Roku Media with Minidlna

My Vizio TV was working OK with Plex but there was something about all the online activity that Plex insists upon. I’m sure they are not divulging any information on my movie tastes or the fact that I like Godzilla films, but let’s face it, I just didn’t trust them. Too much stuff gets put out online. I have therefore opted to use Minidnla, AKA ReadyMedia, with Roku TV and my Vizio. ReadyMedia is easy to install and setup and it works nicely. It doesn’t have all the features that Plex has, but who needs em?

To get the videos to work with my cheapo ancient Vizio, I covert them with this ffmpeg command:

ffmpeg -i input.avi -c:v libx264 -r 29.97 -s:v 1920x1080 -crf 23 -c:a aac -b:a 128K -ar 44100 output.m4v

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