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This is a rip off app!! They ask you $1 to start, then they ask for $8 right after you load the app!! I stop right after part one, and read the comments about previous buyers. Save your money for another upnp or dlna app.
PJboston on Sep 11, 2010 for media
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Does Kind of What it Says
First off, the app does hit the high points of what it advertises it does. It states the $0.99 app is for only audio and it is. Definitely try to get the audio working first before upgrading to the advanced edition. If it works, it works great. I can see all my media servers on the iPhone, and I can see all content available in those media servers. This is where it gets a bit trick and you need to do some testing and thinking if this app is really what you want/need. Music streaming works great and had no issues. Video is the tricky part. It only streams video already converted to iPhone format and only from some media servers. I obviously didn't test all media servers, but I do have Orb, PlayOn, Tversity, Windows Media, PS3 Media Server. As stated, I can see content on all of the servers, even PlayOn, but I could only get the video to stream from Tversity. Orb is able to send iPhone format video, but this app won't work with it yet. Someone in another review stated that they got PlayOn to work great, but that is just ridiculous and untrue. You can see the content, but it won't stream because it is not in the correct format and doesn't transcode the video to an iPhone compatible format. I haven't tested the Media Server part on the iPhone to see how well it works on streaming to another device. My suggestion is to thoroughly think about what you are wanting from the app before you buy it and complain. Streaming audio is perfect, and you can get it to work through 3G if you setup a VPN at you home network and iPhone. The other features are a bit questionable in their usefulness at this point compared to other app. You can stream video from some media servers, but that functionality is better served through other apps that have a dedicated transcoder program to put on your computer.
NoFaQ on Jul 28, 2010 for media
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Use your money to see a movie instead
On the plus side, it's good at discovering servers, and both controller & player functions present the right options. On the minus side, I was unsuccessful playing a single piece of content --- pix, audio, or video--- on the iPhone 3GS. As a controller, I got one pic to display on windows media player after much effort. For my tests, I was using a clean- installed acer R3610 (atom + nvidia ION) loaded up with official DLNA test content (my employer is a DLNA member). I doubt these guys are doing a deliberate rip-off, but their test coverage is pretty poor if they are under the illusion this is a usable app. Unless your content matches what they tested with you will probably get burned.
Maadmole on Jul 14, 2010 for media
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iPhone User
This app is totally worthless. All I can get it to do is to display photos from my Buffalo LinkStation Live. It doesn't even support MP3 audio format and none of the video format will play, not even the video that you took using you iPhone (.mov) . I want my refund, this app should be free.
DLNA_Master on Jul 13, 2010 for media
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So Far So Good...
I was a little reluctant to purchase after reading some of the reviews, but took a chance. The .99 cent version only plays music, but worked very well with the iPhone and also worked well with the WD TV live. So I took the chance to purchase the 7.99 version. Video works well and Playon works well. It was worth the purchase. Basically the results really depends on the UPNP rendered you have and your network setup.
Webking - Scott on Jun 13, 2010 for media
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Awsome app
The app is very useful. It can stream video to and from your iPhone. If you have any problems with it. Go to their websites forum. Post your problem with your email so they can reply back. They'll help troubleshoot the issue. And if it's a bug they'll ask for your phones Id#. With that theyll email you a replacement app with the bug fix that is unique to your phone only to get you by until an update is ready for the official app. That's what they did for me and it works great!
Nece0lich on May 23, 2010 for media
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