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Old 01-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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DLNA server suggestions

Hi all,

I'm looking for a DLNA server to run with Slackware64 14.0. It won't be running full-time, just when I want to stream MP3s from my computer to my PS3 in the living room. I had been using mediatomb which worked fine, except that development seems to have stopped. The Slackbuild for it insists on having a separate mediatomb user which really doesn't seem to be useful/necessary to me. I don't really need transcoding or anything.

Any suggestions?

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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i think you mean dlna ?
mite be overkill for you but i use xbmc-live to stream vids from my galaxy s2 to my tv and vice-versa.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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Does the PS3 have web browser? I use Apache, directory indexes and h5ai to stream video to my iPad.
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I have tried both minidlna and mediatomb. I favor mediatomb slightly, mainly because my tv was able to work nicer with it. Both of them are available on and are very easy to work with.
Old 01-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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Yep, I meant DLNA. For whatever reason I can never remember the acronym properly.
Old 01-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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I've had very few problems with minidlna, and it was very simple to setup.. I've got it running on a NAS which multiple computers, a PS3, a DVD player etc can all see through the wireless/switch. It works very well.

Occasionally I'll have to restart it or force it to rebuild it's database, (minidlna -R), but that's pretty rare.
Old 01-12-2013, 08:46 AM   #7
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I recommend mediatomb as well. If you have any .mkv video files, you'll have to use it with the PS3. You'll actually have to transcode it on the fly. I hate my PS3. I now use my RPi for media. I guess if you rip your stuff to the right format, you'll be ok though.
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Minimal setup, no issues, running for years now on a Shuttle HTPC with roku/roksbox channel, Onkyo receiver and VLC 2.x/Upnp clients.

As far as running all the time, 11MB resident memory, virtually no cpu, network traffic depends on the active stream(s).


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Old 01-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #9
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Yeah, minidlna rocks!


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