Quick Start Guide

Before You Start

  1. Please make sure your system complies with the minimum system requirements of the software.
  2. There is no need to uninstall older versions of the software, Tversity will upgrade your existing installation and will copy your shares to the new installation.
  3. Xbox 360 users must upgrade to Windows Media Player (WMP) 11.

After Download

  1. Please locate the setup file you downloaded and make sure it has a ‘.exe’ suffix. On some systems, due to certain security software/practices one will find the file with no suffix, in such a case please rename it so that the ‘.exe’ extension is restored.
  2. Run the setup file and go through the installation wizard.

After an Upgrade

The first time TVersity runs after an upgrade it does a full refresh of your media library. During this refresh the browsing of your media library (via a web browser, or any other device) may result in an error due to a known issue with the TVersity server, and so it is best to let the refresh complete before moving to the next step. Once the spinning wheel at the top right corner of the TVersity GUI disappears the refresh of the media library is done and at that point you can safely move to the next step.

After Installing for the First Time

  1. You may need to change the log-on account of the TVersity service (by default it is set to the local system account) to a user account in which Windows Media Player and the additional directshow components were installed (these are necessary in order to provide decoding for the media formats you need). Please refer to this FAQ section for step by step instructions on how to do that. If you have no intention to play online media and to do any kind of transcoding then you can leave the log-on account as is, otherwise leave it as is for now and later on if you experience transcoding issues, consider changing it.
  2. If you wish to have TVersity serve media located on network shares you will also need to change its log-on account to some user with administrative rights. An account with the same username and password should exist on the remote machines as well.
  3. Xbox 360 users will need to disable media sharing in Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player 11 and in the Zune software (assuming it is installed on some computer on their home network).
  4. At this point make sure the server is running and responding by opening the following URL http://localhost:41952. You should see a media library navigation page, this is a web based interface for accessing your media library. There is also a Flash based interface at: http://localhost:41952/flashlib (you need to have Adobe Flash 7 or higher to view this page.). Finaly you can invoke the TVersity graphical user interface in a web browser by going to http://localhost:41952/admin (Adobe Flash 8 or higher is required).
  5. You should know that you can access the TVersity GUI (as well as all the interfaces mentioned above) from any machine on your network by replacing the localhost in the above URL with the IP address or name of the machine running TVersity.
  6. TVersity also offers a standalone (not browser based) graphical user interface (available only on the machine on which TVersity was installed) that has a few additional features. You can open it from the Windows start menu, it resides under Programs -> TVersity Media Server.

Adding Content to your Media Library

Adding Content to your Media Library

Adding Internet content to your media library

Device Specific Instructions

Xbox 360, Sony PS3 and other UPnP A/V or DLNA Devices

Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Sony PSP

Nintendo Wii (and PS3 via Web Browser instead of XMB)

Windows Media Center Extenders

Publish Media to Podcatchers (like Juice, iTunes, and another instance of TVersity)

Congratulations!

You have successfully installed the TVersity Media Server and used it to play online content as well as content located on your home network and to synchronize media between two remote locations. Enjoy and don’t forget to drop us a line telling us about your experience with the TVersity Media Server.

If any of the steps above resulted in errors or seemed to have failed, you should refer to the Troubleshooting section of the FAQ for help. If you still cannot find a solution to your problem, please use the Support Forums to search for a solution or to post a description of your problem in order to receive assistance from the TVersity community and/or from the TVersity team of develpers.