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I just bought a 70" Sharp TV and seen they have support DLNA. Can anyone recommend a good DLNA server for OSX? I've tried Twonky, it works but the videos pause itself, so every 5 minutes I'm hitting play to un-pause it. I need it to support all types of media format.

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PS3 Media Server [url="http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/"]http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/[/url]

Plex [url="http://www.plexapp.com/"]http://www.plexapp.com/[/url]

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does OSX not have in built support of DLNA like windows? in windows i can just access my folders and play all kind of movie formats.

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Nope, he'll need to run a 3rd party option. Thats why Apple leaned on audio vendors to support their stupid proprietary AirPlay.

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[quote name='Fish' timestamp='1368117697' post='595680868']
PS3 Media Server [url="http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/"]http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/[/url]

Plex [url="http://www.plexapp.com/"]http://www.plexapp.com/[/url]
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This is what I would do also.

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I have Plex installed with a RasPlex running!

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[quote name='Fish' timestamp='1368117697' post='595680868']
PS3 Media Server [url="http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/"]http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/[/url]

Plex [url="http://www.plexapp.com/"]http://www.plexapp.com/[/url]
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I'll look into the PS3 Media Server. I've tried Plex, but it's a hit or miss. Sometime's it'll show up in my DLNA list and sometimes it won't. Right now I have XBMC loading my movies, so when I get home, I'll try that out. Only thing I don't like about it is, I can't have it loaded 24/7 due to it having to take up the whole computer screen.

I'm also going to try Playback, but that only plays OSX media files and .mkv isn't one of them.

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[quote name='Dinggus' timestamp='1368141504' post='595681506']
I'll look into the PS3 Media Server. I've tried Plex, but it's a hit or miss. Sometime's it'll show up in my DLNA list and sometimes it won't. Right now I have XBMC loading my movies, so when I get home, I'll try that out. Only thing I don't like about it is, I can't have it loaded 24/7 due to it having to take up the whole computer screen.

I'm also going to try Playback, but that only plays OSX media files and .mkv isn't one of them.
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There is a plugin for XBMC that allows it to connect to Plex. Plex is probably the best solution.

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[quote name='Tony.' timestamp='1368631573' post='595691376']
There is a plugin for XBMC that allows it to connect to Plex. Plex is probably the best solution.
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Will I need XBMC open or will it be in the background like Plex?

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Turns out Sharp DLNA doesn't support .mkv files.

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Hi, trying to do something seemingly simple. Display iPhoto albums from our iMac (v10.7.5) to our TV via a DLNA-enabled Sony BluRay dvd player (BDP-S790) for a party. I've installed Plex on the Mac, and am able to see the Media Server on my TV, navigate to the iPhoto files, but when I click to open an album, get an error "cannot connect to server." Tried the Plex help chat room, but they pointed me to DLNA forums. Any ideas? Thanks

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Are you saying this will work on my TV? Because Plex allows .mkv files to play on my other devices. Just that Sharp DLNA doesn't approve of .mkv.

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