djmount is a UPnP AV client. It mounts as a Linux filesystem (using FUSE) the media content of compatible UPnP AV devices : the Audio and Video content on the network is automatically discovered, and can be browsed as a standard directory tree.
Exactly what I was looking for. Easy to use interactively, well suited for automation and scripting. Thx! Unfortunately not actively developed, but some forks are available on github.com.
Easy to run djmount
works fine with mediatomb