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myGICA ATV1200: Android TV box with dual-core CPU

Instead of a HTPC as a DLNA client for FreeNAS, you can also use an Android TV box as a cheaper variant. My choice fell on the myGica ATV1200, which works with Android 4.1.2 and above all offers various connections: optical digital output, coax output and four times USB. The setup is relatively simple, since it is largely a standard Android and the ...

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HTPC as DLNA client for FreeNAS servers: compilation 1

After my FreeNAS server runs reliably and provides data via DLNA (in the form of the minidlna plugin) is now missing a player in the living room - a HTPC (Home Theater PC). In the bedroom I rely on an AppleTV 2, but in the living room with a beamer it should be a more powerful solution, that is: a HTPC is needed. Most important ...

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FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA 3 available

On FreeNAS.org the 3rd beta version of the upcoming FreeNAS version 8.3.0 has already been released, which brings a new ZFS version as an essential innovation. However, the update to the new file system version is optional and must be initiated manually; once performed, the ZFS no longer understands older FreeNAS or FreeBSD versions, so that the upgrade is a one-way street and ...

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FreeNAS 8.2.0: Add media directories to minidlna.conf

With FreeNAS 8.2.0 came support for minidlna as a plugin. Unfortunately, the settings are limited, so only a media path can be defined via the GUI. However, it is very easy to define folders for videos, pictures and movies with a few changes in minidlna.conf. In the following I assume that the plugin jail ...

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Freenas 8.0.4-p2: Update brings Samba 3.6.5

Freenas has been released in version 8.0.4-p2, so there is one more version before Freenas 8.2, which then brings plugin support. The update released yesterday fixes a security vulnerability in Samba (CVE-2012-2011) and brings the CIFS server to version 3.6.5. The update is easy to perform, just download the corresponding file from Sourceforge and install it via the Freenas interface. Who ...

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Freenas 8.2 Beta 3 with new plugin structure

On April 19, the 3rd beta for FreeNAS 8.2 was released, which brings a new plugin structure. This should now remain stable, so that plugins can be used even after FreeNAS updates without adjustments. It is still not suitable for production systems, but if you want to write your own plugins, it is now time to take a closer look at it.

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Freenas 8.2.x: beta, new features, plugin system

Freenas 8.2 is currently available in a second beta version and is expected to be released in May. The main change besides the change to FreeBSD 8.2 as a base is the support of plugins, so that various software (including minidlna for media support). An upgrade from an existing Freenas 8.0.4 installation should be possible without problems, from the use of the beta version ...

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Freenas 8.0.x multimedia: Set up DLNA

Unlike Freenas 0.7.x, Freenas 8.0.x does not support DLNA. This has now changed with the "Multimedia" build. You can upgrade from regular Freenas to "Multimedia" without further ado (even if you used the same version before, e.g. from Freenas 8.0.3-p1 to 8.0.3-p1-Multimedia. Once this is done (i.e. a variant with multimedia support is running) DLNA must ...

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