Originally Posted by MattyMattMatt
I need help with this as well. I really do not want to call toshiba and I hate doing refunds... ultimately there will be a BD player and I could get a Samsung (as their DLNA seems to be better a I have got it working time and time again, though the DLNA standard as a whole is BS, UPNP AV was great in contrast, but that is another topic). I am going to try creating a serviio profile and such and go from there, but FFS, DLNA was supposed to be uniform and easy! God damn suits ruining everything.
EDIT1: How have you gotten it to see the files? I cannot even manage that. Damn it, on my Samsung it just woks.
EDIT2: I guess I have gotten as far as you. It now sees some files. Audio and images work, but videos do not. Files that work on USB are unsupported over the network, even though Toshiba says they are fine. I dont get it, how can they be DLNA certified if I cannot find software to actually push contents to it? Serviio is as close as I have gotten. They are going to be getting a call from a not so happy customer tomorrow. In the meantime, I will be hunting for a good 3d bluray that WILL play files pushed by servio. Bad job Toshiba. PQ is good without having tweaked anything, but wow do your smart features suck!
I've mainly been using XBMC on an original Xbox for all my media serving in the past, but this new tv is HDMI only,
So i had the PS3 with PS3 Media Server doing the job for me till i got something else organised, but that decided to die on me and needs a reflow.
Which is what led me to just thinking about using the DLNA with this unit which isn't really going to be my main tv.
Figured out that basically to see the file's all you need is for DLNA Localization to be on, which on ps3 media server is easy to edit into a profile.
I have tried multiple server's and still haven't had any luck, i am able to get MP3's to stream, no pics on PS3 Media Server for some reason though, haven't tried pics with Serviio which i'm working on right now.
I get all the file information using PS3 media server, the time, the preview window even opens and looks like it's attempting to play but then it just pauses and dims bringing up "unsupported file".
I've pulled down the DLNA Certificate for this unit and it supports the format's PS3 is able to transcode to, and even movies the tv is supposed to support natively without transcode, i get the same error, which makes zero sense, even when using non transcoding server's trying to play format's that work perfectly from the USB i get an unsupported file error.
I'm glad someone else is trying to get this to work because i have been pulling my hair out trying to get the POS to work.
The DLNA side of this unit is a complete nightmare, even if I could get the thing to play, the media player app itself is awful to navigate and slow as hell.
Hopefully Toshiba will smarten up and add some more features and fix what doesn't work well.
Saying that the YouTube app is actually pretty useable, and the browser function works pretty well with mouse support.
Ideally if I can get this DLNA to work id be really stoked, but eventually i will end up just moving to a dedicated box with XBMC on it.
I doubt we will ever see a Smart TV, or the PS3 with anywhere near the function, plugin support, and feel you get using XBMC.