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wizd media server

Wizd is serving all your media (video, audio, photo...) to your networked player.

- automatically detected by your player
- browse faster than ever through your media
- no aditionnal server required (Apache, PHP...)
- low memory usage (less than 10 MB)
- fully customizable (skins and settings)

- read DVD-ISO backups and standard DVD backups
- bookmark feature for MPEG movies
- tumbnails mode to preview your pictures
- free and open-source :)

Wizd is working on the following platforms :
- Windows 98, Me, 2K, XP, 2003 (and probably Vista)
- Linux
- NAS : Linksys NSLU2, Freecom FSG3, Synology DS101/106...
  Wizd is bundled with Infrant ReadyNAS NV !

Wizd has been tested successfully on the following Networked players :
- I-O Data LinkPlayer
- Buffalo LinkTheater
- Snazio Net Cinema
- H&B DNX-8620
- Quartek WHD-500
- Quartek I-Box 800
- Transgear DVX 700
- Transgear DVX 500

- Pinnacle SC 200
- Omisys DVD PN210V
- DigitalRise Xstream Player
 

... and potentially all other players based on Syabas middleware.


wizdXP [config tool]

wizd is a simple DOS console which can be configured through a config file.
As a lot of people wished a nicer interface (mainly to configure settings and control the server), we also offer a configuration tool for Windows, named wizdXP.

wizdXP [ config tool for Windows ] allows you to :
 

Control wizd

  • start and stop wizd server from main window or notify tray icon
  • starts with Windows
  • minimize to notify tray
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Configure wizd settings

  • setup wizard to configure basic settings
  • graphical-way to setup wizd
  • add virtual folders easily
  • define access restriction
  • preview and choose skin
  • compatible with almost all wizd settings
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Manage config files

  • backup your wizd config file at any time
  • restore a previous config file
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Additional features

  • create M3U playlist compatible with wizd
  • add online services on your player (Weather, Radios, TV...)
  • open wizd directly in a web browser under Windows
  • check for new version

History

Current wizd version is a modified version of the Wizd 0.12h rc3 server program (original source code wizd_0_12h_rc3.tar.gz) which in turn was based on the wizd 0.12 program.

Changes since wizd_0_12h

  • Compiles using Cygwin to run under Windows
  • Modified to work with the I-O Data LinkPlayer 2 in English.
  • Modified to support Transport Stream files (ts, tp)
  • Added support for Internet Explorer shortcut files (url).
  • Includes libdvdread support added so you can navigate DVD directories by title and chapter.
  • Allow multiple aliases with the same name, and merge the directory contents
  • Allow alternate skins which get selected based on the User-Agent string
  • Improve thumbnail support to include support for folder.jpg and [foldername].jpg and tn_[foldername].jpg
  • Added DVD title and chapter durations, audio track information, chapter listings, and a HIRES skin (all thanks to Kevin Brown)
  • Added support for creating default slideshow and/or soundtrack playlists, and for copying those playlists to a directory. These options appear on the "options" menu, when you press the setup button on the remote. Also improved the layout of the options menu.
  • Improved support for slideshows, support simultaneous slideshow/music if both file types are present.
  • Fixed a bug where the last title set on a DVD would get replaced with the VIDEO_TS folder. Now the VIDEO_TS folder get added after the last title.
  • added ability to delete files from the server using the LinkPlayer, limit bookmarks to only video/mpeg files, some more tweaks to the streaming, made the theme bitmaps a little nicer, improved the documentation.
  • made the theme bitmaps a little nicer, added a number column to the directory listing (for directly selecting an item by number) and changed the default stream buffer parameters in the wizd.conf file to "good" values
  • some streaming improvements, updated the cygwin1.dll file
  • added bookmarks, fixed some bugs, added more configuration options for the buffering/streaming parameters
  • added directory aliases (work like shortcuts or symbolic links), fixed a bug in the DVD chapter playlist generation
  • added recursive "shuffle" option, fixed a couple bugs
  • fixed a bug in the server announcement, added recursive "play all" function
  • add abilility to read DVDs from ISO files
  • add chapters at 10% intervals for faster skipping
  • possibly better support for files which increase in size after starting playback
  • Better randomization functions
  • Automatically randomized the default playlists
  • Add "secret" aliases (hidden links to absolute paths)
  • Allow cropping of JPEG images to better fill up a 16:9 screen
  • Put mime-type mappings into the wizd.conf file so they can be modified
  • Add thumbnail view to show thumbnails of JPEG images
  • Press "zoom" to toggle between thumbnail and list views
  • Press "clear" to play the default song list with the default photo list

Screenshots


Example screen on your
player (Simplicity Skin)


Images thumbnails
(Simplicity Skin)


Example screen on your
player (H&B Skin)

 

 

 

 

 

wizdXP


Main window


Configure wizd


Setup wizard (Page 1)


Setup wizard (Page 2)


Setup wizard (Page 3)


Create playlists

 



wizd media server - This page has been edited on 04/08/2006