Originally Posted by gildadan
Currently am using Fedora as the operating system with Amahi as the server. In my own house it does what I need it to for other computers and such. The trouble I am having is either I am not smart enough yet to understand how to get the mediatomb transcoder to do what I want or it is just not working the way I need it to. I am ultimately wanting to stream it to computers and personal devices like my phone when I am on trips or wherever. I get that the bandwidth is my real limiting factor but even being able to dl a transcoded copy would be better.
All of my videos are currently in the raw video_ts form. I guess I may need to transcode them all first. Trouble is will that limit the way the videos act? ie I want them to perform just like the dvd/bluray does with all the menus and such. Not just the video itself. Thanks all.
I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems with Media Tomb. I've pretty much come to the conclusion that it's a good for nothing pile of horse manure.
However I had a play around with subsonic (after other guys suggestions in this thread) and found the default install pretty much worked perfectly. Transcoding and all.
the only issues I had were largely my fault:
* my media is on a different server to the streamer and mounted via a readonly NFS share. so I had to do a little tweaking with permissions to get cover art to play ball
* i was running OpenJRE instead of oracle JRE, so had a few weird java exceptions (only visible in the logs). But switching over to Oracles JRE fixed them easily.
I definitely think it's worth you giving it a try (and although it's not UPnP / DNLA, there are XBMC, Android and iOS apps available)
Originally Posted by Kylepdalton
I have yet to see a program that will read the disk and transcode them for mobile use. I suggest using Plex (http://www.plexapp.com
) for Linux systems. It will transcode on the fly any media you have. I keep two copies of my stuff. One copy of the disk and one full video rip at 1080 that can then be transcoded on the fly by Plex to resolution that matches your speed and resolution for your mobile device.
Another option that you can do with the disk images is create a shared folder (sftp or the like) or vpn connection and mount the disk image from say a laptop outside your network. This works well if you have a good upload speed.
Subsonic will read the disk and transcode them for mobile use