Originally Posted by scrufftyguy
Does anyone know if this Oppo can be used as a server (with a connected hard drive) for Plex & Infuse 5 on Apple TV?
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I experimented with Plex years ago and couldn't even get the 93 to play things from a computer-based Plex server! It can play from DLNA/UPnP servers on a LAN, just not a Plex server. Like other Oppos, it has the ability to play multichannel LPCM and FLAC files that way, which AV receivers will knock back to stereo if you use the receiver as the streamer, while the Oppos will stream them in their full multichannel glory.
I've since given the 93 to my wife to use purely as a disk player, and upgraded to a used 103, which works as a renderer so it can be controlled by the server without turning on my projector. I use Twonky as my file manager, BubbleUPnP Server (a Windows program) to control my renderers and Android BubbleUPnP to control my renderers, which can also play music and video from my setup over the internet when away from home, by linking to BubbleUPnP Server. The same programmer who wrote those two also wrote the UPnP plugin for Foobar2000 (also a Windows program) which can act as a renderer locally, as a player over the net, and as a file server for BubbleUPnP. The only reason I use Twonky as the media file manager is that unlike foo_UPnP it shows you album graphics while browsing, not just while playing. Only Twonky ($20) and Android BubbleUPnP ($5 at the Google Play store) cost money. Foobar, foo_upnp, and BubbleUPnP Server are all free.
For those "gapless play" enthusiasts who hate concerts being interrupted between tracks, the Yamaha RX-A1030 AV receiver can stream (and even render) gaplessly, though it still streams only in stereo. So I switch renderers in the Android app and play stereo concerts that way. (Yamaha doesn't even call that model a renderer, so I can't vouch for other models!)
Oh, and foo_upnp and Android BubbleUPnP include search capability that can find files by looking for any text embedded in a file's tags.
For more info about this, including links to get the programs I mentioned, go to my post about this subject in the RX-A1030 thread here