#90 LG TV ordering bug

Unstable (example)
Bugs (14)
Darell Tan

My LG TV (42LE5500) retrieves items from BrowseDirectChildren in a weird way. The TV can only display up to 20 items per page, but it sets RequestedCount to 54. StartingIndex is correctly set to 0, 20, 40, ... etc. When minidlna responds with the 54 entries, the TV sorts folders (containers) first, before items, then displays the entries, limited to 20 per page.

In my setup, I have ~23 folders whose names are similar to the files, so that when sorting by name, the folders are mixed with the files, thereby resulting in duplicate folders appearing on all 3 pages and many missing files. The solution is to make sure minidlna orders items the same way that the TV expects them, so that when the StartingIndex is 20 or more, we return the "correct" subset of items.

A patch is attached against version 1.0.25 to set orderBy in BrowseContentDirectory when the client is an LG device.


  • Justin Maggard

    Justin Maggard - 2015-07-30
    • status: open --> closed-accepted
    • Group: --> Unstable (example)
  • Justin Maggard

    Justin Maggard - 2015-07-30

    Thanks, I've pulled this in for next release. In modern versions, you could also set the force_sort_criteria config option.


Log in to post a comment.

Get latest updates about Open Source Projects, Conferences and News.

Sign up for the SourceForge newsletter:

JavaScript is required for this form.

No, thanks