Old 1st September 2009, 09:34   #1
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Connecting to uPnP server

How do I connect winamp to my home uPnP server (Running Fuppes)?
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Old 1st September 2009, 09:51   #2
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1. Ask the Fuppes community
2. Explain what Fuppes is. Also ask the Fuppes community to explain what Fuppes is, their website DOESN'T ACTUALLY EXPLAIN IT.

Thank you.
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Old 1st September 2009, 09:54   #3
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Fuppes is just a generic uPnP server (Pretty much first line on their website: FUPPES is a free, multiplatform UPnP A/V Media Server.)

I really just want to know how can I connect Winamp to a generic UPnP Media server (Regardless which one it is).
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Old 1st September 2009, 09:55   #4
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Winamp has no uPnP support.

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Old 1st September 2009, 09:57   #5
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Winamp has no uPnP support.
That's silly

Any ETA on when it will? Or is there some plugin that I can use? I'd rather not switch to Windows Media Player.
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Old 2nd September 2009, 04:47   #6
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uPnP is just port forwarding automatically negotiated between machines, so what the hell is a uPnP server and why does it have anything to do with media and why, if it is a media server, do you need winamp with it at all? And why if the release is 3 years old are there no screenshots to help explain what it actually is or does, since that description doesn't even make sense, and why even when I download and install it is there STILL no useful information on how to use it or what it's even supposed to actually do.

No, I don't think it's been adequately explained. I think you ask them on their forums, oh wait like everything else including a basic explanation everything on their site is broken.
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Old 2nd September 2009, 06:50   #7
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I'm using FreeNAS on a pc thats been converted to a NAS. The plan is to have all my media on said NAS and stream it to the rest of the house.

Fruppes is the uPnP service that FreeNAS uses.

Perhaps I should have said that it is a uPnP AV MediaServer (Which is technically what it is). WMP 12 can both act as a uPnP AV MediaServer and a uPnP AV MediaRenderer (Which is the unit that plays back the media).

As soon as I open WMP it picks up the uPnP AV server and allows me to play music from it.

Regardless, I managed to get the same service running by making use of DAAP (The Firefly media server) and a winamp plugin I found.
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Old 2nd September 2009, 13:04   #8
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i enabled samba on freenas, mapped the nas as a drive and then i added it to winamp's media library db. works fine.
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Old 7th September 2009, 14:37   #9
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i enabled samba on freenas, mapped the nas as a drive and then i added it to winamp's media library db. works fine.
The problem with that setup is that if I add new music I need to do a media library rescan on all 6 computers in the house, whilst if I make use of uPnP AV or DAAP I only need to initiate the rescan on the server.

Anyways, I've switched over to Songbird. It does what I want pretty much out of the box.
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