Originally Posted by Worf
No, no receiver right now can play back video from network sources.
Originally Posted by Philnick
Sadly true. They don't even play multichannel FLACs without knocking them down to stereo.
Originally Posted by Bond 007
Counterexample? Remember that we're talking about DLNA/UPnP streaming directly by the receiver.
I play video and multichannel FLACs through my 1030 - but only by using my Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray player as the streamer/renderer to play them through the receiver.
Tell the 1030 to itself play a multichannel FLAC directly off the network via DLNA/UPnP and it'll play it as stereo, and it doesn't even have
a function to play video over DLNA/UPnP.
Interestingly, the 1030 can act as a DLNA OpenHome renderer
(of music) capable of gapless play under the control of BubbleUPnP Server
(free), which makes Twonky
($20) and other DLNA/UPnP servers more useful, and allows remote access over the internet by the same programmer's Android BubbleUPnP
) and foo_upnp
, his free DLNA/UPnP plugin for foobar2000
(itself also free), which serves both as a remote player and a DLNA/UPnP server itself. (Total software cost: $25.)
I have BubbleUPnP Server use Twonky as its DLNA/UPnP server because Twonky shows album art while browsing, not just while playing. (A nice perk of Android BubbleUPnP and the foobar2000 plugin is that each lets you search for things by putting in all or part of the text of any of file's tags, including text in the middle of a tag.)
The Android app not only plays music remotely but also lets you direct the playback of music or video (including volume control) by any BubbleUPnP Server-controlled renderer on the same LAN when it's on your WiFi network. And when you're at a friend's home it can let you temporarily link in your home library to play with a friend's DLNA player by putting your phone on the friend's WiFi network.
Interestingly, Yamaha doesn't even say that the 1030 is a renderer, much less a gapless OpenHome renderer!
The only thing this setup doesn't do is stream multichannel FLACs gaplessly, since the Oppo doesn't stream gaplessly, so it means switching between renderers for different purposes. I end using the Oppo to stream everything except stereo concerts and albums that need to be streamed gaplessly, for which I use the 1030. I use the Android app on my phone to play music and video with whichever renderer is most appropriate. (In either case, it comes out through the speakers and video display attached to the receiver.)
Upstairs in my apartment, I set the phone app to play music with the foobar2000 plugin running on my computer, which invokes VLC or other video player if needed, with the output of my computer's sound card plugged into computer speakers and my upstairs stereo.
Walking around, I have the phone use its own playback system as the renderer through its speaker or headphone jack, which I use either for my headset or to patch into my car stereo's line input while driving. This way, I can listen to my own music on the road without carrying CDs or tapes around. Of course, that same rig lets me listen to internet radio with the free TuneIn app. I'm mainly a jazz, blues, and classic rock fan, but my wife, who comes from a classical background, has become a jazz fan as well.