Media server recommendation
ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Fri Jun 28 17:06:03 PDT 2013
At 5:23 PM -0400 6/28/13, Dan Aldrich wrote:
>Been trying to set up a uPnP/DLNA server on my old iMac-G5.
>Previously been sharing the media files with SMB. Ushare didn't work
>out, kept getting bus errors, so assumed that it was too big for the
>machine. Building MediatTomb right now and trying that.
>Any recommendations for something like this? miniupmp, mediatomb,
>something I haven't thought of yet?
MythTV? Myth includes video library management* and a UPNP server
although I don't personally use these features. When you configure
Myth you tell it a list of directories that include videos and have
it scan through them to create/update the listing and retrieve
metadata. More info on the Myth wiki:
NOTE that building Myth (mythtv-core.25) on a G5 may take *many
hours* and has not been extensively tested (I know of one user
running it successfully). Also, I expect it will be confusing to
work through the configuration since most people use Myth as a PVR
and a lot of the steps relate to configuring the capture device and
the source of program listings.
* Prior to Myth 0.25, the video functions resided in a plugin to
MythTV. Some older bits of the wiki haven't caught up to that change.
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