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DLNA Speech Enabled Controller

Wed, January 26, 2011 by

I’ve recently been giving some thought to something I call a DLNA Speech Enabled Controller.

Imagine a software application that would sit on a PC on your LAN. It would have speech recognition capability and receive voice input from anywhere in the house over a radio link courtesy of an Amulet remote (or maybe a wearable device). It would find content on any DLNA media controller type devices on the network, and enable its playback on any DLNA media renderer devices on the network.

What would you think of such a device? I’ll start a thread in the forums (General) and you can let me know.

Pushing and Pulling with DLNA

Wed, January 26, 2011 by

I’ve been using the DLNA capability of my Samsung TV for some time to directly access media stored on a Windows 7 PC, but I’ve recently tried out two other scenarios that work surprisingly well thanks to the inbuilt support in Windows 7.

The first is the ability to “push” a video (or other piece of media) from a PC on the LAN directly to my TV. By just right clicking on it in Windows Media Player and selecting “Play To”, it immediately starts playing on the TV!

The second is the ability to “pull” live TV content from a PC with a tuner card running DVBLink Source and Network Pack to another PC connected to the TV and running Windows Media Player. The secret here proved to be finding all the TV channels under “Recorded TV” in WMP — not the most intuitive place for live TV channel selection.

You can find some good information on Windows 7 DLNA here.

Amulet Devices at 2011 International CES

Thu, January 6, 2011 by

Amulet Devices is showing with our partners SMK Electronics Corp. booth South 1 – 20662, lower level of the South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center, January 6-9. See the CES Map.