Supported Devices

Attention Hardware Manufacturers:

If you want to improve compatibility between Gerbera and your renderer device or if you are interested in a port of Gerbera for your NAS device please contact Gerbera Contributors https://github.com/gerbera

Automatic Device Detection

With each UPnP request a device sends its signature which is used by gerbera to assign special functionality to the response. The automatic detection supports the following devices and software:

Device Type

Description

Device Flags

StandardUPnP

all devices sending signature UPnP/1.0

BubbleUPnP

running on smartphones

SamsungAllShare

AllShare running on Windows

SamsungSeriesQ

Samsung Series [Q] TVs

SAMSUNG|SAMSUNG_FEATURES|SAMSUNG_HIDE_DYNAMIC|DCM10

SamsungSeriesCDE

Samsung other TVs

SAMSUNG|SAMSUNG_FEATURES|SAMSUNG_HIDE_DYNAMIC

SamsungBDP

Samsung Blu-ray Player BD-D5100

SAMSUNG|SAMSUNG_FEATURES

SamsungBDJ5500

Samsung Blu-ray Player J5500

SAMSUNG|SAMSUNG_FEATURES

EC-IRadio

e.g. Dual CR 510

IRADIO

FSL/Frontier Silicon/Frontier Smart

e.g. Technisat DigitRadio 580

SIMPLE_DATE

PanasonicTV

all Panasonic TV

PANASONIC

BoseSoundtouch

Running on Smartphone to support Bose Multiroom

STRICTXML

Device Flags

The device flags have the following meaning

Key

Value

Description

SAMSUNG

0x01

Add “CaptionInfo.sec” to video header

SAMSUNG_BOOKMARK_SEC

0x02

Restore last played position when the media is played again (only for Samsung). Not applicable for transcoded media

SAMSUNG_BOOKMARK_MSEC

0x04

Same as SAMSUNG_BOOKMARK_SEC, but the bookmark value is received from the Samsung TV as msec

SAMSUNG_FEATURES

0x10

Activate Samsung features protocol

(support for additional request like X_GetFeatureList, X_GetObjectIDfromIndex, X_GetIndexfromRID)

SAMSUNG_HIDE_DYNAMIC

0x20

Some Samsung devices do not work with dynamic folders on top level, so this flag hides them for those devices

IRADIO

0x08

Don’t send <?xml ...?> declaration in response

PV_SUBTITLES

0x40

Add attributes pv:subtitleFileType and pv:subtitleFileUri to video files if subtitles exist

PANASONIC

0x80

Avoid adding part of the filename in item uri. Filename in item uri is used by other players,

e.g. VLC to detect the language of a subtitle file.

STRICTXML

0x100

Encode most of special chars also, like ' as &amp;apos;

HIDE_THUMBNAIL_RESOURCE

0x200

Hide thumbnail resource in UPnP data (only adds albumArtUri)

HIDE_SUBTITLE_RESOURCE

0x400

Hide subtitle resource in UPnP data (only add captionInfo)

HIDE_TRANSCODE_RESOURCE

0x800

Hide transcoded resources in UPnP data (only adds content stream resources)

SIMPLE_DATE

0x1000

Return dc:date without timezone as Zulu time.

DCM10

0x2000

Add DCM10 as device capability.

Manual Overrides

If your device needs one of the implemented special mechanisms you can define this in config.xml section <clients>. This may look like:

<clients enabled="yes">
    <client userAgent="Microsoft-DLNA" flags="0"></client>
    <client ip="192.168.1.69" flags="SAMSUNG"></client>
</clients>

MediaRenderers

Gerbera supports all UPnP compliant MediaRenderers, however there can always be various problems that depend on the particular device implementation. We always try to implement workarounds to compensate for failures and limitations of various renderers.

This is the list of client devices that Gerbera has been tested with and that are known to work. Please drop us a mail if you are using Gerbera with a device that is not in the list, report any success and failure. We will try to fix the issues and will add the device to the list.

Acer

  • AT3705-MGW

Asus

  • O!Play

Conceptronic

  • C54WMP

Currys UK

  • Logik IR100

Denon

  • AVR-3808

  • AVR-4306

  • AVR-4308

  • S-52

  • ASD-3N

  • RCD-N9

  • HEOS Multiroom, all devices with buildin HEOS by Denon or Marantz (set searchable-container-flag="yes" in upnp-section to avoid duplicate entries in HEOS app while browsing your library)

Dual

  • CR 510: set flag IRADIO by IP because userAgent is not sent reliably

Freecom

  • MusicPal

Häger

  • OnAir (also known as BT Internet Radio)

HP

  • MediaSmart TV

Users reported that after a firmwre upgrade the device stopped working properly. It seems that it does not sue the UPnP Browse action anymore, but now uses the optional Search action which is not implemented in Gerbera.

Hifidelio

  • Hifidelio Pro-S

I-O Data

  • AVeL LinkPlayer2 AVLP2/DVDLA

JVC

  • DD-3

  • DD-8

Kathrein

  • UFS922

Kodak

  • EasyShare EX-1011

LG

  • All TV based on WebOS 6

Linn

  • Sneaky DS

Linksys

  • WMLS11B (Wireless-B Music System)

  • KiSS 1600

Medion

  • MD 85651

Microsoft

  • Windows Explorer (Browse in directory and play with selectable player)

  • Windows MediaPlayer 12 (downloads all item info and builds up cache)

NeoDigits

  • HELIOS X3000

Netgear

  • EVA700

  • MP101

Nokia

  • N-95

  • N-800

Odys

  • i-net MusicBox

Philips

  • Streamium SL-300i

  • Streamium SL-400i

  • Streamium MX-6000i

  • Streamium NP1100

  • Streamium MCi900

  • WAS7500

  • WAK3300

  • WAC3500D

  • SLA-5500

  • SLA-5520

  • 37PFL9603D

Pinnacle

  • ShowCenter 200

  • SoundBridge

Pioneer

  • BDP-HD50-K

  • BDP-94HD

Raidsonic

  • IB-MP308HW-B

Revo

  • Pico RadioStation

Roberts

  • WM201 WiFi Radio

Playing OGG audio files requres a custom mimetype, add the following to the <extension-mimetype> section and reimport your OGGs:

<map from="ogg" to="audio/ogg"/>

Also, add this to the <mimetype-contenttype> section:

<treat mimetype="audio/ogg" as="ogg"/>

Roku

  • SoundBridge M1001

  • SoundBridge M2000

Sagem

  • My Dual Radio 700

Siemens

  • Gigaset M740AV

SMC

  • EZ Stream SMCWAA-G

Snazio

  • Snazio* Net DVD Cinema HD SZ1350

Sony

  • Playstation 3

Firmware 1.80 introduces UPnP/DLNA support.

  • Playstation 4

MediaPlayer seems to be flawed, so SSDP advertisements stop playback of videos. Set alive value in config.xml to e.g. 86400.

Syabas

  • Popcorn Hour A110

T+A

  • T+A Music Player

Tangent

  • Quattro MkII

Technisat

  • DigitRadio 580

Is based on a FSL chipset and needs some quirks because of a parsing issue in dc:date.

Telegent

  • TG100

The TG100 client has a problem browsing containers, where item titles exceed 101 characters. We implemented a server-side workaround which allows you to limit the lengths of all titles and descriptions. Use the following settings in the <server> section of your configuration file:

<upnp-string-limit>101</upnp-string-limit>

TerraTec

  • NOXON iRadio

  • NOXON 2 Audio

Western Digital

  • WD TV Live

Vistron

  • MX-200I

Xtreamer

  • Xtreamer

Yamaha

  • RX-V2065

ZyXEL

  • DMA-1000

  • DMA-2500

Some users reported problems where the DMA will show an error ”Failed to retrieve list” and the DMA disconnecting from the server. Increasing the alive interval seems to solve the problem - add the following option to the <server> section of your configuration file:

<alive>600</alive>

Additionally, the DMA expects that avi files are serverd with the mime type of video/avi, so add the following to the <extension-mimetype> section in your configuration file:

<map from="avi" to="video/avi"/>

Also, add this to the <mimetype-contenttype> section:

<treat mimetype="video/avi" as="avi"/>

Network Attached Storage Devices

We have successfully tested Gerbera on ARM and MIPSel based devices, so it should be possible to install and run the server on various Linux based NAS products that are available on the market.

So far two devices are shipped with a preinstalled version of Gerbera, community firmware versions are available for the rest.

Asus

  • WL500g

Buffalo

  • KuroBox-HG

  • LinkStation

Excito

  • Bubba Mini Server (preinstalled)

Iomega

  • StorCenter (preinstalled)

Linksys

  • NSLU2

Available via Optware.

Maxtor

  • MSS-I

Use the Optware feeds.

Raidsonic

  • IB-NAS4200-B

Xtreamer

  • Xtreamer eTRAYz

Western Digital

  • MyBook