Firstly I am not sure if this is the right area to post this question so I apologise in advance.
For the past two weeks I have been pulling my hair out trying to setup my own media server. The hardware side is no issue, thats all setup and working fine.
My issue is software. I have tried the following:
Ubuntu Server with the following:
Ushare - UPnP
Mediatomb - UPnP/DNLA
FreeNAS with DNLA and UPnP and Mediatomb
The problem I am having is the playing of different movie formats. For example I have some that are *.avi and some that are *.mp4. I have tried transcoding with scripts etc and nothing seems to work.
Does anyone out there have good experience in this area and a system that works full proof for them. Unfortunately I have no friends that have any experience in this area.
Oh by the way I want to play the movies from my wireless Media center a Pinnacle Show Center 250HD and a D-Link DSM-320.