DLNA devices are supposed to discover each other in the network and exchange their properties. A bit like Plug&Play
Sometimes it is highly unclear why they don’t, what audio formats are supported, etc.


Media Renderer Analyser by Whitebear

This Digital Media Renderer Analyser is a test application that evaluates the capabilities of a selected UPnP / DLNA Digital Media Renderer and recommends the optimum server settings for it to run with JRiver Media Center.


It gives you all kind of information about the renderer (the one doing the playback)

Audio formats supported inclusing sample rate.