03-30-2011 08:09 AM
I designed my whole house audio system using the linksys line of products.
Here is my setup:
DMP 100 ("Whole House" connected to main input of a 12 zone Niles amp)
DMP 100 ("Living Room" connected to input 1 of 12 zone Niles amp)
DMC 250 ("Master bed room" a direct amp to in-ceiling speaker & a pre-amp connection to input 2/12 of Niles amp)
DMRW 1000 (One UPNP device to rule them all?)
On the network side of the house I have a Gigabit switch, gigabit router (DIR-625), and a 2 harddrive UPNP NAS (DNS-323).
Well, recently the $350 DMRW broke, and I am left without a good tool to manage the music.
Being that all the software is open, and UPNP compatible, has anyone used any other applications to control their system with?
The lack of development and support for this line of products is disappointing, but here are my biggest problems.
1) I can not "seek" a different starting point in the song (important when listening to 45min audio book segments)
2) The network connection between the computer, DMP100, and UPNP NAS server is constantly being lost and reset. No wireless is being used, all cat5e gigabit connections (with all pins tested on cables).
3) The Cisco media play lacks many features that have been around for a decade (think winamp 3, and foobar2000). I don't need a fancy database, all my music is organized by directory. Just a good solid player.
03-31-2011 10:34 AM
Thats a nice home audio setup you got there.
Anyway, there are few android applications and media player softwares that are available however
the Cisco Media Player is specifically desgined for managing Home Audio Devices. I think the latest version would be Ver.1.23.61.
04-06-2011 12:22 PM
I have the most recent auto update version of Cisco Media Player, and all the issues I am having are related to it. There is also no way to force an update.
I found 2 UPNP apps (AndroMote & UpnPlay) that can see the devices, but treat them as media servers, and then it plays the music on my android device.
I'll probably try my luck with those developers and stop hoping for Cisco/Linksys to step it up here.