[SOLVED] Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

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[SOLVED] Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by dokie80 » Thu May 02, 2019 12:58 am

Hi ALL! Greetings from a new user.
I just installed Linux Mint 19.1, looking for a media server, please note that contents are in my NAS. any recommendation?
I used to use serviio on windows before.
I tried Kodi, but too complicated and slow on my old pc.
I tried Rygel, but having problems adding contents from my NAS. I wonder if there is more user/newbie-friendly software for this.

- Linux mint 19.1 32 bit
- app should support subtitles = .srt .ass
- lightweight

Thanks,
Han
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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by catweazel » Thu May 02, 2019 1:48 am

dokie80 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:58 am
I wonder if there is more user/newbie-friendly software for this.
I typed Serviio Alternative into google and got these as the first two links.

https://www.topbestalternatives.com/serviio/
https://alternativeto.net/software/serv ... form=linux

How hard was that.
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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by Destry » Thu May 02, 2019 2:08 am

dokie80 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:58 am
Hi ALL! Greetings from a new user.
I just installed Linux Mint 19.2, looking for a media server, please note that contents are in my NAS. any recommendation?
I used to use serviio on windows before.
I tried Kodi, but too complicated and slow on my old pc.
I tried Rygel, but having problems adding contents from my NAS. I wonder if there is more user/newbie-friendly software for this.

Thanks,
Han
LM 19.2? Didn't know that was out yet.

I use PLEX media server.
Distro: Linux Mint 19.1
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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by dokie80 » Thu May 02, 2019 3:36 am

catweazel wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:48 am
dokie80 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:58 am
I wonder if there is more user/newbie-friendly software for this.
I typed Serviio Alternative into google and got these as the first two links.

https://www.topbestalternatives.com/serviio/
https://alternativeto.net/software/serv ... form=linux

How hard was that.
thanks.

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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by dokie80 » Thu May 02, 2019 3:38 am

Destry wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:08 am
dokie80 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:58 am
Hi ALL! Greetings from a new user.
I just installed Linux Mint 19.2, looking for a media server, please note that contents are in my NAS. any recommendation?
I used to use serviio on windows before.
I tried Kodi, but too complicated and slow on my old pc.
I tried Rygel, but having problems adding contents from my NAS. I wonder if there is more user/newbie-friendly software for this.

Thanks,
Han
LM 19.2? Didn't know that was out yet.

I use PLEX media server.
oops sorry, i meant 19.1 :D
oke i ll try plex. hope it wont slow down my old pc much. thanks

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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by Chemical_Ali » Thu May 02, 2019 5:39 am

There's also Jellyfin, which is based on Emby. Unlike Emby, Jellyfin is open source and does not have any restrictions. People have also mentioned that Jellyfin is faster than Plex. It is currently in early development though.

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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by dokie80 » Fri May 03, 2019 12:01 am

Chemical_Ali wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:39 am
There's also Jellyfin, which is based on Emby. Unlike Emby, Jellyfin is open source and does not have any restrictions. People have also mentioned that Jellyfin is faster than Plex. It is currently in early development though.
Thanks. But no 32 bit version. I use mint 32bit.
I tried.
- rygel, but having problems with subtitle.
- plex, first it works, but subtitle files are required to use language code, so I try other app. later on I re install it, but it's not working. Connection error or something on my TV screen.
- kodi, too heavy for my old pc. And still have problem with subtitle.

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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by csimon » Fri May 03, 2019 4:37 pm

I was using Plex but became dissatisfeid with the direction they were going. I've now been testing out Emby in Mint using an old PC that originally came with Windows XP and it's working a treat, and it is able to handle transcoding/remuxing better than Plex. Less support for clients though, I'm using Roku 4K sticks around the house. I've tried it with .srt subtiutles and it's fine. I eventually want to put Emby onto the machine that I'll eventually use as my central media server. Emby has built-in DLNA server and it's works better than any others have tried I think.

All my files are on a Synology NAS.

I also use JRiver as a music server.

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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by phd21 » Fri May 03, 2019 8:01 pm

Hi dokie80,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

For a truly easy to install and use basic media server that can be downloaded and installed in 5 minutes or less, I recommend and use Universal Media Server (UMS), see link below for information and my replies for installation instructions. This is a newer "forked" version of "PS3 Media Server" which may be in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM).

Media Server - What to use? - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=273165&hilit=media+server

Universal Media Server
https://www.universalmediaserver.com/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by dokie80 » Sun May 05, 2019 3:41 pm

Thanks phd21 & csimon for the answers.
I was going to try Jellyfin, but from what I read, it only support 64 bit system, sadly I installed 32 bit version of mint...
I'll try UMS later when I reinstall mint, coz right now I'm using other distro with jellyfin (not tested, but looking good ☺).

Thanks guys. Much appreciated

Ps. Hm.. Now... How to mark the thread as solved... 😂

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Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

Post by phd21 » Sun May 05, 2019 4:22 pm

Hi dokie80,

You are welcome from all of us that replied...

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

I frequently see people install Linux Mint 32-bit when in fact their computer hardware is actually 64-bit, and the results of the commands above will let us and you know if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit. If you truly have a 32-bit computer, I highly recommend getting a 64-bit computer asap because 32-bit software is quickly being phased out.

"Jellyfin" looks interesting but it is using the MS ".net" libraries and they are 64-bit only and are a known attack vector for malware and hackers.


Hope this helps ...
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