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Topic # 113467 17-Jan-2013 23:37 Send private message

I'm about to install Windows 7 and wonder if any others are using DLNA with this OS ?

I'm hoping to retire Twonky which has given a bit of bother.... and believe w7 has DLNA built in. Can anyone confirm and are there any special setups tips ?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 746703 18-Jan-2013 10:16 Send private message

Yes Win7 has DLNA built in........ But in my experience it has been next to useless. It is very awkward to access (done through Windows Media Player), hard to know what is being shared and just never worked very well, as far as I know it does not do any sort of transcoding either. I turned it off very soon after having a play with it and installed PS3 Media Server. I have a PS3 so this was the ideal solution for me but I believe it works very well very a very large range of other devices, I highly reccomend it.



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  Reply # 746816 18-Jan-2013 13:13 Send private message

Thanks for letting me know. Have just downloaded PS31.72 so will give it a shot !




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  Reply # 746824 18-Jan-2013 13:22 Send private message

the latest divx software suite has DLNA media server built in also.




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  Reply # 747028 18-Jan-2013 17:34 Send private message

yes windows 7 media player is next to useless.. for dlna

best to install xbmc on windoiws 7 then its very good and its free
you just have to go into settings and add upnp auto discovery as a option
to list it in the video files section

I connect fine to twonky 6.034 on my old nas box and also twm 4.0 on a even older
nas box


I also have samsung smarttv which works with everything and sees all media servers

sony bravia 2012 is another issue.. very fussy on formats and you have to set
twonky to panasonic veria for it to list stuff on twonky


however try serviio free media server running on your windows 7 and then
it will transcode on the fly to all your home appliances without a problem
its way better then twonky 6 and 7 and other media servers



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  Reply # 747069 18-Jan-2013 18:30 Send private message

I tried Serviio and it made the picture a bit fuzzy and the aspect was never right. In that regard Twonky was a lot better but its 'Media Receivers' list keep disappearing - even while you're looking at it. If you click 'reset list' they all vanish. Another problem is certain things won't pause or fast forward - and this may be tied to the profile in use. But thats pretty hard to set or control as it tends to change as well (and so do the IP addresses). It's a right mess at times!

TVs a Panasonic.

What is xbmc? Hows it compare to divx software suite or PS ?




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  Reply # 747076 18-Jan-2013 18:41 Send private message

never had a problem with serviio and aspect you prob didnt have it configured correctly on the
gear using.
remember hes updating it all the time .. I used v 1.1 not .62
also got to make sure have the right profile selected for the device
generic dlna is not always the best one
for instance you need to select Sony Bravia 2010 so it works on the new 55 inch bravia hx750x range
caleld bravia 2012-2013 smarttv
as the profile dictates if it should encode or stream as is..

but you can always force the aspect on the player or tv

xbmc - xbox media center but its for all oses now ... xbmc.org
i think is the link.. google xbmc should show it up in firs tlisting i suspect

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