I installed 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.


By default, minidlna is configured to not follow symlinks.

To allow minidlna to follow symlinks, edit /etc/minidlna.conf and add the line wide_links=yes to the end of the file.

If your /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).

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