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Way to quickly test DLNA server status from computer

brbubba 17,279 2,806 August 8, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I have a DLNA server via miniDLNA setup, but it's not exactly automated and there's no way for me to tell if it's working. I can tell if it's running, just not working the way I want it to. Any programs out there that are relatively small, not some full media suite, that will allow me to just quickly launch it and check if my files are being served up properly via DLNA? OS X and Win 7 are ok, either one is fine, I don't care.




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Not ideal but a vlc script? Im guessing you already have it installed and they have a lot of command line configs. Only other idea is maybe try to connect to the port minidlna runs on?
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Thanks guys, didn't realize VLC had that capability built in.
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Thanks guys, didn't realize VLC had that capability built in.
It's my understanding that dlna client support is a bit rocky in the current version and has been for a while (i could be wrong). I don't have a dlna server running at the moment. You may be better off using one of the other programs listed on wikipedia like plex, xbmc, or foobar2000
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Last edited by jkee August 8, 2012 at 08:04 PM.
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