uPnP/DLNA clients that work?

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uPnP/DLNA clients that work?

Postby FB1 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:29 pm

I have installed the XFCE version of Mint 14, and would like to be able to play video & audio files from a Windows7 media server.

I have installed VLC, as this apparently supports uPnP. But the uPnP option is missing. I also think Totem will act as a client, but I have failed to make anything work.

So, is it possible to do what I want with Mint? Any recommendations on clients, or configuration would be really welcome, as I am rapidly running out of ideas. Thanks.
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Re: uPnP/DLNA clients that work?

Postby Pablo Pablo on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:08 pm

I've been using minidlna recently, having been a ushare aficionado before installing Mint. Seems ok - easy to configure and works well enough with a PS3 and a Humax PVR. It does hog CPU when it's rescanning content libraries but they all do that to some extent and it doesn't last long.

http://minidlna.sourceforge.net/
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Re: uPnP/DLNA clients that work?

Postby FB1 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:41 pm

Thanks for the recommendation, but that looks like a server. It's a client I was looking for.

Having said that, I'm looking at servers now, as I suspect that the W7 server isn't to good, so I will certainly check this out.
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Re: uPnP/DLNA clients that work?

Postby mcoumans on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:15 pm

VLC is good!

If you click Ctrl+L or navigatie to <View> then <Playlist> you can select <Local Network> and there you have the uPnP option. Select your "Media Server" and off you go.
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Re: uPnP/DLNA clients that work?

Postby FB1 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:03 pm

VLC doesn't work for me, I'm starting to suspect that I may have a dog slow network, and that's part of the problem.

We have a Gigabit switch on order, and hope to have most of the clients, and the server working over the new network. At the moment, it's just 100M Ethernet & 802.11n WiFi.
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