Project Fileserver: DLNA via Mediatomb
To watch my videos via DLNA on my Samsung TV, I needed an alternative program, because the Samsung software does not support Linux operating systems.
I chose to install Mediatomb. To make it work with Samsung TVs, there were a few additional config tweaks necessary.
The config.xml files in /etc/mediatomb/ and in /root/.mediatomb/ have to be identically, else it Mediatomb won’t start.
First of all you have to uncomment the
The next step is to add the following lines to this section:
<add header="transferMode.dlna.org: Streaming"/> <add header="contentFeatures.dlna.org: DLNA.ORG_OP=01;DLNA.ORG_CI=0;DLNA.ORG_FLAGS=017000 00000000000000000000000000"/>
At last you have to change
<protocolInfo extend="no"/> to <protocolInfo extend="yes"/>
Now you can (re)start Mediatomb and it should be identified by the TV.
To add the video folders you normally have to go to the web ui
In my case, Mediatomb could not scan the Truecrypt devices. To solve this problem I used the following command:
mediatomb --add /media/truecrypt3/
By the way, Mediatomb is much better than the Samsung PC Share Manager.