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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 ==
=== Using a uPNP or DLNA-compliant server ===
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=== DLNA / uPNP ===
==== Generic instructions ====
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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.
# 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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* [[MediaTomb]]
## Setting it up manually in /etc/rc.conf
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* [[Minidlna]]
## Using avahi and mdns
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* [[Rygel]]
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* [[PS3 Mediaserver]]
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* [[Plex]]
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* [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.
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* [http://www.universalmediaserver.com/ Universal Media Server] - A DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server
  
# Some of the hereafter mentioned software packages don't get along together. If you're experiencing problems, make sure you're not running two of them at the same time.
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==== Deprecated / No Longer in Development ====
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* [[uShare]]
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* [http://fuppes.ulrich-voelkel.de/ Fuppes]
  
==== Mediatomb ====
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=== MPD ===
See article at [[MediaTomb]]
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* [[Mpd]]
  
==== Fuppes ====
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== Clients ==
[http://fuppes.ulrich-voelkel.de/ Fuppes official website]
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==== uShare ====
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See article at [[Streaming_Media_via_uShare]]
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==== Coherence ====
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[http://coherence.beebits.net Coherence official website]
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Fairly new server, implemented in Python. Should be handling transcoding in the svn-version. Looked very promising, but development seems to have stalled somehow.
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==== PS3 Mediaserver ====
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[http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/ PS3M official website]
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Server implemented in java. Has very good default transcoding profiles for several clients, but lacks good information for headless servers.
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=====Installing pms-svn=====
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# Install pms-svn from AUR using your favorite AUR-helper program
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# Do:
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<pre>
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# mkdir /opt/pms/database
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# touch /opt/pms/database/medias.trace.db
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# /etc/rc.d/pms start
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</pre>
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# Use your web browser to go to: http://<ip-address-of-your-server>:5001/console/home and click on 'index files and folders'
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==== Rygel ====
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[http://live.gnome.org/Rygel Rygel official website]
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Server and client based on GUPnP and written in Vala - will be used in Gnome 3.0
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=== Using other software ===
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==== MPD ====
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See article at [[Mpd]]
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== Clientside ==
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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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* [[XBMC]]
 
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* [[Plex]]
==== MPD: MPC ====
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* [http://oss.linn.co.uk/trac/wiki/Kinsky Kinsky]

Revision as of 22:48, 1 December 2013

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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