GUPnP AV i an open source and completely free library software designed as part of the GUPnP framework, providing users with a collection of helpers for building audio and video applications using GUPnP.
What is GUPnP?
GUPnP is an object-oriented and open source framework designed especially for creating UPnP devices and control points, written in C using libsoup and GObject. The GUPnP API is intended to be easy to use, flexible and efficient.
The GUPnP framework was initially created because of developer's frustrations with the libupnp library and its mess of threads. Therefore, GUPnP is entirely single-threaded, it integrates with the GLib main loop, it's asynchronous, and offers the same set of features as libupnp.
Getting started with GUPnP AV
Installing the GUPnP AV project on a GNU/Linux computer is the easiest of tasks, as you will have to first download the latest version of the software from Softpedia or via its official website (see the homepage link at the end of the article), and save it on your PC, preferably somewhere on your Home folder.
Use an archive manager utility to extract the contents of the source package, open a terminal emulator application and navigate to the location of the extracted archive files (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/gupnp-av-0.12.7), where you will run the ‘./configure && make’ command to configure/optimize and compile the project.
Please note that you should first install the GUPnP program before attempting to install this tool. After a successful compilation, you can install GUPnP AV system wide and make it available to all users on your machine by running the ‘sudo make install’ command as a privileged user or the ‘make install’ command as root.
Under the hood
Taking a look under the hood of the GUPnP AV program, we can notice that it has been written in the Vala and C programming languages. It is currently supported on 32-bit and 64-bit computer platforms.