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Plex is a media streaming application with a free media server that can function as a DLNA server and supports 4k. It runs on Linux (as well as Windows, OSX, and NAS devices). Here's a guide for setting up DLNA with Plex.


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Tyson's suggestion was spot on. These set top boxes aren't only designed to provide content from the internet. See Wikipedia on Set Top Boxes Depending on the format of your content, one device may be better than another, but any of these give you the ability to read the content from the hard disk and display it on your TV.


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USB drive in Samsung Smart TV gets formatted in Linux-format filesystem (somebody says "XFS", mine is in "Linux Ext"). You can use free DiskInternals Linux Reader to view all files, but I think they are encrypted and/ord DRM protected, so youcan copy them to PC, but can't play them.


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Since your Samsung monitor has no HDMI or DVI port, it will be very difficult to connect your set-top box to your monitor. There are HDMI to VGA converters but most likely won't work due to HDCP protection.


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You should be able to get an HDMI to VGA converter - this will allow you to take the video signal from your set top box to your monitor. However, VGA does not carry an audio signal - If your monitor only has a VGA port and no audio port then you will not be able to have audio via the VGA cable. Unless you can plug speakers into your set top box you will ...



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