Talk:Comparison of UPnP AV media servers

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New column : live desktop screen[edit]

Ability to capture the screen (generally some sort of flashplaying) to re-stream the stream. In 2013, not any product have this simple functionality inside it. They all can stream anything existent but not the screen+sound itself.

  • minidlna : have backends but not 'screen'
  • vlc : do anything except outputing as a dms (dlna server)...........
  • ffmpeg : can produce the stream but not suitable for reading (streaming) by mediatomb, minidlna — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.72.131.34 (talk) 14:24, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

contents of the cost column.[edit]

The issue of freedom, as in 'free speech' is already address in the license column, it should not be addressed again in the 'cost' column.

For example, listing WMP as 'non free' in the cost column will confuse many users and the fact that it is proprietary is already addressed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Qwavel (talkcontribs) 17:09, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Needs updating[edit]

Someone should put WILD MEDIA SERVER in the list. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.106.114.103 (talk) 15:10, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Samsung Allshare seems to be missing too --77.180.84.210 (talk) 22:53, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

TwonkyServer is not supporting ISO-files. So the support of images should be listed as Partial. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.86.134.90 (talk) 11:39, 24 February 2013 (UTC)


MythTV is missing too. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.73.1.89 (talk) 02:33, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that the "server" section of the DNLA#DLNA-certified products part in the DNLA article get merged into this Comparison of UPnP AV media servers article, or alternativly the List of UPnP AV media servers and clients article, since they basicially describe the same subject that is used for the same purpose, and there are already seperate articles for both List of UPnP AV media servers and clients and Comparison of UPnP AV media servers. Anyway, I am just questioning why have several articles for the same thing? 164.4.17.32 (talk) 07:48, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Reason why they should remain separate is that they are separate technology, and if anything DLNA is superseding uPnP due to the other features available to DLNA. Also the name of UPnP creates ambiguity with the public, hence why you will see many manufacturers don't even advertise that their products support UPnP yet will loudly proclaim they support DLNA. Really the people who are updating the UPnP list would be better off updating the DLNA list as it will be more widely used most people. 95.172.230.91 (talk) 13:00, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

I got here looking for DLNA servers, not UPnP servers. I might suggest folding the server section into a new page with both UPnP and DLNA pointing to the common page. But that only to simplify updating as UPnP fades. JuddRogers (talk) 23:39, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Source Control column[edit]

Dose it have any merit in this comparision? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.12.224.138 (talk) 10:26, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Agreed, it does not provide any additional value to a comparison of software. I have removed it. Prodoc (talk) 16:57, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Active development / last updated column[edit]

I feel it would be beneficial to note which are still in active development, or when it was last updated. If it is easier, the column could be called "Active Development as of 17/11/2012" or similar, so the page wouldn't need updating every time any of the programs released an update. Skwirel (talk) 23:02, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

miniDLNA on windows?[edit]

I was under the impression that cygwin was a linux platform and cygwin ports do not count as native software. 99.120.59.7 (talk) 21:56, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

don't delete the article[edit]

I think this comparison is quite useful and one of the most detailed/ informative I've found. If the external links bother so much, then just replace them with wikipedia internal links (even if there are only few available :-P)

And it's much better, to have the full table separated from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UPnP_AV_media_servers_and_clients#UPnP_AV_media_servers Conker ts (talk) 21:43, 23 August 2013 (UTC)