[Answer ID: 15108]

LinkStation 400 - How can I play back the movies, photos, and music on the DLNA-compliant devices?

Created 06/24/2013 11:23  |   Updated 08/12/2013 16:38

DLNA

DLNA is a set of guidelines for sharing digital media. The LinkStation includes a DLNA server compliant with the DLNA guidelines. The movies, photos, and music saved on this product can be played back on DLNA-compliant TVs, stereo equipment, game consoles, and other devices within the network.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Enabling DLNA

- Configuration from Easy Admin

- Configuration from Advanced Settings

 

 

Step 2: Playing back the movies, photos, and music on the DLNA-compliant devices

- Play Files

- Connected DLNA-compatible Devices

- Streaming to DLNA-compatible Devices

- Disabling Playback from Specific Device

- Supported File Types

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration from Easy Admin

1.

Click the icon for "DLNA".

 

2.

Move the DLNA switch to the position to enable DLNA.

 

3.

Move the switch for the folder you'll use for DLNA media to the position as well.

 

4.

Click [Apply].

 

 

 

 

Configuration from Advanced Settings

1.

Navigate to [File Sharing] - [Folder Setup].

 

2.

Select the folder that you want to share with media players and other DLNA-compatible devices.

 

3.

Click [Edit].

 

4.

Enable "DLNA" under "LAN Protocol Support", then click [OK].

 

5.

Click [Close].

 

6.

Click [Services].

 

7.

Move the DLNA Server switch to the position to enable DLNA.

 

8.

Click the icon to the right of "DLNA Server".

 

9.

Click [Edit].

 

10.

Select the desired settings and click [OK].

 

 

 

 

Play Files

To play back content from a DLNA-compatible device:

1.

Connect the DLNA-compatible device to the same network as the LinkStation and turn it on.

 

2.

Select the LinkStation in the software of the DLNA-compatible device.

 

3.

Select the content to be played back.

 

 

 

 

Connected DLNA-compatible Devices

Follow the procedure below to view the DLNA-compatible devices connected to your LinkStation.

1.

In Settings, click [Services].

 

2.

Click the icon to the right of "DLNA Server".

 

3.

Click [DLNA Client Access Permissions].

 

4.

A list of the MAC addresses, IP addresses, and device names of the DLNA-compatible devices connected to the same network as the LinkStation is displayed. If your device is not listed, click [Refresh Database].

 

 

 

 

Streaming to DLNA-compatible Devices

When new movies, photos, and music files are added to the LinkStation's DLNA folder, the database must be updated before the new file can be streamed. By default, the database is updated when the files are stored in the LinkStation. You can change this interval or update the database manually.

1.

Click [Services] in Advanced Settings.

 

2.

Click the icon to the right of "DLNA Server", then click [Edit].

 

3.

You may change the update interval, or select [Refresh Database] to update the database immediately.

 

 

 

 

Disabling Playback from Specific Device

You may block specific DLNA devices from playing back media content.

1.

In Settings, click [Services].

 

2.

Click the icon to the right of "DLNA Server".

 

3.

Click [DLNA Client Access Permissions].

 

4.

Uncheck the devices you do not want to allow to play media and click [OK].

 

 

 

 

Supported File Types

The LinkStation supports DLNA streaming of files with the extensions below.

Type

File Extensions

Video Files

mpe, mpeg, mpeg2, mpg, m2p, tts, m2ts, m2t, mts, m1v, m4v, mp4, mov, wmv, avi, divx, xvid, asf, dvr-ms, vob, 3gp, vdr, spts, tp, ts

Picture Files

jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, gif, tif, tiff, yuv

Music Files

mp3, wma, wav, lpcm, pcm, ogg, m4a, mp4, 3gp, flac, m3u, mpa, aac, apl, ac3, aif, aiff, mp2, mp1



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