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VLC can't connect to MiniDLNA

I installed the minidlna on a device connected to the local network and set it up. I'm able to play media from that device using VLC on iOS but VLC on Ubuntu 20.04 is unable to find it. What I tried ...
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Minidlna fails to read external directory

I have an exfat formatted drive attached to my raspberry pi and I want to add a folder from that disk to minidlna but I cannot. It works fine with the internal shared folder. This is service status ...
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Minidlna doesn't see my second hhd

I have a SSD that is not very large in capacity. I've added a hdd in my computer. With minidlna, I can see fine the files in my download folders, but when I try to see the files from my hdd, (the one ...
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Nordvpn causes some local services to malfunction from my Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS

I have started to use a PC in my house as a server to learn and expand more my knowledge in the IT field. Currently running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, at the moment being used for samba, minidlna, and local ...
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Can't get DLNA media server to appear on Xbox One from Ubuntu Server

So I recently installed a home server to practice remote access, media file share etc... Currently SSH or Samba service work perfectly through out all devices in the network, however I wish to view a ...
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minidlna.conf path to a different drive

can someone please tell me what is wrong with how I configured the path o a second HDD in my minidlna.conf? I get the following: [2020/06/25 17:11:27] minidlna.c:623: fatal: Media directory entry not ...
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minidlna start. It is working, but I don't get any data. (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

I cannot find any solution. Output of journalctl: mei 21 11:33:30 tvnr systemd[1]: Starting LSB: minidlna server... mei 21 11:33:31 tvnr systemd[1]: Started LSB: minidlna server. Output of service ...
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How to use Ubuntu 19.10's integrated DLNA server without GUI?

I have a NAS running Ubuntu Server 18.04 with minidlna. Minidlna has been unmaintained for a long time and now it kind of sucks. I read that 19.10 has an integrated dlna server, but I couldn't find ...
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For some reasons, my minidlna server is only accesible on localhost, and not visible on the network. Why could that be?

I have tried to run minidlna, but I can't manage to access it from the network.
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Why does my Minidlna server not work

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 ...
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About Minidlna and files list display

I use minidlana on a raspberry pi3B from a few months and it works well. On the TV screen when I browse my various directories, mainly audio and video, files are displayed not using filename.extension ...
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How can I debug minidlnad installed via snap?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and I installed minidlna via snap because of the several dependencies that I don't otherwise need, and to avoid dependency hell. I edited /var/snap/minidlna-escoand/19/minidlna....
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Minidlna deamon has problems with accessing media folder on initialization

It took me some time to set up minidlna deamon on Ubuntu 18.04.1. The deamon finally works after starting up the machine and is discovered by my audio device though it still has problems with ...
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Network issues after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

I'm having some network issues after I've upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. Internet works fine, but some services as minidlna or clementine remote do not work. The thing is that I took a look to ...
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MiniDLNA doesn't see anything on external USB HDD

I am having issues with miniDLNA parcing my videos from the source external harddrive. Before we begin let me preface this letting you know if I copy a .mp4 to the internal hard drive, reconfigure ...
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How to transcode FLAC to mp3 on the fly

I am using minidlna / ReadyMedia-Server to stream my music files in my network. Unfortunately one of my players is unable to read FLAC files, so I am looking into a solution on how to transcode all ...
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how to connect to MiniDLNA / ReadyMedia running on a public internet server?

I want to access my media files from anywhere on the world, so I thought I could set up some UPnP/DLNA server, add media files to it, then access these files from any UPnP/DLNA-capable device. ...
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How to serve video to Roku Media Player?

I'd like to watch videos saved on my Ubuntu computer on my Roku. I've tried using Rygel and MiniDLNA for this purpose. With Rygel, Roku Media Player will discover the videos but won't play them. With ...
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How to set up a DLNA server on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've tried a few DLNA servers (including MiniDLNA, uShare, MediaTomb, Rygel), but none of these works as expected. The problem with MiniDLNA is that most of the shared content simply didn't appear on ...
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Unable to see minidlna

I have installed minidlna on my Ubuntu Server installation and set up the .conf file. However, minidlna is not visible to any devices. I have restarted the daemon by running sudo service minidlna ...
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apt-get + dpkg error after compiling and installing minidlna from source

I am running 14.04.1. I followed this guide to compile and install miniDLNA from source a while back. Ever since then, when I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y, I get the ...
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Upstart reports "Job is already running" but process doesn't exist, and no PID file

So, I have MiniDLNA installed, and recently have found that I cannot start it using Upstart. Running sudo start minidlna returns: minidlna start/running, process [num] But no process is started (...
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How to sort files with minidlna?

How to sort files in numerical order eg: 01abc.mp3 02abc.mp3 03abc.mp3 With minidlna files are sort by names, digits are ignored.
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Minidlna server only appearing after restart

I've got minidlna running, and it seems to be working perfectly, with one catch. The television can't see it when searching for servers. After starting the television and unsuccessfully searching, I ...
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DLNA server with playback progress control

I'm relatively new to using Linux on desktop and there are just a few things that I miss from Windows. One of them is Samsung AllShare. This is a DLNA server wich provides "play to", progress bar and ...
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MiniDLNA or Mediatomb audio pause for about 4 secs during music playback

I have tried both miniDLNA and Mediatomb as dlna servers (installed separately, never both at the same time). I have a small Dell 1012 Mini (Intel Atom), running 14.04 (installed on an SSD). My music ...
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How to specify multiple media_dir in MiniDLNA

I would like to specify multiple media_dir path as below : minidlna.conf media_dir=/path/to/Videos1/ media_dir=/path/to/Videos2/ media_dir=/path/to/Musics1/ media_dir=/path/to/Musics2/ By default ...
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ubuntu stream microphone to dlna in near real time

I want to use 14.04 to stream LineIn or microphone out to my cinema-theather, I used this tips: http://oliversmith.io/technology/2012/01/10/streaming-audio-from-ubuntu-linux-to-a-dlna-player-blu-ray-...
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minidlna on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cannot access /media folders

My minidlna program is attempting to access the /media folder to get the drives mounted there. I have adapted the minidlna.conf file to look specifically for these drives. I get to them and recieve an ...
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minidlna Ubuntu 13.10 server: start on boot

I'm trying to build a server with minidlna installed. Installation worked fine, but having it run on startup is more problematic. I added minidlna to my rc.local, and now on boot I get log messages ...
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Minidlna gives error "Sudo: unable to resolve host <local server>"

I got a problem with the minidlna server. when I try to start the server minidlna give the following error. Sudo: unable to resolve host .............. (The local server) I can't find what the ...
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Minidlna Directory Issues

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 ...
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minidlna and samsung tv file format doesn't support

I have PC with XUbuntu 12.04 and Samsung 27A950, so I want to use my PC like dlna server. But I can run file of any format on my TV, get error: "File format doesn't support". I try to open *.avi, *....
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Can't find mediatomb or minidlna to install on ubuntu-server

Installed ubuntu-server 12.04LTS (64bit) but cannot install mediatomb and minidlna. The reason is that "apt-get mediatomb install" can not find it. The same when I try it for minidlna. How can I ...
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setup media server on Ubuntu VPS

I have get a VPS running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to setup a media server on the VPS, as I plan to use the VPS to download videos, and streaming the video through internet. I wonder what should I do to ...
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Permissions for Video folder for minidlna?

I have a secondary hard drive that is mounted as /media/Media and I would like to user a folder called Videos located on that drive that I would like to share the videos located on this folder out via ...
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How can I upload media with MiniDLNA media server or are there any DLNA servers that allow this?

I have been enjoying the MiniDLNA server on my Ubuntu box for a while now. It works very well with XBox and a cheap Magnavox Blue-ray player that I bought. Now I am wanting to start uploading media ...
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Securing mini-dlna?

I've been trying to setup a DLNA service to share my media from my PC to my laptop and occasionally my phone and tablet. After a lot of messing around I found mini-dlna which works well, the problem ...
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fast forward/reverse or jump to specific time in video minidlna streamed content to TV

I am successfully using minidlna to stream content between my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop and a Samsung SMART TV with AllShare system. The only problem I see is that there is no way to jump to a specific ...
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