I've upgraded the home digital recorder to a full HD Panasonic system (the DMR-BW880 to be exact) to be ready for the World Cup. The key new feature of the unit is that it includes a DLNA server to stream recorded content to other DLNA devices on the network.
I don't have any other DLNA 'certified' hardware but I do have a fast wireless network and a Mac... SURELY there's a nice bit of software available to turn my mac into a DLNA client!?!
Googling turns up lots and lots of DLNA server solutions, mainly hinged around streaming from macs to PS3s and Xboxes but no clients.
Does anyone with more experience in this sort of area have any advice?
XBMC has a built in UPnP client so in theory you should be able to stream to XBMC running on your Mac.
Thanks Beau- XBMC is most of the way there!
I fired it up and it spotted the server but couldn't see any files. I flicked back to the TV and hurrah! The blu-ray burner (server) had my mac's MAC address ready to be 'registered'... Back to XBMC and it works!
It works but it's still pretty limited.
I can watch flawlessly but there's no fast forward or rewind.
Also, I can't reduce the playback into a window (full screen only)
Finally, I'd much prefer a dedicated piece of software. Nice as the XBMC interface is (really nice) it's a bit silly to have the whole thing running (music, pictures etc etc) just for accessing videos from one source.