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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bowslayer, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Bowslayer

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    Can anyone explain what this is. I played with it for the first time last night. It found my DVR and I can see whats on it but cant watch anything
    Please Dumb it down for me
     

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    Digital Living Network Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    It's a protocol for streaming media (video,audio,photos) over a network. Generally you need some kind of server (DMS, which the X has) and a client player (DMP, which the X has).

    Motorola did a crappy job supporting codecs though. Personally I have a Windows Home Server with Twonky installed on it, so that's my server. As far as clients I have a samsung tv and blu ray player as well as a google tv box. They all work great as clients as they support just about all the codecs that DLNA does. My X doesn't not support enough codecs, neither does my Xoom. Neither Motorola device supports high profile codecs either, which I believe is an android limitation currently.
     

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