I've done my searching and can't find an answer to THIS specific issue. I have my minidlna set up and running - but it's not really done properly.
First off, when I open the server on my bluray player, all of my movies are listed twice - when they are certainly not saved on my external twice.
Second, when I open the server - rather than reading "Movies" "TV" "Music", etc - It just mashes all of my movies, tv, and some other folders all together with no real organization. I never had this problem when I had my Windows set up, so I know it's something configured improperly more-so than my external drive giving me gruff.
Here's my minidlna.conf file:
# This is the configuration file for the MiniDLNA daemon, a DLNA/UPnP-AV media # server. # # Unless otherwise noted, the commented out options show their default value. # # On Debian, you can also refer to the minidlna.conf(5) man page for # documentation about this file. media_dir=/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You # This option can be specified more than once if you want multiple directories # scanned. # # 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) # # WARNING: After changing this option, you need to rebuild the database. Either # run minidlna with the '-R' option, or delete the 'files.db' file # from the db_dir directory (see below). # On Debian, you can run, as root, 'service minidlna force-reload' instead. #media_dir=/var/lib/minidlna media_dir=V,/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You/Movies media_dir=V,/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You/TV media_dir=P,/home/somnambulist/Pictures # Path to the directory that should hold the database and album art cache. db_dir=/home/somnambulist/serverart # Path to the directory that should hold the log file. log_dir=/home/somnambulist/serverlog # Minimum level of importance of messages to be logged. # Must be one of "off", "fatal", "error", "warn", "info" or "debug". # "off" turns of logging entirely, "fatal" is the highest level of importance # and "debug" the lowest. #log_level=warn # 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 client device is audio-only then "Music/Folders" will be used as root root_container=B # Network interface(s) to bind to (e.g. eth0), comma delimited. #network_interface= # IPv4 address to listen on (e.g. 192.0.2.1). #listening_ip= # Port number for HTTP traffic (descriptions, SOAP, media transfer). port=8200 # URL presented to clients. # The default is the IP address of the server on port 80. #presentation_url=http://example.com:80 # Name that the DLNA server presents to clients. friendly_name=Somnambulist Media Server # Serial number the server reports to clients. serial=12345678 # Model name the server reports to clients. #model_name=Windows Media Connect compatible (MiniDLNA) # Model number the server reports to clients. model_number=1 # Automatic discovery of new files in the media_dir directory. #inotify=yes # List of file names to look for when searching for album art. 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 # Strictly adhere to DLNA standards. # This allows server-side downscaling of very large JPEG images, which may # decrease JPEG serving performance on (at least) Sony DLNA products. #strict_dlna=no # Support for streaming .jpg and .mp3 files to a TiVo supporting HMO. #enable_tivo=no # Notify interval, in seconds. #notify_interval=895 # Path to the MiniSSDPd socket, for MiniSSDPd support. #minissdpdsocket=/run/minissdpd.sock`
And here's the error I get in terminal when I run:
sudo service minidlna restart sudo service minidlna force-reload
Force restart error:
Restarting DLNA/UPnP-AV media server minidlna [2013/08/12 21:19:27] minidlna.c:474: error: Media directory "/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You/Movies" not accessible! [Permission denied] [2013/08/12 21:19:27] minidlna.c:474: error: Media directory "/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You/TV" not accessible! [Permission denied]
Restarting DLNA/UPnP-AV media server minidlna [2013/08/12 21:19:46] minidlna.c:474: error: Media directory "/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You/Movies" not accessible! [Permission denied] [2013/08/12 21:19:46] minidlna.c:474: error: Media directory "/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You/TV" not accessible! [Permission denied] rm: cannot remove ‘/home/somnambulist/serverart/files.db’: Permission denied rm: cannot remove ‘/home/somnambulist/serverart/art_cache/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You/Movies/Slumdog Millionaire/Slumdog.Millionaire.Cover.jpg’: Permission denied rm: cannot remove ‘/home/somnambulist/serverart/art_cache/media/somnambulist/Ghost In You/Movies/Zack and Miri Make a Porno/ZackAndMiriMakeAPornoCover.jpg’: Permission denied [2013/08/12 21:19:46] minidlna.c:744: warn: Failed to clean old file cache. [ OK ]
I've spent hours on this at this point, read through various files - and even had a friend who is relatively Ubuntu-savvy try to help me via chat - no such luck.
Thanks in advance for any help.