Media Server dlna

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INSTALLATION ON UBUNTU SERVER 14.04

sudo aptitude install minidlna

ADD MEDIA DIRECTORIES

Add the required directories (entries in bold are the modifications):

sudo nano /etc/minidlna.conf

# If you want to restrict a media_dir to a specific content type, you can
# prepend the directory name with a letter representing the type (A, P or V),
# followed by a comma, as so:
#   * "A" for audio    (eg. media_dir=A,/var/lib/minidlna/music)
#   * "P" for pictures (eg. media_dir=P,/var/lib/minidlna/pictures)
#   * "V" for video    (eg. media_dir=V,/var/lib/minidlna/videos)
#media_dir=/var/lib/minidlna
media_dir=V,/home/samba/shared/Videos/TV
media_dir=V,/home/samba/shared/Videos/Movies
media_dir=A,/home/samba/shared/Music

SPECIFY USING YOUR OWN FILE STRUCTURE

Edit the “root_container” entry setting it to “B” (entries in bold are the modifications) if you want to use your own folder structure:

sudo nano /etc/minidlna.conf

# Use a different container as the root of the directory tree presented to
# clients. The possible values are:
#   * "." - standard container
#   * "B" - "Browse Directory"
#   * "M" - "Music"
#   * "P" - "Pictures"
#   * "V" - "Video"
# If you specify "B" and the client device is audio-only then "Music/Folders"
# will be used as root.
#root_container=.
root_container=B

SPECIFY THE NETWORK INTERFACE

This is the network interface that the server should listen for requests on (entries in bold are the modifications):

# Network interface(s) to bind to (e.g. eth0), comma delimited.
# This option can be specified more than once.
# network_interface=
network_interface=eth0

SPECIFY THE PORT

If required open the following port on your server (in this example Uncomplicated FireWall is used):

sudo ufw allow from 192.168.0.0/24 to any port 8200 proto tcp

Restart minidlna:

sudo service minidlna restart

Test the MiniDLNA server is running by visiting in a web browser:

http://your.server.ip.address:8200

All being well you should see something similar to this:

MiniDLNA Status.jpg

ENABLE DATABASE DIRECTORY

sudo nano /etc/minidlna.conf

# Path to the directory that should hold the database and album art cache.
#db_dir=/var/cache/minidlna
db_dir=/var/cache/minidlna

ENABLE LOG FILE DIRECTORY

sudo nano /etc/minidlna.conf

# Path to the directory that should hold the log file.
#log_dir=/var/log
log_dir=/var/log

ENABLE FRIENDLY NAME

sudo nano /etc/minidlna.conf

# Name that the DLNA server presents to clients.
# Defaults to "hostname: username".
#friendly_name=
friendly_name=DLNA Server

RE-INDEX MEDIA

sudo service minidlna force-reload

Thanks to Ubuntu Thanks to leaseweb Labs.