I have just recently set up a DLNA server on my GNU/Linux desktop at home. I am using PS3 Media Server to do the job. I like it a lot so far, but I was curious about whether or not it is the best solution. To you, what is the best DLNA server for Linux?

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I found Mediatomb to work with very little configuration. I now have replaced it with a Netgear ReadyNAS box. It is a bit pricey, but also very elegent. Iirc it is running a custom DLNA server, easily configurable through the FrontView web ui.


FWIW, I use mediatomb (SourceForge project page) and find it to work flawlessly, although it sure took some configuring.

It runs as a system service (started from /etc/init.d on boot) and I've set it to auto-update indexes so I never need to touch it now.

I also set up a little IMDB lookup script that moves movies into directories based on their IMDB rating.


This post gives a pretty good breakdown of a lot of choices.

  • Thanks for the response, but I had already came across that one from Google. I was curious about what SuperUser members' thoughts were. Not to mention, its just information and not too much commentary about preference. The article is also from 2007.
    – kzh
    Mar 7, 2010 at 2:34
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    please delete your post or update the link with one that works as the original link is dead. thanks
    – Eric
    Feb 19, 2020 at 14:01

I use mediatomb. See this post for a bunch of great uses.

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