MiniDLNA Server and Raspberry Pi

DNLA NAS server with the help of MiniDLNA for your Raspberry Pi.

MiniDLNA is another one of those articles where I had to go bouncing around between various sites to truly get all of the details about how to setup and maintain MiniDLNA properly. For those who do not know what it is. DLNA stands for “Digital Network Living Alliance” and it’s a protocol used in many consoles, smartTV’s even phones as a standardized protocol that they can all communicate on (depending on video and encoder). The Raspberry Pi is perfect for such a project as it’s low power and can put out an ‘okay’ level of bandwidth can can handle most 720p videos and even some 1080p videos that are encoded well. This is also great if you want to have a constant library of music and pictures that you would like to share with your entire LAN for anyone in your house to view or play.

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Ouya Support – XBMC reporting wrong time.

XMBC and KODI reporting wrong time on android.

Wrong time is a result of Ouyas operating system used more for gaming then it is for any application function like the original intention of the android operating system which is for phones. It’s there you just have to back out of XBMC/KODI to set it. This should technically fall under the core troubleshooting catagory however since it is only noticeable in applications and third party apk’s then it makes more sense to put it down here.

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Ouya Support – XBMC for Ouya MP4 files

XBMC for Ouya will not play MP4 files! It behaves like its going to play the audio only of the film but does nothing!

The MP4 files issue goes into a licensing issue that prevented all of the codecs from being compiled into XBMC for ouya (Currently version 12.3 Frodo). Since version 13.x Gothan XBMC has changed its name over to the new platform KODI.  If you point your Ouyas Browser over to the New Kodi homepage for downloads and select the Android ARM version. You can download the APK and side-load without the need of rooting your Ouya. The version direct from KODI will upgrade the player to version 14.x helix (At the time of this posting) and you will regain access back to playing videos upon it once again.

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