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A/V Media streaming from Linux PC?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by NickElliott, 7 Jan 2009.

  1. NickElliott

    NickElliott What's a Dremel?

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    Like a lot of people my music collection now lives on my PC, and more and more of my video collection, the problem is my PC lives in a different part of the house to where I watch TV and listen to music.

    I'd like to access the media files on the PC so I can watch or play them through my home cinema kit. In theory I'd connect my PC to a wireless router, such as:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-Xtre...ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1231331702&sr=1-115

    And connect my home cinema kit to media streamer such as:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-DSM-...m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=00FZ3AJY4N1B98N7HHZT

    However my PC runs Linux (Kubuntu 8.10) and I'm guessing that most media streaming devices are Windows or MAC only.

    Is this a workable solution or are there better ways of doing this with my setup?

    Thanks.

    Nick
     
  2. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Just install Samba on your server PC & your streaming device will think it's reading from a Windows share.

    Samba is available in System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager, or (in a terminal) "sudo apt-get install samba".
     
  3. NickElliott

    NickElliott What's a Dremel?

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    Yes, of course, thanks for the tip. I've been meaning to install Samba for some time, seems like that time has arrived!
     

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