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Best dlna program

Post by fits79 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:46 am


Can anyone tell me a better program than allshare manager because the last days it make me very strange things like a folder i have named "radio arvyla season 6" it doesn't recognize it and when i rename it to "radio arvila" it recognize it. Always with the exact same mkv files inside the folder.
And one file that doesn't recognize it with name "top gear s18e01.mkv" when i change the name into "top.gear s1801.mkv" it recognize it.

So can anyone tell me one better, lighter and more reliable dlna program that i can use to my samsung ue40es6100 led 3d tv?


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Re: Best dlna program

Post by Difio » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:51 pm

i use tvmobili...however it's not completely free (max 10GB of streaming each month)..however it's really lighter than allshare

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Re: Best dlna program

Post by Feuerbard » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:50 pm

twonky is very good

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Re: Best dlna program

Post by saint056a » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:18 pm

For me best is Home Media Server its free, but menu is in russian.

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Re: Best dlna program

Post by absent » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:30 pm

There's also Universal Media Server:

And Plex Media Server:

Plex has an app in the Samsung Apps store on your TV which interfaces with the server on your computer. UMS though I've found to be the fastest with my Sammy TV, the folders, files and such display noticeably faster than with other DLNA's for me.

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Re: Best dlna program

Post by ymasgo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:27 am

Mezzmo works the best for me.
Mostly play 720p/1080p H.264 video with AAC, AC3 or DTS audio in mkv. But one feature i really need sometimes are subs (srt/ass best already muxed in the mkv) and those rarely work for DLNA (due to subs not being in the DLNA spec and everyone doing a slightly different workaround). Those files don't need transcoding, so i didn't really look into that aspect.
Well and it worked with Mezzmo and their UI is useable, but it isn't officially free. Library management is also very nice as it let's you easily create your own virtual folders (way easier to browse on the TV).

Tested like PS3Media Server(wanted to transcode even if not needed, subs didn't work), Twonky (no subs), Allshare (kind of worked, but stored for every file it's own mta file in the same folder and library does not autorefresh), Serviio (ugly UI, library management was complicated, no subs). And once for Linux: MiniDLNA (some files were missing like those with DTS audio, but at least it's small).
Most of the testing was done like one year ago, but since then Mezzmo just worked so didn't bother to re-evaluate.

But i really would use samygo's smb/nfs support over DLNA if you have the choice and don't need transcoding. Doesn't need seperate DLNA software and just works.

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Re: Best dlna program

Post by jeroen79 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:35 pm

ps3mediaserver works perfectly here, maby you didn't configure it properly?
here it never tanscodes

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Re: Best dlna program

Post by nobody » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:44 pm

Plex media center is not bad at all either.

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Re: Best dlna program

Post by Iveky3 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Serviio works ok, dts, 5.1, subtitles, only wmv2 needs transcoding. Has many plugins to enhance usability (i personaly use sopcast plugin).

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