Re: [Hampshire] Minidlna

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Author: Chris Malton
To: Rob Malpass via Hampshire
Subject: Re: [Hampshire] Minidlna
Hi Rob,

I am running minidlna on a Raspi for streaming media and it works well.

I will see if I can dig out the config when I get home tonight.



On 15/10/17 10:30, Rob Malpass via Hampshire wrote:
> Hi all
> Has anyone had any success running minidlna?   For the life of me, I
> can’t see what I’m doing wrong.   It’s installed and according to
> sudo services minidlna status
> it seems to be running ok but I can’t see it either on the server’s
> file manager (which is Xenial) or on any (Windows) clients.
> Disconcertingly, it doesn’t even appear to be building a database or
> logging to anywhere.   I have faffed at length with /etc/minidlna.conf
> but to no avail.   Apparently you can either run it as yourself, and
> ensure minidlna.conf is pointing at directories that you have write
> permission to. The alternative (and default) is for it to run as a
> (non-logging in) user called minidlna.   In this case, said user
> minidlna must have write permissions to all directories specified in
> minidlna.conf.   Not wanting the hassle of chmod hierarchies, I went
> for the former option and specified it as such user=myname in
> /etc/minidlna.conf.
> Is there a winning formula out there?   The reason I’m trying to set
> this up is I rather fancy [2] and sadly it only works with dlna.
> Cheers
> Rob
> [2]
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