Originally Posted by Ephi82
I have been using my 103 with some success to pull audio files off my lap top and play them over the wi Fi network in my house.
I had done the same with my 93.
I understand that the 103 supports the ability to push files at the 103 from say my laptop?
Does anyone have experience in how to do this?
If you install Twonky
($20 for the license) on your laptop as a DLNA server, it has the ability to push files to a renderer like the 103.
However, I prefer to use my Android phone as the controller, with Twonky as the file server and BubbleUPnP Server
- which is free - acting as an intermediary making the Twonky library available remotely from your phone over the net with Android BubbleUPnP ($5 at the Google Play Store) and when your phone is on your wifi network, that same Android app can push music and movies from your laptop to the 103 and any other renderers you have.
I set BubbleUPnP to send all files at full resolution locally but as 128k mp3s over the net to my phone when listening remotely, to avoid running up my phone bill.
You can use the FooUPnP plugin for Foobar2000 as both a file server syndicated by BubbleUPnP Server and as a client/renderer/controller like the android app - so I run that as a client on my upstairs PC, with its sound card plugged into my hifi, letting me play music in bed using my phone as the controller, and on my laptop to listen to music from home when traveling. In the car, I run a cord from the phone's earphone jack into my car stereo's line input!
The advantage of Twonky over FooUPnP as the file server is that Twonky shows you embedded album art while browsing as well as while playing, while FooUPnP only shows it while playing. Also, Twonky can be set to auto update its index when you add new stuff, while FooUPnP has to be manually updated, including closing and reopening Foobar2000.
Both the Android BubbleUPnP and FooUPnP (which are written by the same programmer) let you do word searches through your library to find things.