Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 54

Thread: [HowTo] Setup MediaTomb (mediaserver) on WL-500gP and WL-500W

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Lightbulb [HowTo] Setup MediaTomb (mediaserver) on WL-500gP and WL-500W

    I have a WL-500W and a PS3 and the challenge was setting up a media server (as the Asus firmware one did not work with the PS3) without paying for TwonkyVision. Twonky have limited their support for NAT devices to hardware vendors - I found an ASUS package after digging the developers area however they no longer release on the general downloads area and stated they no longer sell to NAT users (only vendors).

    I installed uShare via ipkg and got it to run on the WL-500W without any issues (latest ipkg release) but it does not support the PS3 at the moment (backed up in some other PS3 forums). So uShare uninstalled.

    I installed fuppes via ipkg and again got it to run without too many issues but only with the default config file. For some reason (and I am quite experienced in xml structure) when I added the PS3 required xml tags and values to the config file I got parser errors when restarting fuppes. Tried basic device settings and more advanced ones and also ones from the forums that folks confirmed worked, no go still parsing errors whenever I added the PS3 specific entries so I can only assume that the opto release is not the current one? I'm happy to be proven wrong here as ultimately I would like to use fuppes - but is has to work with the PS3 config settings.

    Now - onto the tutorial for MediaTomb which (after some massaging) did work! Note all was done on Olegs firmware (1.x-10) via telnet.

    First off install it from ipkg (ipkg install mediatomb). This installs all pre requisites. Go here for more info re installatin: http://mediatomb.cc/pages/download#optware but DO NOT set MT_ENABLE to true as autostart does not work on the wl-500X series.

    Second recreate the database it sets up which is broken on the wl-500x installs (known issue). Use this process (pulled form one of our forum threads):
    - cd /opt/share/mediatomb
    - cat sqlite3.sql | sqlite3 mediatomb.db
    - mv mediatomb.db /usr/local/root/.mediatomb


    Third - setup the config.xml file using vi (vi /opt/etc/mediatomb/config.xml). I specified port, interface, restore and database backup settings. Port was specified due to a conflict with another service, interface to ensure mediatomb started on the 192.168.1.1 ip (so the PS3 could see it), restore ensures that when the sqlite database corrupts (and it will re a known bug on the wl-500x series) that when mediatomb starts up it restores the backup and finally the backup setting ensures the backup database file is periodically updated. Note when you start mediatomb it is always updates the backup file to the latest current database version. All these settings can be found here (along with where to place them in the xml file) - http://mediatomb.cc/pages/documentation#id2536421 go to section 6. Configuration File



    When you have saved your config.xml file start mediatomb (type mediatomb to run) and test on your media client, in my case the PS3. This should then create a backup file of the sqlite database. Press Ctrl+C to shutdown mediatomb and then run the following to ensure the configuration is remembered after rebooting the router:
    flashfs save && flashfs commit && flashfs enable && reboot

    I've attached my config.xml file to help you get going (I've uncommented the settings that need to be enabled for the PS3 to work).

    Finally I want mediatomb to start when router starts. You can run mediatomb in daemon mode so I'm going to add the following command to my startup routine: mediatomb -d (I'll update this post when I've worked out the best way to do this).

    I hope this helps - mediatomb works great on the PS3!
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by rathalian; 14-04-2008 at 09:35.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands - Eindhoven
    Posts
    1,763
    Hi, I have a conceptronic media player workin with ushare.
    well... it plays movies, after some updates from ushare it is quite limited to playing
    anyway, you have the option for PS3 in ushare, it supports DLNA.
    I'll try this out for my conceptronic, maybe I can fast forward the movies now

  3. #3
    I can see the ushare media server on my PS3 (and have DLNA enabled in the config file) however all of the avi's show up as unsupported data types, whereas these work in mediatomb, nero and WM11.

    Can you confirm divx/xvid work in ushare and could you share your configuration.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands - Eindhoven
    Posts
    1,763
    Quote Originally Posted by rathalian View Post
    I can see the ushare media server on my PS3 (and have DLNA enabled in the config file) however all of the avi's show up as unsupported data types, whereas these work in mediatomb, nero and WM11.

    Can you confirm divx/xvid work in ushare and could you share your configuration.
    yeh, they just work perfectly, however, I have to reload the movie to get the subs I also put the unsupported file types on so the client has to check if it can play the video.
    gonna give media tomb a try tonight.

    about loading time... on the server I have on a dvd with the conceptronic, it's just a few seconds, but with wl-500w it can take up till half a min. quite long, but I guess that's the max speed of the asus

  5. #5
    Would appreciate you posting your ushare config, as I said I am getting unsupported data types (where they work fine on other upnp servers)

    Re playback - after going to 2.30 firmware on the PS3 wireless playback is not all but instant.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands - Eindhoven
    Posts
    1,763
    here you go

    still getting some errors on the media tomb starting up it just stops working... need to look it all over a bit
    Attached Files Attached Files

  7. #7
    What errors are you getting?

  8. #8
    Something for PS3 users - I (and others) have had many issues (across multiple uPnP servers) with firmware 2.20 on the PS3, I too experienced this in the form of slow startups to play/bad to non existent fast forward/reverse functionality and consistent dropouts or failures.

    Firmware 2.30 for the PS3 came out tonight and my mediatomb functionality has gone back to 100% - fast forward/reverse through to 120x works fine, playing is instant and connections are rock solid.

    I tried uShare again in -d mode (DLNA) to ensure the right profile loaded but still getting errors:

    Looking for files in content directory : /mnt/torrent/target
    [mp3 @ 0x2ac344c8]Could not find codec parameters (Audio: mp2, 48 kb/s)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Groningen, Netherlands
    Posts
    12
    I did the above thing, but no mediatomb running?
    I run Oleg 1.9.2.7-10 on WL-500gP

    free
    total used free shared buffers
    Mem: 30164 29560 604 0 1428
    Swap: 250856 2068 248788
    Total: 281020 31628 249392

    fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 38166 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 1 245 250864 82 Linux swap
    /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 246 978 750592 83 Linux
    /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3 979 38166 38080512 83 Linux

    I downloaded and copied the config.xml from here.
    [admin@WL500GP mediatomb]$ ls
    config.xml

    Here is the db
    [admin@WL500GP root]$ ls .*
    .mediatomb .test

    [admin@WL500GP /opt]$ ipkg install mediatomb
    Installing mediatomb (0.10.0-1) to root...
    ...
    Configuring file
    Configuring libexif
    Configuring libiconv
    Configuring libuclibc++
    Configuring mediatomb
    Configuring ncurses
    Configuring ossp-js
    Configuring readline
    Configuring sqlite
    Configuring zlib
    Successfully terminated.

    [admin@WL500GP root]$ mediatomb

    MediaTomb UPnP Server version 0.10.0 - http://mediatomb.cc/

    ================================================== =============================
    Copyright 2005-2007 Gena Batsyan, Sergey Bostandzhyan, Leonhard Wimmer.
    MediaTomb is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License version 2

    Aborted
    [admin@WL500GP root]$

    I don't know what is going on/wrong!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands - Eindhoven
    Posts
    1,763
    yeh... I tried compiling it, but neither worked
    I'm still trying to get it runnin, but I'm about to give up the hope...
    this is neither a completed how to, the writer expects you to know stuff wich is written down in a different document

  11. #11
    I have successfuly installed the mediatomb and have done every step described here. Unfortunately when I try to start the mediatomb, I get the "StorageException". The mediatomb is running (I can see the process using ps -A), but my PS3 does not see it. Does anybody have the same problem?
    Thanx.

  12. #12
    I installed Mediatomb as ingnatz suggested (thank you very much for this!!!). Mediatomb is running fine except of one thing that I want to solve:

    All my added music is listed as "unknown" - i.e. all songs are shown as Artist - Unknown, Album - Unknown etc. Any ideas why this happens? ID3 tags should be fine (iTunes, my iPod and also my Nokia 5800XM all have no problems recognizing the tags).

  13. #13
    @ignatz - I did all the steps you said, and edited the configuration file, decommenting the PS3 parts.

    starting mediatomb gave me this info:

    Code:
    [quentin@router root]$ tail /opt/var/log/mediatomb
    2009-10-25 20:00:57    INFO: Loading configuration from: /opt/etc/mediatomb/config.xml
    2009-10-25 20:00:57    INFO: Checking configuration...
    2009-10-25 20:00:57    INFO: Setting filesystem import charset to ASCII
    2009-10-25 20:00:57    INFO: Setting metadata import charset to ASCII
    2009-10-25 20:00:57    INFO: Setting playlist charset to ASCII
    2009-10-25 20:00:57    INFO: Configuration check succeeded.
    2009-10-25 20:00:58    INFO: Initialized port: 50500
    2009-10-25 20:00:58    INFO: Server bound to: WAN_IP
    2009-10-25 20:00:59    INFO: MediaTomb Web UI can be reached by following this link:
    2009-10-25 20:00:59    INFO: http://WAN_IP:50500/
    where WAN_IP is my WAN Ip not localhost ip of router, like 192.168.1.1

    also, looks loke there are several processes of media tomb:

    Code:
      282 ?        Ss     0:00 /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb -p 50500
      285 ?        S      0:00  \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb -p 5
      286 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      288 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      290 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      291 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      293 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      292 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      294 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      295 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      296 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      297 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      299 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
      300 ?        S      0:00      \_ /opt/bin/mediatomb -d -u quentin -g root -P /opt/var/run/mediatomb.pid -l /opt/var/log/mediatomb -m /opt/etc -f mediatomb
    BUT, i cannot see the media server on my PS3. My PS3 being connected wireless to the router. The config.xml is the one generated, not the one from the first post of this thread.

    Do you have any idea, why i cannot see it ?

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by fox1234 View Post
    I installed Mediatomb as ingnatz suggested (thank you very much for this!!!). Mediatomb is running fine except of one thing that I want to solve:

    All my added music is listed as "unknown" - i.e. all songs are shown as Artist - Unknown, Album - Unknown etc. Any ideas why this happens? ID3 tags should be fine (iTunes, my iPod and also my Nokia 5800XM all have no problems recognizing the tags).
    Same here!
    Any ideas on this?

    Installation went well as posted by ignatz in post #21.

    Thanks

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Smolensk, Russia
    Posts
    2,400
    Blog Entries
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by fox1234 View Post
    I installed Mediatomb as ingnatz suggested (thank you very much for this!!!). Mediatomb is running fine except of one thing that I want to solve:

    All my added music is listed as "unknown" - i.e. all songs are shown as Artist - Unknown, Album - Unknown etc. Any ideas why this happens? ID3 tags should be fine (iTunes, my iPod and also my Nokia 5800XM all have no problems recognizing the tags).
    I'm afraid Mediatomb was compiled without ID3 tag support. Here is technical details.
    Entware Repository ◄ RT-N66U Router + ZyXEL V352L Phone + WD TV Live Player + WD My Book Live NAS

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 113
    Last Post: 25-07-2012, 12:31
  2. [HowTo] Get a HeadStart on a WL-500gP
    By raas in forum WL-500gP Tutorials
    Replies: 187
    Last Post: 11-01-2012, 09:19
  3. WL-500gP + Mediaserver + XBOX360
    By LeChuck in forum German Discussion - Deutsch (DE)
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 01-02-2010, 16:20
  4. HowTo: Use Palm as 500gP LCD
    By Tamadite in forum WL-500gP Tutorials
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-02-2009, 22:18
  5. Howto setup WinSCP to connect to my wl500g?
    By ikerstges in forum WL-500g Q&A
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-02-2006, 13:20

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •