DLNA Open Source Projects

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Here is some random information about DLNA open source projects:

UPnP media servers

Here is a list of UPnP media servers for Windows, Linux, MAC and Python: (some links obtained from http://ps3mods.blogspot.com/2007/05/upnp-media-servers-for-windows-mac.html)

I only list the open source ones.

  • MediaGate (C++) - UPnP A/V Media Server, using cyberlink
  • uShare (Linux) - UPnP A/V and DLNA Media Server, using libupnp
  • GMediaServer (Linux) -
  • MediaTomb (Linux, port to NAS has been reported)
  • MythTV - MythTV UPnP A/V Media Server support
  • Cidero Internet Radio Server (Java)
  • Fuppes (Windows, Linux) - FUPPES is a free multiplatform UPnP (TM) A/V Media Server.
  • PyMedS (Python) - Python UPnP Media Server
  • OpenPFC - Media device engine
    • John Gildred of Pioneer stated: Pioneer published an LGPL implementation of an HD DVR called Digital Library with support for DMS and DMP features. It uses the OpenPFC DTV middleware. It was never put through certification, and it's a bit outdated now.

UPnP Media Players

I only list the open source ones.

  • Enna (Linux) - An embedded Media Center with GUPnP-based UPnP A/V Media Browser and Player capabilities
  • XBMC (Linux | Windows | MacOSX) - A multi-platforms Media Center with UPnP A/V plugin

DLNA media servers

  • uShare (Linux) - Free UPnP and DLNA Media Server for Linux
  • Rygel - GNOME UPnP/DLNA Media Server
  • minidlna (Linux) - DLNA server working whit Sony Bravia 46W4500
  • MediaProvider - It's an Open Source project to provide media in your network including an DLNA media server

UPnP libraries and middleware

  • Platinum - Platinum UPnP SDK
  • libupnp - Linux SDK for UPnP Devices
    • Originally donated by Intel, this library serves as the foundation for some other projects
  • pupnp - A Portable Open Source UPnP Development Kit
    • This looks like the successor to libupnp??
  • cybergarage-upnp (Java) - Development package for UPnP applications
  • mUPnP for C (C) - Development package for C UPnP applications
  • mUPnP for C++ (C++) - Development package for C++ UPnP applications
  • Net::UPnP (Perl) - Development package for Perl UPnP applications
  • Cidero - Cidero UPnP Control Point and Bridge Software

DLNA and UPnP libraries and middleware

  • libdlna (C) - Reference DLNA open-source implementation for Linux
  • coherence (Python) - DLNA/UPnP framework for existing applications
    • Building bridges - coherence, a DLNA/UPnP framework talk, by Frank Scholz at ELCE 2008. Video available.
  • GUPnP (C) - GObject/GLib based UPnP framework

Other lists

See also

Using Rygel and Lightmediascanner