I cannot find any important differences between Your files and mine. I've tested VLC, and if this is broken, the test doesn't have any relevance, so I need some other client first.
Kind regards Peter
Am 04.12.2016 um 17:03 schrieb Mike Cloaked via arch-general:
On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 1:08 PM, Peter Nabbefeld firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've installed minidlna (community/minidlna 1.1.6-1), but cannot access any files. When I access it on port 8200, statistics count some audio files, but those are videos (mp4). I also cannot see a list of the files (well, I even don't know, if this would be expected behaviour). If I try to connect via UPnP using VLC, I cannot even see any file. Portscan detected port 8200 listening, but neither 80 nor 1900.
So, I do have some questions:
- Why are my mp4 files recognized as audio files?
- Is minidlna expected t oshow a list of files in its DB somewhere?
- How can I detect minidlna working correctly?
It took me a while to get minidlna going (though I run it on an
archlinuxarm machine) - and it is referred to with a different name in the wiki:
There are a number of things that have to be set right to make it work - the permissions on directories including the home directory of the user where the files are stored need to be set to allow the non-root user running minidlna to access the files with the media.
eg in my case on my little media server:
$ ls -l /home total 8 drwx------ 2 alarm alarm 4096 Feb 22 2016 alarm drwxr-xr-x 6 mike mike 4096 Jun 6 20:57 mike
then the minidlna.service file is: $ cat /etc/systemd/system/minidlna.service [Unit] Description=minidlna server After=network.target
[Service] Type=simple User=minidlna Group=minidlna ExecStart=/usr/bin/minidlnad -S ProtectSystem=full ProtectHome=read-only PrivateDevices=on NoNewPrivileges=on
and this service is started in my case with a systemd timer to avoid startup timing issues on the small SoC on which this runs.
Then the minidlna conf file is: $ cat /etc/minidlna.conf # port for HTTP (descriptions, SOAP, media transfer) traffic port=8200
# network interfaces to serve, comma delimited #network_interface=eth0
# specify the user account name or uid to run as
# set this to the directory you want scanned.
# * if you want multiple directories, you can have multiple media_dir= lines # * if you want to restrict a media_dir to specific content types, you
# can prepend the types, 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)
# + "PV" for pictures and video (eg. media_dir=PV,/home/jmaggard/digital_camera) #media_dir=/opt media_dir=A,/home/mike/Music/ media_dir=P,/home/mike/Pictures/ media_dir=V,/home/mike/Videos/
# set this to merge all media_dir base contents into the root container # note: the default is no #merge_media_dirs=no
# set this if you want to customize the name that shows up on your clients #friendly_name=My DLNA Server
friendly_name=Odroid Media 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=/var/cache/minidlna
# set this if you would like to specify the directory where you want MiniDLNA to store its log file #log_dir=/var/log
# set this to change the verbosity of the information that is logged # each section can use a different level: off, fatal, error, warn, info, or debug #log_level=general,artwork,database,inotify,scanner,metadata,http,ssdp,tivo=warn
# 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://www.mylan/index.php
# 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" # + Or, you can specify the ObjectID of your desired root container (eg. 1$F for Music/Playlists) # if you specify "B" and client device is audio-only then "Music/Folders" will be used as root #root_container=.
# always force SortCriteria to this value, regardless of the SortCriteria passed by the client #force_sort_criteria=+upnp:class,+upnp:originalTrackNumber,+dc:title
# maximum number of simultaneous connections # note: many clients open several simultaneous connections while streaming #max_connections=50
Maybe you might see some settings that are different in your setup compared to mine that may make a difference. In my case the minidlna server runs as user minidlna - and the other important thing is the permissions/ownership on the associated var files:
$ ls -ld /var/cache/minidlna drwxr-xr-x 3 minidlna minidlna 4096 Jun 4 2016 /var/cache/minidlna $ ls -l /var/cache/minidlna/ total 1332 drwxr-xr-x 3 minidlna minidlna 4096 Jun 4 2016 art_cache -rw-r--r-- 1 minidlna minidlna 1355776 Dec 1 17:46 files.db