Well it does seem to be a great light-weight UPnP server, even on my non-pro n5200 (I am still waiting for the non-router motherboards to come in...and waiting, and waiting...sign, another discussion...) it is only tapping my processor 2%.
From the documentation I thought it would stream FLAC but I am not seeing any of my FLAC files, looking at the docs it says "Transcoding" of FLAC whatever that means.
Still beats the heck out of the Mediabolics server that came with my n5200 firmware.
You have to compile it - You need a linux box or at least a virtual linux box. I use for my binaries a Open Suse 10.x Installation running as virtual box and do a static build - there is a README file included in the download package expleining how to enable a static build. br Peter
greybard: have now tried to compile it. On my old Suse box it's not possible because You need sqlite3 for it and some updated libraries (I don't want to change my installation cause it runs fine for my tasks). On my Ubunto box it always crashes with the static switch enabled missing some sqlite3 functions, without static in rans fine through this setp of the configure process, but misses then some other libraries.
Have done a little google research and it seems that the build scripts are very buggy and needs some investigation and tweaking to build correct. Sorry, but I don't have the time now to fix the build bugs. There is a commen on the Download page, that the static builds will be done later, so may be You wait some time or contact the developmenht team about that.
as far i can say is that mediatomb is good but ps3media server is WAAAYY better.
Ive spended in 2 days(48 hours) about 35 hours on it. I now know excatly how it works. First installed it on my desktop (ubuntu 10.04) and you really have to experiment with different transcoding profiles and scripts. I didnt manage to get subtitles to work but i did managed to get these mimetypes to transcode or just stream to my ps3.
*.divx, *.avi, *.mp3, *.wma - are working out of the box so these mimetypes dont need to be transcoded.
I did not tested ts or vob but im sure of it those would have also worked. The problem i encountered by transcoding those mimetypes is that i wasnt able to (fast)forward, (fast)backward, pause. so that really was a bummer.
If you look at PS3mediaserver you see that they dont have a webinterface but i think if you first configure it on your LINUX PC or virtualmachine running a linux distro then you could just put that directory with everything in it on your NAS (im running Ubuntu 10.04 so not the thecus version of linux) and configure it so it would start headless then youll get one of the best mediaservers there is.
NAS: Thecus N5200B Pro CPU: 2.26GHz (SL7VB) RAM: 1 GB OS: Linux Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS (Linux Kernel: 3.2.0-34) Apps: Deluge torrent server, SABnzbd-server, Webmin, LAMP-Server, proFTPD, PS3 Media server, openssh, phpMyAdmin Aray: 1 HD = JBOD & 4 HD = RAID 6 HDs: 1 x 1000GB Western Digital WD10000FYPS RE2-GP / 4 x 2000 GB Western Digital WDC WD20EARS-00M Filesystems: Ext4