#17 MiniDLNA sees music but not videos

J-F Daune


I have just installed MiniDLNA 1.0.25 on OpenSuse 12.2.

I have two directories, one for music, one for videos. So, MiniDLNA.conf contains two entries.

MiniDLNA can find all music without problem, but finds no video (mainly AVI files, some MKV). I have no clue why. Does anybody have an idea of what went wrong?




  • Craig Chambers

    Craig Chambers - 2013-01-11

    When you say it can't find the videos, what do you mean?
    The usual cause is that the client does not support the video format. MiniDLNA does not transcode, so if your chosen renderer does not support the video format, it will not be displayed.

  • J-F Daune

    J-F Daune - 2013-01-12

    MiniDLNA configuration

  • J-F Daune

    J-F Daune - 2013-01-12

    Thank you for your reply Craig.

    I say this because the home page of my server reports 2000+ audio files, and 0 video and image files.

    I put log level to debug, and I see many "scanner.c:731: info: Scanning..." for audio directories, but no such log for video and image directories. It is like they are not scanned.


  • Craig Chambers

    Craig Chambers - 2013-01-14

    It may be that the scanner is aborting for some reason before hitting your video directory location. Can you put the video location as the first location in the config file and try again?
    Otherwise, it may be that the minidlna user does not have permissions to read the folder or files??

  • J-F Daune

    J-F Daune - 2013-01-17

    I put the video directory first. From logs, scanner enters the directory, starts with the first file but cannot parse it for unknown reason. There are unfortunately not much debug logs in code (e.g. debug code in metadata.c is commented: //DEBUG DPRINTF(E_DEBUG, L_METADATA, "Parsing video %s...\n", name))

    Directories and files are readable for all users, so it cannot be the problem. The root directory for media files is served by SaMBa. I do not know if it could influence.

    My guess is that something goes wrong when extracting metadat. It would require attaching a debugger to see what exactly is wrong.


  • Craig Chambers

    Craig Chambers - 2013-01-22

    I can think of a few things to try...
    1) Put a small number of videos in a local folder (not an SMB one) and add that path to the config to test
    2) Create a new folder on your nas (either inside /nas/films/ or as a new SMB share) and add a small number of videos to that

    Try to find videos that you think will work :-)


  • buhtz

    buhtz - 2017-02-04

    Please close. It is outdated.


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