I'm running Mediatomb 0.12.0 on Debian Squeeze and I've two Panasonic devices in my household: a TX-P50VT50E TV and DMP-BDT320 BluRay-Player.
Both devices only see Mediatomb when I start it. I.e. I go into the DLNA section on either device and start Mediatomb on my Debian machine -> Mediatomb is immediately seen und I can play all the content.
However, when I leave the DLNA section and enter again or when I enter it after starting Mediatomb, it will never find Mediatomb.
Thanks for any help!
although this is a little late reply, maybe this still helps you or others. I ran into the very same problem. A simple workaround is setting an <alive> option in the config file (e.g. <alive>180</alive>) to force a broadcast of mediatomb every e.g. 180 s. It still will not appear directly on startup of the TV but at least 180 s later latest.
I was, finally, able to solve my problem. I didn't use your advice with alive but I guess it would have been a way to work around it.
My problem was that I was running mediatomb within http://linux-vserver.org/ as a guest; with the default settings mediatomb was able to send out multicast requests but wasn't able to properly receive them. E.g. when I turn on the TV, the TV sends out a multicast to find devices: because the guest system never forwarded that message, mediatomb never received it, thus didn't respond and thus didn't show up on my TV.
All I had to do was to add a separate multicast interface to my vserver.
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