share multimedia files with Smart TVs
You can easily share your videos, music and pictures stored in your linux box with your Smart TV, all you have to do is configure a DLNA server in linux.
One of the easiest to install and configure is ReadyMedia (formerly MiniDLNA): http://minidlna.sourceforge.net/
Here are the steps needed to configure on Ubuntu:
- Install the package:
apt-get install minidlna
- Specify the folders where the multimedia contents is stored.
To do this, add one or more lines like this in /etc/minidlna.conf:
where ‘/path/to/folder’ is the directory name where the files are located; you can specify as many ‘media_dir’ as you want.
IMPORTANT!: Verify that the user ‘minidlna’ has read and execute permission in the folders specified.
- Increase the Inotify Watches Limit:
By default Ubuntu has this value set to 8192, you need to increase this value to more than 65535
To increase the limit, execute (as root):
# echo 65538 > /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches
To make the change permanent, add the following to /etc/sysctl.conf:
Restart the DLNA server after doing the modification specified above:
# /etc/init.d/minidlna restart
- Now everything’s ready, you can play your multimedia files stored in your Ubuntu server in your Smart TV!