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Better integrated DLNA Support

It's troublesome to "play to" media files from my PC. A full DLNA menu support system would be most helpful!

[Mod Edit: This idea has been merged with similar ideas posted by Jdee, chillzATL, Ancient Weapon, and Dragon Skyblaze. AW also suggested controlling said media content through the One Guide. Thanks everyone!]

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  • Caleb Cerezo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use MINIDLNA in my Ubuntu Server 14.04, with this server i can sent dlna to any device it`s support dlna player. For example my blueray player, my ipad, my samsung phone. And if i had a file with dolby (5.1 or 7.1) the transcoding is made in the server.
    With the new firmware upgrade of the XBOX one i noticed that, if you have more videos than it can show you in the firts list screen in your dlna server or in a usb storage connected to the xbox, well if you tried to play it, the xbox looses sync, the audio start first then later the video and sometimes it get stuck in a screen of your video while you continue listening the audio of that video for some time later without notice it jumps to the home screen of your xbox one, ( home where you select your apps or game you want to play ...also called hub i think so).
    Well i want to tell the designers that you should review this. In my opinion we are a lot of users that use our xbox one, for more things than jus play games. In my home it is my movie theater, (with netflix and Crackle) my photo album (dlna pics), my jukebox ( dlna music), but now i can used to be my dlna video viewer .
    Please try to fix it soon as possible. Do not make us thing, we should had bougth a PS4....

  • Len 9000000 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @ Ganon255

    You say you have 2000 albums? Are you able to populate a list with that many? If so, you're not going to be happy when you get the "Next Gen" dashboard. Look at my previous posts.

  • Len 9000000 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For anyone else having trouble with NAS devices, try reducing the number of items per folder to 200 or less, and see if it works. Please come back and let us know. Thanks.

  • Len 9000000 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I forgot to mention that I also tried using TVersity, which always worked fine in the past. SAME THING. 200 is the limit. It's definately a problem with the Xbox One.

  • Len 9000000 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another problem that keeps me from using it is a 200 item limit. Yes, it won't populate a list larger than 200 movies (I have over 400). The funny thing is that I used to use this feature, and I'm sure I had over 200 movies at the time. I have the next gen dashboard, and I'm wondering if it changed then, but I have no way to go back to it and see. I'd love it if someone out there could try loading (sharing) 201+ movies or songs and see if you get the message like I do:

    "No Access to this Location Before you can play items in this location, you must first have permission to access it."

    When I first saw this, I started checking everything that had anything to do with permissions, but it has nothing to do with it. At first, I thought some files were corrupted or the metadata was bad, also went on a goose chase with network sharing. After 2 days pulling hair from my head, I finally got it right. It doesn't matter which files I put in the folder, there all fine, it's when I put over 200 that I get that message. Geez, at least put a proper message denoting the file number limit, saving people trouble looking at things that have nothing to do with it.

    All in all though, there isn't even a search function to look through 400+ items, and the 2 rows of tiles (bad design) does not help one bit. This is far from the "All in One" box to take over your living room. I still have to grab the remote and switch to HDMI 2 so I can watch movies from my PC. And don't ask me why I can't control my tv volume with my controller through my IR blaster, yet another need for yet another remote.

    I hold out zero hope of them getting this sorted out considering the "Background Music Debacle"

  • Hotrod3278 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I miss using custom mp3 music on WWE games and custom mp3 playlists while playing racing games on the 360. Please bring this feature back.

  • Undertakecare commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @gindybreadman10: Agreed. The DLNA server of the X1 is very unstable. When using Play To on Windows to push a video to the box, it crashes quite often. Also, the DLNA client to use with Universal Media Server or other DLNA servers on PC is only started when running the MediaPlayer app.

  • TSA85 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft should partner with Plex to use its metadata for all movies stored on NAS. Also they should put all of the digital movies owned with other services like Ultraviolet, Vudu, Amazon, YouTube. And allow us to pin a shortcut called my movies or whatever to the dash. so we can browse our entire digital collection via the Plex UI from the dashboard. Do the same for Music. Just set it up by putting in the user/pass for all the services you use and have them all in one app.

  • Wilfhunter3 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    XB1 does not at all see my Qnap NAS and yet any other DLNA compliant device on my network does. Come on Microsoft, this is simply sad that you cannot provide better DLNA support. You claim that this is "completed" yet there are still several DLNA features you failed to implement to make the XBox the true "media hub" you claim it to be. I'm sorry but having my PC on to "Play to Xbox" completely defeats the purpose of having a DLNA compliant NAS that one manufacturer chooses to ignore. Fix this.

  • zham61 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How do we not have this feature yet? The XBOX One is suppose to be the media gateway!

  • gingybreadman10 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is rubbish, I'm still using PS3\Universal media server to play my files but even then the xbox dlna doesn't see it every time! :-( Guess we'll see in the next update lol

  • Jonah Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    For this to be like the full DLNA of the Xbox 360, it needs be integrated into the system and run in the background so you can play music through any game instead of game music. Not having to snap an app and take up screen space to play music!

  • Scarecrow97 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still issues with mkv. No preview while scrolling. Somewhat flakey when it does play. Needs more work but an improvement so far

  • Ganon255 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I completely agree, the UI is terrible. I have about 2000 albums and it's a nightmare to navigate.

  • QuaiChangPain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How is this marked 'completed'??!! The media player app won't load my entire library, and what little I can get it to load is unnavigable... Just endless scrolling. Did they even test this on a large music library? Was this just designed to handle 20 ripped CDs?

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