May 12th 2010
DLNA DMC Version 1.0.5
Promise SmartStor Fusion Stream DLNA Digital Media Application for Android is currently in BETA and available on the Android Market. Search for SmartStor Fusion Stream DLNA Digital Media Application or scan the QR Code below. This beta version is currently limited to 30 Days and is free of charge. Within the next 30 Days we will release other BETA version (with time expiration).
This application is a Digital Living Network Alliance - Digital Media Controller (DLNA DMC) for use with Promise SmartStor Network Attached Storage/Digital Media Server (NAS/DMS), Windows XP/Vista/7 DMS* and Digital Media Renderers (DMR) such as Windows 7, XBOX 360 Media Center Extender, Samsung DLNA TV, Syabas Popcornhour Digital Media Players and Onkyo TXNR807 Ultra2 Receiver.
*Windows PCs must have media sharing enabled and media directories selected. If you are unfamiliar with media sharing setup in Windows, please see the following URL below:
Phase one of the application supports the following features:
DLNA Control Point – Create of playlist on mobile and then select external DMR* (Renderer) such as Samsung DLNA TV or Windows 7 PC (or any other Renderer on the network) – Windows XP and Vista do not support DLNA Renderer. You can control playback, pause, stop, mute and volume up/down. The ability to FF and REW will come in future version.
*The difference between a DMP (Digital Media Player) and DMR (Digital Media Renderer) is the DMR can accept instructions for a “Control Point” essentially allowing the mobile device to act as a remote control over WIFI. In this case the Control Point is the Android Smartphone.
DLNA UPLOAD – DLNA Upload will only work with NAS/DMS which support the “DLNA UPLOAD” specification. Currently only Promise has DLNA 1.5 compliant Digital Media Server with DLNA UPLOAD. UPLOAD allows you to copy music, pictures and video from the mobile device to the SmartStor NAS/DMS.
DLNA DOWNLOAD – DLNA Download allows download of files from SmartStor NAS/DMS and Windows DMS to mobile device. You will be prompted to choose the download destination on your mobile device. Files must be downloaded one at time. Download queue will come in future version.
Phase Two – Phase Two of the application will arrive in early Q1 2011 and will introduce the following features:
DLNA Digital Media Player – The ability to browse Promise SmartStor NAS/DMS and Windows DMS, then playback digital content on the mobile device.
DLNA Digital Media Server – Ability to transform mobile device into a Mobile - Digital Media Server (M-DMS) allowing you to stream music, pictures and video from the mobile device using a XBOX 360, PS3, WDTV, Popcornhour, Samsung DLNA TV, Sony DLNA TV, Windows Vista/Windows 7 PC and other popular Digital Media Players.
DLNA PUSH – Push music, pictures and video from the mobile device to a DMR for immediate playback. Essentially the DMR will retrieve digital content from the mobile device and playback. Digital content is streamed from the mobile device and not copied to the DMR.
Digital Media Renderer Compatibility List:
Samsung LNxxB750, 7000 series and 8000 series DLNA TVs
Syabas Popcornhour A100
Syabas Popcornhour A110
Syabas Popcornhour C200
Syabas Popcornhour A200
Windows 7 PC using Windows Media Player (must enable “allow remote control of my player” and “Automatically allow devices to play my media” – located under “Stream” on the menu bar)
XBOX 360 Media Center Extender – Windows 7 (you will have XBOX 360 in Media Center Extender mode with Windows 7)
Onkyo TXNR807 Ultra2 Receiver
1. Sometimes if you add media to the playlist while playback of the playlist is in progress, the newly added content will not playback requiring you to remove the content already played and pressing the play button again. We will resolve in a future version.
2. Browse button – You may find it necessary to press the Browse button more than once. This is due to resources and also issues with multicast on mobile devices. We will continually work to improve. Pressing the Browse button 2 or 3 times will result in all DMS and DMR to be discovered if you have multiple devices on the network.