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media player – How to make a DLNA android mobile application?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I have a task to make a DLNA android application as shown in the following video


I have to implement Digital Media Controller and Digital media server in my application but i dont know where should i start. Is there any open source api for this??

What is the best way to achieve this goal??

Thanks in advance and yes i am a bit lost in this issue 😛

How to&Answers:

There is no api I’m aware of. You have to implement all the functionality by yourself – starting on lowest level, like handling network connections and data streaming. Also to make it comply DLNA standarts there is much more work to be done, and from my experience it’s quite a lot of work.
For start you might need to register yourself as a member of DLNA (http://www.dlna.org) and then you’ll be able to access all specification/requirement documentation describing how it should work.


You could use Cling (Java/Android UPnP library and tools).
It’s Free Software, distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.


See chapter 5 “Cling on Android” in the user manual.


You can use CyberLink. There is a open source project on Github.DLNA_Sample


Try Intel DLNA tools

They can create an Android app with DLNA stack instantly.