Author Topic: Free DLNA SERVERs - Tested or Reports problems  (Read 41000 times)

January 06, 2010, 02:54:38 AM
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3dxr

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For Audio/Video/Photo content


Serviio
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+ small DLNA server
+ fast browsing and that's all not working with my WDTVlive
+ cross platform
- Java based

vp Upnp media server
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+ small DLNA server
+ fast browsing and that's all not working with my WDTVlive (fw 1.01.12 Jan/2010)
+ Each node is visible on WDTVlive like new media server (cool faster/direct jump to content structure)
- only windows (.NET 2.0 Framework is required)
- audio playback is not working for me now :( also no video playback (fw 1.01.12)


For Audio content

Asset UPnP
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+ small DLNA audio oriented media server
+ fast browsing
+ many many searching and filtering features are available also in free version
- only audio
- registration for network radio support (requiered) Premium licence price $26 (1/2010)
- only windows (win32 - probably is capable run under WINE)



I will update later others.. or please continue with same layout
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 03:12:59 AM by 3dxr »

January 07, 2010, 11:19:17 AM
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For Audio/Video/Photo content

Media Tomb
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+ small DLNA server
+ works relatively well with the WDTV Live (see issues below)
+ simple web interface
+ available in Ubuntu's repositories
+ supports on-the-fly transcoding, scripting, external URLs and more
- not cross-platform (Linux only)
- advanced configuration via XML file editing

Issues:
  • The WDTV Live only displays the picture's thumbnails. This seems to be a WDTV Live bug since many media servers present both the original picture and a low-res thumbnail to the devices, and the bug was reported with other media servers.
  • I could not make transcoding work, nor use Media Tomb as a proxy for online content, but others have reported succes in that regard. Configuration of transcoding and such is done by editing an XML file, which is error-prone and tedious.

January 12, 2010, 10:50:41 AM
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Tversity
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http://tversity.com/

Video - streaming works fine
Audio - no problems with mp3, flac doesn't seem to work.
Photos - working


There is a free version that does all the above and a pro version that does online streaming.

January 16, 2010, 03:31:55 PM
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If people want to try some servers, here is a list of quite a few, some are free some are pay: http://www.rbgrn.net/content/21-how-to-choose-dlna-media-server-windows-mac-os-x-or-linux
If you think there is something wrong with your WD device contact them and then act upon that: Either wait or move on - don't whine here - this is not WD's board. If you have a problem, start a thread and ask - perhaps someone knows the answer.

January 16, 2010, 07:28:41 PM
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Tversity
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http://tversity.com/

Video - streaming works fine
Audio - no problems with mp3, flac doesn't seem to work.
Photos - working


There is a free version that does all the above and a pro version that does online streaming.

You say video streaming works fine...have you tried it on files that the WD does NOT support and have it transcode? For me, the transcode feature was NOT working when I tested Tversity.

January 16, 2010, 09:47:17 PM
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I tried tversity briefly. Gave it a webstream with picture and sound, and it re econded it and streamed it to the WDTV Live, and that worked fine - it took about a minut for video to start, but then it worked.
But I don't want to have an installed programme do that, I removed tversity again.
If you think there is something wrong with your WD device contact them and then act upon that: Either wait or move on - don't whine here - this is not WD's board. If you have a problem, start a thread and ask - perhaps someone knows the answer.

January 19, 2010, 01:03:49 PM
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Sadly, the pickings are few on the Apple Macintosh side. The free ones aren't very user friendly. I've been unable to get the PS media Server to work properly and can't figure out how Twonky works.  The paid ones are pretty good but have virtually no features. I use Yazsoft's Playback which is $15 and significantly improves the performance of large HD MKV files which stutter on the WD HD Live without it. But there are no features--no Netflix or Hulu. it can only access one iPhoto Library and won't transcode my DV files.  I'd pay $50 if someone would just make a server similar to Playon or TVersity. 

January 19, 2010, 04:46:49 PM
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xbmc upnp functionality
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http://xbmc.org/

+ fast browsing
+ cross platform
+ allows you to browse movies on xbmc pc interface with info from imdb
- need to have the xbmc gui running to see the server

Didnt try photos or music but movies work fine.

For more info: http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=UPnP_Sharing

January 26, 2010, 06:40:28 PM
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I tested tversity and ps3 media server, both works but they need like 30 sec to show image on TV. Is there a way to make this faster?

January 26, 2010, 07:20:17 PM
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MediaTomb is completely functional and free
running on Sabayon Linux 5.2
end-users wiki http://wdtv.wetpaint.com
Custom Firmware wiki http://wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php
mediainfo http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net
start here http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1088.msg7613#ms
wdtv+ext3-boot-9.2+sabrent gbit adapter+
rss/weather+disco-webserver. this thing is cool eh.

January 28, 2010, 01:53:42 PM
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I have a DNS-323 Storage Server with TwonkyMedia Server.. it works very nice with my PS3.

Any experience with TwonkyMedia Server ??

Regards!

February 01, 2010, 07:18:25 AM
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I use twonkymedia server (from NAS dlink dns 323) and it works fine for internet radios. I did not test it for content stored in the NAS as I use network shares to access the content from NAS.

February 01, 2010, 08:12:46 AM
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"Sorna"... 

In case that you have any DivX movie, have you test a DivX movie with embedded subtitles?


By the way, how do you actived the Intenet Radio with DNS-323 & Twonky?  I have Twonky version 4.4.18 and DNS-323 firmware 1.08 Beta 8.  I'd appreciate your comments.


Regards

February 02, 2010, 05:23:30 PM
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xbmc upnp functionality
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Didnt try photos or music but movies work fine.

For more info: http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=UPnP_Sharing

Are you saying you managed to the xbmc to steam movies to the WDTV TV? How the heck did you manage to configure that?

(That page you linked to is a novel full of stuff which doesn't seem relevant, and the "Setting up UPnP Shares " seems to be accessing remote upnps not setting up local ones (and some of the text is referring to things int he interface which is not there)
If you think there is something wrong with your WD device contact them and then act upon that: Either wait or move on - don't whine here - this is not WD's board. If you have a problem, start a thread and ask - perhaps someone knows the answer.

February 06, 2010, 02:41:30 PM
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Wild Media Server
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+ thumbnail support (I recommend setting them to 120x180)
+ can customize the navigation window
+ fast
+ Has its own Profile and Trans coding.
+ works in Windows

The only thing that could be a turn off.  Some of the stuff can be pretty advanced.

http://www.wildmediaserver.com/
« Last Edit: February 06, 2010, 06:28:42 PM by Dion »