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Old 07-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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DLNA server


I want to convert a desktop (Dell GX280 with Pentium 4 2.8 GHz HT CPU with 3 GB of RAM) to a Linux media server, to be shared with 1 or more Windows 7 users and a Sony TV. What would be the best option?
To load a Linux server edition, or something like Peppermint with a DLNA application
The desktop will only be used for a media server

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated
 
Old 07-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Any suggestions would be highly appreciated
I would give FreeNAS a try. It's a very active project, and has a lot of features that can be extended.

http://www.freenas.org/features/item...ategory_id=108
 
Old 07-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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Cheers, I will have a look.
 
Old 07-04-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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It looks like FreeNAS needs a lot of resource, they recommend minimum 4GB of RAM.

What if I use Puppy Linux, or Bhodi, and install a DLNA server app?
 
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What if I use Puppy Linux, or Bhodi, and install a DLNA server app?
No experience with any of them. However, this page links to a lot of projects. Have fun.

Matt
 
Old 07-05-2012, 03:35 AM   #6
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Cheers, that will be very helpful
 
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I like MediaTomb as a DLNA server.
 
  


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