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ReadyMedia (formerly known as MiniDLNA) is a simple media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is developed by a NETGEAR employee for the ReadyNAS product line.

It is not in any way endorsed by the Digital Living Network Alliance®.

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  • malat
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Run smoothly on an old Mac Mini G4 / 1Gb RAM ! Thanks much.

    Posted 02/23/2015
  • mcms09
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    great software, works out of the box.

    Posted 01/27/2015
  • frm
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I installed it on a BeagleBone and that's just great: I stream .mkv/.avi and other formats to my Samsung TV and almost always it works just fine. Great open source software!!

    Posted 12/28/2014
  • galaxyjim
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    i have nas4free server that i installed minidlna V4 on and it works flawlessly i am so very happy for for months i have tried to stop the pausing and the not playing on my hisencse TV but after i installed minidlna and configured it is amazing nice job !!! also can you update the link to donate? when i go to the link it gives me the 404 error thanks

    Posted 11/30/2014
  • den411
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I've been using minidlna for about two years. Prior to minidlna i thought DLNA was garbage and did everything over SMB due to so many issues. However this server is so good, family productivity has been reduced to zero because of the reliability of streaming movies. It is the first thing i ever installed that has been wife approved. I stream to Samsung Smart TV's (manufactured 2012-2014) PCs, android tablets, iphones, RK3066 tv sticks and seagate free agent theatre+. It seems to be the only simple, reliable, non-bloated dlna server out there. Configuration is cake. I've used this with a minimal install of ubuntu and now OpenBSD 5.6 with tremendous success. It undergoes constant use in my large family. It is very rare that i have an issue. Most of the movies i throw at it are MKV's, XVIDS, old avi's. I have had only one issue with special characters in filenames have screwed up the ordering of movies on the tv; ie you click on one movie and it is really three down. This is easy to fix by having sane filenames. My preference and standard are all lowercases with only dot (period) seperators For example rocky.ii.mkv, rocky.iii.mkv etc. Also have had no issues applying pictures to represent the movies , and downloading subtitles. Previous hardware was Intel DN2800MT Motherboard/Atom DN2800/2GB RAM on sata drives. Current hardware is AMD A6/16GB RAM running VMWare ESX which runs minidlnad in an OpenBSD VM with 512MB RAM along with other more resource-intensive VM's.

    Posted 11/12/2014
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