darkadam
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DLNA Streaming?

Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:16 am

Hi, I wanted to install xbmc but I wanted to know if it supports DLNA streaming.
Thanks

Oysterville
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Re: DLNA Streaming?

Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:06 pm

darkadam wrote:Hi, I wanted to install xbmc but I wanted to know if it supports DLNA streaming.
Thanks
Yes, it does.
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bproffit
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Re: DLNA Streaming?

Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:53 pm

Cool!!! I had read that it only streamed from a USB-attached drive. If it can stream from my WD MyBookLive on the network (which is supposed to be DLNA compatible), this is phenomenal news!

bproffit
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Re: DLNA Streaming?

Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:08 pm

Just to clarify, does this apply to RaspBMC or the non-Pi-optimized version?

masterluke
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Re: DLNA Streaming?

Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:15 am

Yes.. in fact it can act as a both client and server. It can display DLNA content from other servers and also share its own content to others over DLNA. This applies to both vanilla XBMC and on the Pi (they are virtually identical).

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Re: DLNA Streaming?

Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:35 am

I use OpenELEC which is a distro specifically for XBMC.

I use it to playback from attached USB drive, or from my PC over DNLA (MediaTomb running on Ubuntu), or from my Humax 9300T PVR over DNLA. Works fine. I believe there are quite a few other features I haven't yet tried as well.
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bproffit
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Re: DLNA Streaming?

Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:59 pm

Thanks for the info, folks. It's so hard to believe that that much power is crammed into so little storage. Since the first one will be pressed into immediate service replacing a PS3 as our bedroom media server, any tips on how to persuade my wife I need a second Pi just for tinkering? ;)

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