I would like to use my Ubuntu box as the equivalent of a DNLP enabled TV. I would like to be able to from my phone, send video to the computer's monitor. so basically the opposite of using vlc to play a video from a network source; I'm looking to have the network source push the video to the computer. are there any programs for this?
If you install the
totem-plugins-extra package, then the standard movie player can be used to browse and play content stored on DLNA media servers on your network. Just follow these steps:
- Install the
- Start the movie player and choose
- Check the box next to
Coherence DLNA/UPnP Clientand close the plugins window.
- Pick the
Coherence DLNA/UPnP Clientpanel on the side bar. If the side bar is not displayed, press F9 to open it.
You should now be able to browse through the media advertised by the media servers on the local network.