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Businesses are storing their data on the network for ages now, but the past few years, there has been a trend in home networking to put all content on a central server and distributing it to the home computers and dedicated appliances on the network. This page offers an overview of the possible packages to stream digital media (video, audio and images, and in several cases also online content) from your server to your clients.
 
Businesses are storing their data on the network for ages now, but the past few years, there has been a trend in home networking to put all content on a central server and distributing it to the home computers and dedicated appliances on the network. This page offers an overview of the possible packages to stream digital media (video, audio and images, and in several cases also online content) from your server to your clients.
  
== Serverside ==
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== Servers ==
=== Network configuration ===
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=== DLNA / uPNP ===
{{Out of date|mentions [[rc.conf]] from [[initscripts]] (deprecated)}}
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Your server should be set up to use multicasting. This will ensure that your clients will always find the server automatically on the network:
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* Setting it up manually in /etc/rc.conf:
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{{bc|1=
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ROUTES=(!gateway multicast)
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gateway=""
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multicast="-net 239.0.0.0 netmask 255.0.0.0 eth0"
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}}
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* Using avahi and mdns
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=== Media Servers list ===
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There are many uPNP or DLNA-compliant server and you can use Mpd too. Some of the them do not get along together. If you are experiencing problems, make sure you are not running two of them at the same time.
 
There are many uPNP or DLNA-compliant server and you can use Mpd too. Some of the them do not get along together. If you are experiencing problems, make sure you are not running two of them at the same time.
 
* [[MediaTomb]]
 
* [[MediaTomb]]
 
* [[Minidlna]]
 
* [[Minidlna]]
* [http://fuppes.ulrich-voelkel.de/ Fuppes]
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* [[Rygel]]
* [[uShare]]
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* [[PS3 Mediaserver]]
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* [[Plex]]
 
* [http://coherence.beebits.net Coherence ] - Fairly new server, implemented in Python. Should be handling transcoding in the svn-version. Looked very promising, but development seems to have stalled somehow.
 
* [http://coherence.beebits.net Coherence ] - Fairly new server, implemented in Python. Should be handling transcoding in the svn-version. Looked very promising, but development seems to have stalled somehow.
* [[PS3 Mediaserver]]
 
 
* [http://www.universalmediaserver.com/ Universal Media Server] - A DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server
 
* [http://www.universalmediaserver.com/ Universal Media Server] - A DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server
* [[Rygel]]
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==== Deprecated / No Longer in Development ====
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* [[uShare]]
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* [http://fuppes.ulrich-voelkel.de/ Fuppes]
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=== MPD ===
 
* [[Mpd]]
 
* [[Mpd]]
  
== Clientside ==
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== Clients ==
The [[VLC media player]] includes a ''Universal Plug'n'Play'' module and can browse and play from a server.
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=== uPNP / DLNA ===
 
=== uPNP / DLNA ===
 
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* [[VLC media player]], via View -> Playlist -> Local Network (in left sidebar) -> Universal Plug'n'Play
=== Using other software ===
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* [[Totem]]
 
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* [[Banshee]]
==== MPD: MPC ====
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* [[XBMC]]
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* [http://oss.linn.co.uk/trac/wiki/Kinsky Kinsky]

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Businesses are storing their data on the network for ages now, but the past few years, there has been a trend in home networking to put all content on a central server and distributing it to the home computers and dedicated appliances on the network. This page offers an overview of the possible packages to stream digital media (video, audio and images, and in several cases also online content) from your server to your clients.

Servers

DLNA / uPNP

There are many uPNP or DLNA-compliant server and you can use Mpd too. Some of the them do not get along together. If you are experiencing problems, make sure you are not running two of them at the same time.

Deprecated / No Longer in Development

MPD

Clients

uPNP / DLNA