Due to my network circumstances (which I don’t know how to solve, but if someone can offer suggestions then Id be grateful for that too…), my WDTV Live is not automatically discovered as a DLNA device in DLNA software of my iPad. It is discovered OK from other devices and software that are on wired connections - it’s just that my iPad is the only thing connected to the wireless port on my router and it’s the only thing that cannot automatically discover UPnP devices.
So I have to set up the device manually in the particular software I’ve got by entering its IP address, or more specifically, the URL of the “Device Description” document.
Although I have my WD TV set up with a static IP, the port number changes from time to time. The URL is http://:/ but in my experiments the port number alternates between 55744, 55194 and 63365.
Each time it changes, I have to re-define the device to my iPad.
Apart from never switching the WD TV Live off, is there anything I can do to stop the port number changing?