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  1. mdram

    mdram Senior member

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    is there any htpc software that will run as an RVU server?
     
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  3. Kartajan

    Kartajan Golden Member

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    Nope.

    What is your specific use case?
    For example, I run Plex for my media consolidation/ distribution. Some prefer Emby, others prefer Kodi.

    Depending on your specific needs and intended client devices you may be able to get what you want on hardware you already have.
     
  4. mdram

    mdram Senior member

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    just curious, as my tvs already have the rvu software for directv

    just wondering, not sure what i plan on doing yet, if anything
     
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    Kartajan Golden Member

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    honestly, that is useless for all except DirecTV. The feature had potential for use outside of that sole use case until deals got made to rack up the cost to keep real competition out of it.

    (SiliconDust's tuners had the ability to use RVU to talk to TV's for almost a month, but then Samsung locked them out with a forced firmware update [and refused to acknowledge that they did so.] "Classy Move, Samsung")
     
  6. mdram

    mdram Senior member

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    huh? i thought it was an open standard
     
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    Kartajan Golden Member

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    not even close. RVU did take a lot of elements from DLNA, which is why the SiliconDust hardware linked up initially.

    http://rvuproject.org/
     
  8. mdram

    mdram Senior member

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    ok, but its still a standard.
    if silicon dust isnt a cta member they could be, and have access to it
     
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    Kartajan Golden Member

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    You are absolutely correct. The cost/ benefit to SD and their clients would have to be favorable for that to happen, but it is not there (yet?).

    The market penetration of RVU just doesn't justify the cost to join, and with their current focus it is unlikely to reach the same penetration that DLNA has.
     
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    and thats what more confusing
    this says rvu is part of dlna

    http://forums.solidsignal.com/content.php/234-DIRECTV-RVU-is-part-of-DLNA-what-does-all-that-mean
     
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    Kartajan Golden Member

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    more pieces to the idea than the marketers want you to believe.
    The RUI portion of RVU is incorporated into DLNA. Think of this as the client side app portion.

    The alliance will lock out those who are non-members from using the RUI interface.
    Short form is that DirecTV is trying to expand the market compatibility for their baby, so they can charge you to use it (last I checked they charge $6 per client) without paying for the hardware (SetTopBox) to do so.
     
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    thanks for the info