posted by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jun 2009 21:54 UTC
This project attempts to show you how to make your own home media server from readily available PC components and open source software. The software components we'll be using in this feature are Ubuntu Linux 8.10, Firefly DAAP Server, and MediaTomb. Most newer TVs and game consoles (for example, the PS3) are UPnP capable and allow you to stream content from UPnP-enabled sources. iTunes (Windows) and Rhythmbox (Linux) can play media that is centrally hosted on this type of server - an excellent way to setup a centralized, on-demand audio/video library in your home.