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    If you're on a PC running VLC, what would be the reason to use VLC to browse to Mezzmo instead of just opening the file from a folder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddlywolf View Post
    I am still unable to get VLC to show mezzmo. I went in to the playlist and under "Universal Plug N Play" and it does not show anything. I have another DLNA source "Playon" running and it does not show up either. Is there something else that has to be done to turn this on?
    VLC does takes a long time to list media servers and we are also finding that it sometimes does not even list our Mezzmo media server after waiting 30 minutes. VLC's current DLNA client implementation seems a little buggy at the moment. As mentioned in a previous post, it seems to walk through your entire Mezzmo library before listing it as a media server. This seems a strange (wrong) way to do it as your Mezzmo library could be huge. I would expect that the VLC developers improve their implementation over the coming weeks/months.

    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
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by techgeek View Post
    If you're on a PC running VLC, what would be the reason to use VLC to browse to Mezzmo instead of just opening the file from a folder?
    Given VLC's current implementation is not working well, then you are right - just browsing directly seems the best way to use VLC with your files at the moment. However, if VLC becomes a fast, stable DLNA client, then there are advantages of playing your media via DLNA. The most obvious advantage is that you are not restricting to browsing just through the folder structure. You can browse by genre, TV series, movies, year, artist, album, last played, most played, top rated, etc. Rich metadata (artwork, title, artist, album, actors, year, director, description, etc.) can also be viewed using your DLNA client - making for a much nicer browsing & playing environment.

    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
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    So far after reading on the VLC forums it appears they are very aware of the DLNA issue but not anywhere near fixing it yet. VLC will index your entire library before you can browse it and it processor speed appears to make a difference of how long that takes. Combine that with the large libraries everyone has collected now days it does take a bit. The ability to browse by genre would be nice but just like Paul said just browse directly to the file if your on a pc.

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    I really hope VLC change their strategy. Scanning a media server's full library before displaying the media server is (frankly) a crazy idea. Some users will have 500K files with 1000s of folders. This will take enormous time and possibly enormous memory to scan the full library. And, media servers may deliver dynamic content - for example, videos from web sites, etc. that change every few minutes.

    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
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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