What is a network media player?
A network media player is a device that takes video, music, photos, and other multimedia content stored on computers and consumer electronic devices over a household LAN (local area network) and streams it to your TV.Not only can it access content over a network, but the built-in standard DVD drive enables playback of commercial DVDs and CDs and data formats on DVD±R and CD-R/RW media created by computers. This product also includes two USB ports to enable data playback from portable hard disks and USB memory. In addition, content stored on I-O Datas HDL-GX/G Series of network connectable hard disks can also be played back*.
* To support DLNA in the HDL-GX series and HDL-G series is expected soon with a firmware updateBackground of DLNA and DiXiM
The DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a standard that enables consumer electronic devices, computers, and handheld devices connected to a network to share and use digital content among each other. This products firmware uses DiXiM by DigiOn that has been customized by I-O Data and attaches the DiXiM Media Server as a server application. The DiXiM Media Server is an application meeting DLNA Guidelines. Installing it on a computer enables you to conduct instant searches for video and audio content over LinkPlayer according to your purpose.
DiXiM has a long track record to be implemented major electronics makers and PC makers, and now, in LinkPlayer, it provides high compatibility and an operational feeling that more closely resembles consumer electronic products.Main Features