Making Music / Video folders on FreeBSD visible on HD TV

Graeme Dargie arab at
Tue Mar 13 21:48:25 UTC 2012

Been here ... cursed that, your TV is not seeing the folders directly at least not in the traditional sense, it is likely that it is using WMP as a DLNA server which will transcode the media in to a format that your TV can play by streaming. 
You solution is in ports /net/serviio 

You can find more information here 

Do not worry that it mentions Win Mac and Linux, it does work great on FreeBSD .



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Carmel
Sent: 13 March 2012 17:30
To: FreeBSD
Subject: Making Music / Video folders on FreeBSD visible on HD TV

Presently, I have three HD TVs, two Samsung and one Sony. On these TVs there is a menu where I can access remote devices to access music or videos. By marking the folders "shared" in Windows, these folders are available on these TVs. I have found no way to accomplish the same thing with my FreeBSD-8.2 PC. Simply using Samba and creating a shared music or video directory does not work. I contacted Samsung and they told me that they do not support architecture other than Microsoft & MAC and that I should contact whoever wrote the OS I am working with for assistance. I didn't bother with Sony since I assume I would have only gotten the same response.

If anyone understands what I am talking about and has a feasible solution I would love to hear. I had considered either mapping a drive in Windows that pointed to the FreeBSD share or creating a link to it.
I would prefer not to have to go that route however, even if it did work.

I probably should add that this entire system is wireless with the exception of the FreeBSD machine that is hard wired to the wireless router.

carmel_ny at

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