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martcaster
Level 7

Fritz!Box Media Server & Chaneru

I'm trying to connect my Fritz!box (model 3390) Media Server to my Roku Stick. After a lot of 'Googling' I have come across Chaneru as a possible 'bridge' between the two. I've e-mailed Chaneru to enquire if Fritz!box Media Server is compatible, but  my e-mails have bounced back.

Does anyone know if F/B Media Server IS compatible with Chaneru? Or, indeed, if Chaneru are still in business?

Thanks, in anticipation

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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Fritz!Box Media Server & Chaneru

If Fritz!Box is a DLNA server, then both Chaneru or Roku Media Player should see it and play your media. However, if it's a proprietary system that only works with their own players, then it won't be visible.

From a quick web search, it appears that Fritz!Box does work as a DLNA server, so either of those should work. 

Dan

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martcaster
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Re: Fritz!Box Media Server & Chaneru

Thanks, friend, for your prompt and comprehensive response. Everything you say makes sense. And still I get no response. I shall persevere and report back.

Thanks, once again

MV

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atc98092
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Re: Fritz!Box Media Server & Chaneru

One thing to remember with DLNA is that all devices (media server and any players) must be connected to the same private IP network, with no routing between sub-nets and no security settings that block wireless devices from seeing other devices on the network. 

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martcaster
Level 7

Re: Fritz!Box Media Server & Chaneru

I must thank you, once again. With your help and my more tech-savvy son, who made more sense of the F/B manual, I now have access to my media through the Roku Media Server.

Although Chaneru "sees" the F/B server, it won't play any files, showing "errors". I may chase up these errors via Google. But, for now, I'm delighted that Roku Media Server is doing the business.

Once again, a big thank you.

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