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June 7, 2011
First of all, a big thanks to the members of this forum. I have setup my Vulkano box in India and the discussions on this forum have been a big support in getting that done.
I have a specific question in regard to Vulkano's DLNA/UPNP feature. I have an iOmega iConnect NAS/DLNA server which Vulkano is able to find and populate the directory structure for (through the easter egg). Unfortunately, while Vulkano shows the directories, it doesn't show the actual media files (any of pictures/video/music), and thus I can't play any of the media on my TV screen. iConnect uses a Twonky media server inside it. Any pointers on how I can get Vulkano to show my DLNA media on the TV screen would be much appreciated.
June 7, 2011
The new update to Vulkano's DLNA/UPNP feature is great. It works better for me and the layout and graphics are better too. I use a Pogoplug with UPNP turned on and it found all my files and played them without any problem at all.
July 16, 2011
August 11, 2010
There is improvement on the interface and faster navigating the folders however
STILL IN BETA it has been over a year and still in BETA 1 7 3 1
STILL NO RESUME PLAYBACK
STILL NO FF OR RW CHANGE OF SPEEDS ONLY SLOW FF X2 IT WOULD BE NICE X16 X32
but I still love this box due to it functions
I still wish they would enable a slingcatcher option or APPS
July 20, 2011
When using the Media Renderer selection in the Easter Egg and transmitting with and iPhone using iMediaShare I am able to view videos and music projected to a TV. When trying to view pictures (jpg's) I get the message on the TV screen saying "Unsupported Media Format Press ok to go back"
Wondering if this is an issue with the Easter Egg programming or the iMediaShare app?
I doubt it is an issue with the iMediaShare app probably the Vulkano's media Renderer setup. But that is just my guess. I have a similar issue when using the UPNP player and pics.
It could be a format or size issue with the pictures too but I have not tried to pin it down to anything specific.
March 10, 2011
I would dearly love to have this DLNA support work on the Mobile and PC players. I don't typically have a TV hooked up to my Vulkano as it's primary purpose is to give me remote access on my Android phone, my laptop when I'm travelling and on my PC in my home office (where I don't have a cable jack).
This would be sooooo great an achievement, I'd be willing to pay for it as a plugin to the players.
January 21, 2012
I managed to improve my networks settings and the playback improved, still some chops though
The videos don't chop on other machines on the same switch, or through a wireless connected client (with added wireless congestion)
Another thing is that the video is 720 x 576 — the aspect ratio is zoomed and stretched across the screen. Is there a way to change the aspect ratio? Like Zoom (or shrink, if applicable), Zoom and Stretch, and Original Aspect?
I'm facing exactly the same issue here. I have a NAS running Twonky and never had any streaming problems with any device in my lan. I mostly use my PS3 as media player without any issues but my brand new Vulkano Blast is having a hard time. It takes forever to show folders and their contents, I never could make it display any of my pictures (JPG files) and even SD video streaming (AVI) is extremely choppy as it keeps pausing for buffering every 10 seconds or so. Very frustrating
Can you share what changes you made to your network to improve DLNA/UPnP streaming to Vulkano?
October 3, 2010
I stumbled on to this thread and tried it. Fantastic!!! This is a great additional feature that this customer is very grateful for. I now use it to stream movies from other computers in my home. If you don't have Windows 7 for DLNA, try Servioo. It is a very simple and free DLNA server. Thanks Monsoon!!
October 19, 2013
This is FANTASTIC!
I didn't know Vulkano could work as a DLNA device and a week after my Platinum arrived it's now working as a centre Hub in my lounge.
Interesting things to note.
The playback of the MKV file of Avatar is far smoother with no judder compared to my WDTV Hub.
The playback of TV at 720p is so close to 1080i on my TIVO that it's hard at times to tell which one is playing.
I had lip-sync issues last night on TV as the feed thru the component ports appears to be not a pass thru but a stream thru.
The YouTube playback on HD is **stunning** in detail! And the Tube load up is far quicker than WDTV.
How I wish this device could have Tunein and a few other apps to broaden its reach.
Incredible box - I can see where this could all go with further media integration and networking and it's all so close it's tantalizing.