Setup serviio DLNA server on Ubuntu based distros

Serviio is a powerful Java media server (DNLA) for Linux, Windows and Mac. After Ubuntu 12, some packages were removed from repositories, such as ffmpeg, that which one is a main dependency os Serviio. So, if you are in distros based on newer versions of Ubuntu (12+), you’ll need to obtain this package from another source, or you can use the steps below.

Add a ffmpeg PPA repository:

After you’ll must update apt’s package list:

Now, install ffmpeg package:

Another required package is dcraw, this one has lots of functions to process and decode images. Some distros have this package, but if you don’t have installed yet, just install it:

To run Serviio just execute your bash file:

And for access GUI:

To inspect Serviio’s logs, you can use tail command:

Enjoy :)