Standalone VGA Grid User Guide
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Stream content using UPnP

Using the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) networking protocol, your Standalone VGA Grid can be discovered and can stream to software and hardware media players, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs with ease. If UPnP is enabled, the system automatically establishes communication with media players on the network.

UPnP uses MPEG-TS over HTTP with the H.264 codec and MP3 or AAC audio encoding (or no audio). You can only access live streams or recordings that meet these requirements.

For security reasons the default behavior prevents UPnP access to live streams and recorded files.

Some players will not be able to access the stream or saved recordings if a viewer password is set. If needed, see User administration to clear the viewer password.

The topics in this chapter include how to enable and disable UPnP and how to control media players from the Standalone VGA Grid. To choose recordings or live streams from your media player, see Play directly to a media player.