Adding Content to your Media Library
- Personal and Internet media can be shared with devices by adding them to the library managed by TVersity.
- You can share media files located on your hard drive by using the GUI. Please locate the TVersity desktop shortcut icon and double click on it, this should open the TVersity media management application. From this application you can control the media server and change its configuration as well as add new files, folders or URL to your media library. Anything added to your media library is shared by the media server with any networked device you have on your home network.
- The easiest way to add new items to your media library is to click the large plus button in the GUI and select from the menu that opens the type of media you wish to share. This will open a dialog box in which you can enter the rest of the informaiton required to describe the media you are sharing. For files and folders you can browse for the file/folder path by clicking the browse button, for URLs you simply paste them into the relevant text box and give them a name and then click submit.
- You can also drag and drop files and folders to the GUI and even drag and drop URLs from the icon next to the address bar of your web browser. Dropping files and folders will result in these files/folders added automatically to the media library (no additional action required). Dropping URLs will bring up the same dialog box as in the previous step but with the URL already entered so you just need to choose the type, and give it a name and then click submit.
- Folders can also be added to the media library from the Windows Explorer right click menu.
- Advanced users can also share URLs and media files located on your hard drive by using the command line media sharing utility provided with the TVersity Media Server. Please refer to this FAQ question for step by step instructions on how to do that.
- You should now be able to play the newly shared media on your media player. If it does not play, you are missing a codec, once installed you should be able to play these files. To find the right codec, either google for it or submit a question to the TVersity support forums.
- Adding Internet content to the media library is described in more details here and in this blog post.
Sharing Media located on your Home Network
- The TVersity Media Server can stream media files from network shares to your media player, however you will need to change the default log-on account the TVersity Media Server service is using to some other account that has administrative rights on your machine. Please refer to this FAQ section for step by step instructions on how to do that.
- You should now be able to play the newly shared media on your media player.
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