Gilgamesh wrote:Roku is NOT DLNA compliant. Also Roku is NOT designed for streaming local content even though some developers have developed some fairly clever channels that do local streaming it is not what Roku was designed for.
This has been discussed ad nauseum in these forums and Roku has said that DLNA is not a feature they plan to add, but you never know.
For me I do NOT want DLNA compliance for my Roku. I have other devices that do DLNA but I very rarely have a need for them and I would rather Roku spent time on features and functions that there is really a need for or would make the box better at what it is designed for.
trekkeriii wrote:It was mostly spec-ed out(first release of the guidelines in 2004) and even had a lot of implementations(dlna-compliant devices) before the rise to mass popularity of those formats.Good post, I never really read the DLNA compliant rules. I just knew Roku didn't support everything that is needed for it, mostly because of format licensing and hardware limitations. Insane that pretty much DVD and CD based formats have to be supported to be DLNA compliant. Ironic that MPEG2 and LPCM are very high bitrates and require insane bandwidth (gigabit) to work properly. I much prefer my videos in the X264 format with AC3/DTS and in MKV containers. My BluRay supports that.
gamma1148 wrote:OK this argument is stupid. People want dlna support native. I can buy a blue ray player with Netflix and dlna support as well as several other providers for the same price as a roku. Saying you don't want to support it because it is too expensive to buy the license doesn't make sense in a competitive market . I'm going shopping today for a better device that does what I want it to do. Say hi to the dodo for me.
scyber wrote:The only "official" reason we have for lack of DLNA is that roku is an internet streaming device and they are focused on that market, not the local network streaming market.
gamma1148 wrote:I'm going shopping today for a better device that does what I want it to do. Say hi to the dodo for me.