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Thread: Asset UPnP v3

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    Asset UPnP v3

    Beta testing for Asset v3. Significant progress has been made on the internal database, including intelligent handling of similar artists, etc.

    Asset UPnP v3 is the most sophisticated UPnP DLNA audio server, rather than dumbly present Artist & Albums for selection, Asset helps to manage unwieldy audio collections through the use of intelligent design, combining similar artists, for example 'The Corrs' and 'Corrs', or Beyonce with Beyoncé. In addition dynamic play-lists include Top Albums / Tracks / Artists. In comparison most other UPnP servers fail at basic tasks, such as separating albums 'The Greatest Hits' to their respective artists (ie all tracks from the seperate albums are all combined under a single 'The Greatest Hits' album)...

    Download (NB if installed over a registered Asset then remains registered):

    Windows 7 & Vista: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/beta/Asset...ows7-Vista.exe 3.9MB
    XP: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/beta/AssetUPnP-XP.exe 14MB
    Windows Home Server: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/beta/AssetUPnP-WHS.msi 14 MB [WHS Install Instructions: http://dbpoweramp.com/asset-whs-manual.html]

    Changes:

    Network connections monitored, if new IP address appears (ie network cable inserted) when previously no valid ip then asset restarts
    DLNA compatibility improvements
    New Database design, faster
    Track URLs remain constant, even through a complete database (refresh all)
    Works with Album and Artist sort tags
    Tag Sort Values Supported, automatic handling of The XXXX (appears alphabetically where XXXX should but shows as The XXXXX)
    Foreign character sort mapping, ie 'Án Artist' (with hyphen above A) would appear with A's not at the end of the artist list
    Optimized database, now 6 times smaller
    Twice as fast at accessing the internal database
    New browsing Tree: defaults to Artist >> Album
    New Browse item >> Advanced Search >> Album by Artist
    File & Folder Browsing - tracks have album art and other information
    New: Playlist >> Jukebox Album Selection
    New: Playlist >> Previously Played Albums
    New: Playlist >> Top Artists
    Possible to set individual file types to stream as LPCM/Wav/mp3 (ie radio to mp3, WMA Lossless to LPCM)
    LPCM L24 supported
    Possible to group A to Z listings as ABC, DEF, etc
    Options to switch off certain Asset helpers (some control points do not need, ie switch off prepending track number to title)
    Option to hide albums from main album view which have single or low track count (ie cd singles)
    Windows Media Player 12 compatible
    Internet Radio lists mp3 & ogg streams also now
    SourceProtocalInfo (for GetProtocalInfo) returns all formats able to decode, not just a global http:*:*:* (certain devices require it - Sony TV?)
    Able to read BMP album art and add internally as JPG
    For lossless audio gives out the kbps as uncompressed
    Redesigned browse tree, now contains classical browsing Advanced Search\ Chorus, Orchestra, Soloists, Instrument, Period these tags are filled by R13.5 of dBpoweramp CD Ripper from Sonata DB
    PC Sound Capture [WASAPI] container can be added to browse tree, this captures sound output of the PC 'What you Hear' and sends over UPnP (Spotify..), requires Vista or Windows 7
    Added cover.jpg?size=xxx Media Server Extension to size album art
    Added 'View Debug Log' button next to the debug enable check in Asset Configuration
    Streaming as Wave or lpcm and player was paused, then on resume is possibiliy of white noise (more likely on 24 bit)
    Bug fix: GetSearchCapabilities works
    Increase priority of Asset UPnP (in relation to other programs)
    Works with Samsung Devices (TVs), nothing special has to be set for the samsung, will autopick the LPCM stream
    Option in Config to change Assets upnp name from Asset: [computer name]
    Internal rule sets for various players which auto configure the default configuration (browse and format options), such as XBox and PS3
    On filename & folder browsing, empty folders are not shown
    upnp fixes to be compliant to intel upnp test tools

    Smart internal database (combines similar artists, audio generates album artist, various artists), for example these artists were combined from a small collection (of around 300 artists)
    Code:
      Combining: Beyonce with Beyoncé
      Combining: Bjork with Björk
      Combining: Sisqo with Sisqó
      Combining: Black Eyed Peas with The Black Eyed Peas
      Combining: Chemical Brothers with The Chemical Brothers
      Combining: Cranberries with The Cranberries
      Combining: Future sound of London with The Future Sound of London
      Combining: Mavericks with The Mavericks
      Combining: Prodigy with The Prodigy
      Combining: Shamen with The Shamen
      Combining: Cardigans with The Cardigans
      Combining: Killers with The Killers
      Combining: Feeling with The Feeling
      Combining: Saturdays with The Saturdays
      Combining: Eagle Eye Cherry with Eagle-Eye Cherry
      Combining: Jay Z with Jay-Z
      Combining: Run DMC with Run-D.M.C.
      Combining: Sash with Sash!
      Combining: Sophie Ellis Bextor with Sophie Ellis-Bextor
      Combining: T' Pau with T'Pau
      Combining: Tatu with t.A.T.u.
      Combining: Will.i.am with Will.I. Am
      Combining: KT Tunstall with K T Tunstall
      Combining: Mousse T. with Mousse T
      Combining: X Press 2 with X-Press 2
      Combining: Soulja Boy Tell'em with Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
      Combining: Colby O' Donis with Colby O'donis
      Combining: T.I with TI
    Please direct all Discussions to:

    http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=20899
    Last edited by Spoon; 08-19-2010 at 04:44 PM.

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    Re: Asset v3

    Note: Uninstall asset v2 before installing v3 (we have not updated the version numbers, so would not install correctly)

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    Re: Asset v3

    Update 19th October

    Network connections monitored, if new IP address appears (ie network cable inserted) when previously no valid ip then asset restarts

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 30th November

    DLNA compatibility improvements

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    Asset v3 is about improving compatibility and features to our own control point.

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 20th May 2010

    Huge update:

    New Database design, faster
    Track URLs remain constant, even through a complete database (refresh all)
    Works with Album and Artist sort tags
    Tag Sort Values Supported, automatic handling of The XXXX (appears alphabetically where XXXX should but shows as The XXXXX)
    Foreign character sort mapping, ie 'Án Artist' (with hyphen above A) would appear with A's no at the end of the artist list
    Optimized database, now 6 times smaller
    Twice as fast at accessing the internal database
    New browsing Tree: defaults to Artist >> Album
    New Browse item >> Advanced Search >> Album by Artist
    File & Folder Browsing - tracks have album art and other information
    New: Playlist >> Jukebox Album Selection
    New: Playlist >> Previously Played Albums
    New: Playlist >> Top Artists
    Possible to set individual file types to stream as LPCM/Wav/mp3 (ie radio to mp3, WMA Lossless to LPCM)
    Possible to group A to Z listings as ABC, DEF, etc
    Options to switch off certain Asset helpers (some control points do not need, ie switch off prepending track number to title)
    Option to hide albums from main album view which have single or low track count (ie cd singles)
    LPCM L24 supported
    Smart internal database (combines similar artists, audio generates album artist, various artists), for example these artists were combined from a small collection (of around 300 artists)
    Code:
      Combining: Beyonce with Beyoncé
      Combining: Bjork with Björk
      Combining: Sisqo with Sisqó
      Combining: Black Eyed Peas with The Black Eyed Peas
      Combining: Chemical Brothers with The Chemical Brothers
      Combining: Cranberries with The Cranberries
      Combining: Future sound of London with The Future Sound of London
      Combining: Mavericks with The Mavericks
      Combining: Prodigy with The Prodigy
      Combining: Shamen with The Shamen
      Combining: Cardigans with The Cardigans
      Combining: Killers with The Killers
      Combining: Feeling with The Feeling
      Combining: Saturdays with The Saturdays
      Combining: Eagle Eye Cherry with Eagle-Eye Cherry
      Combining: Jay Z with Jay-Z
      Combining: Run DMC with Run-D.M.C.
      Combining: Sash with Sash!
      Combining: Sophie Ellis Bextor with Sophie Ellis-Bextor
      Combining: T' Pau with T'Pau
      Combining: Tatu with t.A.T.u.
      Combining: Will.i.am with Will.I. Am
      Combining: KT Tunstall with K T Tunstall
      Combining: Mousse T. with Mousse T
      Combining: X Press 2 with X-Press 2
      Combining: Soulja Boy Tell'em with Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
      Combining: Colby O' Donis with Colby O'donis
      Combining: T.I with TI
    Last edited by Spoon; 05-20-2010 at 05:13 AM.

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 21st May

    xbox compatibility
    bug fix - option enabled to put , disc x for multi disc albums, put disc 1 for single album
    bug - if did a rebuild all then could not browse unless restart asset

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 26th May

    Bug fix Able to detect internally multiple database fields for custom tags
    Bug Fix was trimming folders & file browsing folder names which had a '.' in the name
    Bug Fix album by artist putting 'the corrs' down with 'T' not 'C'
    Bug Fix 24 bit audio files presented wrongly for LPCM L16 streaming

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 27th May

    Fix for L16 (16 bit) playback when source was 24 bit (previously would give white noise every 1 second).

    For oppo users, we are still investigating actual 24 bit playback.

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 5th June

    Changes

    Album by Release - fixes albums which were at the bottom (with a year), inverts the sort so newest are at top and remove albums with no year
    Asset Image Icons are Now JPG (instead of BMP)

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 16th June

    Windows Media Player 12 compatible
    Internet Radio lists mp3 & ogg streams also now
    SourceProtocalInfo (for GetProtocalInfo) returns all formats able to decode, not just a global http:*:*:* (certain devices require it - Sony TV?)
    Able to read BMP album art and add internally as JPG
    For lossless audio gives out the kbps as uncompressed
    Redesigned browse tree, now contains classical browsing Advanced Search\ Chorus, Orchestra, Soloists, Instrument, Period these tags are filled by R13.5 of dBpoweramp CD Ripper from Sonata DB

    IMPORTANT - this update requires the database and defined browse tree, etc be cleared, open %appdata%\dBpoweramp and delete the folder uMediaLibrary before installing. If running as a service then the path would likely by in the default user account)

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 11th August


    PC Sound Capture [WASAPI] container can be added to browse tree, this captures sound output of the PC 'What you Hear' and sends over UPnP (Spotify..), requires Vista or Windows 7
    Added cover.jpg?size=xxx Media Server Extension to size album art
    rate=44100;channels=2 returned for LPCM for GetProtocolInfo
    Added 'View Debug Log' button next to the debug enable check in Asset Configuration
    Works again (browsing) with Samsung TVs
    Streaming as Wave or lpcm and player was paused, then on resume is possibiliy of white noise (more likely on 24 bit)
    Samsung TV can browse Asset v3 (could browse v2.1)
    Bug fix: GetSearchCapabilities works
    Increase priority of Asset UPnP (in relation to other programs)

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Little Tutorial on Using PC Sound Capture [WASAPI]

    ** Requires Windows Vista or Windows 7

    Lets assume you want to stream audio from the PC (for example might be using Spotify) to your UPnP Player, you need to:

    Open Asset Configuration >> Advanced Settings 'Edit'

    Under the browse tree click 'Add New Container' >> As a Child of Root, in the Selected box below this Add button click the down arrow and select 'PC Sound Capture [WASAPI]'. Click Ok to exit Asset Configuration.

    Now When browsing Asset select 'PC Sound Capture [WASAPI]' and choose the sound output your computer is using (normally only one listed).

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 19th August

    We are getting close to final code for Asset, much more tweaking of the new Internal rule sets will happen to offer a seamless operation out of the box.

    Changes:

    Works with Samsung Devices (TVs), nothing special has to be set for the samsung, will autopick the LPCM stream
    Option in Config to change Assets upnp name from Asset: [computer name]
    bug fix - if Wav or LPCM xcoding, when playing to a device which uses the size when browsing (PS3, WD Live) the playback would be cut short
    Internal rule sets for various players which auto configure the default configuration (browse and format options), such as XBox and PS3
    On filename & folder browsing, empty folders are not shown
    bug fix - have artist / album and A to Z, but nothing with 'X' then shows all the albums!
    upnp fixes to be compliant to intel upnp test tools
    All PS3 and WD Live reported issues should now be solved

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 20th August

    Bug Fix for the 'PC Sound Capture [WASAPI]' item, if there were more than one output then it was listing them all with the same name.

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    Re: Asset UPnP v3

    Update 24th August

    Further bug fix for 'PC Sound Capture [WASAPI]' (if the default output was set to studio then there would be no sound, this update fixes it).
    Pre-configured override settings for Oppo BDP-8x
    Fixed possible crash if called with incorrect parameters
    Stops computer from sleeping if playing
    Extended the rd/wr timeouts for sockets (if something is paused)

    Asset UPnP is now code complete for R3, full release is 3-4 weeks. Further updates will be bug fixes.

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