minidlna.conf man page

minidlna

Description

minidlna is a light weight but very functional DLNA server. In most cases, the defaults do not need modifications. The global configuration file is /etc/minidlna.conf but local users without system root access can run minidlna with their own configuration file.

Options

The following are user configurable options in /etc/minidlna.conf. minidlna runs by default as user nobody, so make sure system permissions are set correctly for read access to media and write access to cache and log dirs.

friendly_name
The name you want your media server seen as, EG: friendly_name=Home Media Server
port
Port for HTTP (descriptions, SOAP, media transfer) traffic etc, defaults to 8200.
There should be no need to change this.
network_interface
Network interfaces to serve, comma delimited. Defaults to all.
strict_dlna
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.
notify_interval
Notify interval in seconds. The default is 895 seconds.
minissdpdsocket
Specify the path to the MiniSSDPd socket, 
EG: minissdpdsocket=/var/run/minissdpd.sock
serial
Serial number the daemon will report to clients in its XML description. 
Defaults to 12345678
model
Model number the daemon will report to clients in its XML description. 
Defaults to 1
media_dir
Path to the directory containing the media files minidlna should share. 
Use this option multile times if you have more than one directory to share. 

Example:
 media_dir=/opt/multimedia/videos
 media_dir=/opt/multimedia/movies

You can also restrict an entry to a specific media type, you do this by using the following syntax:

the letter 'A', 'V' or 'P', followed by a comma (',') followed by the path.
The meaning of the first letter is as follows:
                   'A' for audio files
                   'V' for video files
                   'P' for image files

 For example, if you want to include only video files located
 in /opt/multimedia/videos directory, and only music
 in /opt/multimedia/music, then you would use
                    media_dir=V,/opt/multimedia/videos
                    media_dir=A,/opt/multimedia/music

 Another example would be
                    media_dir=V,/opt/multimedia/videos
                    media_dir=V,/opt/multimedia/movies
                    media_dir=A,/opt/multimedia/music

 Or, if you did not care what type it finds, then you could use
                    media_dir=/opt/multimedia/videos
                    media_dir=/opt/multimedia/movies
                    media_dir=/opt/multimedia/music

 You can mix it up, find anything in music, but only Videos, in videos and movies
                    media_dir=V,/opt/multimedia/videos
                    media_dir=V,/opt/multimedia/movies
                    media_dir=/opt/multimedia/music
presentation_url
Default presentation url is http address on port 80
EG: presentation_url=http://www.mediaserver.lan/index.php
db_dir
Where minidlna stores the data files, including Album caceh files, by default this is /var/cache/minidlna
log_dir
Path to the directory where the log file upnp-av.log should be stored, this defaults to /var/log
log_level

Set this to change the verbosity of the information that is logged each section can use a different level: off, fatal, error, warn, info, or debug

Example
log_level=general,artwork,database,inotify,scanner,metadata,http,ssdp,tivo=warn
inotify
Set to 'yes' to enable inotify monitoring of the files under media_dir to automatically discover new files. Set to 'no' to disable inotify.
album_art_names

This should be a list of file names to check for when searching for album art and names should be delimited with a forward slash ("/").

Example
album_art_names=Cover.jpg/cover.jpg/AlbumArtSmall.jpg/albumartsmall.jpg/AlbumArt.jpg
/albumart.jpg/Album.jpg/album.jpg/Folder.jpg/folder.jpg/Thumb.jpg/thumb.jpg
enable_tivo
Set this to yes to enable support for streaming .jpg and .mp3 files to a TiVo supporting HMO, default is no.
root_container

Use a different container as the root of the tree exposed to clients.

The possible values are:
             '.' to use the standard container (this is the default)
             'B' to use the "Browse Directory" container;
             'M' to use the "Music" container;
             'V' to use the "Video" container;
             'P' to use the "Pictures" container.
  If you specify 'B' and the client device is audio only, then
  "Music/Folders" will be used as root container and you wont see Videos.
force_sort_criteria

Always force SortCriteria to this value, regardless of the SortCriteria passed by the client.

Example
force_sort_criteria=+upnp:class,+upnp:originalTrackNumber,+dc:title

Version

This manpage corresponds to minidlna version 1.0.25

Author

minidlna developed by Justin Maggard  https://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/
man page written by Noel Butler <noelb@ausics.net>

License

GPL

Files

/etc/minidlna.conf

See Also

minidlna(8)

Referenced By

minidlnad(8).

October 2012