Ok, so the title doesn’t sound particularly positive, and the truth is, experiences will no doubt vary wildly. All the disclaimers aside though, I’m writing to have a good old-fashioned whinge. I recently upgraded my home media system to include a networked home theatre amplifier, media player software on my smartphone, and a mac mini doing full-time duty as a media server.
The glue that’s meant to bind all this technology together is called DLNA, which is short for “Digital Living Network Alliance”.
DLNA essentially means that all these devices and software can talk to each other, using a set of instructions that they’re all supposed to understand.
In an ideal world, it’s meant to go something like this: Read the rest of this entry →