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Archive for January 2008

Coherence and Rhythmbox UPnP interaction

written by Frank, on Jan 30, 2008 10:13:00 PM.

I made a little video to demonstrate the new features of the upcoming next version of the Rhythmbox UPnP plugin.

It shows Rhythmbox:

  • acting as an UPnP MediaServer, serving its files to the UPnP player Media Streamer on the Nokia N800
  • being itself a client of a Coherence UPnP MediaServer
  • and in the end acting as an UPnP MediaRenderer, controlled by the ControlPoint on the N800

Original better-resolution avi here

Nokia N95 8GB gets DLNA certification

written by Frank, on Jan 21, 2008 4:03:00 PM.

A few days ago Nokia announced that the N95 8GB got - as the first mobile phone ever - a DLNA certification.

Now they have added a video demonstrating its use within a home network.

Nothing new actually in regards to the UPnP functionality - the phone acts as a MediaServer and a ControlPoint - but the video shows more than any 1000 marketing words what media sharing interoperability does mean.

Original better-resolution mpeg here

Coherence 0.5.0 release

written by Frank, on Jan 1, 2008 12:54:00 PM.

Exactly one year after Coherence went public, I had the pleasure to release version 0.5.0.

The topics of this release are:

  • better DLNA support, in particular for the Sony Playstation 3
  • a MediaServer backend for Shoutcast internet radio streams
  • an experimental MediaServer backend for the service
  • methods to remove local devices from a Coherence instance
  • slow move to an XML based configuration file
  • support for BSD systems - thx kraft!
  • an emerging D-Bus interface
  • more platform independency for our Twisted inotify module,
    using libc when possible
  • and a lot more of the usual bugfixes and enhancements

A Happy New Year!