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?
Video files can be of many different codecs and containers. Learn what codecs and containers are; how much bandwidth your home network has to have to support video streaming between a DLNA media server and the media player.
This post shows you how to stream media from D-Link DNS-320. The D-Link DNS-320 is a very affordable Network Attached Storage device that is a UPnP AV media server as well. The ShareCenter 2-bay network storage enclosure can house 2 disk drives of up to 4TB each. The enclosure has 2 SATA interfaces for hard […]
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 […]