[mythtv-users] Trouble shooting UPnP

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Wed May 26 08:20:40 UTC 2010

Nick Rout wrote:
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>> Correction. Turns out UPnP is working just fine. I'd forgotten
>> that the time I saw the server present on the network was when
>> working under Vista (a rare occurrence thankfully). I just booted
>> up Vista a minute ago, and the server is showing, plus I can
>> play some of my recordings (any that I've removed the ads from
>> - presumably the ones that are PS streams as opposed to TS
>> streams).
>> So the problem is that the TV cannot detect the server. I
>> guess that might be because I have it connected to the
>> network through a wireless ethernet transceiver. I'll see
>> if I can find a huge length of cat5 to try a direct wired
>> connection.
> The mythtv dlna/upnp server does not seem to work in all cases. There
> are alternatives though and many of them are discussed in this thread:

Turned out my WET was getting in the way of the multicast discovery
process. When I used a wired connection it all worked fine.

Disappointments though: for some unknown reason the TV doesn't
allow use of Intelligent Frame Generation when playing via DLNA,
it doesn't show the Watch List, and it doesn't remember where
in you were you up to in the recordings.

An soon to appear update for my blu-ray player is supposed to
provide DLNA too, so I might have better luck with that (at least
the TV wont be able to tell that it's playing via DLNA, and
wont be able to block use of IFG). Whether the blu-ray player
will remember last play position I don't know. It seems to
with discs.


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