minidlna to play local media files over my home network. I symlinked my
~/Videos/ folder to
/var/lib/minidlna/Videos, and DLNA peers on the network can see what files are available, but whenever a peer attempts to play a file, it fails, saying that it cannot connect to the server.
minidlna is configured to not follow symlinks.
minidlna to follow symlinks, edit
/etc/minidlna.conf and add the line
wide_links=yes to the end of the file.
/etc/minidlna.conf has a line that says
wide_links=no, you will need to remove or comment out this line (by adding a
# to the beginning of the line).