[APP] ArkMC Media Center DLNA application

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  1. ArkMCdev, Jan 9, 2013
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    Hi, MacRumors comunity.

    Please take a look at ArkMC DLNA UPnP media streaming centre and video player for iPad.

    ArkMC app 1.7.1!!!

    We are improving for you!

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    What can ArkMC do?
    ArkMC UPnP DLNA home media streaming centre and video player

    Featuring:

    * Very easy to use, straightforward menu to discover, select, and stream all your movies, music, videos and photos

    * The only DLNA/UPnP application to stream all your videos from iPhone / iPad to HD TV, MAC, PC, Xbox360, PS3 or any other screen

    * Simultaneous streaming of different media files – to different screens – at the same time (multi screen playback)

    * Download videos on your iPhone/iPad, and watch them whenever you want – offline

    * Integrated powerful ArkMC media player, supporting most of the popular media formats: 3GP, AVI, WMV, ASF, MP4, MKV, MPG/MPEG, TS, M2TS, 3GP, VOB,FLV, MOV, M4V

    * Your HD TV can find & display your photo, videos, music stored on your iPhone/iPad (Camera Roll, iTunes, Documents)

    * Access your media servers also outside your home network environment – through VPN connection

    * Enjoy iPhone stored HD Movies, videos and photos, on your TV or any other screen, without any wires or plugs needed

    * Find wireless your favourite media files on MAC, PC, NAS, Media Box, etc and stream it to the screen you like

    *Exchange media between any DLNA and UPnP devices (NAS, TV, Xbox360, PS3 etc)

    *Playback control of volume, pause, stop, scroll, forward, and backward

    *Watch & control movies, photos and video on your iPad or iPhone, even when they are stored on other devices/servers

    *And much more to come…

    A unique high-end DLNA and UPnP solution, offering you the rich experience to control, stream & enjoy all your media, with just a few taps on your iPhone or iPad. Have fun with your friends and family and stream -to any screen- your favourite movies, videos, music or photos.

    To share media files in your home wifi network, ArkMC offers the easiest user interface, with impressive performance and a list of unique features. In a few seconds ArkMC connects a DLNA and UPnP compatible display (TV/PC/TABLET/MOBILE/GAME CONSOLE) or music installations with the media stored on your iPhone/iPad, NAS, Xbox360, PS3, MAC, PC, Tablet, Smartphone, etc.
    The user interface is straightforward and offers complete control of your media files within your WiFi home network.
    For your convenience, we build in the very powerful Ark Media Player – which supports most of the popular formats (3GP, AVI, WMV, ASF, MP4, MKV, MPG/MPEG, TS, M2TS, 3GP, VOB, FLV, MOV, M4V).You can send media from external devices to your iPhone/iPad and control it at the same time.

    Your HD TV can find and display your photos, videos and music stored on your iPhone/iPad (Camera Roll, iTunes, Documents)

    Another great feature is the option to discover your media via a VPN connection, so that you have access to all your media when you are traveling, at your friends place or on vacation. The enthusiastic and motivated R & D team is dedicated to offer its customers the best experience, and will continue to surprise ArkMC users with cool features and performance updates. If you have any suggestions, just drop a line and we will come back to you.

    And so much more to come….

    Sharing makes life Beautiful!

    Tested media Servers:

    XBMC Media Server
    Windows media Player
    Foobar2000 Media Server
    My Book live
    Playon
    Twonky Media Server

    Tested media Players:

    Samsung TVs
    Philips TVs, LG TVs, Panasonic TVs, SONY TVs
    XBMX Media renderers
    WD TV Live
    Windows Media Player
    Foobar2000 media renderer
    XBOX360
    PS3


    Screenshots:

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    We are trying to make ArkMC application better and we would appreciate to have your feedback:
    e-mail: arkmc(at)arkudadigital.com
    Web site: arkmc.com
    iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/app/arkmc/id405487397?mt=8
    Facebook:facebook.com/arkmcapp


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    FAQ

    1. How can I manage my home media network from ArkMC?

    Start ArkMC. Application will automatically search for all UPNP/DLNA® servers and renderers available in the media network. Select a media file from DMS and send it to available DMR. You can control the playback from Now Playing Tab.


    2. Why cannot ArkMC discover my server/renderer?

    The reasons could be:
    - your device is not connected to a Wi-Fi network;
    - your network connection is not stable or your router is not working properly;
    - if the other device is not DLNA-enabled, it cannot be discovered by ArkMC;
    - sometimes, it is necessary to turn off the firewall on your computer. Make sure your consult a professional specialist before you make such changes to your machine.


    3. How can I send media files from Win Media Player to ArkMC renderer?

    Select media file from a list on your Win Media Player. Click the right button and choose “Play to” option, then choose Arkuda DMR from the list of available renderers.


    4. How long does it take to connect to a DLNA server?

    ArkMC should be able to find servers and renderers in the network within 1 minute upon condition that the network connection is running well and consistent and the Wi-Fi router is capable of transferring multicast data packages.


    5. Which devices are DLNA enabled?
    You can find a list of DLNA certified devices in official DLNA organization website: http://www.dlna.org/products/
     
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  3. macrumors 603

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    Nope, they'r ethe same (UNiversal).
     
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    Both both versions has the same functionality.
     
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    Hello. I have PC with collection of movies and I have iPad. I'm new to this technology. What shoud I do after the installation of this app to watch movies on my iPad?
     
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    Install DLNA/UPnP compatible server on PC, Serviio/XBMC for Mac, WMP/Serviio/Wild Media Server for Win. Then install DLNA client on iPad, ArkMC or other, and enjoy )
     
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    If you have windows 7 pc - you can use Windows Media Player as server.

    To set it up you need to do the following steps:

    Turn on streaming

    To turn on media streaming on your home network in Windows Media Player, do the following:

    1. Click the Start button , click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Player.
      If the Player is currently open and you’re in Now Playing mode, click the Switch to Library button in the upper-right corner of the Player.
    2. Click Stream, and then click Turn on home media streaming.

      Turn on home media streaming won't be available on the Stream menu if streaming is already turned on.
    3. On the Media streaming options page, click Turn on media streaming. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    4. Click OK.

    You have enabled streaming.

    For additional information on setting up Windows Media Player - you can check microsoft site:
    Stream-your-media-to-devices-and-computers-using-Windows-Media-Player
     
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    Thaks for the explanations.
    I have seted it up somehow. I can watch movies on my iPad!
     
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    You are welcome.
    If you have any other question concerning application usage - feel free to ask!
     
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    Another question.
    What can you advice to stream music from my PC to iPad?
     
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    It is possible to use Windows Media Player, because it is available on all windows PC. It works fine.

    But, if you have a lot of music - it is better to use Foobar2000 ( http://www.foobar2000.org/]foobar2000 ). It is specially designed just for music.
    After installation of Foobar2000 you have to install DLNA plugin - UPnP/DLNA Renderer, Server, Control Point 0.99.45
    The advantage of Foobar2000 is its speed of work. It works almost instantly with no delays.
     
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    I've set up Windows Media Player server. I like that it gives Folder structure, so I know where to find this or that music file.
     
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    If you have time, you can also try Foobar2000.
     
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    Can it stream video?
     
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    No, it is just for music.
    But it does it very good! And very fast!
     
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    With the help of ArkMC you can control music playback from one server to several renderers.
     
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    I like to use Play-to function in windwos media player, this way it is so easy to stream media to ArkMC.
     
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    Play to is cosy functionality.
    What is good that you can use play to not just from Windows Media Player, but from Windows Explorer too!
     
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    I wonder what new functions are going to be available in new version.
     
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    I have visited my friend. He has Sony Playstation 3. I have conntected to his home network, but I didn't see Sony Playstation in the list of renderers, though it is DLNA compatible. What could be the reason of this?
     
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    The reason of this is that Play Station 3 do not have DMR fuctionality, so it could not be controlled remotely.
     
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    There are couple of DLNA device classes: DMS, DMC, DMR, DMP. But it is not necessary for devices to support all of these classes.
     

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