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DLNA with Linux and a Yamaha RX-V2065

The Yamaha RX-V2065 is the first non-PC-based surround sound system I own. In addition to playing everything radio and hdmi-based, this receiver has an Ethernet connection. It can stream a long list of Internet radio stations, and it can find DLNA media servers on the local network to play various audio formats (no Ogg Vorbis though).
I've got my collection of some 400 CD's in mp3 format stored on my CentOS Linux fileserver, so obviously I wanted to access these files from the RX-V2065.
First attempt: Coherence on the CentOS 5.4 fileserver. Because of missing dependencies, only the FSStore backend worked. Streaming worked, but no Track/Artist/Album fields were passed through.
Second attempt: Coherence 0.6.4 on Ubuntu 9.10 in a VM, with the mp3 catalog mounted via NFS. Now the FSStore backend still works, and the MediaDB backend too. This second backend does provide Track/Artist/Album information, and even Album Cover art, downloaded using albumart-qt 1.6.6 on the CentOS server. The Yamaha gets "All Tracks", "Artist", and "Album" listings.
I'll stick with this second solution until I can have the Coherence MediaDB dependencies on CentOS too.


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