Plex Media Server v0.9.5.3 Released

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A new version of Plex Media Server has been released, bringing it up to version The update can be downloaded from the Plex website now, and Mac and Windows users will start receiving auto-updates notices soon. On the new feature front, the Plex Media Server brings a universal font for rendering subtitles on Windows and Linux and an enhanced […]

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ARCTIC Audio Relay – DLNA Audio Renderer


My first exposure to DLNA devices was lacking. It was the clunky standard that everyone “supported” in their own way, but no one really did well enough to call “working”. Fortunately it has slowly evolved on both the device and software layers to the place we are today, where DLNA is actually useful for many things like control and media […]

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Qualcomm Announces Skifta Media Shifting Platform


Qualcomm released their Skifta app for Android devices a couple of months ago. The idea behind Skifta was to make accessing and controlling DLNA streaming devices easier for mainstream users. Now that the company has the software side of DLNA under control, Qualcomm is looking to expand Skifta’s reach to the hardware side with its Skifta Media Shifting Platform. Device […]

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Western Digital Releases My Book Live Duo

My Book Live Duo

Western Digital had best be careful lest their My Book external drives become full on NAS systems. The new My Book Live Duo is Western Digital’s latest network-capable My Book external hard drive, but this time WD is packing in some advanced features. There is some backup software and a DLNA server, though those are pretty much standard bullet points on […]

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Connecting DLNA Devices to Get Easier with Wi-Fi Direct

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The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced that they have developed new interoperability guidelines to help Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA work together. Wi-Fi Direct is a relatively new Wi-Fi standard that allows Wi-Fi devices to connect directly to each other without the need for an access point. The interoperability guidelines would allow a Wi-Fi Direct device to connect and stream to a […]

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Qualcomm Looking to Skifta App to Promote DLNA

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Got an Android phone and want to send a video to your TV, then Qualcomm may have just the app for you. Skifta is an app that Qualcomm has been working on for a while now to provide DLNA access and control for Android devices with the specific goal of introducing DLNA to mainstream users. Educating consumers about DLNA is […]

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Twonky App Streams Web Media from Tablet to Player

Apple has AirPlay, but the rest of the world has DLNA. The folks behind one of the more popular DLNA media servers, TwonkyServer, also have a neat little product called TwonkyBeam. TwonkyBeam is an add-on for Internet Explorer and Firefox that allows you to stream web video, audio and images from the browser directly to DLNA players on the network. […]

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