I bought a Dune 301 for the bedroom last night.
Apparently Dune does not support SMB Authentication so it requires anonymous access. I tried setting it up but no luck. I'm not really crazy about that anyways since we run a domain environment here at home.
So I installed Server 2012 Essentials in a VM and for the Media Server working. However it will not play FLAC/MKV which is 99 percent of our stuff.
I've ready about the Windows Media packs and that but they seem to be for Win8, not for Server 2012.
Is there a solution? Does it require transcoding? Is there another UPNP Media Server out there that does not require transcoding, will run as a service, and not utilize Java?
I tried Plex but had a lot of problems with IE10 on 2012 even with IESC turned off. I do not have the CPU for transcoding, its running on an ESXI 5.1 server and I'd be running this strictly for media sharing.