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


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#1 OFFLINE   milwaukee111

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

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.

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#3 OFFLINE   milwaukee111

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

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 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:03 PM

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.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:15 AM

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

Edited by milwaukee111, 25 April 2012 - 06:40 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:55 AM

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

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.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

I use a Synology NAS device with all my videos in a MPEG4 format. Works fine.....
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

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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