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Working DLNA Profiles

mfeingolmfeingol Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee
edited July 2015 in DLNA
A few rules of the road:

1) Use this thread for *working* profiles only, i.e. profiles that you've tested and are working well for your device. If you have questions about a specific profile or device, please find or create a separate thread dedicated to that device, instead of commenting here.

2) Our intention is to be able to include these working profiles in future releases of PMS, so please don't include any proprietary IP (whatever that would be). By posting in this thread, you're implicitly granting us permission to redistribute. So if you want to explicitly deny us permission, *please say so*. And if you want your name or handle in the profile comments for attribution, please do that. We're building an ecosystem here, and we want to give as much credit as possible.

3) Be clear which device the profile applies to. Mention any relevant model numbers, version numbers, etc. And make sure your Identification sections are as unique as possible, so there's no conflicts with other devices people might have.

4) If you have a better profile than one that's already posted, first try to discuss your improvements with the original poster (e.g. via private message) and arrive at a unified profile. That way we can hopefully keep the number of duplicate and/or conflicting profiles to a minimum.

5) If you have a software DLNA client (e.g. on a phone) that needs a profile, feel free to include it as well. This isn't just about devices.

6) If you have questions about how to author a profile, please start a new thread or follow up on the profile authorship thread.


  • jwparker1jwparker1 Posts: 1 Plex Pass

    I've attached a working profile for the American version of the LG BP220 blu-ray player, but it probably isn't appropriate for inclusion in a general release because I wasn't able to detect any unique headers or device information for the player. It relies on a User-Agent header string of "IPI/1.0 UPnP/1.0 DLNADOC/1.50" which allows it to work well in my environment (it wouldn't play any videos before) but looks pretty generic to me, so it might incorrectly match other devices out there. This profile will likely work for other LG blu-ray players too. I have primarily tested this with videos, so if someone finds a problem with other media please let me know. Thanks!

    [attachment=18396:LG Blu-ray.zip]

  • doormousedoormouse Posts: 12 Plex Pass
    edited August 2013
    Managed to get my Sony BDP- S590 figured out. They pulled support for mp4 over the wire. Pulled out all the mp4/h264 profiles and it started transcoding m2t and worked great. This is a very rough first draft that just works. I'm sure there are more options and better quality to come.

    xml attachment failed with "This Upload failed" on both basic and flash upload.
    Here it is on my dropbox

  • pmanopmano Posts: 1

    Do you guys have a profile for PLEX running on a Synology 412+ to play to a Blu-Ray Player : Panasonic SC-BTT490 ?

    Hello, I have been going nuts. Ever since Synology updated to DSM 4.3 and the Media Server app lost video trans coding I can't play .MKV files.

    I have downloaded iMediashare, Mediahomepro, and other media streaming apps on my TF700 to try to get it to work.

    I finally just now threw my hands up in the air and am using handbrake on my MBP and my PC to convert over 1TB of files.... as I watch them. So dumb. 

    I have a Synology 412+.

    TV :

    Panasonic VIERA TC-L47E50

    Blu-Ray Player : 

    Panasonic SC-BTT490
  • olive_69olive_69 Posts: 13 ✭✭
    edited October 2013


    i want to know if is there any news about making mkv work through DLNA with this Samsung Tv Series?
    I've tried different tweaks with the Samsung Tv xml but none of them seems to work.

    I've noticed that playing mkv & other formats works well with Synology Video Station & UMS WITHOUT ANY transcode/remux.

    this is my configuration :

    - plex media server Version
    - Synology DS112 NAS 4.3 DSM
    - Samsung TV UE32ES5500


    (sorry for my english!)

  • Jan FrankJan Frank Posts: 6 ✭✭


    Attached you find the client profile for Popcorn Hour media player:

    ?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Client name="Popcorn Hour">
      <!-- Author: Plex Inc. -->
        <VideoProfile protocol="hls" container="mpegts" codec="h264" audioCodec="aac" context="streaming">
          <Setting name="VideoEncodeFlags" value="-x264opts cabac=0" />
          <Setting name="SubtitleSize" value="100" />
        <VideoProfile container="mp4" codec="h264" audioCodec="aac" context="all">
          <Setting name="VideoEncodeFlags" value="-x264opts cabac=0" />
        <MusicProfile container="mp3" codec="mp3" />
        <PhotoProfile container="jpeg" />
        <VideoProfile container="mp4,mov" codec="h264,mpeg4" audioCodec="aac" />
        <VideoProfile container="mpegts" codec="h264" audioCodec="aac,ac3,eac3,mp3,mp2,pcm" />
        <VideoProfile container="asf,wmv" codec="wmv3,vc1" audioCodec="wmav2,wmapro" />
        <VideoProfile container="avi" codec="mpeg4,msmpeg4" audioCodec="mp3,ac3,eac3,mp2,pcm" />
        <VideoProfile container="mkv" codec="h264" audioCodec="aac,mp3,ac3,eac3,mp2,pcm" />
        <MusicProfile container="mp4" codec="aac" />
        <MusicProfile container="mp3" codec="mp3" />
        <MusicProfile container="flac" codec="flac" />
        <MusicProfile container="ogg" codec="vorbis" />
        <MusicProfile container="wma" codec="wmav2" />
        <MusicProfile container="wav" codec="flac,pcm" />
        <PhotoProfile container="jpeg,gif,bmp,png" />
        <VideoContainer name="mp4">
            <Match name="part.optimizedForStreaming" value="1" />
        <VideoCodec name="*">
            <UpperBound name="video.width" value="1920" />
            <UpperBound name="video.height" value="1080" />
            <NotMatch name="video.anamorphic" value="1" isRequired="false" />
        <VideoAudioCodec name="aac">
            <UpperBound name="audio.channels" value="2" />
        <MusicCodec name="aac">
            <UpperBound name="audio.channels" value="2" />
        <MusicCodec name="mp3">
            <UpperBound name="audio.bitrate" value="320" />
            <UpperBound name="audio.channels" value="2" />

    Br, Jan

  • olive_69olive_69 Posts: 13 ✭✭

    Thanks. I don't have a popcorn hour but i tried your conf. It doesn't work with mkv : wrong format.

    Any help with you or other members?

  • Jan FrankJan Frank Posts: 6 ✭✭
    olive_69 wrote on October 6 2013, 5:53 PM: »

    Thanks. I don't have a popcorn hour but i tried your conf. It doesn't work with mkv : wrong format.

    Any help with you or other members?

    This profile is for Popcorn Hour media player only.

  • olive_69olive_69 Posts: 13 ✭✭
    edited October 2013

    I've noticed that only mkv without embedded subs are working.

    Will embedded subs be implemented in the future?

  • Jan FrankJan Frank Posts: 6 ✭✭
    olive_69 wrote on October 7 2013, 12:37 PM: »

    I've noticed that only mkv without embedded subs are working.

    Will embedded subs be implemented in the future?


    No, also forced subs are working (srt).

  • olive_69olive_69 Posts: 13 ✭✭

    Thanks for your answer. It's a shame, i love Plex it,s almost perfect.

    This is DLNA settings from various softwares which are working with embedded subs without transcode (if devs are looking)

    Synology media server :
            "profileName":"Samsung TV",
    samsung DLNA profile from Universal Media Server : 
    RendererName=Samsung AllShare
    # ====================================================
    # Reported headers:
    # User-Agent: SEC_HHP_[HT]D5500/1.0
    # User-Agent: SEC_HHP_[TV]UE32D5000/1.0
    # User-Agent: SEC_HHP_ Family TV/1.0
    # User-Agent: SEC_HHP_[TV]PS51D6900/1.0
    # User-Agent: DLNADOC/1.50 SEC_HHP_[TV]UE32D5000/1.0
    # User-Agent: DLNADOC/1.50 SEC_HHP_[TV]UN55D6050/1.0
    # User-Agent: DLNADOC/1.50 SEC_HHP_ Family TV/1.0
    # Note: the "[TV]PS51D6900" is the default type name.
    # It can be edited via the TV menu into any string.
    # ====================================================
    # Recent firmware (0016 and 0019) has been reported to no longer send additional headers info
    # Leaving this in for backwards compatibility with older firmware
    Samsung DLNA profile from Serviio : 
    	<Profile id="7" name="Samsung TV / player (C/D/E-series)" extendsProfileId="1">
    				<!-- for BD players -->
                <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-mkv">MATROSKA</MediaFormatProfile>
                <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-msvideo" name="">AVI</MediaFormatProfile>
                <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/x-flac">FLAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    			<!-- Transcode all h264 video with HIGH/MAIN > Level 4.1 on MPEG-TS stream with MPEG2VIDEO and ac3 audio 
    transcoding -->
    			<Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetVCodec="mpeg2video" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="192">
    				<Matches container="*" vCodec="h264" profile="high_10" />
    				<Matches container="*" vCodec="h264" profile="high" levelGreaterThan="4.2" />
    				<Matches container="*" vCodec="h264" profile="main" levelGreaterThan="4.2" />
                    <Matches container="mp4" vCodec="mpeg4" aCodec="lpcm" />
                    <Matches container="mp4" vCodec="dvvideo" />
                    <Matches container="mp4" vCodec="mjpeg" />
    			<!-- transcode H264 MP4 files with LPCM audio -->
    			<Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3">
    				<!-- Matches container="mpegts" aCodec="mp2" /-->
    				<Matches container="mp4" aCodec="lpcm" />
    				<!-- <Matches container="flv" vCodec="h264" /> -->
    				<Matches container="matroska" vCodec="h264" aCodec="flac" />
    				<Matches container="matroska" vCodec="h264" aCodec="vorbis" />
    				<Matches container="matroska" vCodec="h264" aCodec="truehd" />
    				<Matches container="mpegts" vCodec="h264" aCodec="truehd" />
    				<Matches container="ogg" vCodec="mpeg4" />
    				<Matches container="3gp" aCodec="amrnb" />
    				<Matches container="wtv" vCodec="h264"/>  
    			<Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3" targetVCodec="mpeg2video">
    				<Matches container="matroska" vCodec="mpeg2video" />
    				<Matches container="matroska" vCodec="vp8" />
    				<Matches container="avi" vCodec="h264" />
    				<Matches container="avi" vCodec="mjpeg" />
    				<Matches container="avi" vCodec="dvvideo" />
    				<Matches container="flv" vCodec="flv"/> <!-- some models support playing flv natively, in that case remove 
    this line -->
    				<Matches container="flv" vCodec="h263"/>
    				<Matches container="flv" vCodec="vp6"/>
    				<Matches container="ogg" />
    				<Matches container="rm" /> <!-- some models might support RealVideo natively, in that case remove this line 
    			<!-- For dvr-ms files force mpeg2video transcoding to fix monotone timestamps problems-->
    			<Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3" forceVTranscoding="true">
    				<Matches container="asf" vCodec="mpeg2video" />
    				<Matches container="asf" vCodec="mpeg1video" />
    			<Video targetContainer="mpegts">
    				<Matches container="wtv" />
    			<!-- transcode audio only for wmv with wmapro -->
    			<Video targetContainer="asf" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="256">
    				<Matches container="asf" aCodec="wmapro" />
    			<Audio targetContainer="lpcm">
    				<Matches container="mp4" />
    				<Matches container="flac" /> <!-- E series plays FLAC natively so this line can be removed-->
    				<Matches container="ogg" />
    				<Matches container="adts" />
    			<Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="384">
    				<Matches container="mp4" vCodec="h264" />		
        			<Matches container="applehttp" vCodec="h264"/>
        			<Matches container="flv" vCodec="h264"/>
    			<Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetVCodec="mpeg2video" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="384">
    				<Matches container="mp4" />
    				<Matches container="asf" /> <!-- mms -->
    			<SoftSubs mime-type="smi/caption" />
  • mjarendsmjarends Posts: 159 Plex Pass

    TV: VIZIO E320i-A0

    The DLNA profile below works with my VIZIO E320i-A0 although the DLNA client that VIZIO uses is terrible and slow. Additionally the Vizio TV does not show in Device Spy or in the DLNA certified devices list so right now the Identification section is a little sparse. If anyone knows of another way to get the information let me know. Because of this I'm not sure if this profile can be distributed with the main Plex server distribution as I saw in this post above that someone had the same User Agent data for an LG blu-ray player.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Client name="Vizio TV">
            <Header name="User-Agent" substring="IPI/1.0 UPnP/1.0" />
            <Header name="USER-AGENT" substring="IPI/1.0 UPnP/1.0" />
            <Setting name="IgnoreTranscodeByteRangeRequests" value="true" />
            <Setting name="TimelineBufferOffset" value="5" />
            <VideoProfile container="mpeg" codec="mpeg2video" audioCodec="ac3" />
            <MusicProfile container="mp3" codec="mp3" />
            <PhotoProfile container="jpeg" />
            <VideoProfile container="mpeg" codec="mpeg2video" audioCodec="ac3" />
            <MusicProfile container="mp3" codec="mp3" />
            <PhotoProfile container="jpeg" />
            <VideoCodec name="*">
                    <UpperBound name="video.width" value="1920" />
                    <UpperBound name="video.height" value="1080" />
  • Jan FrankJan Frank Posts: 6 ✭✭

    It looks like nobody is forwarding the profiles to the developer.

    Too sad about this.

  • olive_69olive_69 Posts: 13 ✭✭

    I found a tip that will do the trick : in plex agent move opensubtitles;org in top of the list and refresh movie/show in your library.

    It will download and add subtitles to your library and they will be ok in Plex Samsung app (instead of embedded sub)

    We jus have to wait next big Plex update.

  • beardezbeardez Posts: 5 ✭✭

    Please can someone post a working sony bravia 2013 profile for windows plex media server?  :rolleyes:

  • c9hrisc9hris Posts: 43 Plex Pass

    I´m searching for Profile for my WD TV Live Streaming Media Player (Gen 3)

    Thx you guys

  • mfeingolmfeingol Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee

    Jan Frank:

    Thanks for the profile.  However, it will need an identification section.  Can you provide that?


    Also, thanks.  If you can get more specific in the identification section, I can include that profile.  That said... Does the mpeg/mpeg2video/ac3 transcode target actually work?  Wouldn't mpegts be more appropriate?


    Can you PM me with the problem you're having?  The in-box profile should work.

  • mjarendsmjarends Posts: 159 Plex Pass


    The TV does not show up in Device Spy. Is there another way in which I can pull the identification information from the TV? The DLNA documentation on the TV is non-existent in Vizio's owner manual.

    I tested the mpeg transcode target and it worked successfully (I based it on a working profile from Serviio). I can try with mpegts as well. Is one more efficient to transcode than the other?

  • mfeingolmfeingol Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee
    edited October 2013


    If you turn on verbose logging for your PMS, you'll see entries like this in Plex DLNA Server.log:

    Oct 22, 2013 10:51:41:320 [48536] VERBOSE - Found device PALANTIR: Media: of type urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:MediaServer:1 with 3 services and uuid 144d1bed-a649-4fc8-ba3b-810ffe7455f3 at
    Oct 22, 2013 10:51:41:320 [48536] VERBOSE - Device PALANTIR: Media: has service  of type urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1 with id urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ConnectionManager
    Oct 22, 2013 10:51:41:320 [48536] VERBOSE - Device PALANTIR: Media: has service  of type urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ContentDirectory:1 with id urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ContentDirectory
    Oct 22, 2013 10:51:41:320 [48536] VERBOSE - Device PALANTIR: Media: has service  of type urn:microsoft.com:service:X_MS_MediaReceiverRegistrar:1 with id urn:microsoft.com:serviceId:X_MS_MediaReceiverRegistrar
    Oct 22, 2013 10:51:41:320 [48536] VERBOSE - 3 distinct DLNA devices on network
    Oct 22, 2013 10:51:41:321 [48536] VERBOSE - Mapping device: to device 'PALANTIR: Media:' of type 'urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:MediaServer:1' with uuid '144d1bed-a649-4fc8-ba3b-810ffe7455f3'
    If your Vizio shows up here, then we'll have more data.
    WRT mpeg vs. mpegts, go with mpegts if it works.
  • mjarendsmjarends Posts: 159 Plex Pass


    Just re-tested the DLNA profile by changing the container to mpegts and the entries no longer show up in DLNA. It looks like the Vizio DLNA client only supports playing the mpeg container. Also even after turning on verbose logging the Vizio TV never shows up as a DLNA device when Plex starts. I'm guessing that I won't be able to obtain any more identifying data for the TV. I would tell most people to stay away from it thought as a DLNA client.

  • mfeingolmfeingol Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee


    Yeah, honestly, it's probably not worth supporting that Vizio...  Sometime in the future we could do IP address -> profile assignments, but it sounds like the Vizio will never be able to work automatically.

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