[Techtalk] Media Server
melissa at ginormus.com
Mon Aug 21 17:04:18 UTC 2006
I think gmediaserver and gmediarender will work here (or djmount). Run
gmediaserver on the desktop to publish your media directory and
gmediarender or djmount to mount the published directory on the laptop.
The programs use upnp to do the talking. I haven't tried this yet but
it looks promising. I think the geexbox music server does all this for
On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 12:34:59PM -0400, kp wrote:
> Let me give you a brief description of my problem. I have 2 desktops and
> one laptop. And I have 300GB hard drive in one of my desktops, basically
> it is an IBM netfinity server. Generally I use it for storing multimedia
> content like audio and video files other than my personal data. The server
> is in other room. Most of the time I use laptop. Whenever I want to listen
> video or audio content, I have to download them on to my laptop to watch
> it. I thought if I install any media server I can stream the data
> instead of downloading to my laptop.
> Could anyone suggest any good media server for Linux. I have some wmv,
> rm, avi video file formats and mp3, wav, rm audio file formats. I am
> trying to install helix server. One of my friend suggested me Slim-server.
> Only problem is it works for audio only.(I might be wrong)
> These are the other media servers that I found.
> One more thing. I am going to use it in my house only. I have a
> 10/100MBPS router and as hardly one or two people use it at any given time,
> anything small that serves the purpose is also useful.
> I have one more question. Can any media server stream all the other media
> content? Is there any media server that can send all the wmv, real and wav
> content? My point is if I have one media server which streams all the
> media content, I can use different players to listen, instead of installing
> different media servers for different content.
> Looks like I end up in writing a story. Any suggestions would be would be
> welcome. Please let me know if u need any more info.
> Thanks in advance
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