RELEASE Generic Media Renderer (DLNA Speakers). Cheap Sonos Alternative (Update V2)

About 3 hours ago today

@ule - Working great now on my Yamaha VX-675 via Airplay. Probably works on all Yamahas.



@zj4x4 @ule
Sorry for the delayed response (almost 8 months I guess). @greg PM’d me about this error today and I found your messages while searching the community for it. I will have it fixed in an upcoming release of BigTalker which will be version 1.1.4, likely released this weekend 11/6/15 - 11/8/15.

Hi @ule . Sorry for the delayed reply.

Here are the devices that I’ve tested and that are working with DNLA Player v2.0.0:
Grace Digital Wi-Fi Music Player (GDI-IRC6000)
Sony A/V Receiver (STR-DN1040)
Tagital T10 Tablet (Android 5.1.1) + Private Dancer + Bluetooth to Amazon Echo
ASUS Nexus 7 Tablet (Android 5.1.1) + UPnP Monkey

Note - I just saw that you’ve published v2.1.1 and I’ll give it a try tonight.

Thanks again for this great app.

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Thanks @RudiP, I have added the devices to list.

Hi, there is a new update to MediaRenderers events smartapp, now have more then 200 stations, included season christmas, try it

Hi @Patrick_Callahan, thanks you for the donation I´m happy you support this develop I hope to release more features and smartapps

@ule is possible to synchronize DLNA speakers to multiroom configuration?

I’m thinking to use raspberry PI with AVS

and DLNA renderer.

hi @plantucha, it depends on each device, some devices like jongo and sonos suport grouping to syncronize the sounnd in different speakers, sonos have a good documentation for that but I dont known how jongo works, each brand use a custom sync way. If you dont want a sync audio, you can send the same file or streaming to several speakers , but they dont going to be in sync, most dlna speakers do not support in sync.

is there a way or app on Android that would make a spare tablet an endpoint? prior to coming to ST, I had Vera Alerts do this. looking for similar.

Hi Ule

I have a v2 hub installed.
I have a smarttiles panel installed on a wall. I have installed both media renderer and player. Everything ok I can see the media player under things. Now I added app Speaker Notify with Sound. I can hear messages when motion and so on. It seems that I am not able to play music. On my smart tiles tablet on the wall I have several music albums and I would like to play them (and stream to DLNA) without leaving smart tiles, is there a way to do it?

Hi @sballoz , You can play music in background, just use a control point and expose your music with a dlna server (UPnP Monkey or Bubble UPnP)

If you’re wanting it for speech notifications, my LANdroid will do that. The Android portion should be live (free) on Google Play soon, the rest free here.

Hi Ule and thanks for the tip.
I can now press play and stop and it works, is it correct that it does not allow me to move to next and previous song of my playlist?
thanks again

I’m thinking about trying to repurpose an old bose sounddock to use with this app. Can anyone recommend a moderately priced hardware device that could be plugged into the aux port of the sounddock?

Hi @dc1515 try this

Thanks @ule I will roll the dice with the least device.

I have this working well with Kodi running on a Windows machine and my Onkyo TX-NR609… thanks for that! Should it also work with a Chromecast Audio? I could only find one post via a search.


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Unfortunately, Chromecast Audio does not support DLNA…

I’m struggling with this as well, as I have several quality Bluetooth speakers and would like to populate them with Chromecasts.

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