Saturday, January 8, 2011

Setup Automatic Scan for MediaTomb

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I did UNDO what I did below. Autoscan for MediaTomb is not working for me. It deletes items from the database.
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1. Edit config.xml file


$ sudo gedit /etc/mediatomb/config.xml


Based on suggestions by a few people (see below for references), I have added to the config.xml the following (red part) between </scripting> and <mapping> tags at around line 62.


   </scripting>
    <autoscan use-inotify="auto">
        <directory location="/home/<user>/video" mode="inotify" recursive="yes" hidden-files="no"/>
    </autoscan>
   <mappings>



2. Then restart the server.



$ sudo /etc/init.d/mediatomb restart
 * Restarting upnp media server mediatomb     [OK] 


3. References.


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=842559
http://groups.google.com/group/dealextreme-nas-/web/mediatomb-howto?pli=1                                              

1 comment:

  1. yep, same here, i set it to autoscan but it only does the initial scan, then it will never update with the newly added files.

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