Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

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Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

Post by mikle_01 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:07 pm

The brandnew (2009/09) Zyxel DMA-2500
- Supports nearly all current video- and audioformat: MKV, AVI, WMV, ISO, IFO, MP4, VOB, ASF, M2TS, MOV, TP, TS, MPG, DivX
- Streams 1080p HD-Videos
- DLNA 1.5 Certified
- A/V Output : HDMI 1.1,CVBS, S-Video/Component, S/PDIF(Coaxial)
- One 10/100 Mbps LAN Port (yes - no Gbit :( )
- One USB 2.0 interface

It isn't really an new device; it is identical in construction with the Conceptronic "CFULLHDMAi"

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But till now it isn't a DRM (uPNP/DLNA control point) an couldn't act as this like his kid brother DMA-1000 (no work with Twonky Media Manager and Twonky Beam, i tested this :( ) - but Zyxel support told me, this will be fix with the next FW in Q4/2009.
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Re: Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

Post by bonienl » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:27 am

I have the DMA-2500 too but the Twonky server is not working properly with it. Not all video and container types which the DMA-2500 supports are made available and buttons for language and subtitle selection do not work either.

Furthermore DVDs consisting of several VOB files are not played as a single movie (it stops after the first file) and DVD menu structures are not supported by Twonky

Are there any plans to get better/full support of the DMA-2500?

Right now I need to use the supplied server software of Zyxel, but I rather prefer Twonky.

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Re: Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

Post by Twonky_Rick » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:21 pm

The Zyxel DMA 2500 should work with both TwonkyMedia manager and TwonkyBeam after the fireware update which should be out any day now.

We have a DMA 2500 in San Diego for testing.

We do not plan to fix the issue with seperate VOB files, but there are several DVD rippers that will create a single video file that can be played by any DLNA-compatible device. I use AOA DVD ripper, but there are others that work well also.

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Re: Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

Post by mikle_01 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:20 pm

Rick, that's sounds really great!! Still got the info from the Zyxel guys in Germany, that the FW (that supports DRM control point) will be released the end of this year - so the next days!?. I'am really eager..
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Re: Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

Post by Twonky_Rick » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:15 am

They've got two days left. Nothing here yet http://us.zyxel.com/Support/Download-Li ... 1028102826

Crossing fingers.

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Re: Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

Post by isron » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:34 pm

Any news on this new feature at TwonkyMedia (DRM) ? Waiting desesperatly. Just bought 2 licences of TwonkyMedia but cannot send my Music on my hifi (where my DMA 2500 is connected). The user interface of the DMA-2500 is not very user friendly for normal human being in my opinion.
Thanks,
Didier.

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Re: Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

Post by mikle_01 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:35 am

I gave it up and sold my Zyxel. Got the last news from the Zyxel guys, that playing Movies via Intel AV Media Controller or PlugPlayer iPhone working.

I have now the Xtreamer (wonderful device; but without DMR, too :( )


Modification in early beta (not public) "Zyxel DMA-2500 FW v1.00.04 b1 20100402" | 4/2/2009
Bug Fixed.
. Support DMR function ( mp3 is not ready yet )
. Fix Internet Radio no sound after 10~30 minutes
. Fix hang issues on some DVD
. Fix avi(ogg) hang issue
. Fix file number wrong color issue
. Fix srt crash issue
. Fix MKV crash issue
. Change media info AC3 as Doby Digital
. Fix VOB file total audio tracks detection issue
. Fix m2ts no audio issue
. Fix some A/V sync issue for AVI

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Re: Zyxel DMA-2500 - another new DLNA/UPnP device

Post by isron » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:00 am

Thanks a lot Mike. I think I wait a bit more since there is still activity at Zyxel. I understand that they rather wait to have support for MP3. That's probably 80% of music libraries (that's at least my case!).
Thanks again,
Didier.

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