How to install MediaTomb on Ubuntu Server Lucid/Karmic
If you intend using a UPnP client (such as a PS3
for example) to access media on your server then MediaTomb is a
great application to enable you to do this.
Installing MediaTomb is actually very straightforward and the following procedure works equally well for
Ubuntu Lucid 10.04, Karmic 9.10, Jaunty 9.04 and Intrepid 8.10.
MediaTomb is available in the
Manager. So, from the gnome desktop menu choose System
-> Administration and launch the Synaptic
Package Manager, type mediatomb in the
Quick Search box and then place a check against
mediatomb in the list of results returned and then click
Mark For Installation. Next click the Apply button and then
the Apply button once again for confirmation.
NOTE: If you don't have the Synaptic Package
Manager then you can install it by issuing sudo apt-get
install synaptic from a Terminal or Putty session.
Install MediaTomb using the Command Line
(either via Putty or by typing directly onto the server):
To install MediaTomb via command line type the
following two commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mediatomb
and answer Y when prompted.
Once MediaTomb has finished installing you can launch MediaTomb by
typing http://MyMediaServer:49152 into the address
bar of your browser where MyMediaServer is the name
you gave your server when installing Ubuntu. The IP address of your
server will work equally well too if you can't remember the name of
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