Making Music / Video folders on FreeBSD visible on HD TV

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Tue Mar 13 22:22:32 UTC 2012

On 03/14/12 03:29, Carmel wrote:
> 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.
Ironic, considering Sony use FreeBSD for PS... might have had more 
success than Samsung :)

There's a DLNA server in ports you could try.
> 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.

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