miniDLNA on Raspberry Pi

For the easiest of my candidate projects (dlna server), I found this post: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=8607

I have already installed, configured and used successfully minidlna on OpenSuSE, until I installed serviio, much more friendly and with some additional features, like video streaming for instance.

There is a general forum for Media and Games on Raspberry Pi:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=35&sid=a3b9556af4eb80efa383f55bd59552e5

I have just downloaded Raspbian and will try to boot the Raspberry Pi from an 4Gb SD card with the image. The uncompressed size of the image is 1.8Gb, so unfortunately I will not use one of the several 1Gb unused SD cards I have. I want to make it as cheap as I can, It will be more in line with the Raspberry Pi spirit, with the spirit of my blog and with the spirit of my wallet.

 

Projects for Raspberry Pi

I have several projects for my next computer (Raspberry Pi):

– DLNA server for my living room. I already have an OpenSuSE based DLNA server, but it is a x86 PC that consumes a lot of power, and electricity is getting higher everyday, so I need a greener thing. I think Raspberry Pi will have enough speed to serve files through DLNA.

– Web browser connected to the TV set, so I can rent movies or browse YouTube. This is very ambitious from a computing power point of view, because of the 700MHz of the Raspberry Pi. I’ve heard of overclocking and warranty voiding…

– Ultragreen web server connected all day long.

– Irrigation controller, using the GPIO as an input/output interface to moisture sensors, relays, etc, so I can have all my plants happy all along the year.

If I only had more time…