UPnP Mediaservers

I have a soft spot for weird protocols, so my latest craze is UPnP support. I am getting a review unit soon of an SMC UPnP client which allows you to listen to your songs on any room in your home via WiFi. I did some research about UPnP servers/clients around and apparently there are quite a few Linux servers for it, TwonkyMedia that works on all 3 OSes, WMP11 and others (TVersity looks good). Too bad that iTunes does not support UPnP in addition to DAAP (which is a competing protocol). A cool thing is that my Nokia N95 has both server and client UPnP support and so after I installed the trial version of the TwonkyMedia server, I was able to listen to music found in my PC through my phone. How cool is that?

I can’t find any UPnP client/server support for Rhythmbox and Banshee though. Anyone knows of any that actually work?

Update: Ok, how stupid is that? The Nokia N95 can also serve content via UPnP, but the Nokia N800 never finds that server via its MediaStreamer application!


l3v1 wrote on May 23rd, 2007 at 1:40 AM PST:

http://djmount.sourceforge.net/ might do the trick.

Dave wrote on May 23rd, 2007 at 4:14 AM PST:

I’ll have to try Twonky. I have used gmediaserver to serve audio to my N80, but the filenames come over without the .mp3 extension, so they have to be renamed before being useful on the phone.

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