[ubuntu-us-in] Ubuntu Media Server?

Phil Buckler buck2825 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 04:09:40 GMT 2010

I was using mdadm for software raid, samba for file sharing, and xbmc  
on an old xbox for my media center.

I found that mdadm worked well but it made me nervise any time I  
touched it (I'm not an expert).  So now I use a d-link DNS-321,  
network attched storage. It works great.  It has nfs, samba, and FTP.   
It is a custom linux os from d-link. I have found on the Internet  
where people have soft-modded them into full web servers among other  

Xbmc is great they make a windows, and Linux version as well as the  

I'm not much of a tv guy and I had streaming issues from my storage to  
my xbox on ether the nas or pc stroage so I think it may have  
something to do with my router.

That my two cents spend it wisely

Phil Buckler

Sent from my moble device, please excuse any typographical errors.

On Nov 9, 2010, at 2:12 PM, Michael Schultheiss <schultmc at cinlug.org>  

> DJ Gregory wrote:
>> Everyone,
>> I've been using Ubuntu for awhile, but really got into it around  
>> Hoary
>> Hedgehog.  I enjoy any Linux distro on a whole, but I want a media
>> server, preferably based on Ubuntu Server.  Can anyone recommend some
>> programs and/or methods to set up something like this?  I have  
>> ideas and
>> I've seen solutions, but I want to get some of our members opinions  
>> here
>> as to what is good to actually use.  Forums are fine to search around
>> in, but not personal enough.  I'd like to get some real life input in
>> how things work.  Any good ideas?
> What are you looking to do with your Media Server?
> I would take a look at Mythbuntu [0] - it utilizes MythTV [1] and  
> does a
> lot of media related things.
> [0] http://www.mythbuntu.org
> [1] http://www.mythtv.org
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