[clug] uPnP clients and servers
mikal at stillhq.com
Sat Mar 25 19:26:09 GMT 2006
Greetings for California.
I finally got around to playing with my Netgear MP101 uPnP client, and
I've got it working. However, I am having this stange problem where the
audio pauses for 30 second intervals during playback. I strongly suspect
this is because of read delays from gmediaserver. I can reduce the delay
time by significantly reducing the number of files gmediaserver is aware
of (from thousands to tens).
I want to verify that this is gmediaserver's problem and not a problem
with the MP101 by running a uPnP client on my laptop, but I can't find a
good uPnP client for Linux. Any suggestions?
Also, I know that a bunch of you have been playing with uPnP devices...
Does anyone have suggestions for a media server that doesn't suck?
Features I'd like:
- random access to my thousands of mp3s
- streaming "radio" style music in the form of a web editable
- good logging of client actions, such as skipping to the end of a
and so forth
- support for snarfing audio from OSS / ALSA and streaming it over the
- video support would be cool too
So, thoughts people?
1: In a perfect world it would learn the music that my various family
members like, and then decide what to stream based on who is present. I
am willing to consider RFID enabling my kids to make this happen,
although it might be easier to have a web interface with checkboxes.
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