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  1. tommygun

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    Hi there.

    A simple question: is the DHD capable of acting as a DLNA PLAYER?
    I know it can stream videos and such to a DLNA-enabled TV and other device (thus acting as a server), but can it also act as a player? Ie: playing contents stored on a DLNA wireless NAS?

    Thanks a lot.
     

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    Maybe with a DLNA client app like
    PlugPlayer - Android

    But it is very dependent on the DLNA server ability of your NAS :)

    Harry
     
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    Thanks for the link, Harry. It's very interesting...

    My NAS is a Buffalo Linkstation Pro, it currently streams videos and music to my PS3 and my Windows7 laptop perfectly.

    I was wondering if i could be able to watch movies on the screen of a DHD without having first to copy the files locally, just browsing the remote DLNA server (the NAS) wirelessly.
    (the NAS is connected to a wifi router).
     
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    The app is very simple. It's scanning automatically in local (SD card) and in the network (over WiFi).

    But with my Netgear NAS I wasn't lucky in my first attempt.
    Next step I'll try with the Netgear setting (mayby a diver update is necessary).

    You have to try it with your NAS (24 hours :) )

    Harry
     
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    Has anyone managed to link up with a ps3 yet?
     
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    Problem is, I don't have a Desire HD! :D

    I own a "regular" Desire, so I can't run any test with my home media setup.

    But I'm thinking of getting a DHD, so....
     
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    With the PlugPlayer app you can set the Desire to DLNA Client, too.
    For streaming NAS --> Desire you don't need the media server from the Desire HD.

    Harry
     
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    Thanks again, Harry!

    I'll try it this evening on my Desire.
    I'll let you know...
     
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    Ach, just read this on their page:
    So no Divx and Xvid? This is a big no-go for me. :(
     

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