MiniDLNA

MiniDLNA is a lightweight DLNA/UPnP media server. The MiniDNLA daemon serves media files (music, pictures, and video) to clients on a network.

Installation

root@OpenWrt:~# opkg update
root@OpenWrt:~# opkg install minidlna

Configuration

edit file: /etc/minidlna.conf or /etc/config/minidlna.conf or /tmp/minidlna.conf depend on your miniDLNA Version

#------------------------------------------------------#
# port for HTTP (descriptions, SOAP, media transfer) traffic
#------------------------------------------------------#
port=8200

#------------------------------------------------------#
# network interfaces to serve, comma delimited
#------------------------------------------------------#
network_interface=br-lan

#------------------------------------------------------#
# set this to the directory you want scanned.
# * if have multiple directories, you can have multiple media_dir= lines
# * if you want to restrict a media_dir to a specific content type, you
#   can prepend the type, followed by a comma, to the directory:
#   + "A" for audio  (eg. media_dir=A,/home/jmaggard/Music)
#   + "V" for video  (eg. media_dir=V,/home/jmaggard/Videos)
#   + "P" for images (eg. media_dir=P,/home/jmaggard/Pictures)
#------------------------------------------------------#
# Directory of media is depend on your storage
#------------------------------------------------------#
media_dir=A,/mnt/sda1/music
media_dir=P,/mnt/sda1/picture
media_dir=V,/mnt/sda1/video
#------------------------------------------------------#
# set this if you want to customize the name that shows up on your clients
#------------------------------------------------------#
friendly_name=My DLNA Server

#------------------------------------------------------#
# set this if you would like to specify the directory where you want MiniDLNA to store its database and album art cache
#------------------------------------------------------#
db_dir=/mnt/sda1/minidlna/db

#------------------------------------------------------#
# set this if you would like to specify the directory where you want MiniDLNA to store its log file
#------------------------------------------------------#
log_dir=/mnt/sda1/minidlna/log

#------------------------------------------------------#
# this should be a list of file names to check for when searching for album art
# note: names should be delimited with a forward slash ("/")
#------------------------------------------------------#
album_art_names=Cover.jpg/cover.jpg/AlbumArtSmall.jpg/albumartsmall.jpg/AlbumArt.jpg/albumart.jpg/Album.jpg/album.jpg/Folder.jpg/folder.jpg/Thumb.jpg/thumb.jpg

#------------------------------------------------------#
# set this to no to disable inotify monitoring to automatically discover new files
# note: the default is yes
#------------------------------------------------------#
inotify=yes

#------------------------------------------------------#
# set this to yes to enable support for streaming .jpg and .mp3 files to a TiVo supporting HMO
#------------------------------------------------------#
enable_tivo=no

#------------------------------------------------------#
# set this to strictly adhere to DLNA standards.
# * This will allow server-side downscaling of very large JPEG images,
#   which may hurt JPEG serving performance on (at least) Sony DLNA products.
#------------------------------------------------------#
strict_dlna=no

#------------------------------------------------------#
# default presentation url is http address on port 80
#------------------------------------------------------#
presentation_url=http://192.168.1.1:8200/

#------------------------------------------------------#
# notify interval in seconds. default is 895 seconds.
#------------------------------------------------------#
notify_interval=900

#------------------------------------------------------#
# serial and model number the daemon will report to clients
# in its XML description
#------------------------------------------------------#
serial=12345678
model_number=1

#------------------------------------------------------#
# specify the path to the MiniSSDPd socket
#------------------------------------------------------#
#minissdpdsocket=/var/run/minissdpd.sock

#------------------------------------------------------#
# use different container as root of the tree
# possible values:
#   + "." - use standard container (this is the default)
#   + "B" - "Browse Directory"
#   + "M" - "Music"
#   + "V" - "Video"
#   + "P" - "Pictures"
# if you specify "B" and client device is audio-only then "Music/Folders" will be used as root
#------------------------------------------------------#
#root_container=.

Configuration (uci)

This describes the configuration options in /etc/config/minidlna.

FIXME This is just an initial dump of all the options I found, I am not certain about any other options or their actual meaning!
FIXME I just guessed the Type entries. — hcc23 2013/02/21 02:02
Name Type Required Default Description
enabled boolean ??? 0
port string ??? 8200 port for HTTP (descriptions, SOAP, media transfer) traffic
interface string ??? br-lan network interfaces to serve; comma (,) delimited
friendly_name string no (none) set this if you want to customize the name that shows up on your clients
db_dir string no /var/run/minidlna set this if you would like to specify the directory where you want MiniDLNA to store its database and album art cache
log_dir string no /var/log set this if you would like to specify the directory where you want MiniDLNA to store its log file
inotify boolean no 1 set this to no to disable inotify monitoring to automatically discover new files
enable_tivo boolean no 0 set this to yes to enable support for streaming .jpg and .mp3 files to a TiVo supporting HMO
strict_dlna boolean ??? 0 strictly adhere to DLNA standards; This will allow server-side down-scaling of very large JPEG images, which may hurt JPEG serving performance on (at least) Sony DLNA products.
notify_interval integer no 895 notify interval in seconds
serial integer ??? 12345678 model number the daemon will report to clients in its XML description
model_number integer ??? 1 model number the daemon will report to clients in its XML description
root_container .,B,M,V,P no . container for the tree root; .: default, B:browse directory, M:music, V:video, P:pictures
media_dir string ??? /mnt set this to the directory you want scanned;if have multiple directories, you can have multiple media_dir lines; if you want to restrict a media_dir to a specific content type, you can prepend the type, followed by a comma, to the directory: A for audio (eg. A,/home/jmaggard/Music)V for video, P for pictures; if you specify B and client device is audio-only then "Music/Folders" will be used as root
album_art_names string no Cover.jpg/cover.jpg/AlbumArtSmall.jpg/albumartsmall.jpg/AlbumArt.jpg/albumart.jpg/Album.jpg/album.jpg/Folder.jpg/folder.jpg a list of file names to check when searching for album art; / delimited
presentation_url string ??? default presentation url is http address on port 80
minisdpdsocket string ??? specify the path to the MiniSSDPd socket

Execute Daemon

root@OpenWrt:~# /etc/init.d/minidlna enable
root@OpenWrt:~# /etc/init.d/minidlna start

Done!

miniDLNA server is ready to use :-D

Notes

  • MiniDLNA's inotify support may not work as expected when trying to watch on an overlayfs filesystem. In the case of extroot, e.g. you can watch on `/overlay/root/minidlna` instead of `/root/minidlna`.

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doc/uci/minidlna.txt · Last modified: 2013/12/09 14:04 by yousong