MediaTomb Samsung TV On Ubuntu

Overview

MediaTomb uPnP / DLNA server works out the box for standard media servers but required some configuration tweaks to enable playback on PlayStation 3. Whilst the changes were done manually in an XML file, the changes were simple and they were documented in the file. Enabling playback on Samsung T.Vs however are not. This worked on my Samsung D8000 Series T.V and there have reports of it working from C6000 series too.

Configuration Changes

Edit the file /etc/mediatomb/config.xml

Ensure the line is set to yes

Add the following just below to the protocolInfo line:



Go to section. Remove or comment out the line

if it was enable for PS3 support.

Add the following in the mappings section below the line :

Save the file and restart MediaTomb sudo service mediatomb restart

Summary

Very simple to do and worked once the service was restarted. Not sure how the mappings will work because the avi format conflicted with the mappings for the PlayStation.

MediaTomb DLNA Server on Ubuntu for Samsung TV

About Danny

I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [http://code.google.com/p/energyathome/] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Linux, T.V and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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