DLNA Media Server
What is DLNA and How Can KooRaRoo Media Use It With Your Devices?
The following describes some of the common functionality of KooRaRoo Media organizer and DLNA server.
How to install KooRaRoo Media
How to run KooRaRoo Media and add files to it
How to play video, music and photo files on your DLNA device
How to select a device profile for your DLNA device
Selecting a correct device profile for your device will allow KooRaRoo Media to deliver the best possible experience, based on your device's format support. This means that KooRaRoo will try to send as many files as possible natively (without converting them) to your device.
Most devices are automatically detected, but a small number cannot be because the manufacturer did not provide a unique enough identification string, so it matches several devices. In this case, please follow these steps:
How to transcode (convert) a file for your DLNA device
Transcoding is carried out automatically, based on the device profile and the file you are trying to play. Sometimes you may wish to override this transcoding or alter the video and audio streams used. To do this, please follow these steps:
How to maintain your media library
KooRaRoo Media does not require library maintenance, because it will automatically monitor folders you specify using an interval that you can set in the folder's properties.
You can use Tools -> Maintenance to optimize the database by reducing it in size and re-indexing it. This may help with performance after a large number of files have been added or removed to or from the media library.
You can also right-click on any disk folder and use the "Update Folder" command to immediately re-load it from disk.
How to play DVD disks (VOB files) via DLNA
KooRaRoo Media will automatically join the movie titles of your backed up DVD disks, so that you can watch them as a proper movie, rather than a collection of broken up VOB files.
You will see the title of your movie and it will have "(main title)" appended - just play this and it will play the main movie.
If there are several titles on the disk, they will also be combined, and a corresponding tag will be added to their title.
How to push (play to) video, music and photo files to your DLNA device
Some devices support files being pushed to them (also called "Play To"). If your device supports this, you will see "Renderer: Yes" in the Devices pane in KooRaRoo Media.
You can right-click on any file in your media library, and if you have a compatible device, it will be listed under the "Play To Device" menu item. This can also be carried out via the toolbar.
Further information may be found at What is a DLNA Server and The Benefits of DLNA Enabled Video Streaming. Please also take a look at our video tutorials.