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Old 01-09-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Originally Posted by Skunk Workz View Post
A couple of thoughts:

I'm pretty sure that XBMC/Kodi can act as a DLNA client (although I haven't tried it myself): UPnP - Kodi

Also, and I know that this is the opposite of what you are asking but ... have Looked at something like Plex? It's a DLNA server, but also has dedicated clients that dramatically improve the experience IMO. They have clients for most streaming boxes, Android, Windows (desktop or Win8 app), browser, etc.

Plex also has the ability to extend the server outside of the house to dedicated clients (that was missing last time I looked at Servioo), so you can use clients like Android when away from home.
Thanks Skunk, I would be willing to check it out. I am not married to Serviio, it just works and has a free version. It's served me well for the last few years but I am always open to other software.

I will check out your suggestions and see how they pan out!

Thank You!
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Originally Posted by Skunk Workz View Post
A couple of thoughts:

I'm pretty sure that XBMC/Kodi can act as a DLNA client (although I haven't tried it myself): UPnP - Kodi

Also, and I know that this is the opposite of what you are asking but ... have Looked at something like Plex? It's a DLNA server, but also has dedicated clients that dramatically improve the experience IMO. They have clients for most streaming boxes, Android, Windows (desktop or Win8 app), browser, etc.

Plex also has the ability to extend the server outside of the house to dedicated clients (that was missing last time I looked at Servioo), so you can use clients like Android when away from home.
Just to add some feedback I ended up installing Plex and ditching Serviio (which served me well for many years). So I like the Netflix "feel" of Flex and it does a great job of serving up my content via a browser and my mobile dlna clients.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Just to add some feedback I ended up installing Plex and ditching Serviio (which served me well for many years). So I like the Netflix "feel" of Flex and it does a great job of serving up my content via a browser and my mobile dlna clients.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Yeah Plex is awesome, I even signed up for their premium service so I can sync to my phone and view my stuff when I'm away!
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Yeah Plex is awesome, I even signed up for their premium service so I can sync to my phone and view my stuff when I'm away!
Well I heard about it on this forum (first) but didn't get the fact that you stream to a browser, I was looking for a fat client like VLC so that took me longer to get it going. I saw a friend of mine stream media from his home server to another friends TV via a Roku 3 - so at that point I was sold. I'm going to get a cheap Roku 3 on ebay for my folks so they can stream stuff from my server.

So what exactly do you get with premium? Seems the couple Plex users I now know opted to sign up. I might be compelled to do so just not sure what I would get over what's free now.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Well I heard about it on this forum (first) but didn't get the fact that you stream to a browser, I was looking for a fat client like VLC so that took me longer to get it going. I saw a friend of mine stream media from his home server to another friends TV via a Roku 3 - so at that point I was sold. I'm going to get a cheap Roku 3 on ebay for my folks so they can stream stuff from my server.

So what exactly do you get with premium? Seems the couple Plex users I now know opted to sign up. I might be compelled to do so just not sure what I would get over what's free now.

That's the nice thing about Plex, it can stream to either the browser, or to clients (Plex app or DLNA clients).

We use it mostly on Roku and Android devices, but I occasionally watch in the browser on my PC.

Plex Pass gets you:

  • Pre-Release versions.
  • Background syncing to devices (so that you don't have to stream), or to cloud services like dropbox.
  • A dedicated forum, and a vote on new features
  • A bunch of extras on the server side (users, trailers, etc)
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i use multiple xbmcbuntu machines as both my dlna server and client.
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