Category: Main Multimedia TVersity Tversity 1.8


  • Release Notes

    Version 1.8 (February 25, 2010)

  • Pro edition
    • Completely new off-screen browser, based on Google Chromium: runs out of process for increased stability and solves all the known issues with premium content (it used to occasionally fail to start on some systems).
    • Premium content site are now defined in an external file (osb.xml), advanced users can easily add their sites.
    • List of supported websites can now be updated without requiring a new release, so expect many new sites to be added and pushed to you from now on. (Advanced users should send us their additions since from time to time we overwrite your osb.xml automatically).
    • New premium content sites:
  • All Versions
    • Update and expand YouTube support to include subscriptions, favorites and playlists by user (in addition to user video uploads which were previously supported). Also support adding YouTube content by search queries (replaces the “by tag” category which YouTube has obsoleted).
    • Various minor bug fixes.

Version 1.7.4 (January 12, 2010)

Version 1.7.3 (January 11, 2010)

  • Pro edition - Bug fixes and minor improvements
    • Fix video playback termination after returning from commercial breaks in premium videos (including Hulu).
    • Fix rare audible artifacts after returning from commercial breaks in premium videos.
    • Fix incorrect video window offset for some premium content sites, which resulted in a trimmed picture.
  • All editions - Bug fixes and minor improvements
    • Fix corrupted creation date for photos.
    • Improved Windows 7 support.
    • Add support for

Version (September 22, 2009)

  • Bug Fixes (all editions)
    • Fix yet another Windows manifest issue.

Version 1.7.2 (September 12, 2009)

  • Bug Fixes (Pro version )
    • Fix authentication for Hulu.
    • Fix some Windows manifest issue.

Version 1.7.1 (September 12, 2009)

  • Bug Fixes (Pro version )
    • Stability of Pro version greatly improved.
    • Video playback for premium content is smoother.

Version 1.7 (September 9, 2009)

  • Bug Fixes and more
    • Vista UAC - It is no longer required to disable UAC when using TVersity on Vista. TVertsity works well with UAC, and post installation, no UAC prompts will come up except when starting/stopping the sharing service.
    • Vista SSDP - It is no longer required to disable the SSDP service on Vista. This allows running other media sharing applications side by side with TVersity. Additionally, the discover-ability of TVersity on the network has been improved.
    • GUI - Fixed the GUI problem related to inability to connect to the sharing service (only occurred on system in which local storage was disabled for Flash player 8).
    • Security - Apply latest fixes to MSVC runtime with which TVersity is linked.
    • Installation Wizard - the installation process has been greatly simplified, there is no need to go through the installation screens of the configuration wizard and codec pack.

Version 1.6 (May 19, 2009)

  • Pro edition
    • Playing premium content no longer requires Stereo-Mix and the sound is no longer heard on the PC running TVersity.
    • Off-screen browser was giving up on playback too soon when the video was buffering.
  • All editions
    • Indexing many MP4 files no longer results in memory leaks (and ultimately a crash).
    • Upgrade to Sqlite 3.6.14 to eliminate rare cases of library db corruption.
    • SSDP discovery did not work on machines with long host names (11 or more characters).

Version 1.5 (April 20, 2009)

  • Pro edition
    • Added support for premium content (full list of supported websites is here) via an off-screen web browser coupled with live audio capture.
    • Support audio drift compensation to keep audio and video in synch when sound card/driver are not providing samples at the expected frequency (by default this is is disabled, can be enabled via Settings -> Transcoder.)
    • GUI has new section under the settings tab for entering user accounts. Users can enter credentials for some premium content sites so that off-screen browser will login to their account. This is required for certain sites to access certain content, and to have other account settings apply (e.g. By logging in, Hulu users can access R rated content, higher quality video, subtitles, resume where they left of and so on.)
    • Accept RSS and Atom feeds without media enclosures as long as they link to a video page that the off-screen browser can render. This expands the range of content one can subscribe to considerably. Some sites that are supported that way are Hulu, BBC, Joost, Comedy Central, Marvel, NFL, ESPN and so more.
    • Off screen browser can click play on behalf of users for video pages that require it.
  • All editions
    • Support for HTTP relay server to allows remote access to media library behind firewall. The server side service is not yet launched so one cannot use this feature as of right now (test accounts are available upon request.)
    • Move list of media sources to a separate database (admin.db), this way one can add/update/delete media sources during an ongoing library refresh, without getting errors or long delays.
    • Simplify the default media library menu structure and fix some minor bugs in indexing.
    • Custom media source url fields (like username, tag and search query for sites like Google video, YouTube, Hulu, etc.) are now correctly populated when opening them for edit.
    • WMV encoding via ffmpeg was broken and now works again. When enabled, this makes transcoding for 360 faster and less resource intensive.
    • Modify the Blackberry profile to issue a maximum file size of 30MB (even when the file is bigger). This seems the maximum AT&T allows over EDGE. Also, add opera mini as a user agent for the Blackberry.
    • Modify DIRECTV profiles to accept only MPEG2 video and MPEG1 Layer II or III audio. This solves issues with VCD videos and with DVD with AC3/DTS sound.
    • Numerous minor bug fixes and fix some not so minor but very rare concurrecny issues.

Application Details:

Version: Tversity 1.8
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.43

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Test Results

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What works

Installation works

GUI of the application work

Adding media on commandline works:
#wine MShare.exe -S e:
fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet

Please wait, this may take a while...

2005 item(s) were updated/added
0 item(s) were removed
Time: 00:09:51

Waiting for background downloads to complete... Done

What does not

MEDIA server does or the GUI does not recognise it
$ wine MediaServer.exe -start
fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
fixme:msvcrt:_set_error_mode dummy implementation (old mode: 0, new mode: 2)
Starting TVersity Media Server...
Unable to start TVersity Media Server - Service already running (0x420).


As this backend process does not work... the application is pretty useless.


What was not tested

As media server does not start UPNP usage cannot be tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 13Jun 20 20101.1.43Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18604 Multiple applications need 'upnp.dll' COM inproc server ('{e2085f28-feb7-404a-b8e7-e659bdeaaa02}' -> UPnPDeviceFinder)(Router Reconnect 1.3, UPnPBrowser 1.2) NEW View
21939 Several apps/games need "WMVCore.dll" CLOSED FIXED View

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