Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    C-3PO's Avatar

    Posts
    47 Posts
    Global Posts
    48 Global Posts
    ROM
    CyanogenMod 9 ICS 4.0.4

    Default Has anyone used DLNA?

    When this phone was launched, HTC bragged about the wireless connectivity to DLNA compatible TV's yet I have never heard anyone talk about using it on their phones. Does anyone know how to even activate this feature? Where are the HTC DLNA adapters?
  2. #2  

    Default

    You can connect it to a television by opening the stock music player and selecting your television as the player. However, to use on other devices such as an XBOX 360, I had to purchase Twonky from the Market.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using Tapatalk.
  3. #3  
    sparkerc's Avatar

    Posts
    14 Posts
    Global Posts
    66 Global Posts

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    I just opened up the connected media app on the phone. Selected the video that I wanted to stream and a few moments later, a window popped IP on my TV asking if I would like to accept the connection. I said yes and the video was streaming. I was rally rather surprised how easily it worked.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    It works great if the unit you are streaming to acts as a DLNA Server. To connect to my Blu-Ray player I had to install Twonky Server which used to be a free standalone piece of Twonky because the Blu-Ray player is only a DLNA Client and so is the Thunderbolt.

    To use DLNA you need to launch the Connected Media app that came already installed on the phone. If the phone doesn't see your TV or vice versa then you need to run Twonky.
    Last edited by cadzilla74; 09-17-2011 at 05:42 PM.
  5. #5  
    Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar

    Posts
    3,809 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,815 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    It worked better on the Sense 3.0 ROMs I ran a few months ago. I haven't used it since. I usually just stream media from my computer to my tv. When I'm at my GF's I use my Asus Transformer to do it. I'm running CM7, so its either twonky or nothing (maybe the 5.00 app from DoubleTwist would do it too). I have been using DLNA to broadcast stuff on my tv though my ps3 for years! Love it. I wish it was more like screen sharing than just playing media from your sd card (kinda like iphone/airplay). but I haven't found a use for that.
  6. #6  
    88 FLUX's Avatar

    Posts
    625 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,128 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    I use the DLNA capabilities quite often. If you happen to use XBMC, it works wonderfully with it.
    Current: Moto X, ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)

    Standby:
    Samsung Galaxy S3, LG Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Nexus One, ASUS Nexus 7 (2012), Motorola Xoom
  7. #7  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ruffolo View Post
    It worked better on the Sense 3.0 ROMs I ran a few months ago. I haven't used it since. I usually just stream media from my computer to my tv. When I'm at my GF's I use my Asus Transformer to do it. I'm running CM7, so its either twonky or nothing (maybe the 5.00 app from DoubleTwist would do it too). I have been using DLNA to broadcast stuff on my tv though my ps3 for years! Love it. I wish it was more like screen sharing than just playing media from your sd card (kinda like iphone/airplay). but I haven't found a use for that.
    How did you get it working with your ps3?
    Thanked by:
  8. #8  
    Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar

    Posts
    3,809 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,815 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagrant_1 View Post
    How did you get it working with your ps3?
    When I use my transformer, I use MyNet. When I use my Win7 PC, i enable sharing, place my video files in \Videos\. My Thunderbolt didn't broadcast with stock 2.1 well with the PS3. It worked for me on the TeamBAMF 3D Roms a while back. I've been on CM7 for a few weeks now.

    You must have a router with UPnP enabled.
  9. #9  
    tcorkum's Avatar

    Posts
    23 Posts
    Global Posts
    24 Global Posts

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    I was just trying it last night with my PS3 and I could only connect to my PC that was a server. both the phone and PS3 could connect to the PC but not to each other. Is there a way to make the PS3 a server.

    The reason I was trying this was that I was watching NFL Redzone on the phone and thought it would be great to stream this onto the TV.

    I see that you can play from the SD card but do you know if it is capable of streaming?
  10. #10  
    Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar

    Posts
    3,809 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,815 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by tcorkum View Post
    I was just trying it last night with my PS3 and I could only connect to my PC that was a server. both the phone and PS3 could connect to the PC but not to each other. Is there a way to make the PS3 a server.

    The reason I was trying this was that I was watching NFL Redzone on the phone and thought it would be great to stream this onto the TV.

    I see that you can play from the SD card but do you know if it is capable of streaming?
    No, that is not how DLNA works. You are talking about screen sharing, which I don't think can be done over wifi (almost certain). Only thing I know works like that is iPhone and apple tv, but it isn't true screen sharing. Only AirPlay apps work on apple TV, much like items being transcoded from the sd card.
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    +1 ^^^^ Andrew is correct. You cannot export a live stream via DLNA from the TBolt. Only data stored on the phone can be shared via DLNA. I'm not sure how hard it is to change the XBOX to act as a DLNA Server but it's pretty easy to change the phone with a simple to use app.
  12. #12  
    robrecht's Avatar
    Pretty good member

    Posts
    917 Posts

    Default

    Using the stock Connected Media app to show individual pictures or a slide show of photos has extremely slow transitions. Is that what other people experience? Will a paid app work better? Videos and music seem to work fine as far as streaming with little buffering. Why are the photo transitions so slow? My WiFi network is fairly fast at 11-12 Mbps down.

    Thanks, Robrecht
  13. #13  
    Mortiel's Avatar

    Posts
    612 Posts
    ROM
    N/A

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by robrecht View Post
    Using the stock Connected Media app to show individual pictures or a slide show of photos has extremely slow transitions. Is that what other people experience? Will a paid app work better? Videos and music seem to work fine as far as streaming with little buffering. Why are the photo transitions so slow? My WiFi network is fairly fast at 11-12 Mbps down.

    Thanks, Robrecht
    Firstly, DLNA is a WLAN protocol. Your home internet connection download speed is irrelevant. What is relevant is the speed of the slowest wireless technology. If you are running Wireless-N on the phone and the router, but the TV is Wireless-G, then keep in mind everything might as well be G. And yes, when it comes to DLNA, Wireless-N matters. Yes, everything could work off of older tech, but especially the videos never seem as smooth.

    I do notice that the "slideshow" animation is significantly slowed compared to my phone as well. It is normal as far as I can tell.
    Former Verizon Wireless Technical Consultant
  14. #14  
    robrecht's Avatar
    Pretty good member

    Posts
    917 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mortiel View Post
    Firstly, DLNA is a WLAN protocol. Your home internet connection download speed is irrelevant. What is relevant is the speed of the slowest wireless technology. If you are running Wireless-N on the phone and the router, but the TV is Wireless-G, then keep in mind everything might as well be G. And yes, when it comes to DLNA, Wireless-N matters. Yes, everything could work off of older tech, but especially the videos never seem as smooth.

    I do notice that the "slideshow" animation is significantly slowed compared to my phone as well. It is normal as far as I can tell.
    Yeah, technically I suppose the download speed might only be directly relevant to my iMediaShare-DLNA connection being very slow, and it is very slow also, but I figured that my 11-12 Mbps down would also indicate that whatever the rate limiting factor in my home network is, it still should be a fast enough network to handle photo transitions easily enough.

    I will have to look into the N vs G question. Thanks.
  15. #15  

    Default Re: Has anyone used DLNA?

    I installed Samsung AllShare on my PC and it streams lovely to my TB & PS3 and I can use it to stream files from my TB to my PC & PS3. I love this program! and it's free.

Posting Permissions

B