Humax as a Twonky/DLNA client


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Hi All,

After the last update I am finding that the streaming capabilities of the HDR are even more suspect than before.

Previously aspect ratios are consistently messed up. This problem doesn't seem to have been addressed. But worse than this I am finding that the box randomly reboots whilst playing video files either from a connected USB drive or over the network (from a QNAP NAS).

I bought this thing as a way of consolidating devices, but it seems that as a streaming client, it is half baked.

Anyone here have any views on this?
I can only relate my own personal experience. I've had no problems playing files either from a USB HDD or from a Twonky DLNA Media Server running on WHS. The version of Twonky on WHS is not even the latest, it's only v4.4.5. I haven't had to do anything special, apart from stop the WHS uPNP media server from running in favour of Twonky instead.
The issue of random reboots was raised in this thread:

In my own experience, this can occur when certain external .mkv files are imported on to the Humax. I suspect it is a symptom of poor codec support on the Hummy. That the box should reboot, rather than produce a suitable error message, is inexcusable.
Fair enough. I thought the OP was referring to the native .TS files that Humax produces across its product lines. Has Humax actually detailed what client codec support it offers?

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I was digging through my AV manuals and found a copy of Nero MediaHome Essentials 4 that came bundled with an LG telly.
Nero MediaHome can also act as a media server. You can access your complete Nero MediaHome media library from DLNA-enabled TVs and other devices, or stream your media onto these devices. Slide shows are transcoded on-the-fly, without the need to export them to a video file first. Access your media library from anywhere in your home!
Sounds like Twonky.