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Install MediaTomb UPnP MediaServer On Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”

MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices. You can install MediaTomb using the vanvugt ppa for MediaTomb.

To install MediaTomb open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vanvugt/mediatomb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mediatomb

When installed you need to enable the user interface, to do this you need to edit the config file. In a terminal window copy+paste the following line:

sudo gedit /etc/mediatomb/config.xml

Search for the line:

<ui enabled="no" show-tooltips="yes">

and change it into:

<ui enabled="yes" show-tooltips="yes">

When done save and close the and restart mediatomb with the following line:

sudo /etc/init.d/mediatomb restart

To start MediaTomb click on the Applications launcher and type: MediaTomb

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