Can't see MiniDLNA with Media Player 12

  • Anonymous - 2011-07-21


    1. Why Does MiniDLNA stop running ?
    2. What does Precondition Failed mean ?
    upnphttp.c:1126: debug: HTTP RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 412 Precondition Failed
    3. Media Pyayer 12 cannot see the MiniDLNA server (I can see my TVMobili server from my other Windows PC)
    4. How do I get MiniDLNA to stop indexing on startup as I have a massive collection that takes a long time each startup to run.

    Streaming content to Media Center PC
    OS: Windows 7 + Media Player 12
    PC IP Address:

    WLX652 with SnakeOS v1.3.2
    Installed version 1.0.21 compiled from source for ARM (wlx652 with SnakeOS v1.3.2)
    WLX652 - IP Address:
    Music and Videos are listed on a WD 2TB NTFS Drive

    Log File Below

    minissdp.c:341: debug: Sending SSDP notifies
    minissdp.c:341: debug: Sending SSDP notifies
    2011/07/20 21:54:23] minidlna.c:1195: debug: HTTP connection from
    upnphttp.c:153: debug: Client found in cache.
    upnphttp.c:805: debug: HTTP REQUEST: UNSUBSCRIBE /evt/ContentDir HTTP/1.1
    Cache-Control: no-cache
    Connection: Close
    Pragma: no-cache
    User-Agent: Microsoft-Windows/6.1 UPnP/1.0
    SID: uuid:04b6340a-b30d-11e0-a386-acde48ac576b

    upnphttp.c:727: debug: ProcessHTTPUnSubscribe /evt/ContentDir
    upnphttp.c:728: debug: SID 'uuid:04b6340a-b30d-11e0-a386-acde48ac576b'
    upnpevents.c:187: debug: removeSubscriber(uuid:04b6340a-b30d-11e0-a386-acde48ac576b)
    upnphttp.c:1126: debug: HTTP RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 412 Precondition Failed
    Content-Type: text/xml; charset="utf-8"
    Connection: close
    Content-Length: 0
    Server: Debian/5.0.8 DLNADOC/1.50 UPnP/1.0 MiniDLNA/1.0

    minissdp.c:341: debug: Sending SSDP notifies
    minidlna.c:153: warn: received signal 2, good-bye

    Any help would be great…..

  • Cecil Coupe

    Cecil Coupe - 2011-07-21

    (4) Easy one first. In your /etc/minidlna, explicitly give a db_dir=  otherwise it seems to default to /tmp which dies when you shutdown and needs to be recreated at next boot.

    I shudder to think of all the NFTS related bugs that might lurk. I'm not saying that is a problem but I would keep it in mind as you debug.

    DLNA clients also/often have a cache of servers they've seen and positions within a media streams recently requested. You can change the servers setting all kinds of ways and the client still tries the same failing way as before your server  was changed. It's a feature and a problem all in one!  Change the serial number in the .conf file if you need to make major restructuring. Usually there is client menu option to clean it's server settings.

    I can't speak to the sig 2 but DLNA is one chatty and complex protocol and not all reported errors are important. Then again, some are.


  • Anonymous - 2011-09-07


    I downloaded Foobar for windows 7 and I can see Minidlna server..

    But still can't see minidlna on windows 7 or in WMP 12 …???? <=== strange !!!

    Any ideas !!


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