its realy easy to do it without a module and You need in any way ssh access to configure the whole thing. Download the i386 static binary (downloads.sourceforge.net/mediatomb/mediatomb-static-0.11.0-r2-linux-uclibc-i386.tar.gz), follow the installation instructions - thats just unpacking it and then run the startup script from the console. Mediatomb tends to bind on the first lan interface and can also only bind to only one, so You should edit the startup script with Your correct ip adress, or edit the xml configuration file before startuing it.
The functionality at the moment is not very impressing, but I've tested it with divx and xvid avis and with mp3 audio files.
Building a module would not be so hard, but my personal opinion is, that the media server is more or less in beta version, so a manual installation should be fine in the beginning. As drewy has already written, with the help of the META module a automaitc start/stop on reboot/shutdown can easily be implemented. br Peter
I'm interested a little in trying to create some modules so above and beyond using the META Mod to help in creating one, do you have recommendations on which Linux Platform is the easiest to use in creating them. I modestly familiar in using linux and my main desktop is Ubuntu however willing to use spare desktop to test with different flavor if recommended.