LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
darkstarbyte
Member
 
Registered: May 2010
Location: 3 planets away from the sun.
Distribution: Linux mint, Slackware
Posts: 231

Rep: Reputation: 2
Media server questions(which one supports certain features)


Does anyone know of a media server that is cross platform(Linux & windows), that allow sorting of media files into folders? Easy to use on the client side, and nothing more complicated than an xml config file, or some sort of web browser configuration. Perhaps supports more than one media format, but I can convert the files over on my pentium 4.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
liberalchrist
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Location: Clover, SC
Distribution: Slackware Current & FreeBSD
Posts: 122

Rep: Reputation: 26
XBMC is about as good (and as easy) as it gets. No cost, regularly updated, and beautiful to look at and use. The weather feature has been a little buggy lately, but that really wasn't their fault. http://xbmc.org/
 
Old 02-16-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
darkstarbyte
Member
 
Registered: May 2010
Location: 3 planets away from the sun.
Distribution: Linux mint, Slackware
Posts: 231

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 2
XMBC has a server feature, that can be ran in the background?

EDIT:
I used a different search engine outside of google, and I discovered icecast. I wonder if it is any good, but I will have to do more research.

Last edited by darkstarbyte; 02-16-2012 at 10:57 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 05:17 AM   #4
liberalchrist
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Location: Clover, SC
Distribution: Slackware Current & FreeBSD
Posts: 122

Rep: Reputation: 26
PS3 Media Server works pretty well and runs in the background. I have used it in the past. Just plain SAMBA and VLC to play everything works well also. I never tried XBMC on a Pentium 4. It has a 10 foot interface and isn't really designed running in the background.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
Eeel
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2012
Location: Paris - France
Distribution: Slackware 14 64bit Multilib
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Mediatomb is an UPNP sever but on linux only and with absolutly no update

Sorting media can be done by javascript import if compiled with --enable-libjs and activated in config.xml
Code:
<virtual-layout type="js">
Cross platform UPNP server there is http://twonky.com/ (not free).

Xbmc is probably the most friendly and powerfull with samba and also have a basic UPNP server function.
 
Old 02-18-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
darkstarbyte
Member
 
Registered: May 2010
Location: 3 planets away from the sun.
Distribution: Linux mint, Slackware
Posts: 231

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 2
Does anyone here have a link I can start from? I have used mediatomb in the past, but I could not get it to stream to a computer. I looked into icecast and they seem to be having some problems with stability lately and are trying to submit a patch to add vp8 support. Mediatomb is interesting, but how would I access it from vlc?
 
Old 02-19-2012, 04:07 AM   #7
Eeel
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2012
Location: Paris - France
Distribution: Slackware 14 64bit Multilib
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
To stream to Meadiatomb from a PC simply open the VLC Playlist: Local Network > Universal Plug'n'Play > your Mediatomb server should appear here.
 
Old 02-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #8
darkstarbyte
Member
 
Registered: May 2010
Location: 3 planets away from the sun.
Distribution: Linux mint, Slackware
Posts: 231

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eeel View Post
To stream to Meadiatomb from a PC simply open the VLC Playlist: Local Network > Universal Plug'n'Play > your Mediatomb server should appear here.
It worked. On a side note: I just bought a boxee and I was wondering if it would pick up my mediatomb server.
 
  


Reply

Tags
crossplatform, media, multimedia, network, server


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Mac OS X Server 10.5 Leopard features: Includes Wiki server LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-08-2006 11:33 PM
How Many Nfs Clients Can One Server Supports ? suba123 Linux - Networking 1 03-21-2006 07:11 AM
Gnome features questions KezzerDrix Linux - Software 2 04-10-2005 10:44 AM
Media player that supports http proxy smkamene Linux - Software 3 03-18-2005 09:40 AM
HP 9000 server ? which Linux supports it ? sapilas Linux - Distributions 2 03-17-2004 04:58 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration