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 This way if there is something in your saved directories that is incompatible with your new install of Serviio you can revert to the default ones that were installed by tar simply by removing the .old designation after removing the current ones that cause a problem. This way if there is something in your saved directories that is incompatible with your new install of Serviio you can revert to the default ones that were installed by tar simply by removing the .old designation after removing the current ones that cause a problem.
  
-Then all you need to do with Gnome and Mint or other distros with the ability to change ​the "start Menu" is add the serviio and console .sh scripts as programs to launch from /​home///​your_user_name/////​the directory that you put serviio in///​serviio-//​whatever is current///​bin/​ to your Menu(s). Other users on the same machine but with a different login will not have these items in their start menu. So if you share this machine with others that do not use a dlna server the changes that you made are not system wide at all. And will not effect the core of Linux in anyway whatsoever. ​ +Then all you need to do with Gnome and Mint or other distros with the ability to edit the "start Menu" ​by simply right clicking on the "​menu", ​is add the serviio and console .sh scripts as programs to launch from /​home///​your_user_name/////​the directory that you put serviio in///​serviio-//​whatever is current///​bin/​ to your Menu(s). Other users on the same machine but with a different login will not have these items in their start menu. So if you share this machine with others that do not use a dlna server the changes that you made are not system wide at all. And will not effect the core of Linux in anyway whatsoever. ​
  
-You need to make sure that you have sun-java 1.6 and ffmpeg installed and you can do that with the command line or Synaptic or whatever package manager you have ..Slackware and Zenwalk even have these packages so Bobs Your Uncle:​-; ​whatever form of Linux you choose Serviio will work without too much hassle or command line expertise. Some Debian variants and pure Debian will need the non-free media repositories enabled to get the dreaded ​"​proprietary codecs"​ though. But by and large all newer Linux distros will work well with Serviio.+You can also just right click on the desktop and create launchers to serviio.sh and/or serviio-console.sh  
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 +It is not absolutely necessary to have serviio in the start menu but if you do it also makes it possible then to have serviio run as a user specific login startup item without having to essentially "​system daemonize"​ the serviio core java process.  
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 +The process to core install serviio as a service is also documented in this wiki for those who desire to install serviio as a core program. 
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 +That is the really nice part the choice is up to the user. 
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 +You need to make sure that you have sun-java 1.6 and ffmpeg installed and you can do that with the command line or Synaptic or whatever package manager you have .. whatever form of Linux you choose Serviio will work without too much hassle or command line expertise. Some Debian variants and pure Debian will need the non-free media repositories enabled to get the "​proprietary codecs"​ though. But by and large all newer Linux distros will work well with Serviio
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 +Understanding complicated command line based instructions is nice and will help speed up tasks that would otherwise require complicated and often poorly constructed desktop GUIs. But this tutorial in how to quickly and easily setup Serviio. 
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 +I am sure that as Serviio progresses there will be those who automate the processes that I have just described with simple install scripts that do everything that I just described
  
  
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