1.) To get a DLNA Logo you just need to support JPEG (Photos), LPCM (2-Channel-Audio) and MPEG-2 (Videos), most of the stuff you stream gets decoded on the fly to a crappy **** which dlna devices can handle, thats also the main reason why all your files play without a issue over your wifi, sorry but that DLNA was interresting many years ago when there were no devices who had enough power to encode the stuff.
2.) no restriction on fileformats, full access like on a local storage, so also file operations, no strong PC needed to decode everything on the fly, currently your PC is doing the work not the mediaplayer, DVD and BD navigation support, just simple no restrictions
3.) nfs (linux) or smb (Windows/Linux), filesystem gets mounted like a local harddrive, this means full access and no restrictions
4.) for me it is the Popcornhour devices, they just work for me and do everything i want, and it has a big community behind
about your WIFI setup, you have a WD Live, which is also not a bad device, you can try out to access a share on your PC using SMB, so don't use DLNA and then try a 10-30 GB mkv file with HD audio inside, also try maybe a BD iso and tell me if it still runs smooth for 10min.
Originally Posted by Wikoogle
You'll have to be more specific.
1. What exactly is crappy about DLNA? I've never had any issues with PS3 Media Server.
2. Why are real network shares better?
3. What exactly do you mean by real network shares? What sharing software are you referring to? Windows 7?
4. What set top box do you recommend using to give your TV access to these real network shares?