[SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

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[SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby 1byte » 2017-10-19 15:09

I have been using MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) for some time
and works great on all devices, but for some strange reason
would not display WebM files.
MKV file work, but no WebM is container based on MKV ...

My WebM files are downloaded from YT to test 4K HDR playback on my 4K phone
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Re: MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby wizard10000 » 2017-10-19 15:36

The DLNA standard does not support WebM. Doesn't support .avi either :(
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Re: MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby 1byte » 2017-10-19 15:47

wizard10000 wrote:The DLNA standard does not support WebM. Doesn't support .avi either :(


Well, I do not have any AVI files :)

Is there simple way on how to stream/serve WebM and out of curiosity AVI files?
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Re: MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby wizard10000 » 2017-10-19 15:54

1byte wrote:Is there simple way on how to stream/serve WebM and out of curiosity AVI files?


You may need a DLNA server that supports transcoding. You can't send webm or avi to a DLNA client so you either have to convert before streaming or transcode on the fly.
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Re: MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby 1byte » 2017-10-19 16:16

wizard10000 wrote:
1byte wrote:Is there simple way on how to stream/serve WebM and out of curiosity AVI files?

You may need a DLNA server that supports transcoding. You can't send webm or avi to a DLNA client so you either have to convert before streaming or transcode on the fly.


I see,
Am I right in thinking that "transcoding on the fly" means loosing quality in case of WebM 4K HDR file?

Do you know of any simple DLNA Server that can transcode on the fly for Stretch 64bit?
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Re: [SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby debiman » 2017-10-19 16:32

maybe you should be looking at a different media server altogether?
kodi?
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Re: [SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby pylkko » 2017-10-19 17:20

Use a web server?
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Re: MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby wizard10000 » 2017-10-19 17:35

1byte wrote:I see,
Am I right in thinking that "transcoding on the fly" means loosing quality in case of WebM 4K HDR file?

Do you know of any simple DLNA Server that can transcode on the fly for Stretch 64bit?


You wouldn't necessarily lose quality, it would depend on how much horsepower your media server had and what settings you used for transcoding.

Plex will transcode, Kodi will transcode with the Emby plugin.

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Re: [SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby debiman » 2017-10-19 18:16

^ wouldn't it be better to eliminate the need for transcoding?
if i'm not mistaken it's an extremly resource-intensive task even on powerful machines.
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Re: [SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby Soapm » 2017-10-20 00:01

1byte wrote:My WebM files are downloaded from YT to test 4K HDR playback on my 4K phone


What is YT?

How many files do you have with webm extension? If all you have is one or two then the encoding isn't that big a deal.
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Re: [SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby wizard10000 » 2017-10-20 08:17

debiman wrote:^ wouldn't it be better to eliminate the need for transcoding?
if i'm not mistaken it's an extremly resource-intensive task even on powerful machines.


Rendering video or audio is processor-intensive. If OP's media server has enough horsepower to transcode he should be fine as actually streaming multimedia is pretty easy on hardware. Up until about a year ago I ran minidlna on my late but sorely missed Atom N270 netbook, which made a fine DLNA server.

I can even run minidlna on my Asus RT-N66 router. I don't, but the option is available :mrgreen:
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Re: [SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby debiman » 2017-10-21 06:30

wizard10000 wrote:Up until about a year ago I ran minidlna on my late but sorely missed Atom N270 netbook, which made a fine DLNA server.

but it wasn't transcoding on the fly, was it?
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Re: [SOLVED] MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) not showing WebM files

Postby wizard10000 » 2017-10-21 09:14

debiman wrote:but it wasn't transcoding on the fly, was it?


Nope - my point was that if he's got enough horsepower to transcode then streaming the actual video won't add much overhead. If OP can convert the video in less time then it takes to watch it transcoding is probably an option.
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