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I am making a NAS for my home to store my movies on and was told that I should try to ensure that it will be DLNA compliant for future possiblities. What does that mean and how do I make it compliant?


Thanks for your help.

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DLNA (or UPnP) simply means that the NAS or storage device broadcasts your folders and data in such a way that other DLNA/UPnP devices can use and understand it. It is a way to use data without having to know anything about networking or folder permissions etc.


If you are building your own NAS then you need to find a UPnP/DLNA program that is compatible with your OS (Windows/LINUX/whatever). You would then load this on your Server. If you Google UPnP Software you will find many options for this. FUPPES, Swisscenter, TVersity are just a few.


Many of the NAS appliances come with DLNA/UPnP plugins but if you are building your own you will need to do all this yourself.


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Hmmmm. The plot thickens. LOL Any idea where to do research other than the sites that sell the software? To get an unbiased view
 

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Any suggestions on which to research? Wiki has a ton of suggestions. I am assuming I would install this software on my NAS and then when burning my content from another computer to the NAS I would then direct it to certain folders and then the software would help to organize it for devices streaming content from it.


I am very excited to get away from the old system of using disks and changers. It cant come soon enough. Although all of that burning is going to suck big time.
 

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I've tried quite a few UPnP servers and my current favourite is TwonkyServer. I've also tested many built-in UPnP servers of NAS boxes and they are in general complete rubbish.
 

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So if I were to install TwonkyServer I would then burn my dvds and such to a specific folder in the program and then a DLNA enabled device would sync with the info from Twonky?


Does it matter if I use Raid 6 or another form using this software?
 
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