I am but a simple pesant and just about work out some Linux stuff but would like to know if I am missing the point.
I have done a yum install mediatomb, this did not work.
# yum install mediatomb-0.12.1-3.fc14.i686
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Setting up Install Process
-> Running transaction check
--> Package mediatomb.i686 0:0.12.1-3.fc14 set to be installed
-> Processing Dependency: libmp4v2.so.0 for package: mediatomb-0.12.1-3.fc14.i686
-> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: mediatomb-0.12.1-3.fc14.i686 (updates)
Available: libmp4v2-188.8.131.52-10.fc12.i686 (fedora)
You could try using -skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va -nofiles -nodigest
So I had a look around and it seems as if I will have to compile the application to get it to work, having never done that in Linux I was not sure about it.
Will I also somehow have to find the files listed above?
Change some links or something?
What folder do I put all the source files in before running ./configure??
Sorry for all the questions, just would like to test this out on my Vortexbox Fedore based system to run with a PS3.
Here's how to get mediatomb running on VortexBox 1.6/F14:
1. Login to your VortexBox as root.
2. Execute the following commands:
rpm –e mp4v2 libmp4v2-0
yum ––disablerepo=vortexbox install mediatomb
3. Edit /etc/mediatomb.conf and change
service mediatomb start
5. In your web browser, go to http://vortexbox:50500 to get the mediatomb web interface.
6. On the mediatomb web interface, setup mediatomb to use the /storage directory:
Click on Filesystem
Click on /storage
Click on "+ (add)" or "+ (Add as autoscan dir)"
7. mediatomb should now be available on your uPnP control device.
8. If you want to mediatomb to autostart on reboot:
chkconfig mediatomb on
9. You may also need to edit /etc/mediatomb/config.xml to get the appropriate transcodings that you want.
for more info.
/usr/share/doc/mediatomb-0.12.1/README has detailed user info.
I have tested this with an iPad using the AirPlayer app to play music (FLAC and mp3) from my VortexBox library on the iPad.
Caution: removing the mp4v2 and libmp4v2-0 packages may impact other VortexBox features, but I'm not sure for what mp4v2 and libmp4v2-0 are needed. VortexBox Player seems to work OK without them.
Also, removing libmp4v2-0 and installing libmp4v2 causes problems with the VortexBox update process: yum update wants to reinstall libmp4v2-0, but cannot since libmp4v2 is needed by mediatomb. If you update from the command line, use
yum ––skip-broken update
Updates from the VB GUI should be OK, since it uses the "––skip-broken" option.