Topic: MiniDlna

A very nice tool to stream to your media devices.
Even works well on Showcenter 1000 200 250

Check this http://wiki.daviddarts.com/RaspberryPi link.

Works fine here...


MiniDLNA

MiniDLNA is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP clients. The MiniDNLA daemon serves media files (music, pictures, and video) to clients on a network. Example clients include applications such as XBMC, and devices such as portable media players, smartphones, and televisions. MiniDLNA is a simple, lightweight alternative to MediaTomb, but has fewer features. It does not have a web interface for administration and must be configured by editing a text file.

1. Install MiniDLNA:

apt-get install minidlna

2. Set correct ownerships to MiniDLNA's database and log file:

chown minidlna:minidlna /var/lib/minidlna/
chown minidlna:minidlna /var/log/

3. Create a media directory and set permissions:

mkdir /mnt/data/Media
chmod -R 777 /mnt/data/Media

4. Edit MiniDLNA's config file:

nano /etc/minidlna.conf

Be sure to uncomment, name and set the correct directories for:

media_dir=/mnt/data/Media 
db_dir=/var/lib/minidlna
log_dir=/var/log
friendly_name=minidlna
inotify=yes
notify_interval=895

5. Reboot:

reboot

Note: you can manually start MiniDLNA but it should start automatically after each reboot.

/etc/init.d/minidlna start

Note: MiniDLNA requires time to index your Media. In the event of an error, try deleting the database and reindexing your media:

/etc/init.d/minidlna stop
rm /var/lib/minidlna/files.db
/etc/init.d/minidlna start

To correct the inotify warning in the minidlna.log file, do the following:

nano /etc/sysctl.conf

Append this to the bottom of the file:

fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 100000

Reboot.

Chrs