Argh, I’ve been watching all my videos over my network for years, now what do I do?
Seems like a backwards move, as even my new TV can now play video off my dlna server.
Looking at the commit where the plugin was removed, it seems that it was removed because no one was maintaining it. It had remained in tree but disabled for a while, according to the relevant
Since no one stepped up to port the plugin over to the new GObject Introspection based Python bindings that the rest of Totem was using.
It doesn't sound like they saw anything wrong with DLNA, and if someone stood up to maintain and update the plugin they might add the feature back.