|This project is part of Google Summer of Code 2008.
GSoC - DLNA UPnP A/V integration
I will use this page as a placeholder for details and progress information about my SoC 2008 project.
Even if it is controverted, UPnP A/V Is a widely used standard set of protocols for networked digital audio and video equipment interoperability, thus making it almost a requirement digital media software that aim to become real part of the average multimedia home network. This project aims to implement at least the Media Server part in VLC media player, which will enable it to advertise and stream media to DNLA UPnP A/V enabled devices, such as the PlayStation 3.
At the end of the project, VLC media player will be able to advertise its currently playing stream or playlist / media library / discovered services to UPnP clients, that will be able to play them over the network, using DNLA UPnP A/V protocols. VLC media player will also expose its web based interface to permit FreeBox's FreePlayer-like features for UPnP devices. As a secondary goal, VLC media player's current UPnP capabilities will be improved with room made for future further UPnP support (Media renderer, Control point...). The reference for success will be the ability to be discovered by, and stream to a PlayStation 3 device.