02-02-2011 02:47 PM
Just wanted to say a big thanks to peterstevens as your post give me the start of the solution to getting mkvs to play on my 46inch series 5 1080p samsung lcd tv with freeview hd builtin i have used ubuntu a little bit and the terminal never used bash commands before but with your links and then a couple of work arounds to the steps i managed to get the minidlna up to version ending .18 on my goflex mkvs work perfectly i was watching avatar streamed to the tv whilst also copying 2GB from a laptop to the goflex and it didnt struggle at all! I had to google the command to make folders in bash but other than that it went quite well and took 1 hour to fix the goflex home samsung mkv file problem myself.
I would not wait around for Seagate support on here to update the goflex to 18 minidlna as they seem more inclined to shoo us all away to samsung instead which is kinda fair its sammy who changed the header but still kinda poor form seagate as you could solve the problem with a firmware update to ver 18
Anyway if anyone else feeling brave heres my list of commands i used to update the goflex dlna
WARNING - doing anything like this could render your goflex unusable so dont go crying to Seagate for a refund if it all goes wrong, you do it at your own risk as i did. my best advice is if you ain't confident enough don't go there until you have used terminal a bit.
Heres my steps minus the make directory command as i cannot remember it but i had to do it as the steps list directorys that dont exist on the goflex home - also my steps at start vary slightly as i could not be bothered to suss out in bash how to copy the 2 files to the 0common folder here you go
In Terminal on for example ubuntu
sudo -E -s
chown root:root /home/yourgoflexusername/GoFlex\ Home\ Public/offnc10/minidlna
chown root:root /home/yourgoflexusername/GoFlex\ Home\ Public/offnc10/libjpeg.so.8.0.2
chmod 755 /home/yourgoflexusername/GoFlex\ Home\ Public/offnc10/minidlna
chmod 755 /home/yourgoflexusername/GoFlex\ Home\ Public/offnc10/libjpeg.so.8.0.2
mv minidlna minidlna.sav
mv /home/yourgoflexusername/GoFlex\ Home\ Public/offnc10/minidlna minidlna
ls -al minidlna
cd /home/opt/lib <---at this point you need to make these directorys on the goflex
mv /home/yourgoflexusername/GoFlex\ Home\ Public/offnc10/libjpeg.so.8.0.2 libjpeg.so.8.0.2
ln -s /home/opt/lib/libjpeg.so.8.0.2 /home/opt/lib/libjpeg.so
ln -s /home/opt/lib/libjpeg.so.8.0.2 /home/opt/lib/libjpeg.so.8
ln -s /home/opt/lib/libjpeg.so.8.0.2 /usr/lib/libjpeg.so
ln -s /home/opt/lib/libjpeg.so.8.0.2 /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.8
ln -s /usr/lib/libFLAC.so.7.0.0 /usr/lib/libFLAC.so.8
If all looks fine should stop dlna and do a rebuild but first check version then do the rebuild then restart it
Heres the last steps to do this
/usr/sbin/minidlna -d -f /etc/miniupnpd/minidlna.conf -R
when you know it has finished stop process with ctrl+c
Now you can enjoy mkv files on samsung tvs and the goflex is running minidlna version ending .18
But always remember if you do a seagate firmware update it may cause problems/stop mkv playing etc so you may want to take it back down to .17 before updating firmware but i have no idea what the next firmware will mean regarding doing your own mkv update so you have been warned!
Me however, i would much prefer to have mkvs working asap as its why i bought it really so i had to hack mine and as peter stated 'im glad i did'
02-16-2011 06:38 AM
I followed the steps to manually update the minidlna to version .18, however, when I attempt to play MKV files from my goflex using my PS3, all MKV files show up with "unsupported format". This was the reason I updated the minidlna in the first place, however it made no difference.
AVI and other formats play just fine from the goflex.
Any ideas as to why this would be?
02-16-2011 07:20 AM
[quote]I would not wait around for Seagate support on here to update the goflex to 18 minidlna as they seem more inclined to shoo us all away to samsung instead which is kinda fair its sammy who changed the header but still kinda poor form seagate as you could solve the problem with a firmware update to ver 18[/quote]
We have full intentions of upgrading you to the latest version, unfortunately open sourcecode is updated faster than we can produce updates. The opensource version of minidlna does not pass DLNA certification and Microsoft WHQL certification. The version provided with your GoFlex was patched to successfully pass these certifications. These are examples of why it's not as simple as compiling the opensource and deploying an update (not to mention QA).
We'll try to get this out to you guys as soon as we can. We're busy bees over here!
02-18-2011 04:59 PM
Although this thread mainly covers updating for the reason of Samsung devices my other half has a PS3 and I can confirm MKVs were a problem before the update to ver ending .18 and they are still a problem after.
To be honest this thread is mainly a fix for GoFlex Home to Samsung when playing MKV. I have tried making MKV from some movies and have found that the PS3 is fussy about file size - needs to be 4GB or under FAT32 limitations I believe but also the codec used to make the MKV is important as well but that would be beyond this forum and would need you to look into codecs for MKV file making.
PS Seagate it will be cool when you can update the dlna - shame on Sammy for moving the goalposts. I have now had my 2TB GoFlex Home for 1 month and have to say I'm finding it a very affordable and feature rich product, shall be buying a 3TB GoFlex Desk to slot in soon!
06-21-2011 09:47 AM - edited 06-22-2011 05:52 AM
I have similar problem down here. I have just married and set up a home network to enjoy the benefit of DLNA in my new home. But my Samsung 40c750 tv couldn't stream mkv's from go flex home as other friends said above.
I'm not familiar with unix commands and I don't want to destroy the device. Seagate or Samsung shouldn't blame eachother for this problem. It's us, your customers, who still have troubles with no solutions.
Looking forward for a solution soon, I paid twice for "go flex home" to stream video content at home to my TV. But i cannot use it as it should be. If the new version of miniDLNA solves it, please publish it on product's support site and who has the same problem like us, can download and install the update to their device by their own will.
Hopefully, you'll find a solution to us soon, because I don't want to throw away my seagate network drive...
edit:mistyping & correction...
06-28-2011 09:11 PM
I am using a Sony Home Media player and a PS3 MKV files do not work and because Sony does not allow streaming to their devices from windows media player, I had to find a work around. I use a video converter that converts MKV files to avi files. It was free and works like a charm provided that my files actually show up, but that is a different animal I am slowly figuring out. Here is the link to the free video conveter http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_vi
10-31-2011 02:26 PM
This doesn't seem to me to be an issue with Samsung. I have my GoFlex TV plugged directly into my Sony 46" TV and am able to watch HD video without a problem until I try to play an MKV file and then the video playback is jerky to the point of being unwatchable. I have a lot of MKV files I'd like to enjoy with my GoFlex TV and converting them all to another file format is not really an option expecially since MKV is one of the file types listed as supported. I tried upgdating my firmware from version 02.04.299222u to the version available on the Seagate download page but that hasn't helped at all.
12-03-2011 11:36 PM
When I play MKV files in my Samsung TV directly from the USB drive, it works fine (it doesn't display the subtitles, though). When I try to stream MKV files from my Go Flex Home HD, the TV cannot play it.
There should be an easy way to fix it!
I don't want to move the MKV movies (which are usually huge) from the Go Flex HD to an USB drive!