I have been following this thread since day 1 and finally got my 105 today
. Thanks to all first of all for the many very informative posts that have been made here.
I'd appreciate some thoughts on setting up the Oppo to use the DLNA renderer function.
Basically my issue is whether I can stream films wirelessly from a PC on our ground floor to the Oppo which is in our basement.
For additional detail: our home theater is in the basement. On our ground floor we have a silent PC that is always on. I use foobar on that PC to play .flac files to our ground floor stereo system.
We have a Netgear powerline network in our house. The router sits on the top floor of the house, and we have two powerline adapters - the AV200 model - which also are wireless N extenders. One of these is on the ground floor and the stereo computer referred to above has a wired connection to its single ethernet jack. The second adapter is in our basement, about 5 meters from the Oppo. The single ethernet jack on that adapter is currently in use for a photoediting work station, but as I mentioned it also emits a wireless signal for the network.
The set up I have in mind that I would like comments on would have me copying our library of ripped films (mostly .mkv and .avi) to the PC on our ground floor, then installing JRiver MC18 on that PC and setting up the media library/DLNA server functionality etc in JRiver.
I would also buy JRemote and access JRiver on the ground floor PC via an iPad using JRemote and stream movie files wirelessly to the Oppo over our Powerline wireless network.
I've seen people post here that they have got their Oppos playing files from JRiver over wireless but from a search just now these posts all seem to have been about audio files which are obviously much smaller. Have people been able to get movie files sent to the Oppo wirelessly using the DLNA renderer function without droputs or other issues?
I know I can just go ahead and try, and I also realize that I may have to use the ethernet jack connection on the Powerline adapter that is 5 meters from the Oppo and go with a "wired" connection (even though our router is two floors up). I'd prefer not to do this though because for a variety of reasons I like that wired connection for the photoedit work station. Also, I wanted to get opinions here before embarking on one path or another.
End of the day, what I am after is making full use of the Oppo via the DLNA renderer function and I am keen to go the JRiver route. Using the ground floor computer is appealing because it is always on and I may drift into using JRiver for audio on the ground floor as well.
Thanks for comments and ideas,