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I'm running Ubuntu 11.10.
I have smartphone, iPad and DLNA supportable TV.
I want to connect from all those devices to my PC.
I installed miniDLNA and configured minidlna.conf to search for a few folders that contain media files.
I started client on any of those devices and DLNA server is running on PC.
The problem is that I don't see any of the folders that I provided in minidlna.conf file.
Could someone help me with it?
I was able to install mediatomb. I don't have experience using it ... so you might be able to share yours.
First of ... I could see my files (despite minidlna ) but my iPad failed to play .avi format. I sure can transcode it before but I assume that mediatomb could do it on the fly. Could you share your experience on that with me?
And how overall do you like mediatomb? Would you recommend me to use it in case I want to play movies from my PC on iPad?
Thanks a lot
I believe it can transcode. The read me on the configuration file has an example where files with an ogg mime type are transcoded to a wav format. I haven't done that.
The optional requirements include ffmpeg, but it says that is for extracting additional meta-data.
It looks like you define the "agent" that transcodes, and it executes that command, so you could probably use mencoder, transcode or maybe even VLC.
thanks for reply,
I checked that xbmc is a media server.
I'm using Plex media server hence I don't know if I have a reason to switch it ... but since you have experience with xbmc ... could you tell me what it could do? My server streams moview, pictures and music located on my PC. Does xbmc allow to do something more ... like what was my initial intent i.e. transport online movie from your PC to TV?
Thanks in advance