Tplink MR-3040 as UPNP/DLNA server

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Tplink MR-3040 as UPNP/DLNA server
June 19, 2015 03:23PM
Hi,

I have iphone 16gb and i hate the fact that I cannot take my music of 100gb with me when i travel.

I searched on internet and found this forum. I have a few questions:

1. If i install piratebox on my Tplink MR-3040, can i set it up as DLNA server for my iphone.
2. What is maximum size usb flash drive or hard drive I can use with Tplink MR-3040
3. What is the expected battery life with streaming music to my iphone if I use it with my wd passport 1tb hard drive. Also what shall be battery life with 128gb flash drive.

Thanks
Re: Tplink MR-3040 as UPNP/DLNA server
June 19, 2015 08:36PM
anyone?
Re: Tplink MR-3040 as UPNP/DLNA server
June 20, 2015 10:07AM
knock knock, anybody home?
Re: Tplink MR-3040 as UPNP/DLNA server
June 20, 2015 12:08PM
Hi,

I use a raspberry pi for pirate box, and cannot help you with your tplink question.
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Re: Tplink MR-3040 as UPNP/DLNA server
June 21, 2015 09:04AM
IS THERE AN ADMIN or someone around here?
1. If i install piratebox on my Tplink MR-3040, can i set it up as DLNA server for my iphone.
>> for you iPhone, you need an additional app to stream files, see [piratebox.cc]

2. What is maximum size usb flash drive or hard drive I can use with Tplink MR-3040
>> theoretical limited by the size of FAT32 , as you need that as the filesystem. So this would be 32GB ? But it is possible to have larger filesystems too.

3. What is the expected battery life with streaming music to my iphone if I use it with my wd passport 1tb hard drive. Also what shall be battery life with 128gb flash drive.
>> that totally depends on your hard drive. The MR3040 lasts between 4 and 6 hours, depending on the amount of traffic. I recommend using a mr3020 with an external battery.
BTW: if you like to run a hard drive... that may need more power then the MR3040 provide through the USB Port, which directs you to use a bigger battery with more slots.

In addition, please take account, that minidlna will take a very long time to index such a huge amount of mp3 files. I can't say if it will ever be finished... and you should consider to place the minidlna database not in the opt/piratebox/tmp folder (default) which is deleted during startup.
BTW: an my homesever, I have a similiar amount of files, which creates problems with minidlna (not all indexed) - so no garantuee here.