[mythtv-users] UPnP Playback Device

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Mon Mar 23 15:55:51 UTC 2009

David Watkins wrote:
> 2009/3/22 Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>:
>> I'm wondering what experience people have had with UPnP type "Media Players".
>> I'd like to add such a device to my network, for use by people who are unable
>> or unwilling to learn to use a full-blown Myth F/E, as well as add the
>> ability to play back Netflix "Watch Instantly" material.
>> I have a D-Link DSM-520, it seems to work, but locks up on occasion without
>> warning, requiring a power cycle to recover.
>> I'm looking at the Popcorn Hour products, including the motherboard that they
>> sell (B-110).
>> I'm also wondering about the Roku unit, sold by Netflix for $99. It certainly
>> seems to be the cheapest such unit I have seen. Half the price of the D-Link,
>> with what appears to be similar features.
>> I have no desire for WiFi, and don't like the idea of paying for it when i
>> won't use it, but most devices seem to have it. IMHO streaming video over
>> WiFi might work in some cases, but is not the way to go if you have any other
>> options.
>> I suspect all of these units are using the Sigma SMP chipsets, and the
>> differences are packaging, warranty and "features".
>> Anyone have any war stories, good or bad, about these units? Any suggestions
>> as to the best one to use? Or if I should be considering one at all?
> No quite what you're asking but...
> I use a Logik IR100 as a UPNP player.  It's a Reciva  (
> https://www.reciva.com ) based internet radio with rudimentary UPNP
> support.  It uses the Barracuda board, descrbed here
> http://sharpfin.zevv.nl/index.php/Main_Page.
> I use mediatomb running as a UPNP server on a Linksys NSLU2, and
> mythmusic on my myth backend is set up to use the same music library.
> The Logik radio can see the myth UPNP server and I can browse my music
> collection using it, but trying to play anything via the myth server
> fails.  I've assumed it's a mime issue, but haven't investigated at
> all as my mediatomb setup works quite well.
> D
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I use a PopCornHour playing via nfs which works very well. MythUPNP 
doesn't work for me.

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