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dms is a UPnP DLNA Digital Media Server. It runs from the terminal, and serves content directly from the filesystem from the working directory, or the path given. The SSDP component will broadcast and respond to requests on all available network interfaces.

dms advertises and serves the raw files, in addition to alternate transcoded streams when it's able, such as mpeg2 PAL-DVD and WebM for the Chromecast. It will also provide thumbnails where possible.

dms uses ffprobe/avprobe to get media data such as bitrate and duration, ffmpeg/avconv for video transoding, and ffmpegthumbnailer for generating thumbnails when browsing. These commands must be in the PATH given to dms or the features requiring them will be disabled.

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Assuming $GOPATH and Go have been configured already::

$ go get

Ensure ffmpeg/avconv and/or ffmpegthumbnailer are in the PATH if the features depending on them are desired.

To run::

$ "$GOPATH"/bin/dms

Running DMS as a systemd service

A sample systemd .service file has been provided <helpers/systemd/dms.service>_ to assist in running DMS as a system service.

Running DMS as a FreeBSD service

Install the provided <helpers/bsd/dms>_ service file to /etc/rc.d or /usr/local/etc/rc.d add dms_enable="YES", and optionally dms_root="/path/to/my/media" and dms_user="myuser" to your /etc/rc.conf

Known Compatible Players and Renderers

  • Probably all Panasonic Viera TVs.
  • Android's BubbleUPnP and AirWire
  • Chromecast
  • VLC
  • LG Smart TVs, with varying success.


A UPnP DLNA Digital Media Server that includes basic video transcoding. Tested on a Panasonic Viera television, several Android UPnP apps, and Chromecast.

Dms Info

⭐ Stars 396
🔗 Source Code
🕒 Last Update 9 days ago
🕒 Created 7 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 13
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 30
😎 Author anacrolix