo but if you aren't prepared to run a more feature rich server then you may want to scrap DLNA, try sideloading Kodi onto your FireTV and then build your library via network shares.
    Infuse 5 on my Apple TV, works great from the same server and adds artwork no problem! So I guess Mezzmo isn't for me, too much complication! thanks for the help guys .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickbee View Post
    Infuse 5 on my Apple TV, works great from the same server and adds artwork no problem! So I guess Mezzmo isn't for me, too much complication! thanks for the help guys .
    At a cursory glance it looks very similar to Kodi (XBMC). Even the layout seems very similar. You could sideload Kodi onto your FireTV and get the same experience.

    Kodi is a great (probably the best single) solution out there for this type of setup. It is very customizable and has a ton of plugins that let's you do lots of things. I personally feel that Kodi has the single best media player for a 10-foot viewing experience out there.

    If you don't need the tighter library control and don't need to worry about playback of incompatible formats that client/server solutions offer, then Kodi and (probably) Infuse are solid, simple ways to go.
    Last edited by smitbret; 12-08-2018 at 08:10 AM.

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