Re: : Frustrated with MediaTomb
On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 8:49 PM, Thomas Milne
> On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Stephen <stephen-d@...> wrote:
>> Thomas Milne wrote:
>>> I'm trying to get MediaTomb working with my PS3. I got it installed
>>> fine, and the PS3 has no trouble seeing the server. The problem is
>>> getting the MediaTomb UI to see the server so I can add my media.
>>> Every time I try to access the Filesystem icon, I get an error about
>>> MediaTomb cannot be reached! Please check if the server is still running.
>>> I've waded through the FAQ, Google and the like, but I have no idea
>>> what the problem is. Currently the server is running on startup, from
>>> /etc/init.d. Most of the documentation, for some reason, refers to
>>> mediatomb being started as a normal user. Also, the documentation
>>> refers to the web UI address being printed in the output when run
>>> manually. I don't see this at all. Also, since the PS3 can see the
>>> server, my problem is NOT that the server isn't running, right?
>>> Before I jump onto their forums, can someone spare me a quick tip? I
>>> have a feeling I'm close, missing something minor but critical.
>> I suggest you stop MT and run from your user terminal. Make sure you get
>> something like this:
>> stephen <at> roissy:~$ mediatomb
>> MediaTomb UPnP Server version 0.12.0 - http://mediatomb.cc/
>> Copyright 2005-2008 Gena Batsyan, Sergey Bostandzhyan, Leonhard Wimmer.
>> MediaTomb is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License
>> version 2
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:25 INFO: Loading configuration from:
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:25 INFO: Checking configuration...
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:25 INFO: Setting filesystem import charset to UTF-8
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:25 INFO: Setting metadata import charset to UTF-8
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:25 INFO: Setting playlist charset to UTF-8
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:25 INFO: Configuration check succeeded.
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:25 INFO: Initialized port: 49154
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:25 INFO: Server bound to: 192.168.0.50
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:26 INFO: MediaTomb Web UI can be reached by following
>> this link:
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:26 INFO: http://192.168.0.50:49154/
>> 2010-03-07 17:58:55 INFO: thread cleanup; thread_id=-1235928208
>> Pay attention the IP address and port. You need to add these in your
> I get this:
> joehill <at> node1:~$ mediatomb
> mediatomb: /usr/lib/i686/cmov/libavformat.so.52: no version
> information available (required by /usr/lib/libffmpegthumbnailer.so.3)
> mediatomb: /usr/lib/i686/cmov/libavcodec.so.52: no version information
> available (required by /usr/lib/libffmpegthumbnailer.so.3)
> MediaTomb UPnP Server version 0.12.0 - http://mediatomb.cc/
> Copyright 2005-2008 Gena Batsyan, Sergey Bostandzhyan, Leonhard Wimmer.
> MediaTomb is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License version 2
> 2010-03-07 20:36:10 INFO: Loading configuration from:
> 2010-03-07 20:36:10 INFO: Checking configuration...
> 2010-03-07 20:36:10 INFO: Setting filesystem import charset to UTF-8
> 2010-03-07 20:36:10 INFO: Setting metadata import charset to UTF-8
> 2010-03-07 20:36:10 INFO: Setting playlist charset to UTF-8
> 2010-03-07 20:36:10 INFO: Configuration check succeeded.
> 2010-03-07 20:36:11 ERROR: Error while accessing sqlite database
> file (/var/lib/mediatomb/mediatomb.db): Permission denied
>> In the config.xml file you should have a line like:
> Ah, okay, that's why, it works now
>> This should allow navigation on the PS3 through your file system making
>> adding your media to the database unnecessary.
> Well, it shows me only 'PC Directory', and no titles. That's okay,
> because I'm not sure if I'd want it showing the contents of my home
> dir on the PS3 :-\
> I would _love_ it if there was some way to show the directory
> structure of my media drive, but it only seems to show one level up or
> down, so it's kind of a mess, especially if there is a duplicate, ie.
> if i have /shows/30_rock/season_1
> and /shows/american_dad/season_1
> I only see one of them.
Got around this with using -a on the command line, and adding the
directories I want there. Works fine so far, shows the full directory
structure. Looking now to see if I can 'automate' that in the config
file or something.
>> It took me a while to get everything working, because my music is in .flac
>> files and I had to transcode to pcm. But the quality is outstanding and the
>> effort was worth it.
>> Keep me posted.
> Still hackin' away...
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