I've built a friend a mint 13 kde laptop and he wants to share/view his videos, music and pictures via his panasonic bluray player. The panasonic requires a media server (unlike my LG, which is much simpler!). To cut a very long story short I have finally installed minidlna as the weapon of choice.
My problem is that I don't understand how to change the config file so that it is looking at the required folders. I know how to use nautilus and where the file is but I need help with the syntax etc.
The data is all stored on a second hard drive called HD2. The user/computer name is bobby and the folders I want to direct to are Linux Movies, Linux Music and Linux Pictures (all on the second hard drive). I have posted the information currently in the config file and would greatly appreciate it if someone could alter it to my specs so that I can replace the existing one.
You will be forever ten men. Here goes! And thanks in advance.
# port for HTTP (descriptions, SOAP, media transfer) traffic
# network interfaces to serve, comma delimited
# set this to the directory you want scanned.
# * if have multiple directories, you can have multiple media_dir= lines
# * if you want to restrict a media_dir to a specific content type, you
# can prepend the type, followed by a comma, to the directory:
# + "A" for audio (eg. media_dir=A,/home/jmaggard/Music)
# + "V" for video (eg. media_dir=V,/home/jmaggard/Videos)
# + "P" for images (eg. media_dir=P,/home/jmaggard/Pictures)
# set this if you want to customize the name that shows up on your clients
#friendly_name=My DLNA Server
# set this if you would like to specify the directory where you want MiniDLNA to store its database and album art cache
# set this if you would like to specify the directory where you want MiniDLNA to store its log file
# this should be a list of file names to check for when searching for album art
# note: names should be delimited with a forward slash ("/")
# set this to no to disable inotify monitoring to automatically discover new files
# note: the default is yes
# set this to yes to enable support for streaming .jpg and .mp3 files to a TiVo supporting HMO
# set this to strictly adhere to DLNA standards.
# * This will allow server-side downscaling of very large JPEG images,
# which may hurt JPEG serving performance on (at least) Sony DLNA products.
# default presentation url is http address on port 80
# notify interval in seconds. default is 895 seconds.
# serial and model number the daemon will report to clients
# in its XML description
# use different container as root of the tree
# possible values:
# + "." - use standard container (this is the default)
# + "B" - "Browse Directory"
# + "M" - "Music"
# + "V" - "Video"
# + "P" - "Pictures"
# if you specify "B" and client device is audio-only then "Music/Folders" will be used as root