Raspberry Pi Media Server | Streaming To Any Source Using miniDLNA [Documentation]

I’ve made some progress on the RPi Streaming Server.

To replicate this you’ll need to do the following:

1. Install miniDLNA

2. Edit the config file to how you want it. Edit it using vim

3. Here’s what I’m working with, and it works.

You can grab the file itself here. The only thing that’s different is where I put the media directories. The rest of the instructions are still in the .conf, it’s much simpler than mediatomb for example.

Here’s a video of the whole thing working on 3 devices!


  1. Would something like this work too from one Pi to another Pi ?

    I have one Pi (wired connection) in the living room running RaspBMC, another Pi (wireless connection) in the bedroom running RaspBMC too.
    Yesterday I tried without special settings to “read” a movie file from the living room Pi on the Pi in the bedroom. I used the uPNP library sharing feature to reach the file, but it was crappy slow, hardly watchable.
    A smart streaming server on the Livingroom Pi might prevent the hickups during the watch, that’s why I’m asking.

    What do you think ?


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