I’ve installed minidlna and followed the instructions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ReadyMedia. I’ve stored my videos under home so I followed the instructions under “Running minidlna as your own user”. I also followed the instructions under “Media directory not accessible” since it was getting permission denied on the media directory. It also said it couldn’t write to the pid file at /var/run/minidlna/minidlna.pid so I changed the owner and group to myself and users the same as I put in the run-as-user.conf.
These are the details in services manager: (I can’t get this page to preserve the formatting)
minidlna.service - MiniDLNA is a DLNA/UPnP-AV server software Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/minidlna.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Drop-In: /etc/systemd/system/minidlna.service.d └─override.conf, run-as-user.conf Active: active (running) since Fri 2020-12-18 13:18:04 EST; 39min ago Main PID: 22925 (minidlnad) Tasks: 2 CGroup: /system.slice/minidlna.service └─22925 /usr/sbin/minidlnad -S Dec 18 13:18:04 Heaviside systemd: Started MiniDLNA is a DLNA/UPnP-AV server software. Dec 18 13:18:04 Heaviside minidlnad: minidlna.c:1124: warn: Starting MiniDLNA version 1.3.0. Dec 18 13:18:04 Heaviside minidlnad: minidlna.c:1184: warn: HTTP listening on port 8200
The problem is the Roku does not see this dlna server. There’s also a computer running Windows 7 on the LAN and whenever it is on, it shows up on the Roku although no one has set up that computer for dlna. On mine, though, although I’ve worked on this for hours, I can’t get it to work. According to YaST, the firewall is not enabled. On this computer which is the one I’ve installed minidlna, I can access the server by putting the IP address of this computer followed by :8200 and it will show the status page but I can’t access it (the status page in a web browser) from any other computer on the network (although I don’t know if I should be able to). I also use kdeconnect with my phone and it worked right away: my computer shows up in the app on my phone and my phone shows up in the app on the computer so I don’t think there’s a system wide issue with connections. I’m at a loss. Any suggestions?