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    Default Mezzmo outside the home network

    This is a great product and you guys are super responsive for assistance. My question is if there is a way to access Mezzmo when I'm traveling? How can I set it up to allow me access from my laptop or iPad?

    ~Matt

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    Hi Matt,

    At the moment, the current version of Mezzmo (v3.4.1.0) is designed for home network streaming only. We may look into web streaming in a future version.

    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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    U can use an app as bubble to relay your dlna server outside your lan.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...bbleupnp&hl=en

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    Matt,
    Accessing Mezzmo (or any DLNA server) through the internet can be done. There are lots of steps to get it to work.
    First: Getting a useable ip address. Most people do not have a public ip address. Their router/modem gets one assigned via dhcp by their isp. If it never changes they are very lucky. If like most it changes you will need to get dynamic dns (DDNS). If you google that term you will find lots of options. Some are free. What they do is assign a name to your public ip and then automatically update if the ip changes. This is the most critical part. It will allow you to connect from anywhere to your home.

    Second: Firewall You need to set your firewall(s) to allow traffic to Mezzmo to flow through. (Note that on some you have to allow port 53169 through).

    Third: NAT If you installed Mezzmo on a machine with the internal IP address of 192.168.1.20:53169 You need to tell your router/nat that when it sees a message come in to yourpublicipaddress:53169 to send it to 192.168.1.20:53169

    Finally: You need to use a DLNA client that allows you to specify the address/name of the server. On your home network Mezzmo periodically sends a message "Here I am" (it doesn't really say that but you get the idea). That message will not be sent across the router so you need to know where to look for it.

    Once all of that works you can use dlna across the internet. But the upink speed from your home may stop you from doing what you want. An SD movie takes about 2mbps to be good an HD movie 6mbps. Without enough speed expect a lot of buffering.

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    Excellent notes, JohnM. Thanks for sharing this.

    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 JohnM View Post
    Matt,
    Accessing Mezzmo (or any DLNA server) through the internet can be done. There are lots of steps to get it to work.
    First: Getting a useable ip address. Most people do not have a public ip address. Their router/modem gets one assigned via dhcp by their isp. If it never changes they are very lucky. If like most it changes you will need to get dynamic dns (DDNS). If you google that term you will find lots of options. Some are free. What they do is assign a name to your public ip and then automatically update if the ip changes. This is the most critical part. It will allow you to connect from anywhere to your home.

    Second: Firewall You need to set your firewall(s) to allow traffic to Mezzmo to flow through. (Note that on some you have to allow port 53169 through).

    Third: NAT If you installed Mezzmo on a machine with the internal IP address of 192.168.1.20:53169 You need to tell your router/nat that when it sees a message come in to yourpublicipaddress:53169 to send it to 192.168.1.20:53169

    Finally: You need to use a DLNA client that allows you to specify the address/name of the server. On your home network Mezzmo periodically sends a message "Here I am" (it doesn't really say that but you get the idea). That message will not be sent across the router so you need to know where to look for it.

    Once all of that works you can use dlna across the internet. But the upink speed from your home may stop you from doing what you want. An SD movie takes about 2mbps to be good an HD movie 6mbps. Without enough speed expect a lot of buffering.
    Thanks John...

    Say I had the first three things, how would I go about getting my mezzmo app on my smartphone to connect to my home network while I am out of the network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deljo_agtor View Post
    Thanks John...

    Say I had the first three things, how would I go about getting my mezzmo app on my smartphone to connect to my home network while I am out of the network?
    I think with the newest mezzmo 5 your question seems to be outdated.
    You can now directly connect to your mezzmo using the webinterface, which is supported by any device I know of.

    Also, if you're using some more or less decent hardware: iphone 5+, modern android, etc. You can simply setup oVPN on your home network and use an oVPN App to get your device
    in your local network as if it were inside the network. oVPN these days is pretty fool proof and lots of predefined customization exists for anyone's need.

    You then can access all resources in your own network, as if you were actually at home (of course limited by bandwidth!)

    But because of limited bandwidth on mobile networks, that's why I'd go for the webinterface now implemented in mezzmo 5. You can tell mezzmo the bitrate it needs to sample for any device, including external devices connected to the webinterface.
    Mezzmo transcoding will then make sure you can view anything over any network to any device.

    Works pretty good actually.

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