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

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 – Sergey P. aka azure Dec 18 '16 at 14:12

protected by David Foerster Mar 4 '18 at 16:48

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