MMW 4.1 and streaming from outside my home

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dtsig
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MMW - DLNA can't access Library but Server works

Post by dtsig » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:50 am

Note: this isn't the *service*
I went to play a film from my tv/mmw library. Showed playlist/listings then when I selected a file it said Nope not available. Then after going back and trying a couple other films it said that MM Library isn't available. SO I tried MM Server and now I am watching just fine.

So why is Library not available but Server (not service) is?
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Re: MMW - DLNA can't access Library but Server works

Post by Lowlander » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:37 pm

Could be different conversion rules or different share settings. You only need to run one of them anyway.
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Re: MMW - DLNA can't access Library but Server works

Post by dtsig » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:52 pm

SOrry .. should have mentioned that if i restart MMW then both work just the same.
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Re: MMW 4.1 and streaming from outside my home

Post by ehart » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:52 pm

Just tested this again with latest beta builds of MMW, thinking that maybe a year+ would have changed things.

No change. I can get to my MMW "server" fine from 8Player Lite from the outside world, but not from a laptop running MMW.

Go figure...

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Re: MMW 4.1 and streaming from outside my home

Post by Lowlander » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:35 am

MediaMonkey can't connect to out of network servers. It depends on local discovery (what DLNA was designed for).
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Re: MMW 4.1 and streaming from outside my home

Post by dtsig » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:53 am

I think for streaming outside your house something lke shoutcast is best. Don't know if there is a plugin for mma (maybe an old winamp one?).
Is this for just 1 connection .. if not then shouthost has some great pricing.
But don't think DLNA would work reliably outside the local net

Of course having said that you can look at this thread .. http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 20&t=75088
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Re: MMW 4.1 and streaming from outside my home

Post by ehart » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:05 pm

It is tantalizing that this almost works. I followed the thread initiated by NOHITTER151 and referenced by DTSIG here. DLNA does seem to support this IF the client can be pointed to a specific XML file. 8Player Lite does work fine using MM as a server at my home!

Unfortunately even though MM itself seems to support specifying the XML file on the client side, I can't get it to work as a client (only as a server). I'm still hoping to hear from someone who's been able to do this...

OR from someone who has found a PC Windows client (8Player Lite is for iphones) that will work with MM as a server....

Thanks!

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