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Old 05-18-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Is there any media application for linux with uPnP support?


Hey linux folks

Is there a multimedia application for linux that has uPnP media sharing similar to MS windows media player?

much obliged in advance

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #2
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What is that MS windows media player does?

VLC supports upnp playback and streaming to other upnp devices.
 
Old 05-19-2011, 08:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying disturbed1

I have an android tablet and I want to stream media from my linux pc to my android device. I am currently using the samba protocol to stream media.

I want to try this method using uPnP now, but the manual only has instructions for MS media player. I don't have windows on my pc.

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What is that MS windows media player does?
In MS media player, uPnP allows you to share/stream your music/video/pictures library to a uPnP compatible device or player.

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VLC supports upnp playback and streaming to other upnp devices.
Before I posted on this thread I did a google search on VLC and uPnP but didn't find anything I was looking for. If you or anyone know how I can use VLC and uPNP together please let me know.

Thanks

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:38 AM   #4
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Hi

You might want to look at ushare:

http://ushare.geexbox.org/

I've used it with an X-Box, and it works nicely. But it doesn't do transcoding, so it might not be so good for an Android phone.

There is also this:

http://mediatomb.cc/

Never tried it, but it has a lot more features, and I think it can do the trancoding. Also, first look in the package management system of your distro, you usually don't have to compile this yourself.
 
Old 05-19-2011, 08:39 AM   #5
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Did you get any information form the horse's mouth
http://www.videolan.org/streaming-features.html
VLC forum section for streaming
http://forum.videolan.org/viewforum.php?f=22

First result from my Google search (not sure how helpful, but it's about using VLC to stream to Android )
http://androidforums.com/android-app...m-convert.html

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I am currently using the samba protocol to stream media.
Are you wanting to stream or share???? You use samba to share.
Streaming takes an application that must encode and encapsulate media and stream to a client. Think of your browser and YouTube. YouTube takes media in every format, encodes it to one spec and streams it to you.


UpNP is just another protocol like NFS, CIFS (Samba)....... it by itself is nothing special.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Plug_and_Play

If you're looking to create a media sharing portal, you need a media server. Mediatomb is easy to get going.

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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Thanks Guttorm for the links and disturbed1 for the follow up

I have mediatomb in my package manager, so I will try that.

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Are you wanting to stream or share???? You use samba to share.
Streaming takes an application that must encode and encapsulate media and stream to a client.
The Music player in my android has the options to play both uPnP and SMB protocols. Right now I am using SMB to play media files off my pc to my android device.

But as the media is playing through my android, I see it as streaming

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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Mediatomb did the trick. Now I can play both SMB and uPnP shares to my android tablet.

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