LXer: How to turn your Android phone or tablet into a Web, file, or media server
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 13, 2013
Published at LXer:
We all love our smartphones and tablets, but they go out of style so fast. With newer and more powerful gadgets coming out every six months or so, it doesn’t take long for old phones to pile up around the house, especially if you’re on a family plan. You could recycle these old phones, or sell them, but we have a better idea. You should root it (here’s how to root) and turn it into a server for any one of the many needs you may have!
Android: Media Server Startup App
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 19, 2012
I would like to build an application that mimics the bash scripts I am used to using in Ubuntu.
Goal - To remotely turn on my home's media server with one touch.
When script is selected to run the phone/tablet will perform the following sequence:
1. Run App: Connect Bot
2. Enter: Password to connect to ssh server
3. Enter: "ps3mediaserver" into Connect Bot terminal emulator
4. Run App: Media Home
Anyone have a starting point?
[SOLVED] Using Ubuntu as a DLNA Media Server for Samsung TV
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 28, 2009
I have a Samsung UN46B8000 LCD television set to which I wanted to feed .jpg, .mp3, and other files from my computer which is running Ubuntu 9.04. Samsung televisions have included an Ethernet port and the ability to connect to a DLNA server for quite a long time.
I used Synaptic (or apt-get) and installed MediaTomb, which is a UPnP (DLNA) server, but it didn't work as it was installed. It would show thumbnails of my .jpg files, but it said "Unsupported File Type" or something when I tried to start a slideshow, so I did the following:
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="transferMode.dlna.org: Streaming"
Plex Media Server on Slackware64
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 1, 2012
I've been using roconnect for the past year on my slack64-13.37 desktop. It has worked well with my roku, but I feel like I could do better. Today I've been dying to update my desktop to 14, and have been looking at Plex. I noticed there is a slackware package for it, but it looks like only 32-bit.
Anyone have any advice or suggestions?
Edit: I noticed there is a .deb package for Ubuntu which is 64 bit. I've been going over the Google chrome slack build in extra/. Let's see if I can make this work.
Windows vs Ubutnu for home storage / media server...
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 6, 2012
I am thinking about setting up an expensive file / media server for our home sometime in mid to late 2012. The primary purpose is just to serve as a software RAID server to host movies, songs and other files, and to stream those on-demand. The purpose of the RAID is redundant backup. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each option ? So far as I see, the following apply:
Windows Home Server 2011:
easier setup and file sharing
software RAID support out of the box
Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (when it comes out):
Software Center - lots of open-source programs available
Ubuntu vs WHS2011 Media Server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 17, 2012
I'm after some advice, I am building a Media Server. I don't want a NAS. I have all the equipment ready to go but don't know what OS to use.
I have been looking at WHS 2011 and Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop edition. The reason I have selected desktop is I want a GUI and I will also be streaming media via XBMC and PS3 Media Server, additionally it the server will be connected to a TV via HDMI running at 1980x1020.
I have 5TB of data currently, movies / music that are on NTFS formatted drives. If I were to go to Linux would I need to format these to ext file system or do I just install NTFS package?
What backup solutions is there for Linux compared to the WHS2011 backup solution they have?
What OS is better for RAID1 as I will be requiring redundancy / mirroring, I like the look of MDAM?
I really don't mind getting my hands dirty so to speak with learning.
Please provide as many suggestions as you can.
Plex media Server cannot find media
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 23, 2012
I'm running Xubuntu (XFCE 4.8 and Ubuntu 11.10)
I've just intalled the Plex media server and I seem to be having some difficulty in getting it to recognize my media files.
My first problem is that my laptop hard drive is fairly small so some of my media sits on an external USB drive. When setting the path for the the media libraries, the USB drive is recognized, but I can only point as far as the drive itself. There is no option to expand and select sub directories. I suspect this is the root of the problem.
If I just write the full path into the path box, the media files are still not recognized.
The same thing happens for media actually in my home directory. I can point to /Home, but no further.
Is this is permissions issue and if so, how do I selve it?
Ubuntu Home Media Server Project
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 20, 2013
Hi guys I have some spare hardware ( Dual Core AMD Shuttle ) and a 2 terabyte hard disk I was thinking about setting up a Home Media Server. I have a few goals which I want to achieve I have listed them below.
* Be able to download torrents, Management of torrents can be accessed remotely by use of web management.
* Stream Media to household computers ( two windows 7 boxes, and a PS3)
* Media interface setup on shuttle something like XBMC?
* Shares setup so I can transfer files from Windows 7 boxes to Shuttle
* FTP setup on Server
* Some form of backing up the media rsync, crontab,
What is the best approach I am willing to get my hands dirty has anyone configured something similar? I will document everything I do and hopefully can produce a write up. Does anybody have any links to get me started? are there any other important services I am missing?
Looking for assistance for home media server setup
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 16, 2013
I am looking to build a home media server to take over for my WHS box. I am going to go with Linux for sure and I have already purchased the parts to perform the install. Below are the requirements of the box and I am hoping you guys could help point me in the right direction.
• Time Machine Backups
• Windows Client Backups
• Storage pooling
• VPN Server
This is my list of things that I need it to do for now. I have most of them worked out already, but I wouldn’t mind suggestions.
I have looked at FreeNAS, ZFS on Linux, BTRFS, Amahi and Openmediavault. Amahi and maybe Openmediavault seem to be sort of the direction I am leaning, but I can’t decide which to go with. Amahi just released version 7 that is supposed to include a graphical plugin for manipulating the greyhole pool, which is something I would really love to have. However, I am impatient/excited to get my new server built and don’t know if
Help putting the finishing touches on my Ubuntu Media server.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 16, 2013
Thank you in advance.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M58
3.0Ghz dual core
3GB of Ram
2TB WD Green drive (OS and storage)
Ubumtu 12.04 Desktop (I am hoping for appliance like reliability so LTS)
Linksys E1000 router
Feeding 2 Win 8 gaming PCs, Roku's, Android Phones, and 1 Nexus 7
Background: I work in IT maybe my best effort setting this up and it has worked for the most part but I work in an entire Windows OS environment so some of this I am having issues with.
So i won this desktop at work as we cycled them out EOF. I thought it would make the perfect home media server for my movie and TV library. It was hosted on my Win 8 gaming machine but that is quite loud even at idle so I wold give the dedicated server a go.
I was serving the various mobile devices and Roku's from the Plex Medis Server in Windows so that transition was easy as it was supported in Ubuntu straight away.
This is where this gets tricky at least for me.
I was intending to use this as a
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