I just started the trial. This is a very nice app that fulfills most of my needs in several areas.
Specifically, I need an app on mobile devices which could access remote music libraries and cast to dlna playing devices. Symfonium not only does a great job on but also provides a very comfortable UI experience!
Thanks a lot for making such a nice app!
I think I am very likely to pay and use this app for a long period.
Would it be possible to add support for dlna media library/server as “media provider”?
Though the source which already implemented like kodi/jellyfin/subsonic/… could be partial or full replacement of most function provided by a dlna sever, in certain situation, I would still need a dlna server or it’s more convenient.
Besides, in my opinion, dlna server is still a common media source.
To be honest, I intended to use dlna server for “file mode” only (almost).
I do have several organized collections of music whose tags are well-edited. These are suitable for jellyfin/subsonic/kodi/…
However, I also have some temporary music files that have incomplete or no tag info. In this situation, file mode would be more efficient or even the only solution.
Based on my experience, a dlna sever is easier to set up and cost less resource (maybe).
What’s more, dlna (both library server and playback) is supported by many media devices, especially many dedicated audio player.
For example, I am using a SP1000 + AMP, it provides an dlna library itself from its local storage and accept dlna stream from other devices to playback.
May be I should make the following part a separate post or maybe not…
I can’t have file mode with subsonic servers. Is this an unimplemented feature or an error?
On a side note: I wonder that there is no undertaking to create a modern standard protocol as UPnP replacement. Every vendor uses proprietary protocols which are more reliable with gapless or synced playback to multiple targets, AirPlay has been established as a de facto alternative standard (not sure if it still is, but at least was supported by hardware manufacturers for some time) but with almost no open source options or Windows support… although we live in the age of streaming, there seem to be no modern open protocols available.
@Tolriq , do you observe the general development there, is there anything in the works that you know of?
Imo, mmain benefit of Openhome is proper gapless playback. I use Jellyfin on my nas in combination with Ropieeexl (renderer with openhome support). As a control point I was looking for an app with openhome support. There are a few like Bubble ds, Linn Kazoo and Lumin, Fidata.
In my setup, gapless playback is a bit of hit and miss with upnp. Altough I would love to see Symfonium being compatible with openhome, for what I see its, either you support upnp, or you support openhome. Only Fidata supports both afaik.