Man page for minidlna.conf This man page is based on the comments in the default configuration file shipped with the minidlna source. Consequently, it is licensed under the GPLv2. Copyright (C) 2009 Justin Maggard <email@example.com> Copyright (C) 2010-2013 Benoît Knecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundatio...
NAMEminidlna.conf - MiniDLNA server configuration file
DESCRIPTIONminidlnad(1) reads configuration options from the system-wide configuration file /etc/minidlna.conf or the file specified with -f on the command line. The file contains keyword-argument pairs, one per line. Lines starting with `#' and empty lines are interpreted as comments.
The possible keywords and their meanings are as follows:
- List of filenames to check for when searching for album art cache, separated by forward slashes (`/' ) This option can be specified more than once.
- Path to the directory minidlnad should use to store its database and album art cache. Uses /var/lib/minidlna by default.
- Support for streaming .jpg and .mp3 files to a TiVo supporting HMO. Set to ``yes'' to enable support for streaming JPEG and mp3 files to a TiVo supporting HMO. Set to ``no'' (default) otherwise.
- Customize the name that the minidlnad server sends to clients. Defaults to ``hostname: username''
- Always set SortCriteria to this value, regardless of the SortCriteria passed by the clien t. ( E.g. force_sort_criteria=+upnp:class,+upnp:originalTrackNumber,+dc:title )
- Set to ``yes'' to enable inotify monitoring of the files under media_dir to automatically discover new files. Set to ``no'' to disable inotify.
- Comma separated list of network interfaces to bind to. Default is empty which means bind to all.
- Path to the directory where the log file should be stored. Defaults to /var/log
Defines the type of messages that should be logged, and down to which level of
importance they should be considered.
The possible types are ``artwork'' ``database'' ``general'' ``http'' ``inotify'' ``metadata'' ``scanner'' ``ssdp'' and ``tivo''
The levels are ``off'' ``fatal'' ``error'' ``warn'' ``info'' and ``debug'' listed here in order of decreasing importance. ``off'' turns off logging messages entirely, ``fatal'' logs the most critical messages only, and so on down to ``debug'' that logs every single messages.
The types are comma-separated, followed by an equal sign (`=' ) followed by a level that applies to the preceding types. This can be repeated, separating each of these constructs with a comma.
Defaults to ``general,:artwork,:database,:inotify,:scanner,:metadata,:http,:ssdp,:tivo=warn'' which logs every type of message at the ``warn'' level.
- Specify maximum number of simultaneous connections. Note: many clients open several simultaneous connections while streaming.
Path to the directory containing the media files the
server should share. Use this option several times if you have more than one
directory to share. To restrict a path to one specific media type, you can use
the following syntax: the letter
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.
Lp For example, if you want to include only video files located in /srv/multimedia/videos directory, and only music in /srv/multimedia/music, then you would use
media_dir=A,/srv/multimedia/music Lp Another example would be
media_dir=A,/srv/multimedia/music Lp Or, if you did not care what type it finds, then you could use
media_dir=/srv/multimedia/music Lp You can mix it up, find anything in music, but only Videos, in videos and movies
- Merge all media_dir base contents into the root container. The default value is no.
- Path to the MiniSSDPd socket, if you want to use minidlnad together with MiniSSDPd. Defaults to /run/minissdpd.sock
- Set the model name reported to clients. Defaults to ``Windows Media Connect compatible (MiniDLNA)''
- Set the model number reported to clients. Defaults to the version number of minidlnad
- Network interface(s) to bind to (e.g. eth0) comma delimited. This option can be specified more than once. If unspecified or empty, minidlnad binds to all the valid network interfaces (except loopback)
- Set the notify interval, in seconds. The default is 895 seconds.
- Port number for HTTP traffic (descriptions, SOAP, media transfe) This option is mandatory, unless the port number is specified on the command-line using -p (see minidlnad(1) )
- Define the URL presented to clients (e.g. ``http://example.com:80'' ) The default is `/'
Use a different container as the root of the tree exposed to clients. The
- `.' 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 the root container.
- Set the serial number reported to clients. Defaults to MAC address od network interface.
- Set to ``yes'' 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. Set to ``no'' otherwise.
- Which method to use for registering in TiVo. By default ``bonjour'' is used. You can switch to legacy ``beacon'' method.
- Specify the user name or UID to run as. Beware that if you are using the init script to start minidlnad then this option has no effect and you should set USER in /etc/default/minidlna instead.
- Specify device's UPnP UUID minidlna should use. By default MAC address is used to build uniq UUID.
- Set to ``yes'' to allow symlinks that point outside user-defined media_dir. By default, wide symlinks are not followed.
- System-wide default configuration file.