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 @ net7mma - Managed Media Aggregation archived by Wayback Machine or Github Repository 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 Implementing a DLNA-compliant UPnP AV MediaServer with DVB and RTSP/RTP support - Martin Emrich (Bachelor’s Thesis)

See also SimpleDLNA

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