MediaTomb - Free UPnP MediaServer

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MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.

MediaTomb implements the UPnP MediaServer V 1.0 specification that can be found on

Currently Supported Features

  • browse and playback your media via UPnP
  • metadata extraction from mp3, ogg, flac, jpeg, etc. files.
  • Exif thumbnail support
  • user defined server layout based on extracted metadata (scriptable virtual containers)
  • automatic directory rescans
  • sophisticated web UI with a tree view of the database and the file system, allowing to add/remove/edit/browse your media
  • support for external URLs (create links to internet content and serve them via UPnP to your renderer)
  • support for ContentDirectoryService container updates
  • Active Items (experimental feature), allows execution of server side scripts upon HTTP GET requests to certain items
  • highly flexible configuration, allowing you to control the behavior of various features of the server


OpenLink (PowerPC)

ipkg install mediatomb 
  • Run MediaTomb (as a daemon)
mediatomb -d   
  • Configure shares on web interface

go to http://linkstation:49152 to set up shares

Ipkg could be used, although it is not the preferred method (and then for powerPC only) These instructions would dependancies would need to be manually resolved and then the application would need to be compiled from source (or alien could be used on an RPM)

Compiling from source

  • to be done


Usage Options

Usage: mediatomb [options]
Supported options:
   --ip or -i         ip address
   --port or -p       server port (the SDK only permits values => 49152)
   --config or -c     configuration file to use
   --daemon or -d     run server in background
   --pidfile or -P    file to hold the process id
    --user or -u       run server under specified username
   --group or -g      run server under specified group
   --add or -a        add the given file/directory
   --logfile or -l    log to specified file
   --help or -h       this help message

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