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pkitteri1



Joined: 10/13/2009 11:06:39
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many thanks, for this, i have tried changing the service to start with the account that i can manualy run the server from. this leads to the iphoine not being able to find the server and if i manualy add the server the the iphone cannot connect to the server.

I seem to be in no mans land at present, i can either connect to the server and not find the media or i cannot connect to the server
Admin



Joined: 08/23/2009 08:49:34
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Well, it has to start from the account that you are using to run it manually.
You just need to make sure that you don't start it manually when starting it aas service. Apart from that I really don't see why it wouldn't connect.

I've tested this on Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
If you stop the server (so that it isn't present in system tray) and start the service, then browse to http://localhost:45631 do you get any result?
pkitteri1



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well from previous post i thought it was going to be easy, running the service with the gui closed completly . and going to the page i get unable to coonect and if i do a nertstat -a i cannot see a listener running. But if i start the service as the system user i can see a service listening on 45631, but then i cannot see the media
Admin



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Well, it worked for me fine. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it is easy. I'm not sure why the server refuses to run under your user account as service. I can think of just one thing that could cause this. You haven't clicked the "Stop Server" button before quitting Air Video Server, right? The server must be listening when you quit it. Otherwise when started as service it wouldn't listen until you press start button (which isn't possible because service has no user interface).
pkitteri1



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Many thanks for that little piece of advice i feel such a fool, as yes i had stop the server running before quitting the GUI.

IT works now.

Many thanks again for your patients.

Paul
nac



Joined: 10/03/2009 03:04:32
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You haven't clicked the "Stop Server" button before quitting Air Video Server, right? The server must be listening when you quit it. Otherwise when started as service it wouldn't listen until you press start button (which isn't possible because service has no user interface).


Ah that was my problem as well.

So what exactly is happening? Does that mean than when you stop airvideo service from within the GUI, that state is being saved as a setting so that whenever you run airvideo using NTwrapper that setting is being used?
Admin



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nac wrote:
You haven't clicked the "Stop Server" button before quitting Air Video Server, right? The server must be listening when you quit it. Otherwise when started as service it wouldn't listen until you press start button (which isn't possible because service has no user interface).


Ah that was my problem as well.

So what exactly is happening? Does that mean than when you stop airvideo service from within the GUI, that state is being saved as a setting so that whenever you run airvideo using NTwrapper that setting is being used?


Yes. As long as the service runs under same user account.
nac



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Thanks.
JazJon



Joined: 02/17/2010 22:18:25
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I too am a new WHS user (HP MediaSmart EX495) Please add native service/WHS support in the near future if possible, that would be great. For now I'll give these NTwrapper instructions a shot and hopefully can get Air Video to work too.

I have some helpful troubleshooting advice when it comes to Bonjour related network connection problems. I experienced iPhone Remote not being able to find my Windows based iTunes PC's. After searching around, and testing I found out it was a LINKSYS router problem.

http://forums.linksysbycisco.com/linksys/board/message?board.id=Wireless_Routers&thread.id=152627

If you reset your linksys router back to factory defaults bonjour network issues will vanish for a few days. (then comes back) My long term solution was to install the http://DD-WRT.com open firmware on my WRT610 router. Not only is internet performance MUCH faster, but all Bonjour related hiccups are gone for good.
JazJon



Joined: 02/17/2010 22:18:25
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I got it working with NT Wrapper. I noticed that I need to restart my WHS before it works though. I'm using Remote Desktop via Administrator to log in, installed Air Video, NT Wrapper, Got the service to run, set the service to run as Administrator. Everything works, but if I log into Remote Desktop as Administrator, then log off, Air Video wont load again until I reboot the whole WHS. Is this normal? I tried clicking a few of the boxes that are supposed to keep the service running no matter what but maybe i missed it? It's not that big of a deal since I rarely need to log into WHS but I wanted to get it all working right if possible.

EDIT, never mind, after rebooting, I logged back into WHS via Remote Desktop as Administrator, logged off, and Air Video is still working great!

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duy1999



Joined: 04/14/2010 03:19:36
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Hi, I just purchased the Air Video app. I would like to install it on my HP MediaSmart Server. I read in the forum something about installing NT Wrapper along with the app on HP MediaSmart in order for it to work properly. I don't know what NT Wrapper is. Can someone help explain what this is and where I can get the directions for NT Wrapper to install it on HP MediaSmart Server to work with the Air Video Server app? Thanks in advance!
JazJon



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Just google NT Wrapper.

http://www.duodata.de/ntwrapper/

The free version let's you do one app. (which is all you need)
duy1999



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Thank you very much for the info. I'll attempt to install it on to my HP MediaSmart Server later today.
micky



Joined: 07/14/2010 18:01:26
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Hi

Would you have a few minutes to outline the steps required to get air video working on the WHS.

# I have it working from laptop to iphone#

I'm not technical and I tend to not mess with the HP mediasmart Homeserver.

I'd appreciate some hand holding.

Thanks

Micky
WillCroPoint



Joined: 08/17/2010 18:36:11
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Hi all.

Concerning people who don't manage to run Air Video Server as a service on Windows Vista or Windows 7, please, stop right away: you are making the problem far more complex than it is in reality.

Just forget about the services... Use the "Task Scheduler", simple and just works. In about two minutes, you will end up with your Air video Server starting with your PC like services, even when not logged on. Without any hack, third party or whatever.

Steps:
* Start Menu, type "Tasks"
* Press Ctrl+Enter when the Task Scheduler appear to tun it as Adminsitrator, so you will avoid any issues (do otherwise if you know what your are doing)
* You find yourself at the top of the task tree, make a sub folder to make things clean (call it "Air Video Server", or "My own tasks" or whatever you see fit)
* Go in your task folder, right click and "Create a new task" (forget about the wizard, it is useless)
** General tab: give your task a name, let's say "Air Video Server"; choose a user account under which the task will run (to make things easy, take an administrator account of yours, but you may take a simple user if you can deal with it); CHECK THE RADIO BUTTON "Allow to run even if not connected", let the compatibility mode to your version of Windows (7/2008 if your are on Windows 7)
** Triggers tab: create a new trigger, on the trigger creation dialog, choose the trigger "At startup", so the task will start whenever your computer starts, like the beloved services. You may deal with the trigger options below if you know what you're doing, or just let them by default (all unchecked except the "Enabled" box).
** Actions tab: create a new action, in the action creation dialog, choose the action "Launch a program", then copy the the Air Video Server executable path (as in its shortcut) in the "Program/Script" field, should be something like: "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirVideoServer\AirVideoServer.exe"
** Conditions tab: just let it by default: clean
** Parameters tab: make sur the first checkbox is checked so that you will be able to run the task manually, also check the checkbox about killing the task if it refuses to close. Also, make sure the combobox at the bottom is set on "Do not start a new instance if already running" (as it will not help at all, anyway). Make your own choices for the rest.

You're done! Just enter the user account password when you finish creating your task.

So what now?

First, like for the services option, you will need to run the program as the user defined during the task creation to setup the apropriate Air Video Server parameters. The task will start when your computer starts, like services. If you need to change anything to Air Video Server parameters, open the task scheduler, shutdown the task, then run the program manually. Make your changes, close it (make sure you've actually closed it in the systray), and start the task again in the task scheduler.

Issues?
* Sometimes the task will refuse to stop (you can notice this when running the program manually and the latter telling you "Server not started", because it is already started in the still running scheduled task). In this case, kill the task using the task manager (not scheduler, he!).
* When starting the task in the task scheduler, you may observe a delay, it seems normal. But also, it may not start a second time because it is already running (remember, we set it this way); in this case shut the task down first or kill it if it does not want to stop.

Good luck! Hope it will work fine for you!!
 
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