Installed Mint 18.3 now VLC UPnP won't work

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Installed Mint 18.3 now VLC UPnP won't work

Post by timmn1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:25 pm

I deleted Mint 17.3 off of this computer and did a fresh install of Mint 18.3. Now, if I go into VLC, and click on "Universal Plug n Play" nothing happens. My other computers that are still running 17.3 can see my media server without any problems, so is there something I have to do to 18.3 to make UPnP work?

Here is the output from inxi -Fxzd:

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System:    Host: AMD-living-room Kernel: 4.13.0-26-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Gigabyte product: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: F2A68HM-H v: x.x Bios: American Megatrends v: FC date: 01/19/2016
CPU:       Quad core AMD A8-7600 Radeon R7 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 24755
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1400 MHz 2: 1900 MHz 3: 1400 MHz 4: 1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics] bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-26-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri HDMI/DP Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-26-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 100.3GB (14.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Maxtor_6L100M0 size: 100.3GB
           Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 85G used: 7.3G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.46GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 3.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 5.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 196 Uptime: 1:26 Memory: 1159.6/6915.3MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) i
Someday, maybe I'll figure out exactly what the hell I'm doing.

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Re: Installed Mint 18.3 now VLC UPnP won't work

Post by timmn1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 am

After much research, I found that I can control just about every UPnP and DLNA renderer in the house from Mint 18.3 I can wake them up and make them play any song on my DLNA server, and where my evil half finds that quite interesting, that's not what I want to do, and I have found nothing on how to make VLC connect to my DLNA server in 18.3. So, where am I not looking?
Someday, maybe I'll figure out exactly what the hell I'm doing.

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Re: Installed Mint 18.3 now VLC UPnP won't work

Post by chris2370 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:49 am

Hi, this is a longstanding bug in libupnp. It’s not an issue with VLC. You’ll get no luck browsing for any dlna servers unless you install a patched libdnla. Enable grilo on Rhythmbox and you won’t see any dlna servers.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1571199

I use the quick and dirty fix in post #2 and keep a copy of the patched deb around for fixing any distro based on 16.04.

I can’t see this getting fixed so although installing .deb using dpkg -i is not ideal, I’ve had to use this method for over a year without any ill effects.

I’m surprised this bug has gone on for so long....

HTH,

Chris

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Re: Installed Mint 18.3 now VLC UPnP won't work

Post by timmn1 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:10 pm

I found that djmount works, and you can fudge VLC to work with it. However, if it's a bug in libdnla, is it such a big problem to fix it?
Someday, maybe I'll figure out exactly what the hell I'm doing.

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