I have a minidlna server running in my home and everything worked fine when i updated to ubuntu 16.04 my vlc stopped finding my server. I ran VLC via terminal and got this error when clicking on the UPnP tab. :

[00007fdb784db098] upnp services discovery: Initializing libupnp on '(null)' interface
[00007fdb784db098] upnp services discovery error: Initialization failed: UPNP_E_SOCKET_BIND
[00007fdb784db098] core services discovery error: no suitable services discovery module

Does someone have any idea how to fix this?

My TV and phone can still find my server.


Disabling ipv6 worked for me.

Solution from here :

echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6
  • Thanks man! It's almost an year that I have this problem and never found the strength to google for it until now!
    – Avio
    Oct 13 '19 at 14:56

I found the answer.

You can download a new version of libupnp here

And install it :

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i libupnp6_1.6.19+git20160116-1_amd64.deb
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    Doing so allowed vlc to display dlna host, but that's all. After that I see in the vlc console the following message: total jobs = 100, too many jobs Dec 18 '16 at 14:12
  • Using this lib I was able to browse a local upnp network from VLC 2. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It doesn't work from VLC 3 but you can open an URL from a video that you browsed from VLC2 (RC display information copy URL). Aug 3 '19 at 19:09

In my case firewalld was blocking the traffic on the port 1900 tcp/upd. I enabled it and it worked:

firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-port=1900/tcp
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-port=1900/udp
firewall-cmd --reload
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=home --add-port=1900/tcp
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=home --add-port=1900/udp
firewall-cmd --reload

Adapt the code to your zone.

Reference: http://www.vassox.com/infrastructure/networking/opening-a-port-with-firewalld/

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