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How do I add DNLA devices to network for Hopper see them

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by milwaukee111, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. milwaukee111

    milwaukee111 Cool Member

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    I am New to hopper (moved from Directv).
    I want to install dlna drives so that I can use the hopper.
    I have four USB 2 tb hard drives. I am unfamiliar with dlna devices.
    Can some one suggest appropriate dlna devices so that I can access and watch my movies with my hopper?
    One person had complained that his hopper is not seeing his dlna devices
    Thank you.
     
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    DLNA is a way to view media over a network connection. You wouldn't (at least directly) watch them on a USB hard drive. You'd have to put them on a computer and use something like PlayOn to view them.
     
  3. milwaukee111

    milwaukee111 Cool Member

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    Are you saying that the hopper cannot display .iso files from a hard drive visitble on the network?

    My question was: "Can some one suggest appropriate dlna devices so that I can access and watch my movies with my hopper?"

    I am trying to find a dlna device which would make my hard drive visitble to the hopper, so that I can watch with my hopper!

    btw, my dard drives have .iso files
     
  4. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

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    Then the answer is no. You said nothing about Iso files before. Playon works ok for most other things. You'll need a streaming device like the WD Live for iso files. DLNA on Hopper is fairly limited.
     
  5. milwaukee111

    milwaukee111 Cool Member

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    thanks for clarification mdavej but are you sure wd live plays iso files. I think I bought one, sent it overseas and found out that it does not play .iso files. I had to buy an Asus media player
     
  6. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

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    Yes it does, but it doesn't support DVD menus. Asus does support DVD menus, so that's a better choice. I simply posted the first iso streamer that came to mind.
     
  7. tommiet

    tommiet Godfather

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    I use a Synology NAS device with all my videos in a MPEG4 format. Works fine.....
     
  8. Ijon_Tichy

    Ijon_Tichy Cool Member

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    I can stream mp3 and mpeg videos to Hopper using PS3MediaServer.

    However, when watching a video stream I cannot fwd or rwd at all.

    Hopper cannot handle streams in flac and ts.
     

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