Can the Airport Extreme function as a DLNA server for content stored on a USB HDD connected to the airport extreme?

I want to stream my music and video collection to my DLNA enabled HDTV. I want to do this without a computer being involved. Does the Airport Extreme act the DLNA server for content that is connected to it via the USB port?

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  • Best Answer:

    I have been able to do wat you want to do, but not via the DLNA route. Connect your HD to the airport extreme. Download the FileBrowser app dor the iPad. You can then browse the directory structure on FileBrowser. Select any mp4/m4v video and it streams it instantly.

    This really works well. No iTunes synching.

    I would like to solve the the DLNA method. There is an app which will allow you to play almost any video file id you have a DLNA server.

  • I haven't been able to do this without having a computer on.

  • I'm not sure if this will work, but you could try finding a 3rd party media server app for your mac that can share your HDD that's connected to your Airport Extreme.

    I've tried with the popular (and free) 'PS3 Media Server V 1.40' and it doesn't work, but I'll keep trying and see what I find.

    The PS3MS is however quite good at sharing your files from your Mac to your DLNA enabled TV though.

    Good luck.

    PS. do you all have the drive mounted while you're trying to share it over DLNA? that may be a good idea as well.

  • No!