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Installing a DLNA-compliant media server for use with Samsung LN46B650 TV

Installing a DLNA-compliant media server to use with Samsung LN46B650 TV

At first, I tried the ultra-simple uShare server.  It installed easily and worked out of the box.  Configuration was simple, and everything looked fine.  Then I tried to view content on my tv.  No luck: Format not supported.  I couldn’t play mp3, avi, wav, mpeg, nothing.  I needed a transcoder.

I completely removed uShare and started from scratch with MediaTomb.  Bam!  That’s da kine.

It’s not as easy as uServer to configure, but it works.  Let’s get to it. Please note, I didn’t figure this out. I’m just copying here for future reference.

  1. Enter mediatomb into a command line just so it creates a directory under my user ID.
    Then I exited mediatomb and edited the ~/.mediatomb/config.xml file and made the following changes
  2. Remove the comment tags <!– and –> that were around the <custom-http-headers> section.
  3. Add the following two lines to the <custom-http-headers> section:

    <add header=” Streaming”/>
    <add header=” DLNA.ORG_OP=01;DLNA.ORG_CI=0;DLNA.ORG_FLAGS=017000 00000000000000000000000000″/>

  4. Change <protocolInfo extend=”yes”/> to say “yes”; it says “no” when it is installed.
  5. Add this to your <extension-mimetype> node:

    <map from=”avi” to=”video/mpeg”/>




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