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Are the any commercially available, easy to use, media servers running Ubuntu?

This thing is one of the be-all-end-all solutions to people wanting to access their multimedia files around their house, but it runs Windows Home Server. Is there any similar device out there running ...
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Plex Media Server: Won't find media External Hard Drive

I am attempting to turn an older PC into a home media server with Ubuntu 12.04 using Plex Media Server. I have a newer WD 2 TB external USB HD with all of my media on it. I can not for the life of ...
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Can I connect to iTunes music shares using Amarok?

The Amarok manual claims: Amarok automatically shows the tracks from the server in the Media Sources -> Local Music pane and no further configuration is required. But Amarok did not ...
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Windows Home Server equivalent

What Windows Home Server equivalents are available for Ubuntu? I am specifically looking for file sharing, backups, media streaming etc... Obviously Ubuntu can do all of these out of the box, but I ...
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Streaming music to Marantz M-CR603

Our stereo installation supports, according to the box, streaming over AirPlay (although the normal RAOP stuff doesn't seem to work on it. I think it's something called Airport Express), DLNA and ...
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Plex won't enter my home directory or other partitions

I just installed the Plex media server from the Ubuntu Software Center, and opened the web interface. I wanted to start by adding a collection. When it gave me a file browser, I wanted to go to ...
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Problems streaming UPNP/DLNA from Ubuntu machine

I've set up both mediatomb and minidlna on my ubuntu 10.04 PC. They both stream media perfectly to my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy) and Google TV (Logitech Revue) using UPNP. Yet my laptop (Ubuntu ...
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Is there a way to use a SSH connection to access SMB or UPnP files without setting up a VPN?

What I'm trying to do is set up a SSH key that only gives access to certain directories, for security reasons I don't want it to have full access to my SSH server. I already have the ability to access ...
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Sharing between new install and Windows 7 boxes not working, either direction. Printers & folders

I don't seem to be able to share between my Ubuntu (fresh install) and any of my Windows machines. I tried using this guide: How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7. The ...
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How can I Push/Stream media to my Ubuntu box from a DNLA device

I would like to use my Ubuntu box as the equivalent of a DNLP enabled TV. I would like to be able to from my phone, send video to the computer's monitor. so basically the opposite of using vlc to ...
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What are ways of sharing music on ubuntu externally?

I setup a DAAP server on my server at home, mapped to my router. In ubuntu I have a variety of clients that support DAAP. In windows I couldn't find clients or easy ways of connecting to my DAAP ...
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forked-daapd doesn't work and I don't know why! [closed]

I'm using ubuntu server 11.10, I've installed forked-daapd and this is its config file: general { # Username uid = "musica" logfile = "/var/log/forked-daapd.log" # ...
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Which version of Ubuntu is best for home media server and NAS?

I have an HP microserver with 2GB ram and AMD N40L processor. I want to know what Ubuntu version will be best for and home media centre and also NAS?
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What are some good alternatives to PS3 Media Server?

I've typically ran PS3 Media Server for a few years now to serve and transcode Video to multiple devices. It's great at transcoding videos for each device specifically. In my experience, PS3 Media ...
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Can I share a TV card?

My environment: 2 PCs, a desktop and a laptop, both on Oneiric they are connected together by ethernet wire nfs-common is installed and configured: the desktop is the server a TV tuner card is ...
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UPNP Media server?

I am looking for a simple UPNP media server software. This does not have to be a full system. All I want is for my xbox 360 to be able to play music off my laptop. I want it to pick up all media in ...
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Stream music from ubuntu to XBMC

Hi guys I want to stream music from Ubuntu to OpenELEC. I want something that looks like this picture on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Stream media from Ubuntu 12.04 to Xbox One [duplicate]

Not sure if this is an Ubuntu question, but I've posted in Xbox forums too, so hopefully I'll get some help! As the title says, I'm looking for a way to stream media from my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop to my ...
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Files are locked on ubuntu when copied from my mac or pc

I have installed ubuntu on my old computer, fresh install etc. etc. hope to use it as a central store for media, backups as well as use xbmc on it to play stuff on my TV. Problem i am getting at the ...
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Media server (Mediatomb) accessible over internet

I currently have a server installed with Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 (first time using Linux) which I would like to configure as a media server. Additionaly, I have installed Samba, OpenSSH, Webmin and ...
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change to Ubuntu Server or stay with Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu PC (10.04) which I plan to use as a home server. It's main use will be NAS and media server with MediaTomb. Should I: backup and reformat PC, and install Ubuntu Server. leave it ...
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Cannot install PS3 Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot install the PS3 Media Server onto Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I try to run the recommended commands I get the following error message. "The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a wireless media server which performs all decoding/processing server-side?

I want to setup UBUNTU 12.04 desktop as Home media server. I have window 7 netbook and UBUNTU 12.04lts laptop even a samsun galaxy note tablet (android). Two desktop in other room with dualboot win7 ...
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What does a media server need?

I want to buy a new PC to be used as a media server that streams HD movies, music to any wireless device on my network (laptop, desktop, TV, etc.). I was wondering about the PC hardware's ...
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Why can't RhythmBox/Coherence see PS3 Media Server?

By PS3 Media server, I mean the package, rather than an actual PS3. It's a uPnp server. My XBox can see it and stream from it, but the Coherence plug-in of RhythmBox does not seem to be able to. I ...
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How do I install serviio 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have created a new user: serviio on Ubuntu 12.04 and I have downloaded the serviio package. http://serviio.org/download I would like to connect my music, pictures and movies from my PC to my Sony ...
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Moving to Linux [closed]

The family PC is riding off into the sun. I want to replace it with a Linux solution. I'm looking at Ubuntu and openSUSE. I want to end up with a solution where anyone in my family can access their ...
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MP4 files show up but won't stream to xbox 360

I set up a basic media server to stream to my 360 using uShare. Here are the instructions I used: http://linuxexpresso.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/howto-ubuntu-upnp-server-to-xbox-360/. I can stream ...
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Ps3MediaServer and Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to install ps3mediaserver in Ubuntu 12.10, but it isn't possible. When I try, I get this: ps3mediaserver : Depend: ps3mediaserver-multiarch I tried to install ps3mediaserver-multiarch, ...
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Media Streaming Server

I'm looking for a media stream server (specially audio streams) for installing on my Ubuntu server box. Is there any lightweight, easy configurable solution? It's awesome if this solution is able ...
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Why is mediatomb not compiled with javascript support?

I've been using mediatomb for a while and when I've decided to present files and folders in a custom way, I figured out that mediatomb in ubuntu 11.4 (server) was not compiled with javascript. Has ...
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Installing Server with existing data on drives

I have a Windows 7 HTPC which I'm planning on turning into a headless Home server using Ubuntu server as its OS. I'd like to use LVM. My current set-up is 1x64gb ssd as the boot drive and 2xSATA ...
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How to specify multiple media_dir in MiniDLNA

I would like to specify multiple media_dir path as below : minidlna.conf media_dir="/path/to/Videos1/" media_dir="/path/to/Videos2/" media_dir="/path/to/Musics1/" media_dir="/path/to/Musics2/" By ...
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DVB-C Card on a server

I'm setting up a Ubuntu "server" (old PC, Athlon X2) for the entire house. Mainly it's supposed to be a File- and Media-Server which can be done without a GUI. There's a connection for cable TV in ...
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PS3 Media Server not opening?

This is my first time posting on the forums but I've tried everthing and cannot find an answer anywhere. My problm is that I am unable to run PS3 Media Server (PMS) on Ubuntu 12.10. I run the 32 bit ...
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How to setup audio streaming server? [closed]

I need to set up a live audio streaming server on a machine running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (It will be for conference purpose, voice not music). I would like to do it through HTTP. I need only one feed ...
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Setting Plex media server on Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop?

I just installed the Plex media server from the Ubuntu Software Center, and opened the web interface. I want to stream my video , movies and music to my ps3 . I do lots of scratched and applied same ...
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Dedicated server in the cloud as media server with Raspberry Pi at home

I have an hosted server on OVH, it's running my small website, owncloud to backup my photos, and a lot of mp4/h264 and avi/xvid. I would like to use it as a media server to stream video to my ...
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Can't see home media server on 12.04 lts [duplicate]

Fair warning, Im a beginner at Unbuntu. I am running my home media server off of my old Windows desktop with Windows XP using Serviio and all the devices in my house can see it (XBOX, PS3, Smart TVs, ...
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Need assist - Converting Windows Media Server to Ubuntu

I found this guide but have a few questions: http://dagolav.prestegarden.com/installing-ubuntu-on-the-hp-mediasmart-ex490/ I'm not a Linux guru yet, fairly new. I want to convert this sweet little ...
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Mp3 tags keep resetting

I've got a ch3snas media server where I store all my mp3's on and I use Rhythmbox to play the files on my computer. I can adjust the info fine, no warnings but when I log back in the next time the ...
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how to make a nautilus context menu script to play media files in local LCD TV

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit OS and Sony Bravia LCD TV. I want to play media files through LAN. I tried many UPNP servers but none of them provide an easy way to play media files in smart tv. Actually ...
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How to install and/or run Universal Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed UMS onto my Ubuntu box according to the manual here. All commands worked fine except two: 1) I was unable to install ffmpeg package which is absent in this version of Ubuntu. I have ...
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DLNA Media Server and external subtitles

I'm looking DLNA Media Server with the features above: Support most extended video formats. Reproduce external subtitles in client side. Open source or freeware software. USE CASE: DLNA Media ...
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Plex media server doesn't run after fresh install

After adding the ppa and apt-getting plexmediaserver, it briefly said something like "running media server". Then disappeared. root@host:/etc# ps aux |grep -i plex root 8757 0.0 0.3 4192 ...
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2 TB Hard Drives and RAID 5 in home server

I recently converted my home media server from Windows Server 2008 to Ubuntu 11.10. Right now, there is a single WD20EARS 2 TB hard drive formatted as NTFS that's about to run out of space. I'd like ...
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MythTV + File Storage in one box

I would like to build a headless Ubuntu server to work as (backup) file server + work as MythTV backend server recording and sharing TV in Home network. It should have flexible hard drive handling to ...
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how to open/change config file of tvmobili in terminal

I must make some changes in my config file for my media server; tvmobili but I don't know where to find it, what commands must I use?
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My freshly installed Ubuntu Server 15.04 can't connect to filezilla (Plex Mediaserver)

Just re-installed ubuntu server on a new hard drive in my mediaserver for Plex. I used to connect the server to FileZilla to upload files but now it wont connect, and I get this error. Status: ...
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How to fix error i/o?

How to fix i/o this error? error message keep popping like screenshoot above Please see the error screen shoot above. this how it happen : when i do rsync some files suddenly port 22 close, then i ...