Rygel is a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures to other devices.
There are many DLNA/UPnP devices on the market, such as the Sony Playstation 3, smartphones, Microsoft XBox 360, DLNA speakers, and TVs from Sony and Samsung, with more expected. Rygel allows a user to:
- Browse and play media stored on a PC via a TV or PS3, even if the original content is in a format that the TV or PS3 cannot play.
- Easily search and play media using a phone, TV, or PC.
- Redirect sound output to DLNA speakers.
Rygel provides several shared libraries in addition to the main Rygel server and its plugins. These may be used to implement Rygel plugins or media engines, standalone renderers, or even to implement replacement UPnP/DLNA servers.
librygel-db (as of Rygel 0.28)
librygel-renderer-gst (as of Rygel 0.18)
Ubuntu has official packages for Rygel. But in case you require newer versions:
The PPA for stable releases is at https://launchpad.net/~yg-jensge/+archive/gupnp
A PPA for unstable releases is at https://launchpad.net/~yg-jensge/+archive/gupnp-unstable
A (short) list of frequently asked questions is available here.
If you use Rygel, we would appreciate it if you could bump-up our user counter by simply clicking on "I USE THIS" button at our openhub (formerly known as Ohloh) page.