HP MediaSmart Server and Data Vault update 3.3 released available via Windows Home Server Console

HP released another update for their MediaSmart Server and Data Vault models. Version 3.3 includes a fix to improve the quality of transcoded audio files, an issue seemingly introduced in the last update. Incidentally, a lot of issues hanging around Twonky on MediaSmart Server, even though some users uninstalled TwonkyMedia Server from their home server, […]

HP released another update for their MediaSmart Server and Data Vault models. Version 3.3 includes a fix to improve the quality of transcoded audio files, an issue seemingly introduced in the last update. Incidentally, a lot of issues hanging around Twonky on MediaSmart Server, even though some users uninstalled TwonkyMedia Server from their home server, it’s not recommended action as a course of action for everyone, as you’ll need to do a full server recovery if you ever want it back on your home server. Also note that doing this breaks HP’s own Web Streaming application through the browser and iStream app. And Windows Home Server’s own uPnP media server is good enough for streaming content to Media Center, and the Squeezeboxes around home use their own add-in so all is good. The update is available now via the Windows Home Server Console. Simply head to the Settings tab, select MediaSmart Server (or Data Vault depending on your model), then find the HP Update tab and select Check for Updates.