UPNP tools for searching upnp devices from network, control point for Ubuntu

GUPnP Tools are free replacements of Intel UPnP tools that use GUPnP. gupnp tools can be installed using below command,

$ sudo apt install gupnp-tools

They provides the following client and server side tools which enable one to easily test and debug one’s UPnP devices and control points:

AV Control Point: a simple media player UI that enables one to discover and play multimedia contents available on a network. It is strictly a control point and therefore does not have any playback capabilities of it’s own and relies on external UPnP MediaRenderer devices for actual playback.

$ sudo gupnp-av-cp 

You can also search all the available upnp devices in a network using following command,

$ sudo gssdp-discover -i wlp3s0 --timeout=3

where “-i” specifies the network interface, it may be eth0 if ethernet or wlan0 if you are connecting over wifi. Use “ifconfig” command to identify your active interface.

References

GNome UPNP Tools – https://github.com/GNOME/gupnp-tools
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GUPnP

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