New problem for me:
After factory reset for the millionth time, I’ve got something new and sort of the opposite of your situation:
Now, internal browser, which never did anything before, is the safest, most stable bet to get anything browsed or viewed.
BubbleUPNP, which used to be the best bet and worked about 50% of the time before (with additional time for tweaking, rebooting, random drop-outs and restarts etc.) just gives “Format not supported” kind of messages, displayed on the TV not on the mobile.
“Beam with Twonky” Android app never could play anything, except on the mobile screen itself - any tips there ? That would be the most obvious one, wouldn’t it, since it’s Twonky’s official software interacting with the Twonky server ?
Tried several other apps, they work rarely if ever - MediaHouse, PlayTo Samsung, Asus AiPlayer, Asus Media Streamer, AppleTVMedia (for beaming through android from server to Samsung TV through AppleTV2 receiver). Tried any other apps ?
If you have Samsung’s bloatware Allshare / Link, whatever they call it these days, on your phone/tv/pc, one thing that has sometimes been the only working option for me is - download the file to Galaxy S4 phone, play it there through native video player, wait for video to start, pause it, then press a tiny “beam”-like symbol in the upper right corner, and if I’m lucky, video shows on the TV.
Never did find anything with useful features like search, selection of sorting mode, etc., BubbleUpNP is the closest.
This beaming thing is a great idea though, I’d never heard about it before. So does the TV receive it’s own video signal ? Or does everything get passed through the mobile, or just the initial “play”/“pause” etc. commands ? Reason I ask is TV got a much more stable better internet than the phone. Samsung Galaxy S4 phone keeps dropping out for random reasons usually something about my connection being too slow (trust me it ain’t).
Also, the DLNA sorting system - what exactly is the logic there ? Is it really handled without any standard between programmers/manufacturers etc. ? How does DLNA handle special characters ? E.g. sorting folders by prefixes like “.” or “_” or similar, these folders amongst others are, um, seemingly sorted entirely at random each session.
Sorry about the rant, come on, teach me something