Better Transcoding with Rygel 0.17.1

UPnP AV MediaServer solution is getting better with every version

Rygel, a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows users to easily share audio, video, and pictures to other devices, is now at version 0.17.1.

DLNA/UPnP devices are making their presence known and in the last few years more and more devices started supporting the technology.

The devices that support the DLNA/UPnP technology include Sony PlayStation 3, a few Nokia phones, Maemo-based phones, Microsoft Xbox 360, DLNA speakers, Sony Bravia TV, and even a few Samsung products.

With Rygel, users will be able to browse the media collection on a PC running GNOME, from the TV or PS3 and be able to play any of the media.

Unsupported formats for the devices are transcoded on the fly by the Rygel media server (based on GStreamer's decodebin2).

Highlights of Rygel 0.17.1:

• A random failure of HTTPGetTest has been repaired;

• "Track Changes" feature has been implemented of ContentDirectory:3;

• An API has been added for plugins to show capabilities such as upload or change tracking;

• Some of the public members in API have been switched to GObject properties;

• A mix-up in DLNA profiles causing upload to fail has been repaired;

• A crash in transcoding has been repaired;

• Full-range seeks are now ignored, fixing a transcoding issue with certain versions of mpegtsmux;

• Updating of objects via UPnP call "UpdateObject" is now allowed;

• Convenience method to access GstPlaybin of renderer plug-in has been added;

• A crash that occurred when a peer didn't implement mandatory properties has been fixed;

• "" is now supported as documented in the specifications;

• An example server plugin has been added.

Check out the official changelog for a complete list of updates and new features.

Download Rygel 0.17.1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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