Welcome to MacTalk Australia

the largest Australian community for Apple discussions and topics

Join the discussions, Register Now!
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    223

    Default OSX DLNA client software?

    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?

  2. #2
    Beau's Avatar Beau is offline Plagiarism saves time.

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sydney, New South Wales
    Posts
    1,969

    Default

    XBMC has a built in UPnP client so in theory you should be able to stream to XBMC running on your Mac.
    MacBook Unibody 2.4GHz // iPhone 4 32GB (Telstra) // iPad 2 64GB Wifi+3G
    twitter | lifestream | last.fm

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hills District, Sydney
    Posts
    916

    Default

    Does Apple have an equivalent to Windows Media Player or Windows Media Centre?

    Quicktime Pro and iTunes perhaps????
    Cheers
    Mick

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    223

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    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.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1

    Default

    What about VLC? It supports an enormous amount of digital recording devices > vlc download

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •