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Re: HDSync 1.1   

Postby jaromil » Tue May 22, 2012 4:54 am

hi Artcom,
no, you'd better download the new version, is ready as an app.bin already from the usual download url linked by the first post of this thread.
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Re: HDSync 1.1   

Postby cabelman » Tue May 29, 2012 6:58 pm

I tried the 1.1 but get (also like ) this error via telnet:

Handshake on LAN
Error: ethernet interface is not configured


with no changes if i try the settings HDSYNC_NETWORK= STATIC / DYNAMIC or MANUAL

wdlxtv is 1.02.21_WDLXTV.COM_WDLXTV_LIVE-0.4.7.3

what can i try, any hints?


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Re: HDSync 1.2   

Postby jaromil » Thu May 31, 2012 5:25 am

I've just released version 1.2 fixing a nasty freeze occurring after several hours if not days of playback.

This new build might also fix some issues with networking (the included ZeroMQ library is updated to latest stable).

I can confirm it working well in all network setups in my lab ... which is getting dismantled as of tomorrow :cry: so please keep in mind I have no more chances of working on this on a free basis (nor I have multiple devices setted up to test), but you are welcome to hire me for support: http://syncstarter.org/support - else you are pretty much on your own, may the source be with you:ugeek:

Again many thanks to this wonderful community, HDSync would have never been possible without the WDLXTV development team. Today my special thanks go to RMerlin for packaging FFMpeg.app.bin which can be used together with HDSync to avoid the long term freeze problem (the usage manual is updated!).

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Re: HDSync 1.2   

Postby artcom » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:02 am

Hi jaromil,

many thank's for providing version 1.2 to us all!

Anyway I have still problems to get it to work. I'm trying now for several hours with two WDs and a DLINK switch. When I use the hdsync.conf setup
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HDSYNC_NETWORK=STATIC

the system seems to crash and no log file is written.

When I try
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HDSYNC_NETWORK=MANUAL

in the conf file with a wdtv firmware ip setup of ip=192.168.0.1(1) and 192.168.0.2(2) and 255.255.255.0 for subnet mask, it is still not working, but I get following print out in ssh:

first wdtv gives:
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HDSync starting for channel 1 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/75b68c5b-1580-44ea-88b2-c71585796951//video/masterTimeline_ex_hd.m2v
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.1:55744
hdsync version 1.2 distributed by Montevideo/NIMk
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Jaromil @ Dyne.org, License GNU AGPL v3+
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it
HDSync starting for channel 1 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/75b68c5b-1580-44ea-88b2-c71585796951//video/masterTimeline_ex_hd.m2v
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.1:55744
looking to connect 2 peers
Offering on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.1
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"



second wdtv gives:
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HDSync starting for channel 2 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/42bb52c3-d198-450e-9e4b-54b05f1a4f95//video/masterTimeline_ex_hd.m2v
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.2:59255
looking to connect 2 peers
Listening on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.2
hdsync version 1.2 distributed by Montevideo/NIMk
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Jaromil @ Dyne.org, License GNU AGPL v3+
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it


Any idea? What's strange is the two // before the video folder. Is that correct?

Many thanks for your help,
best regards,
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Re: HDSync 1.2   

Postby artcom » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:35 pm

Well, this was the second week of trying to get "HDSync" to work.

Sorry, but I must say, that this piece of software does not work, even in version 1.2.
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Re: HDSync 1.2   

Postby TPB » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:52 am

I was very much afraid that this new version of HD Sync might not work.
But now it works great. I guess every media artist is kind of looking forward to use this for multi channel video installations.

And after reading every post and the manual and the code page and everything very carefull and of course, reading again.... I think there are some hints missing in the manual.

And a small thing for windows users: When you write into the .config file. You have to use a text editor with line feed (in short: LF). Word does not do that but Open Office gives you the option. If you have line feed than your .config text file will be displayed the right way.

This is my setting: I use 4 WDTV Live media players and the 1.02.21 WDLXTV v0.4.7.3 firmware.
The setting in the config file is STATIC and 4 channels. All players are hooked up by LAN cables to the D-Link DIR-615.
My Labtop is connected via WLAN and the software PuTTY (for windows) into the log file of the players by using the IP Adress of the players (f.ex. No.1) 192.168.0.1 and telnet. A window pops open and you type in „root“ then you can use the command line provided by Jaromil: tail -f /tmp/hdsync.log and you can read what the player are doing.
Another thin I found helpful was the command: ifconfig (it tells you the settings of the players.)

And by the way: My USB-sticks use FAT32 and not a Linux file System like ext3. Ext3 give me the creeps as I am a Windows user and there is no real comptability between the systems. FAT32 works fine for me.

And this is how I made it work.

I used the D-Link DIR-615 (about 23€ and it has WLAN and 4 LAN ports) as a router since I could not make any LAN Switch work for my setting or any setting I tried. And I tried three different switches.

So please log into your Router from your computer browser typing http://192.168.0.1 and do this:

- enable multicast (just a small mark in a square)
- change router IP from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.10 because it solves a conflict between the server WDTV live Player (No.1) and the router because the STATIC setting will always give the Player (No. 1) the IP 192.168.0.1


In the networks settings of the media players I put in manually:

Configure the Gateway and the DNS in every WDTV Player manuelly. Chose same as IP Adress of Player, which is exactly the same number as you will choose in the config file for „channel“.
For ex. Player No.3:

Gateway 192.168.0.3 [same as IP adress of media player]
DNS 192.168.0.10 [this is the Ip adress of the router]

And now, after 50 hours of testing, I can finally prepare to take the players to Japan and create my mutli channel video installation at the Funasaka Biennale near Osaka.

If your are interested to find out what I will do with my media players you can check my web page.

http://www.methodik-bruch.de

or help me gain small change and watch one of my older video pieces on Youtube.... it's funny !!!
Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZUEPPsJXDM&feature=share&list=UL7ZUEPPsJXDM


TP Bruch

P.S.: And many thanks to Jaromil for the great work.
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Re: HDSync 1.2   

Postby rickcastaneda » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:17 pm

Hi All - have been trying to get this to work for 2 straight days now and still no luck. The WD TV Live boxes seem like they're going to work but then the screens just go blank and never come back on.

Going to try tomorrow with a different router.

Is anyone available to help with some troubleshooting? Would definitely be willing to pay $$.

We've also been very unsuccessful logging into the boxes via ssh. We have no idea what the password would be, and resetting it with wdtvhack.app.bin isn't working for us either. I feel totally helpless at this point!

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Re: HDSync 1.2   

Postby mad_ady » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:46 am

@rick: What wdlxtv version have you flashed? Did you try to connect to telnet first? (SSH does not work until you set a password). Read the firmware's README to find out the default account password.
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Re: HDSync 1.2   

Postby rickcastaneda » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:59 pm

Okay, I seem to have gotten things working!

I am running version 1.02.21.WDLXTV_LIVE-0.4.7.3

We were pulling our hair out trying all sorts of combinations, but it looks like the thing that made everything work was trying a different router. At first we were trying to use a Netgear switch, and then after reading TPB's post, we tried using an Apple Airport router because that's what we had lying around. Still nothing worked - we got the same black screens for eternity when it was supposed to be playing the video.

Today I bought a D-Link Wireless N 8-port Router (DIR-632) and plugged everything, turned it on, and miraculously everything just worked!

The videos cut out after about a minute and started over from the beginning, but I fixed that by removing the "ffmpeg.app.bin" file from the USB sticks. As I understood it this ffmpeg file was supposed to keep the display from freezing after 4 or 5 hours, but removing it made the videos play fully before looping, so if I have to turn the system off every 4 to 5 hours to reboot, so be it. (Anyone else have this ffmpeg problem?)

Just in case someone is going through the same thing I was, here's some additional info:

The network setup on the WD TV Live boxes was this:
IP Address: 192.168.0.101
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DNS: 192.168.0.1

The hdsync.conf file on the sticks I set to DYNAMIC.

For the D-Link Router, I did not log into it or change any settings whatsoever.

Strangely, the workgroup on WD TV box 1 was WORKGROUP, and on box 2 it is "RA.NET" Not sure why it would be different on the two WD TV's, but there it is.

PS - Thanks for the password help, @mad_ady. I didn't try that yet, but hopefully I won't need to.
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Re: HDSync 1.2   

Postby lakser » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:07 pm

Hey All,

Not really sure how many active users still check this forum.
If anyone can offer insight or help me that would be awesome.

Got everything working but I am having two issues that I belive are related.

When I start the power strip everything boots fine (2 wdlive boxes, and dlink router). However, the video does not play untill I restart the router. (dlink 615 configured per ricks suggestions)

After the router is restarted everything plays in sync but does not loop.
if I restart the router again the video will play like before. this is why i think the two are related.

I currently have two channels set up.

the log file on each box shows this:

left channel:
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# tail -f /tmp/hdsync.log
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"
New listener: 192.168.0.2 : 55744
Sending ready signals to listeners
Shouting "READY"
Handshake successful
Shouting "SYNC"
video length specified, waiting 333 seconds then forcing loop
Software shutdown
free 0mq context
free peer array
Done.
hdsync version 1.2 distributed by Montevideo/NIMk
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Jaromil @ Dyne.org, License GNU AGPL v3+
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it
HDSync starting for channel 1 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/6984-16F5//video/video.mpeg
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.1:59255
looking to connect 2 peers
Offering on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.1
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"
hdsync version 1.2 distributed by Montevideo/NIMk
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Jaromil @ Dyne.org, License GNU AGPL v3+
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it
HDSync starting for channel 1 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/6984-16F5//video/video.mpeg
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.1:59255
looking to connect 2 peers
Offering on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.1
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"
hdsync version 1.2 distributed by Montevideo/NIMk
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Jaromil @ Dyne.org, License GNU AGPL v3+
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it
HDSync starting for channel 1 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/6984-16F5//video/video.mpeg
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.1:59255
looking to connect 2 peers
Offering on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.1
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"
hdsync version 1.2 distributed by Montevideo/NIMk
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Jaromil @ Dyne.org, License GNU AGPL v3+
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it
HDSync starting for channel 1 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/6984-16F5//video/video.mpeg
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.1:59255
looking to connect 2 peers
Offering on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.1
Shouting "OFFER;192.168.0.1;"


right channel:
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# tail -f /tmp/hdsync.log
HDSync starting for channel 2 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/7F99-16F5//video/video.mpeg
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.2:55744
looking to connect 2 peers
Listening on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.2
Shouting "ACK;192.168.0.2:55744;"
Received ready signal
Handshake successful
video length specified, waiting 333 seconds then forcing loop
Software shutdown
free 0mq context
free peer array
Done.
hdsync version 1.2 distributed by Montevideo/NIMk
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Jaromil @ Dyne.org, License GNU AGPL v3+
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it
HDSync starting for channel 2 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/7F99-16F5//video/video.mpeg
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.2:55744
looking to connect 2 peers
Listening on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.2
hdsync version 1.2 distributed by Montevideo/NIMk
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Jaromil @ Dyne.org, License GNU AGPL v3+
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it
HDSync starting for channel 2 of 2
will sync and play video: /tmp/mnt/7F99-16F5//video/video.mpeg
Handshake on LAN
UPNP connected to 192.168.0.2:55744
looking to connect 2 peers
Listening on pgm://eth0:5555 from address 192.168.0.2



I am using the recomended firmware.
my config file looks like this
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HDSYNC_NETWORK=STATIC
HDSYNC_CHANNEL=1
TOTAL_CHANNELS=2


if anyone knows whats going on and can help thad be awesome.

thanks guys.
cool software. its been fun to play with and i cant wait till I can get everything rock solid.
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