VLC 2.0.8 UPnP cannot get SSDP response from TwonkyServer 7.2.7

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AV Hardware: QNAP TS-412 (running TwonkyServer 7.2.7), PS3 (client), VLC (hopefully a client eventually)
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VLC 2.0.8 UPnP cannot get SSDP response from TwonkyServer 7.2.7

Post by nosmadar2016 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:37 am

Background information:

QNAP NAS Model: TS-412
QNAP Firmware: 4.1.1 Build 20141101
[~] # uname -a
Linux Mnemosyne 3.4.6 #1 Sat Nov 1 09:34:56 CST 2014 armv5tel unknown

TwonkyServer v7.2.7
Twonky Detailed Status
Cached Memory 7804KB
Last Database Update 2016-03-06 14:13
Server Uptime 40 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes, 52 seconds
Server Restart Pending No
Windows Media DRM Status
Network Interfaces 00:08:9B:CD:63:04

UPnP client: VLC media player 2.0.8 Twoflower
Running on Linux (Ubuntu 12.04).

Twonky thinks there are 11974 'songs' in the database. plus there are 3443 pictures and a handful of videos.
(The NAS thinks that there are 12000+ songs, but that's an issue for another day. :-)

The router (from AT&T)
Manufacturer Pace Plc
Model 5031NV-030
Serial Number 39141N019111
Hardware Version 2701-000875-004
Software Version
Current Date & Time Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:16:17 PM central Standard Time
Time Since Last Boot 9 days 2:02:53
DSL Modem A2pv6C039h.d24n
Device Access Code Custom

I'm trying to play .FLAC audio files, I know the files are OK because I can play them on my tablet (Android) using the QNAP Android App (which does NOT use TwonkyServer). I am trying to use the VLC media player as a DLNA/UPnP client to access the files via UPnP but it's not working. I was able to do a trace using Wireshark (on the PC running VLC) and what I seee is that VLC does start an M-SEARCH on port 1900. And the Router does broadcast that to the entire network. But TwonkyServer does not respond. I know that Twonky UPnP is working because I also have a PS3 device which automatically finds Twonky and can display the Photos I have stored on the NAS. What I noticed about TwonkyServer is that it does not have the VLC media player in it's list of known clients. I tried setting the Media Receiver type to "Generic DLNA 1.0" in the Sharing part of the twonky settings page for the PC that VLC is running on., but that didn't seem to work either.

NOTE: this is not the "VLC takes a long time to load the playlist" issue
I've let VLC sit for over 1/2 hour and there is never any response from TowonkyServer to the intial request on port 1900 from VLC.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Such as how to find or create a UPnP client definition for Twonky.
(I tried to get the log file but I ran into a snag trying to use the instructions on the forum, so I would need a bit of assistance with that.

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