[mythtv-users] UK users: Interesting DLNA/UPnP 1080p-capable media player for £60

Mudit Wahal mwahal at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 03:19:58 UTC 2009


On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Mudit Wahal <mwahal at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Thursday 05 November 2009 16:51:02 Mudit Wahal wrote:
> >> > On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:05 AM, Robert <RobertCL at iname.com> wrote:
> >> > > On Thu, November 5, 2009 11:09 am, Nick Morrott wrote:
> >> > > > Just noticed this on El Reg and thought I'd pass it along. Review
> >> > > > seems quite positive, and at 60 quite attractive:
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/11/05/review_media_player_hisense_1080p
> >> > >/
> >> > >
> >> > > > Cheers,
> >> > > > Nick
> >> > >
> >> > > That looks pretty amazing for 60.
> >> > >
> >> > > If anyone has one - does it work with the MythTv UPnP server? (I've
> >> > > never
> >> > > had much success in that area)
> >> > >
> >> > > Robert.
> >> >
> >> > Robert,
> >> >
> >> > This needs to be patched in as DLNA/UPnP is partially broken in all
> NMT
> >> > devices.
> >> >
> >> > http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7424
> >> >
> >> > After manually applying this patch, I can use mythtv UPnP on my
> popcorn
> >> > hour and IO Data AVel LinkPlayer2.
> >>
> >> So you are saying that UPnP/DLNA is broken in Myth, not in the NMT
> >> devices?
> >>
> >> "Broken in all NMT devices" more or less implied the problem was with
> the
> >> NMTs, so you had me a little confused (not hard to do).
> >>
> >
> > I don't know where the problem is, but none of my Syabas firmware devices
> > play nice with Mythtv since UPnP was added in mythtv (0.19 ? .. I
> forgot). I
> > found the solution on the NMT forums to patch the mythtvupnp file. This
> > makes the popcorn hour work nicely with myth UPnP. BTW, popcorn hour
> works
> > with all other UPnPs (Twonky, Tversity, PlayOn, etc etc). May be the
> other
> > UPnP servers accepts the wrongly encoded URI request with "%3F" instead
> of
> > "?". That doesnt mean Myth UPnP is busted but it just that its not as
> > forgiving as other UPnP servers.
>
> According to this http://www.expansys.co.nz/ft.aspx?k=121517 it
> browses smb shares as well, so uPnP may not be essential.
>

UPnP is over TCP using http protocol and much more stable in streaming high
bitrate/high resolution files even over a 54g network.

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