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=== Procedure ===
 
=== Procedure ===
*''If you add media you should restart the server as it will need to rescan the directories''*
 
 
  wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/gmediaserver/gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz
 
  wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/gmediaserver/gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz
 
  tar -xvzf gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz  
 
  tar -xvzf gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz  
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  make
 
  make
 
  make install
 
  make install
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apt-get install libupnp0 libupnp-dev libmagic1 libmagic-dev libid3-3.8.3 libtagc0 libtagc0-dev libuuid1 uuid-dev
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wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/gmediaserver/gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz
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tar -xvzf gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz
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cd gmediaserver-0.12.0
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./configure
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make
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make install
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=Configuration=
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*''If you add media you should restart the server as it will need to rescan the directories''*
 
*Insert init script into /etc/init.d (See Below)  
 
*Insert init script into /etc/init.d (See Below)  
 
  cd /etc/rc.d/rc2.d
 
  cd /etc/rc.d/rc2.d
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* Wait a while as it scans the whole collection on every startup.
 
* Wait a while as it scans the whole collection on every startup.
  
==FreeLink==
 
apt-get install libupnp0 libupnp-dev libmagic1 libmagic-dev libid3-3.8.3 libtagc0 libtagc0-dev libuuid1 uuid-dev
 
wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/gmediaserver/gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz
 
tar -xvzf gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz
 
cd gmediaserver-0.12.0
 
./configure
 
make
 
make install
 
 
=Configuration=
 
 
( you should edit the script to change the directory that should be shared. )
 
( you should edit the script to change the directory that should be shared. )
 
 
  
 
  #!/bin/sh
 
  #!/bin/sh
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Revision as of 05:00, 30 October 2006

Originally by AndreGauthier from linkstationwiki.org
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Contents

Overview

GMediaServer is a UPnP compatible media server for the GNU system. It is part of the GNU project.

GMediaServer serves audio and video files to certain network connected media players. Most hardware media players only play music and/or video—they don't provide the media themselves. Those media files have to come from a device on the network. GMediaServer is a server for such UPnP compatible media players, including:

Other UPnP media players (including software based) may work as well—see the manual for a more complete list.

GMediaServer is written in C by Oskar Liljeblad. It should compile and run on any modern POSIX compatible system such as GNU/Linux. GMediaServer is a console based application which is usually run in the background. It is free software, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

OpenLink (MIPSel)

Pre-requisites

  1. Linkstation2
  2. OpenLink - mipsel-openlink-052b.zip (from the downloads section and installed as per README).
  3. Precompiled C development environment, running on the LS - mipsel-tools-2.tgz (from the downloads section and installed with the install.sh).
  4. mipsel-screen-1.tgz (from the downloads section and installed with the install.sh). (NOT REQUIRED but the compile takes ages and this helps if you get disconnected when it is running).
  5. /usr/bin/sort extracted from the debian package coreutils-5.2.
  6. gmediaserver-latest.tar.gz from http://www.gnu.org/software/gmediaserver/
  7. obtain required libraries.

Required Libraries

The libraries were downloaded from my local debian mirror and I used alien -t <debfile> to convert them to tgz files which were extracted into the root of the link station.

  • libid3-3.8.3-3.8.3.tgz
  • libupnp-dev-1.2.1.tgz
  • libid3-3.8.3-dev-3.8.3.tgz
  • libupnp0-1.2.1.tgz


Procedure

wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/gmediaserver/gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz
tar -xvzf gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz 
cd gmediaserver-0.12.0 
./configure 
make
make install

FreeLink

apt-get install libupnp0 libupnp-dev libmagic1 libmagic-dev libid3-3.8.3 libtagc0 libtagc0-dev libuuid1 uuid-dev 
wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/gmediaserver/gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz
tar -xvzf gmediaserver-0.12.0.tar.gz 
cd gmediaserver-0.12.0 
./configure 
make
make install

Configuration

  • If you add media you should restart the server as it will need to rescan the directories*
  • Insert init script into /etc/init.d (See Below)
cd /etc/rc.d/rc2.d
ln -s ../init.d/gmserver S98gmserver
cd ../rc0.d
ln -s ../init.d/gmserver K02gmserver
cd ../rc6.d
ln -s ../init.d/gmserver K02gmserver
  • Disable the pcast server (use the web interface).
  • Run the gmedia init script with a start parameter.
  • Wait a while as it scans the whole collection on every startup.

( you should edit the script to change the directory that should be shared. )

#!/bin/sh
#
# gmediaserver - startup script for gmediaserver 
# This goes in /etc/init.d and gets run at boot-time.
#
# . /etc/timezone

PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin

GM_HOME=/mnt/hda/gmedia
NAME=`hostname`
DIR=/mnt/hda/share/home_backup/media/mp3

if ! [ -x $GM_HOME/bin/gmediaserver ]; then
       exit 0
fi


case "$1" in

   start)
       echo  "Start services: gmediaserver"
       $GM_HOME/bin/gmediaserver -b -i eth0 --friendly-name=$NAME \
           -o $GM_HOME/log/server.log -v1 $DIR
       ;;
   stop)
       echo  "Stop services: gmediaserver"
       /sbin/start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --exec $GM_HOME/bin/gmediaserver
       ;;
   restart)
       stop
       sleep 1
       start
       ;;
   *)
   echo "usage: $0 { start | stop | restart}" >&2
   exit 1
   ;; 
                                                                                             
esac

exit 0