Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying different DLNA systems to share media in my laptop wirelessly to a Samsung SMART TV. The ones I've tried so far, Serviio and tvmobili, seem to run as a deamon but don't show an icon in the tray. This might be due to me having gnome-classic instead of unity. Any suggestions for a DNLA system that will work for me?

share|improve this question
1  
We have a good experience for a Samsung SmartTV with minidlna and use it everyday here. We have it run as a daemon on startup - no tray icon needed but you need to edit the configuration files for setup. –  Takkat Dec 1 '12 at 11:01
    
I installed minidlna and it's very straightforward to set up and use. Not I have to figure out how to be able to fast forward/reverse the streamed content. Thanks. –  213441265152351 Dec 1 '12 at 16:15
    
Fastforward does not work with all sources (have not found out which work and which dont). It seems to depend on content. You also may have to update it with a newer version. But you can go to a position in a stream from the TV's menu. To our all delight MiniDLNA is very light and stable otherwise. :) –  Takkat Dec 1 '12 at 16:23

1 Answer 1

I use rygel which works really well and can be run when you log in. It doesn't have an indicator or tray icon either though. Just copy the rygel.desktop file from /usr/share/applications/ to ~/.config/autostart to have it get run when you log in, after configuring it. It does have a GTK+ app for configuration, though.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.