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    MiniDLNA Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to MiniDLNA for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Plex, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MiniDLNA and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MiniDLNA are Universal Media Server (Free, Open Source), Serviio (Freemium), PS3 Media Server (Free, Open Source) and Streama (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.
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      Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video.
      Some users think Plex is a great alternative to MiniDLNA, some don't.
    1. Universal Media Server is a media server capable of serving videos, audio and images to any DLNA-capable device. It supports any device capable of DLNA and runs on all major operating systems: Windows, OS X and Linux.
      Most users think Universal Media Server is a great alternative to MiniDLNA.


    2. Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console) on your home network.
    3. PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

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      The project seems to be no longer developed, but last version, 1.90.1, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Ever had a huge bookshelf full of shows and movies? Ever wanted to digitalize them, but didn't have a good way of organizing the files? Worry no more! Streama is your own personal Netflix for just such a purpose!


    4. Gerbera is a free UPnP media server forked from the now discontinued MediaTomb project. It's highly compatible and works with many devices including TVs, Playstation, Android & iOS phones and tablets.
      Gerbera vs MiniDLNA opinions
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      3rd MiniDLNA was hard to configure
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      Olaris is an open-source, community driven, media manager and transcoding server.
    5. Macast is an open source tool to use your computer as a DLNA media renderer, so you can cast videos, pictures and music from your phone (or another computer) to your desktop.
    6. MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.

      Discontinued

      Shut down per notice on homepage, but has been forked via Gerbera

      See http://mediatomb.cc/

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      Rygel is a home media solution that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures, and control of media player on your home network. In technical terms it is both a UPnP AV MediaServer and MediaRenderer implemented through a plug-in mechanism.
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