Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mediatomb UPnP server on your EON ZFS NAS

MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface. It allows you to stream your digital media across your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices. Mediatomb is now available for your EON ZFS NAS in the download section (mtombaa, mtombab) and can be added using the following steps. The binary kit MUST be installed for mediatomb to work.

So let's get started by downloading and re-assembling the mediatomb package.
NOTE: The following steps should be performed as user id "root" unless otherwise specified.
cd /tmp
wget -O mtombaa http://sites.google.com/site/eonstorage/downloads/mtombaa?attredirects=0&d=1
wget -O mtombab http://sites.google.com/site/eonstorage/downloads/mtombab?attredirects=0&d=1
cat mtomba[a-z] > mtomb.tgz
Next, let's create the necessary directories and unpack the mediatomb package.
cd /abyss
mkdir mediatomb
cd mediatomb
gzip -dc /tmp/mtomb.tgz | tar -xf -
Let's add the following entries to /mnt/eon0/.exec, so mediatomb will start automatically when the EON ZFS NAS is booted.
# mediatomb section
(cd /opt ; ln -s ../${POOL}/mediatomb .)
[ -x /opt/mediatomb/bin/start_mtomb.sh ] && /opt/mediatomb/bin/start_mtomb.sh
Let's create the mediatomb logging, database and configuration directories. Also get the start up script (start_mtomb.sh)
mkdir etc log
cd bin
wget -O start_mtomb.sh http://sites.google.com/site/eonstorage/downloads/start_mtomb.sh?attredirects=0&d=1
chmod 755 start_mtomb.sh
(cd /opt ; ln -s ../abyss/mediatomb .)
And finally, to start mediatomb.
If all went well, you can point a browser to EON NAS http://ip:49152/ and you should see a image similar to the image below. Let the movie streaming begin.
Mediatomb UPnP server on EON ZFS NAS