Mediatomb 0.12 on PS3: video thumbnails, YouTube and Apple movie trailers
An open source media server able to stream music and video to UPnP devices, such as the Playstation 3. This build is based on the latest development source tree, so although the next official release (0.12) is still ahead of us, we can already take a look at some new features, namely:
improved on-the-fly transcoding.
built-in support for video thumbnails (using ffmpegthumbnailer),
Apple movie trailers,
YouTube video feeds
In this article, I’m going to demonstrate these features on my PS3 and I’m also going to explain how to set them up.
FYI, I’m using Ubuntu 8.04, ffmpeg SVN-r16245 (built from source), ffmpegthumbnailer 1.3.0 (built from source) and x264 0.65.1057 (built from source).
1) Basic configuration
mediatomb only has one config file, located in ~/.mediatomb/config.xml. For more information, please check the mediatomb documentation.