You could tell your DHCP server (usually in the router) to always give the Humax the same IP address. I once gave a device a fixed address, forgot all about it, changed the router, and ended up with a device that had an address that wasn't within my local network. You can also get address clashes if you use fixed allocations that your DHCP server doesn't know about. I've found it simplest to allow everything to use DHCP, and then tell the DHCP server to allocate the same address where appropriate. This also means if you change your DNS server or similar, you only have to do it in the DHCP server.Funnily enough had a network problem this morning couldn't get my android to see the Hummy, I noticed the hummy had changed its ip address, as it will every day when first switched on, so In decided to give the Hummy a static address I think 192.168.1.50 away from all the other network devices, Works fine now, worth a try !!
Perhaps not so much a network issue as a Windows issue. My laptop cannot see the Hummy when running Windows (Vista) but streams quite happily when I start it in Linux Mint. Same hardware, same network, different OS.Thanks Framedtoo but I don't think it's a codec issue. I have already installed them with no luck.
I am convinced now that is a network issue somehow, Windows Media Player sees the Hummy and I can navigate to choose Video, Music, etc, and if I try to select 'All Video' then I get the error message 'The remote Media Library did not allow connections, please contact the device manufacturer' briefly followed by 'No files have been found on this remote library'. There isn't much to play with in terms of settings on the Hummy and have tried all of them and connected by Ethernet or Wirelessly with no difference.
My Windows 7 Media player will see Windows XP machines & vice versa no problem, the only device on my network that Windows 7 does not successfully stream with is my Hummy.
I was just going to ask which codecs it needsJust read on another forum that someone solved their Windows 7 playback problems by installing kpack lite codecs. I've never had win7 playback problems but there again I've got kpack codecs already installed . Worth a try if WMP doesn't play
Not anywhere I can find in the Windows version of VLC. It's not the same as the Linux version in all respects.Have you enabled uPnP streaming in VLC? Can't remember offhand exactly where it is but in Settings you go to All (or Advanced) and it's somewhere under Internet or Networking
When is VLC 1.2 likely to be a stable release? I already have VLC installed and like it a lot, I don't really want to instal XBMC as well since it's pretty much duplicating most of VLC's functionality.It's not in the current windows version. It'll be in 1.2 I think. It is in the nightly builds but they are not stable
You need support for DTCP in your PC. It's not clear how to find out if any particular PC supports this, there are rumours that some Sony Vaios do.It's my understanding that you can't stream hd files even if you use foxy. I installed XBMC to see if that would do it and no it doesn't.
The Netgear DG834G allows you to set-up a DHCP Reservation, which effectively makes the IP address allocated to a device "sticky".Just a thought, but is it worth setting up a manual IP address on my Hummy and setting up a static route on my Netgear DG834G router?, maybe setting my Windows 7 PC to a static IP address also?
Ah, that'll explain it then.It's not in the current windows version. It'll be in 1.2 I think. It is in the nightly builds but they are not stable