MiniDLNA cannot see my media files

  • Japers

    Japers - 2010-09-08

    I have installed MiniDLNA on my Iomega NAS (via ipkg) and all seems to run correctly - the DLNA server is visible on my network.

    My problem is that despite putting the path in minidlna.conf, minidlna scans the folder but finds 0 files. Here is the debug log (I deleted the old db before running this):

    root@Iomega:/# /opt/sbin/minidlna -f /opt/etc/minidlna.conf -d
    minidlna.c:609: warn: Starting MiniDLNA…
    sql.c:49: error: SQL ERROR 1
    minidlna.c:645: warn: Database version mismatch; need to recreate…
    scanner.c:729: warn: Scanning /nethdd/media/movies
    minidlna.c:684: warn: HTTP listening on port 8200
    scanner.c:799: warn: Scanning /nethdd/media/movies finished (0 files)!

    The folder contains 6 different video files of c100Mb each, both .avi and .mpg.

    I am not sure if this helpful but just in case:

    root@Iomega:/# df
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1              4047936    910636   2931668  24% /
    tmpfs                    31012         0     31012   0% /lib/init/rw
    udev                     10240      2520      7720  25% /dev
    tmpfs                    31012         0     31012   0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda2            972492220 944373532  28118688  98% /nethdd
    root@Iomega:/# cd /nethdd/media/movies

    Any help gratefully received!

  • Justin Maggard

    Justin Maggard - 2010-09-08

    Are you able to compile minidlna yourself?  It looks to me like it could be a problem with an old minidlna version that had problems with uClibc.

  • Japers

    Japers - 2010-09-08

    Thanks for the quick reply, I did try and look for a newer compiled version before posting as I suspected that was the problem but with no luck. I'm a bit of a linux newbie (though I am quite technical)  and from the reading I've done about compiling I'm not so sure I am able to do it - it looks like an involved project as opposed to compiling for i386? I am happy to get stuck in though!

    Incidentally and I am not sure it is relevant, the latest version of minidlna is being packaged for OpenWRT and there is a makefile as well as some patches available:

    Assuming, as I suspect, that compiling is a bit technical - can I use these files to help me compile?

  • David

    David - 2010-12-27

    I have the same problem with the version that is available via ipkg / optware, however it is from 2009… I have been trying to find a guide to compile from source on my NAS.


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