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hamaholic
01-13-2013, 05:34 AM
I am new to actually using DLNA. It appears to be a badly needed standard that is very loosely written, resulting in a confusing mess. I'm new to Mezzmo but so far, it really seems to work and be very flexible (probably due to diligence and persistence of the developers). But I am not really sure what a "behaved" DLNA client should do. Does anyone know of a DLNA client emulator that I could use for setting up the DLNA from the server for properly working clients? Right now, I have multiple devices, each with a different O/S, hardware platform, etc. and they all behave differently (and, mostly wrong). I would like to be able to provide feedback and uncover non-compliant devices so that people can either avoid them, or convince the manufacturers to fix them.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Dean

jbinkley60
01-13-2013, 09:08 AM
I am new to actually using DLNA. It appears to be a badly needed standard that is very loosely written, resulting in a confusing mess. I'm new to Mezzmo but so far, it really seems to work and be very flexible (probably due to diligence and persistence of the developers). But I am not really sure what a "behaved" DLNA client should do. Does anyone know of a DLNA client emulator that I could use for setting up the DLNA from the server for properly working clients? Right now, I have multiple devices, each with a different O/S, hardware platform, etc. and they all behave differently (and, mostly wrong). I would like to be able to provide feedback and uncover non-compliant devices so that people can either avoid them, or convince the manufacturers to fix them.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Dean

Here's a thread (http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread.php/3856-Streaming-Endpoint-Thread) I started regarding testing of specific DLNA end point client devices. I'd like to see more folks participate so thatw e can have a better review of all of h various devices out there that folks are using.

Paul
01-14-2013, 09:24 AM
DLNA is a set of guidelines and most manufacturers mostly tend to follow these guidelines reasonably well. But there are inconsistencies in each device's DLNA implementations and possibly non-DLNA extensions added into their implementations. This is where a media server like Mezzmo really shows its worth. Mezzmo has been designed to be very flexible for all manufacturers' DLNA implementations. Also, it uses device profiles to describe a device's capabilities (and vagaries) so that streaming becomes easy for the home user. Regarding DLNA emulators, I don't know of any. There are some Intel UPnP test tools that you can freely download & they may help you.