The "Automatically start sharing ..." option when checked will automatically start the service whenever you start the computer.
Home Network: You can specify the port that TVersity will use (if you change the port settings, don't forget to change your firewall settings to match it), and also specify the IP address you wish to share content with (or leave it blank to allow sharing from all devices on the network).
In the "General" settings section, you can set the following options: Media Playback Device: Set this to "Auto" or you can manually select the device you are connecting from (like "Sony Playstation 3" or "Xbox 360"), but this is only recommended if you only connect one type of device to this TVersity enabled computer.
Media Sharing Service: This is where you start, stop or restart the sharing service - if it is not started yet, you can click on the "Start Sharing" button to start it.
Tversity fails to properly transcode some files which Mezzmo easily handles. But Tveristy allows me to configure it to automatically update every hour. "Add Folder" and select the folder that contains your files.
I like this because a frequent use of my media server is downloading and watch TV shows during the course of an evening. Mezzmo reads this folder every time you access it (either from your DLNA device or in your Mezzmo application).
Mezzmo reads this folder every time you access it (either from your DLNA device or in your Mezzmo application).
So, it will show any new files that have been added to the folder on your computer or remove files from the list that have been deleted from the folder on your computer.
In this dialog you can also set a daily schedule to run maintenance if you wish.
You can always manually get TVersity to scan the shared folders to index the newly added files, but this option adds an automated task.
You can specify when the first update occurs during the day, and then the duration between each subsequent updates. Set this to "Only when needed" - TVersity will scan the media file, see which device is trying to play it, and then if the device doesn't support the file natively, it will transcode it to a format that the device can play.
I thought I'd write up a little guide about using TVersity with XBMC.
Not that it's a hard thing to do, but I don't think it is very well known amongst XBMC users.