VideoLAN does not support DLNA and doesn't wish to, and servers like Plex do not support RTP and do not wish to.

Also, I have various devices at home, which are all hard-nosed in similar way.

So I think this is server who should be multi-protocol.

So, the question is: what is this server?

OS is Ubuntu.

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I think that you are searching for minidnla https://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/ (Now is called ReadyMedia)

you can install on ubuntu using apt-get install minidnla


I am thinking about supporting both DLNA from my RTSP project @ http://net7mma.codeplex.com/ but until then...

Just use VideoLan to output to a pipe, then use any DLNA Server to read the pipe with meta information created from the SDP of the RTP/RTSP/RTMP/HTTP/ETC stream. This will effectively create a virtual DLNA item with the output from VideoLan.

See also http://www.nt.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/file_uploads/theses/bachelor/bachelor-thesis-final_01.pdf

See also https://github.com/nmaier/simpleDLNA/

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