Chromebooks are great at some things but media playing is not one of them. See how they fare as DLNA media players and for playing local media.
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certifies that media devices use a standard set of rules to make sure that they all work together. Media servers and players have to follow these rules to use the DLNA stamp. DLNA breaks down the rules into layers. What types of connectivity and media formats are supported?
Android tablets make a great remote control for media players. Applications like BubbleUPNP have free versions that let you browse through a music collection and send the music to your media player without turning on your TV. Navigation on a tablet is a lot easier than going through screens on a TV to find the music you want.
The Twonky media server often comes bundled with NAS devices. It is not a media center or home theater software, it is strictly a media server. It provides transcoding support for a large number of file types. This Twonky media server review is brought to you by TopNetTricks. Twonky media server can be downloaded here. […]
Completely Free This week TopNetTricks looks at the XBMC media server. XBMC is great at what it does and since it has been around for a long time there are many plugins for it. Another great thing about XBMC is that it is open source code which makes it completely free, including all the enhanced […]