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I was wondering if anyone new if the DLNA feature on the Samsung TVs (looking at a new UN46B8000) would be able to connect to my Fedora 11 Linux box.


I currently have a samba share connecting it to my Windows box and can stream HD just fine from it.


It would be nice to have just the TV and not have install the windows only samsung software on my PC and play right from the linux box.


Less wires less systems less mess.


Is it possible and will it really be able to navigate and play mkv HD files?


I'm guessing I would need to install some type of DNLA application on my linux box to serve the TV, but would the TV even be able to recognize it?
 

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I doubt anyone here has -- this is actually the first time the subject has come up. You'll probably have better luck asking in the windows forums. If it works there, then it will work with linux DLNA software, too, unless there's some form of DRM involved.
 

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Yes, I have tried this and it works.


I used the Mini-DLNA server on Ubuntu and worked without a hitch. Mini-DLNA can be found here...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/


I had to compile it, but it was super easy to do. Configuration was a breeze; you just point it to a directory and it shares it.


I have a Samsung 7100 series and it found it and played it without a problem. It works....my only gripe is that it doesn't display additional information about media and you can't delete files, or mark them as 'watched'.


I've been using xbmc for years and was hoping that the dlna stuff would work out similar to this...but it seems like it's just a really run down version of a media center. I didn't buy the tv for hte dlna stuff, but I thought it would be fun to play with.
 

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minidlna worked for me out of the box. beautiful. so much for samsung saying the media play function works only with fat/fat32/ntfs drives on the c630.


was anyone able to fwd/rew videos with minidlna?


thanks
 

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Yep i have tried this and it works....as a server i would go mezzmo.. saved me hours and hours on top of two days of configuring after work.. not enjoyable when you outlay $$ for a tv that i believe should pick up the streaming out of the box
 
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