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   >  Configuring MediaTomb
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   >  Configuring Transcoding
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DLNA in Use

What does DLNA give Me?

.. you can store all your photos, video and music/podcast files on your DLNA server and access them at any time from your DLNA device!

Each manufacturer implements DLNA slightly differently, but they normally allow you to access the following from a DLNA server:

  • Video : different manufacturers may support different formats of digital video, but the standard ones such as MP4 should at least be supported

  • Audio : different manufacturers may support different formats of digital audio, but the standard ones such as MP3 should at least be supported

  • Image : different manufacturers may support different formats of digital photo or images, but the standard ones such as JPEG should at least be supported

So, essentially, you can store all your photos, video and music/podcast files on your DLNA server and access them at any time from your DLNA device!


A Typical DLNA LAN Configuration

Most homes will group the majority of their audio-visual equipment into a single location, so a good LAN configuration choice is to place a single Network Switch in that location and link all the DLNA devices to that Network Switch -and to connect the Switch itself to the Internet Hub/ADSL Router via a single ethernet cable, as per the diagram below:

DLNAnetwork


What is DLNA like in use?

 Installing MediaTomb from the Command Line

Here is an example of using the DLNA functionality from an LG DLNA television:

  • On the remote control, touch the "Menu" button: the Tv will display the different functions it supports -use the arrow keys to select the "My Media" icon then press "OK":
    Display Menu

  • The Tv will display the different functions it supports (-e.g. Movies, Photos, Music). Use the arrow keys to select the type you want and then press "OK":
    Select My Media Option

  • The Tv will pause for a few seconds whilst it contacts the DLNA server for the list of files of that type. It will then display any files returned on screen:
    List of Video Files

  • Using the remote control, use the arrow keys to select the file required (-in this case, the second one):
    Highlighted Video File

  • Using the remote control, use the "OK" button to display the file (-or, in this case, set the video running):
    Video File playing

It really is as simple as that! Of course, the real trick is in the DLNA server configuration, so read on!


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