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!

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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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