Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: DLNA Client Emulator for testing?

  1. #1

    Default DLNA Client Emulator for testing?

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    586

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hamaholic View Post
    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 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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    11,648

    Default

    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.

    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

Similar Threads

  1. Which DLNA Client (Xbox 360/Samsung TV/Hopper)?
    By TroyO in forum Mezzmo Questions and Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2012, 10:16 AM
  2. Missing file list on DLNA client
    By erimads in forum Mezzmo Questions and Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-20-2012, 05:06 AM
  3. Samsung galaxy tab as DLNA client
    By dejansa in forum Mezzmo Questions and Support
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-27-2011, 05:16 PM
  4. Windows xp DLNA client for Mezzmo?
    By jeauxbleaux in forum Mezzmo Questions and Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-01-2011, 10:06 AM
  5. Uploading from a DLNA client
    By rkneeshaw in forum Mezzmo Questions and Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-24-2011, 02:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •