Yet another same question about YAMJ

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  1. manj

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    hi got my popcorn
    Havent got internal drive
    File on a usb stick
    trying to install YAMJ
    got the GUI (YAMJ GUI Config v0.4.1.exe)
    stick usb stick in pc
    i select on the gui "usb drive attached to the nmt" - USB_DRIVE_A-1

    the path i show is "file:///opt/sybhttpd/localhost.drives/USB_DRIVE_A-1/"
    do the reset , it find the films and create the file & index

    I stick the usb into the popcorn , i starts and load the index ,
    click to play , it flickers about but DOES NOT play.

    the hyperlink to play is pointing to
    "file:///opt/sybhttpd/localhost.drives/USB_DRIVE_A-1/moviefilename/VIDEO_TS"

    what am doing wrong ?
     
  2. Smurfin

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    Are you streaming movies from your PC or a NAS?
     
  3. manj

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    nope this is simple setup the films are on usb stick , the index and jukebox folder are on usb , no streaming involved , no hard disk


    on the page when film details are shown there is play icon , (its hyperlink is when i examine it) is
    file:///opt/sybhttpd/localhost.drives/USB_DRIVE_A-1/movies/i%20a%20le/VIDEO_TS/



    does it have to be iso format ?

    the film play ok on NMT without going thru yamJ
     
  4. Smurfin

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    You have me on that one I'm afraid, no experience of playback from USB sticks :(
     
  5. zAndy1

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    Use IMGBURN to create a .iso file from the video_ts folder:-

    How to create an ISO

    and see if that will play instead, I've had a lot of problems with VIDEO_TS folders (and .iso files ripped straight from e.g. anydvd or dvd decrypter). What I do now is rip to VIDEO_TS using anydvd and then convert to .iso with Imgburn and I've never had a problem since.
     
  6. manj

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    looks like cant play video_ts format from yamj but can play iso ok ,
    i am using usb stick (16 gb) so fat32, hence 4 gb limit
     
  7. Hezza

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    Hey all, could someone please please email me YAMJ GUI Config v0.4.1.exe

    Can't find it anywhere since its been pulled from Omertrons site. Put aside this evening to get it all going and this is the final bit i'm missing :(

    Any help is much appreciated

    email is martin<AT>hezza.co.uk
     
  8. Smurfin

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    Just sent it now :)
     
  9. earlybath

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    About 90% of my movies are in VIDEO_TS form, albeit on an internal drive, using YAMJ and i've had no problems. But i haven't tried using YAMJ using a usb but it 'should' work.
     
  10. manj

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    i can play video_ts ok using POPCORN standard interface
    But Using YAMJ only iso can play ... therefore my conclusion is that YAMJ parameters are not correct ?
     
  11. internetuser

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    do you have it like

    \ROOT\BATMAN\VIDEO_TS

    Also is your USB mapped as a drive in popcorn ?
     
  12. manj

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    i have tried \ROOT\BATMAN\VIDEO_TS and \ROOT\MOVIES\BATMAN\VIDEO_TS

    also "USB mapped as a drive in popcorn" , do i really need to do that as the path is supposed to be relative to the NMT so the following would be suffice

    "file:///opt/sybhttpd/localhost.drives/USB_DRIVE_A-1/movies/i%20a%20le/VIDEO_TS/"

    note if it is an iso then the syntax is

    file:///opt/sybhttpd/localhost.drives/USB_DRIVE_A-1/movies/i%20a%20le/filmname.iso" and then it plays ok
     
  13. internetuser

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    What you need to do, or what I did was

    map the P:\ drive on my PC to the pop corn
    on the popcorn map drives to my nas\usb etc

    then use the GUI to save the index to the root of each one

    Video TS files just worked on mine like I described.

    the only time it did not was when I had batman\all the vobs
     
  14. manj

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    thanks but i am talking video_ts not video ts container , so the video_ts contains all the vobs that means its not just me who the problem. i thought i will try this before networking popcorn , should be simple .... so i thought ha ha!
     
  15. manj

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    solved it , or rather ive got working
    i have formatted my usb stick to NTFS (it was fat32) and voila ! YAMJ can plays video_ts with vobs from a sub stick .
    If anybody is interested then i can write a simple setup, to get your newly arrived popcorn , to run with yamj and movie on a usb stick
     
  16. rkb

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    Hi- I've had A-110 for a month or two and got it networked OK- plays files via cat5 from NAS drive, laptop TVersity and internal hard drive, but I cannot get YAMJ working.
    I've installed YAMJ on the popcorn HDD, and run the GUI config tool- even run YAMJ index- found my films and artwork. I even managed to edit and re-download wrong artwork- but all of this is via explorer, browsing folders on HDD. I can't get YAMJ to launch when popcorn starts up or I click on movie files. I'm certain I've overlooked something simple but at a loss at the moment.
    cheers

    rkb
     
  17. badkarma

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    Kenny,

    :hiya:

    Make sure the index.htm file that YAMJ creates is in the root of the drive. It should launch the interface when it reads the drive.
     
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    If the index.htm file isn't in the root folder of your share e.g it's in the share\movies folder then you have to go in via the 4th icon along (not films/music/photos but the other one) and navigate to the index.htm file and select it and it will open the YAMJ frontend. The problem with putting the index.htm etc in the root folder is that it opens automatically and then how do you get to the normal PCH menu?
     
  19. rkb

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    thanks for the quick replies- cheers Hugh, hello zAndy1.

    I tried moving the index.html on it's own to the start of the drive where the other folders are (is that the root?) but no joy- in fact instead of the usual Popcorn screen with blue background I got the same screen with a pink background?!

    Being Valentines Day, Mrs rkb won't be chuffed if I start messing about with Popcorn :D but I'll try the other option from zAndy1 later.
    Thanks again
    rkb
     
  20. rkb

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    just realised I'm not sure if I have done this when using the GUI setup tool- in fact I'm not really sure what or where the share movies folder should be.

    currently on Popcorn I can browse movie/music/photo files by source- looking on Popcorn HDD, or home PC (on network) or NAS drive or laptop via TVersity, so I'm assuming I must have shared these individual drives already for Popcorn to "see" them.

    Once I get going I intend to have movies on internal HDD and add USB drives to Popcorn as space is needed. Photos, short movie clips etc will be on a NAS in due course.... so do I need a "share" folder on the Popcorn HDD or elsewhere?
    thanks
    rkb
     
  21. badkarma

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    As Andy says you should be able to use the 4th 'web' option to browse to the index file.

    As for shares you would need to share each source in turn (not the PCH internal drive though). YAMJ can be run to look for content on each drive and create a single front end jukebox pointing at multiple sources.
     
  22. rkb

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    thanks I'll post back in the morning once I've had a chance to browse for the index file
    thanks again
    rkb
     
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    Hi- I browsed to the index file- worked a treat- now have YAMJ working :clap:
    thanks.
    Pink home screen instead of blue turned out to be HDMi switch- now sorted- so normal service resumed.
    Cheers
    rkb
     
  24. HugoFJH

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    this is the strange thing - I can see the index file thru windows explorer on the internal pch drive, but thru the front end thru any option at all it just doesnt show up in the slightest - gggrrrrr
     
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    Had a quick bash at setting up YAMJ but gave up. Will probs try later though.

    The filenames for my TV shows seem to be causing trouble. My movie files appear to be YAMJ friendly file names but most of my TV shows are of the format <episode number> <episode name>.avi inside a folder named after the series, e.g. \south park\04 Probably.avi

    Is there any way of renaming filenames en-masse to YAMJ friendly file names..? Renaming over a hundred episodes individually will take AGES!!!

    Also, any clear guidelines on how to name files and/or how to prepare .nfo files?
     
  26. james7604

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    Have a look at Bulk Rename Utility for renaming lots of files. It's quite straightforward to use and there are tutorials on the website in case you get stuck.

    I name my TV shows like this and it works well.

    Show Title sXXeXX - Episode Title.file extension
    eg. The Wire s01e01 - The Target.avi

    You can use this TV Meta Data Finder to automatically find episode titles for whole folders and subfolders of TV shows.

    So you feed it The Wire s01e01.avi and it will rename it to The Wire s01e01 - The Target.avi


     
  27. reevesy

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    hi all
    thought i'd tag onto the end of this thread rather than start a new one
    anyone manged to get guy ritchies 'snatch' up on a yam search?

    tried several tag options and the only result i get is 'the big snatch' !

    cheers
     
  28. Rom

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    Simplest way is to create an .nfo file in the same folder as the movie. Call the file the same as the video file but ending in .nfo

    Add this one line to it:

    Code:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208092/
    rebuild your jukebox and all should be sorted ;)
     
  29. reevesy

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    thanks......finally worked

    only thing is....the background image on the 'about' is not from the film?
    cheers
     
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