MiniDLNA is a simple media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.


# apt-get install minidlna


There is no GUI so you will have to use a text editor to make changes to the files listed below.

This is the main config file where most changes will be made.
Change the user and group that the server is run as here.
You should not have to change anything in this.


It is best to have a seperate partition or folder *outside* your "home" directory devoted to your media. Default user is minidlna and can be changed above.

e.g. /home/$USER/Videos --> /mnt/Videos

Again check permissions on your files and remove special characters from file names.

e.g. "~~$$#$My Video $(*.mp4" --> My Video.mp4

Increase the number for the system

/etc/sysctl.conf Add: "fs.inotify.max_user_watches=65536" in a blank line by itself.

Specify another location

$ minidlnad -P /home/$USER/.minidlna/

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