PlugPlayer

Developer: PlugPlayer, LLC

Current Version: 4.2.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.4 MB - Download

Description:

Finally, a simple way to use your existing UPnP™ software and devices from your Mac. Introducing PlugPlayer, an application to stream music from UPnP™ media servers or control UPnP™ media renderers - all from Mac.

- Stream Music*, Video*, and Images* from a Media Server* to your Mac
Already have a media server running on your home computer or server? With PlugPlayer you can access music from your media server and listen to it on your Mac.

- Control a Media Renderer* from your Mac
Already have a media renderer hooked up to your stereo? No need to fumble around looking for the right remote. With PlugPlayer you can control your media renderer using PlugPlayer, creating a playlist from media on your media server.

- Use your Mac as a Media Renderer
Is your Mac hooked up to your home theatre? You can remotely control PlugPlayer using most UPnP™/DLNA® control points, including PlugPlayer for iPhone, iPad, or Android

- Push media from your Mac
Use PlugPlayer to push media from the built-in server, or from external servers, to Media Renderers.

-Stream from "the cloud"
PlugPlayer has built-in support for cloud-based media services such as CloudUPnP and mp3tunes.

- No Additional Software or Configuration Required
Other solutions require proprietary software on your home computer, but PlugPlayer uses the media server you already have. Plus, PlugPlayer automatically discovers devices on your network without the need for manual configuration or settings.

* Please see plugplayer.com for supported file formats and servers/renderers known to work with PlugPlayer.

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Release Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: PlugPlayer is no longer under active development and will only be available for sale through October 31st.

More control over what is shared from the built-in server
Bug Fixes

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 4.2.1
Review by jonruiz

Supports more features and sources than any other, works with iPhone and iPad - None of my other players support all the various features I want (seek, shuffle, playlists, etc) on so many devices. Whether OS X, iPad, iPhone or iPod (sold separately), now all of my devices can see, play and control content on any other device, so it really makes no difference which device I have a song or movie on, I can get to it from any other.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
1/5
Version 4.0.0
Review by fmg101

didnt work for me - This didn't work at all for me. Your results may vary. UPNP and DLNA in general rely on cooperation between several pieces of software and hardware. I took a chance with my setup, which includes the Logitech Media Server and several Logitech players. I was hoping for an itunes like interface which would be superior to the built in interface in Logitech Media Server, so I took a chance. No luck. Players were recognized, but nothing would play. Moreover, the interface of this program is laughably primitive and searches nearly always fail, leading the player to hang up completely. The player is obviously so primitive that it is not worth my time to pursue support from the developer. I don't want to waste my time as well as my money. BOTTOM LINE: SOMETHING LIKE THIS SHOULD HAVE A TRIAL VERSION WITH LIMITED TIME USE. I can afford to waste 5 bucks, so I gave it a try, and sure enough I wasted 5 bucks. If you are more careful with your money than I am, ask the developer for a trial version.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

2/5
Version 4.2.1
Review by Zelexi

Great idea, unfortunately doesn - Rendering the movies from my DLNA server works on my TV, but doesn't work on my macbook air.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
4/5
Version 4.2.1
Review by cogitoergomac

Decent UPnP App - I was sitting in my living room, having left my iPhone somewhere in the house, wanting to turn on my stereo and listen to some Miles Davis early in the morning. I had my MacBook with me, but no UPnP player on that machine. My system pulls files from MinimServer on a Synology NAS and feeds a PS Audio DirectStream DAC. And the apps on my iPhone and iPad are not available as Mac apps. So, I downloaded this, paid the $4.99, though with the reviews and ratings, i was reluctant. Anyway, it immediately revealed the DirectTV devices on the ATT wireless network. I switched to the higher speed internal network whivh is Ethernet-connected to the server and renderer, and noticed that PlugPlayer did not change its server or renderer listings. When I tried to get it to “refresh” its list [Reset Media Access in Preferences, very unintuitive], it told me I needed to quit and restart. So, I did, and my server and renderer were there, and PP played from and to them very well. Nice graphics, probably some wasted space in the server and renderer columns, but not a big deal. Very responsive. I get that the UPnP market is stocked with stuff that has zero regard for Mac UI conventions, but still, the developer should consider: 1. Add a refresh or rescan option, probably under the non-existent file menu; 2. Change the start screen which looks like it limits you to iTunes and Photos, when it actually doesn’t; 3. There is some unreliability in playback, with tracks occasionally not starting even though the player has progressed to the next track, or unexpectedly pausing and requiring a click on the playback button. In fairness, some of this could be related to the flakiness of UPnP in general. I have noticed that, while my DS is usuaslly rock solid, as is my MinimServer, occasionally hiccups happen; 4. Playback button should change states between play and pause icons. All in all, a decent player, worth the $4.99, especially with the family subscription. Thanks!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
5/5
Version 4.2.1
Review by jonruiz

Supports more features and sources than any other, works with iPhone and iPad - None of my other players support all the various features I want (seek, shuffle, playlists, etc) on so many devices. Whether OS X, iPad, iPhone or iPod (sold separately), now all of my devices can see, play and control content on any other device, so it really makes no difference which device I have a song or movie on, I can get to it from any other.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
1/5
Version 4.2.1
Review by ThShdwKnws

As a DLNA Client it does not work. - I purchased this for its DLNA client features but sadly they do not work. It’s able to see the DLNA server and browse but nothing plays. Not recommended.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
1/5
Version 4.2.1
Review by re4merz

Not well executed - Not worth the money. Crashed every first time I opened it. Wipe the library file. Reexecute, run (badly). Would not find music in my library. Close, reopen, crash, wipe, etc.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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