Can't find dlna media servers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by heymega, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. heymega macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I'm having trouble finding media servers on my mac. :confused:

    If you look at a network on a windows machine it will list all devices connected to that network and will automatically pick up all dlna media servers. Yet on my mac I can't find any dlna media servers at all.

    I would of thought they would be visible under the shared sidebar in finder but they do not show up.

    Does anyone know how to do this preferably without 3rd party software.Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Mac’s do not have any native DLNA support. You are going to be stick with third party solutions I am afraid.
     
  3. heymega thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahh man that's a shame. Thanks for the quick response

    Could you recommend any software which would allow me to pick up DLNA servers?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The PS3 Media Server is free and works well. It will work as a generic DLNA server even though PS3 is in the title. It is not very pretty, but it works.
     
  5. heymega thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion but I do not want to turn my mac into a dlna server I would like it to pick up existing ones on my network.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Oh sorry... I misread. Look at VLC, Plex or XBMC.
     

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