Installing Twonkymedia UPnP Server

This will allow proper UPnP serving to Playstation 3 & XBOX360 Consoles - something a lot more interesting now that they both support mpeg4 (Divx/Xvid) Codecs. UPnP is improved in 1.04 firmwares but this will add the feature to 1.03 Firmwares. This tutorial is originally from here - PS3 Forums

TwonkyMedia isn't free, but it includes a 30-day trial. According to their website, it currently costs $39.95 for a TwonkyMedia license (version 4.4.x). Twonky doesn't provide telephone or email support for software installed on a DNS-323, so make sure that it is working for you properly before buying the license key.

Which Version to Install?

Twonky Server version 4.4.18 installs easily and works well, but is no longer being updated for more recent UPnP clients or getting new features. Additionally it allows you to edit the navigation trees for example to include A-Z sorting of large music or video collections.

Currently the latest version is 6.0.1, which can also install and run without problem, but requires some configuration changes after installation. Extending the navigation tree requires editing XML files, or at least replacing the default XML files with downloaded versions (eg from this QNAP forum post)

Downloading the Twonky software

Download links for 4.X, 5.X and 6.X versions of the software are available from this links on this page of the Twonky website.


Enable telnet

To install TwonkyMedia, you must first enable a telnet server on the DNS-323. Some might consider this hacking, and it does require some basic knowledge of Linux, so if you're not comfortable with Linux or don't want to modify your DNS-323's startup process and config, I would not recommend proceeding. (This is not a permanent change and can be easily backed out.)

Telnet Install Instructions

Another way (and the way I went) was to install MLDonkey, which not only installs Telnet but also a edonkey/torrent interface for your DNS-323, all by copying a few files via ftp.

NOTE = Since the firmware 1.05, the DNS-323 has BitTorrent support.

Install TwonkyMedia 4.4.18

Now, you can install TwonkyMedia version 4.4 for D-Link DNS-323, Version 4.4.18 is available from the Twonky website.

Twonky are not producing more 4.4.x versions; you can get version 5.0.x, 5.1.x or 6.x versions from the Twonky media site, but see the additional notes below.


The archive includes a setup program that will copy the necessary files to you NAS, and modify the boot files accordingly - no setup necessary. You just need to run the NASSetup.exe program on your PC, then follow the instructions.

The TwonkyMedia server will be installed at /mnt/HD_a2/twonky.

The TwonkyMedia autostart script will be installed at /mnt/HD_a2/

The TwonkyMedia web interface will be accessible at http://<fill in your DNS-323's ip address>:9000/configpage/index.html

Other Operating Systems

If you need to install via some other operating system, you will need to FTP the files, and modify the autostart file, fun_plug to start twonkymedia.

Create the directory /mnt/HD_a2/twonky. Copy the following files and directories to /mnt/HD_a2/twonky: twonkymedia twonkymedia-default.ini cgi-bin plugins resources twonkymediaserver

Start server by running twonkymedia.

Additional Configuration for version 6.0.1 (also needed for version 5.X?)

After installing Twonky you will have a file called in the root of your first shared drive. You need to modify this file to avoid your DNS-323 breaking if you have a large media library (pink lights and missing file shares). If you do this from Windows then use a text editor that is aware of “Unix line endings”, like notepad++.

The example file below shows the suggested changes with comments.

route add -net netmask dev egiga0

cd /mnt/HD_a2/twonky
# The lines above are written by the twonky installer and show the install 
# directory for this twonky installation. The new file and directory 
# that is created below should be inside it.

# On the DNS-323, /tmp, /var and /mnt are in the root partition (/). The root 
# partition is entirely in RAM and has total size 9.7MB. 

# By default Twonky 6.0.1 is built to log to /tmp/TwonkyMediaServer-log.txt,
# and other data is stored in /var and /mnt.

# Two problems: 
# 1/ The available space in / is quickly filled, the DNS-323 stops serving files
# and the status lights on the front go pink.
# 2/ Any saved twonky configuration is lost after a reboot, including the 
# license key.

# So we need to change the Twonky configuration to store this data on the big 
# disks instead. This is easy to do by editing the script (this file!)

## First create a directory for working files:
# mkdir /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/appdata
# or create it using Windows File explorer in \\yourNas\Volume_1\twonky

# Add 2 command line options to change the location of the application data 
# (which includes the ini file) and log file:
/mnt/HD_a2/twonky/twonkymedia -logfile /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/TwonkyMediaServer-log.txt -appdata /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/appdata &
# You should also edit the file /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/appdata/twonkymedia-server.ini to 
# set suitable values for uploaded and cached media files using the settings for 
# servermanagedmusicdir, servermanagedpicturedir and servermanagedvideodir

# More about command line options: Any option in the .ini file can be used with a 
# leading '-' on the command line. For example -disablelocalssdp 0

# You can test different options directly via HTTP (browser address bar)

Symlinks could be used to fix the problem instead, described here:

## First create a directory for working files:
# mkdir /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/appdata
# or create it using Windows File explorer in \\yourNas\Volume_1\twonky
## And a file for log data like this
# touch /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/TwonkyMediaServer-log.txt

Then add these lines near the beggining of
ln -s /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/appdata /var/twonkymedia
ln -s /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/TwonkyMediaServer-log.txt /tmp

Twonky 6.0.31: Detailed installation instructions and downloadable replacement file

In case it helps anyone who is maybe a bit unsure of the exact procedure, I've written very comprehensive instructions (with several screen shots) and links to download a custom file which checks for (and if not present, automatically creates) the new directories for the database and cache, as well as moving the log file, then also creates the required symlinks.

To see these instructions for installing Twonky 6.0.31 on a D-Link DNS 323 and obtain the files: click here. There are also links to my custom tree packs and an optional alternative clients.db file (which defaults to the full resolution art setting for control points that don't set Twonky automatically; Kinsky Desktop and Konduktor being two examples of CP's that don't advertise themselves in the user agent field).

(ESPAÑOL) Instalando Twonkymedia UPnP Server

Este producto le brindará un apropiado UPnP Server para las consolas PlayStation 3 y XBox 360 — algo mucho más interesante ahora que ambos soportar MPEG4 (DivX/Xvid) Codecs. UPnP fue mejorado en el firmware 1.04, pero habia sido agregado en el firware 1.03.

Este tutorial fue originalmente publicado aqui = PS3 Forums

TwonkyMedia NO ES GRATIS, es una versión de prueba por 30 días. De acuerdo con su sitio, el costo es actualmente de US$39.95 for una licencia de TwonkyMedia (version 4.4.x)


Habilite telnet

Para instalar TwonkyMedia, ud debe primero habilitar un servidor de Telnet en el DNS-323. Hay quienes lo consideran un hackeo, y requiere un conocimiento básico de Linux. Si no se siente seguro en Linux o no quiere modificar el proceso de arranque y configuración de su DNS-323, le recomendamos no proceder (No es un cambio permanente y puede ser fácilmente recuperado).

Telnet Install Instructions

Otra manera (y la que utilice) fue instalar MLDonkey, el cual no solo instala Telnet sino tambien una interface edonkey/torrent en tu DNS-323, todo copiando unos archivos via ftp.

NOTA = Desde el firmware 1.05, el DNS-323 tiene soporte a BitTorrent

* Instalar TwonkyMedia 4.4.11 *

Ahora, ud puede instalar la version 4.4.11 de TwonkyMedia para D-Link DNS-323 Originally from Here.


El archivo incluye un programa de instalación que copiará los archivos necesarios a tu NAS, y modificará los archivos de inicio correspondientes. Ninguna configuración adicional es requerida.

Ud solo necesita ejecutar el programa NASSetup.exe en tu PC y seguir las instrucciones que se indican.

El servidor TwonkyMedia será instalado en /mnt/HD_a2/twonky.

El script de autoarranque de TwonkyMedia será instalado en /mnt/HD_a2/

La pagina web de TwonkyMedia será accesible en http://<su IP del DNS-323's>:9000/configpage/index.html

Otros Sistemas Operativos

Si ud necesita instalar a través de otro sistema operativo, ud necesitará pasar por FTP los archivos, y modificar el archivo de autoarrnque, fun_plug, para iniciar el TwonkyMedia. (Favor ampliar estas instrucciones si lo considera necesario). Le recomendamos usar Windows !

Traducido por amunoz_tico


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