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albalynga48

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Post Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:54 am

Need help with Serviio - is this a good place to ask?

I was hoping there would be a Serviio subreddit, but there's only one post in there, so now I'm looking further afield, sorry if this isn't the right place.

I have a HTPC (windows 7) set up in my lounge room with a hard drive connected filled with video and music files (many different formats). Recently I purchased a smart TV with DLNA capabilities for my bedroom so I could stream from my HTPC in there.

I had a half arse muck around with both vlc and windows media server to try and get this happening but neither seemed to work, so tonight I downloaded serviio. I've added the media files to the library and the server appears on my smart TV, but when I try and select it I get the error "Loading the DLNA resource failed" and that's it.

Can anyone shed some light on what I'm doing wrong? Or point me to a better subreddit to ask in? Thanks
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atc98092

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Post Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:25 pm

Re: Need help with Serviio - is this a good place to ask?

Yes, it's fine to ask here. Welcome!

What brand Smart TV do you have? Serviio has different profiles for different devices, and you might need to select a profile different from what Serviio assigned by default.

Most TVs don't have the best implementation of DLNA, and often has a number of limitations. That's what the profiles are used for, to ensure playback best matches the player and transcode any media that the TV doesn't support.
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