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    Hi All,

    I know there is the Mezzmo Android app, but what are others using for viewing photos from Mezzmo server over DLNA/UPnP ?

    I'm using Fire TV Stick 4K, so Android. Need something really simple for family etc.

    What apps are available that do Photo Viewing over DLNA.

    I have also tried Kodi but it doesnt seem to show any photos. I have used latest Mezzmo server and on Kodi profile, accessing over UPnP. I could always use SMB but keen to stay with Mezzmo.

    cheers

    Gus
    Mezzmo Server: HP MicroServer N40L, Dual Core, 8Gb, 8Tb. DLNA Clients: Samsung LE40C650 TV, Samsung BD-D5300 Blu-ray, iPad3, HTC OneX

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    What are the properties of the photos you are trying to view (i.e. file type, resolution) ?

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    Hi
    Typically jpg, 6000x4000
    DSLR photos

    Cheers
    Gus

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    I looked at the Kodi profile and it seems to support a maximum image size of 4096x4096. I don't know if Mezzmo will resize larger images. Peter will need to weigh in here.

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    It's a Kodi issue, and has been for a while, i never got UPnP photos working even on smaller images. The file list just wont show (keeps showing a folder name), and that is before the image is loaded so resolution isnt in play at this point. seems i'm not the only one:
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=kodi+upnp+photos

    SMB works as i say, just keen to use DLNA/Mezzmo if poss.

    I cant seem to find any decent UPnP/DLNA Photo viewer for Android.

    It's no biggy since SMB works for now.
    cheers
    Gus
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    OK thanks. I've never tried pictures with Kodi and Mezzmo. What version of Kodi are you running and which skin ? I may do some testing.

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    I am using Kodi 18.5 brand new install, i have tried on PC, Fire TV 4K, Android tablet and iPad. All same experience:

    1. Enable UPnP.
    2. Goto Pictures, add a source, browse to UPnP server, and then to pictures folder in the library.
    3. Save and browse using Kodi\Pictures.
    4. After about 2 or 3 sub folder of my pictures library, the tree stops and remains at a folder name. Can go no deeper and see no photos.

    On a side note, super super sorry, this is in the wrong Category, i thought i had posted in Mezzmo Server. Maybe a mod can move for me please. Again, sorry.
    cheers
    Gus
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbinkley60 View Post
    I looked at the Kodi profile and it seems to support a maximum image size of 4096x4096. I don't know if Mezzmo will resize larger images. Peter will need to weigh in here.
    Mezzmo will resize larger images to fit within 4096x4096.

    Is there a reason you don't want to use the Mezzmo Android app?

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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    So I did some testing and created a picture library 6 levels deep with 6kx4k JPEG pictures. Using the native Kodi uPNP browsing the pictures do not show up. However using the Mezzmo Kodi addon it works perfectly. I think it has to do with Kodi adding the pictures to its database with the native client. If you want to use Kodi, I'd suggest leveraging the Mezzmo addon. I use it as my default Kodi client for everything, videos, audio etc. It has a number of enhancements over native Kodi uPNP support or as Peter says for Android use the Mezzmo Android app. I also tested the Mezzmo Android app on an old Google Nexus 7 tablet. It works fine and has the ability to set a time interval for slideshow viewing.
    Last edited by jbinkley60; 02-12-2020 at 10:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbinkley60 View Post
    So I did some testing and created a picture library 6 levels deep with 6kx4k JPEG pictures. Using the native Kodi uPNP browsing the pictures do not show up. However using the Mezzmo Kodi addon it works perfectly. I think it has to do with Kodi adding the pictures to its database with the native client. If you want to use Kodi, I'd suggest leveraging the Mezzmo addon. I use it as my default Kodi client for everything, videos, audio etc. It has a number of enhancements over native Kodi uPNP support or as Peter says for Android use the Mezzmo Android app. I also tested the Mezzmo Android app on an old Google Nexus 7 tablet. It works fine and has the ability to set a time interval for slideshow viewing.
    Hi
    huge thanks for taking the time, i will look into those points.
    Cheers
    Gus
    Mezzmo Server: HP MicroServer N40L, Dual Core, 8Gb, 8Tb. DLNA Clients: Samsung LE40C650 TV, Samsung BD-D5300 Blu-ray, iPad3, HTC OneX

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