[Wolves] Roku 2 XS & minidlna & Universal Media Server

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Mon May 19 19:41:45 UTC 2014

A thought...  try changing the permissions on one single media file in
one of the designated folders.  Give it read & write access to users,
group and others.  I know PLEX needs to be able to write to the files
when it designates meta data.  It may be the same with UMS and

On 19 May 2014 20:37, Kevanf1 <kevanf1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> You might be better off joining the ROKU forum.  There is more likely
> to be a solution on there than on the UMS fuorum as it can be used on
> so many different outlets.  Whereas the UMS being used on a ROKU box
> is more specific, if you see what I mean.  This is why I use PLEX,
> it's so much easier and just works, for me anyway.  It is only doing
> the same as UMS and miniDLNA at the end of the day just a bit more
> elegantly.  It does not open up a port for PLEX the company only to
> your ROKU.
> On 19 May 2014 20:29, John Rose <john.aaron.rose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I cancelled my order on a Zotac Media Streamer box as ebuyer.com had
>> mis-stated the price & it was double the advertised price. So I bought a
>> Roku 2 XS at a cheap price. I connected it to the Composite Video on the TV,
>> invoked the Composite Video on the TV & it started the Roku setup. That went
>> OK & I added the Roku Media Channel to My Private Channels & selected it.
>> I'd already installed minidlna OK & setup its .conf file (as recommended in
>> Ubuntu's Community help page) pointing to my Videos folder (on my laptop):
>> #network_interface=eth0
>> media_dir=A,/home/john/Music
>> media_dir=P,/home/john/Pictures
>> media_dir=V,/home/john/Videos
>> friendly_name=JohnDesktop
>> db_dir=/var/cache/minidlna
>> log_dir=/var/log
>> inotify=yes
>> I started the minidlna service OK. However, nothing happens on the TV
>> screen. Any ideas what to do?
>> I've also installed Universal Media Server on my laptop. It starts OK & says
>> Connected but it says that the renderer is unknown even though it picked up
>> my created Roku2XS.conf file (message is: Media renderer was not recognized.
>> Possible identifying HTTP headers: User-Agent: Roku/DVP-5.4 (025.04E03358A)!
>> It allows me to view files on my laptop, but it hangs on retrieving a .mp4
>> video file (.mp4 - H264 & AAC - OK according to the TV's documentation) -
>> which plays OK on my laptop - & which the TV is able to play from a usb
>> stick inserted into the TV. Contents of .conf file:
>> #----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> # Profile for Roku 2 XS stream media player.
>> #
>> RendererName=Roku 2 XS
>> RendererIcon=realtek.png
>> UserAgentSearch=Roku/DVP-5.4 (025.04E03358A)
>> UserAgentAdditionalHeader=
>> UserAgentAdditionalHeaderSearch=
>> Video=true
>> Audio=true
>> Image=true
>> SeekByTime=true
>> DLNALocalizationRequired = false
>> MediaInfo=true
>> MaxVideoBitrateMbps=0
>> MaxVideoWidth=0
>> MaxVideoHeight=0
>> TranscodeExtensions=
>> StreamExtensions=mp4
>> ChunkedTransfer=false
>> Explanations of the parameters are shown in the file downloaded from this
>> link:
>> https://app.box.com/s/g0wd84um7hmupk7ihu5t
>> A full debug log is available in the file downloaded from this link:
>> https://app.box.com/s/qzs9dfk8lvim8c2efdw6
>> Has anybody else used UMS with a Roku box? Unfortunately, I'm not able to
>> login to UMS's forum (in order to ask about Roku boxes) even though I
>> registered. I sent an email to the Contact us / Administrator but it was
>> bounced as unknown email id! Can somebody else try to register & login to
>> the forum, just in case I blundered on the registration?
>> PS I can email a UMS .conf file for the PS3 if anybody wants to investigate
>> the above file.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> John
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