[TUTO] Install and SetUp minidlna media server

por | 10 abril, 2013

In case of using ssh, Connect :

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ssh pi@192.168.0.16

Enter password (default «raspberry»), then tty command line appears

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pi@raspberrypi~:

I recommend updating everything before intallation :
Update package list:

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sudo apt-get update

Update packages:

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sudo apt-get upgrade

Mount hard drive automatically :
Use this command to discover UUID :

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sudo blkid

You see your drive suck as :

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/dev/sda1: LABEL="ExternalHD" UUID="49A1-143B" TYPE="vfat"

Make a directory where to mount the disk and change the autorizations:

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sudo mkdir -p /media/HardDrive
sudo chmod 755 /media/HardDrive

Edit the fstab file :

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sudo nano /etc/fstab

Add this line (using your UUID and TYPE) :

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UUID=49A1-143B  /media/HardDrive   vfat    defaults      0     0

Install minidlna :

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sudo apt-get install minidlna

It will warn you about how many disk space it will use and dependencies installation

Now you can configure minidlna:

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sudo nano /etc/minidlna.conf

You see many options like :

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# Change the Media Dir's to point to the external hard drive, obviously change these to match your directory layout
media_dir=A,/media/HardDrive/Media/Music
media_dir=V,/media/HardDrive/Media/Video
media_dir=P,/media/HardDrive/Media/Photos

# Change db_dir so that the database is saved across reboots
db_dir=/home/pi/.minidlna

# Uncomment log_dir for now in case we hit problems
log_dir=/var/log

You can choose to start minidlna at boot :

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sudo update-rc.d minidlna defaults

Or just start it once now :

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sudo service minidlna start

MiniDLNA will now begin indexing all of your media files, it’s quite quick but folders not COMPLETELY indexed will not appear until they are done.

If you modify minidlna configuration, you have to reload it :

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sudo service minidlna force-reload