I have an Asus RT-n16 and installed lastest Tomato version (VPN version). The tomato works well on RT-n16. However, I cannot stream any media files (mp3 and avi files) to my Samsung TV from a USB flash drive pluged in the router. I can see DLNA-RT-N16 on my TV, but when I browse the folders, I see no files even though I can open the files perfectly from my network computer. I think I set up the NAS/USB correctly, but I dont know what to do now. Any help, please. Thanks!
Date: 15 Dec 2010 00:50
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Tried playing around with the options of:
Strictly adhere to DLNA standards
(Assuming you are using the minidlna inbuilt)
py610, dlna worked fine with samsung led for me out of the box. Just switched DLNA standarts to on.
Thanks for responses. I tried my setting many times, but still cannot play media files on my Samsung tv from Tomato server. Could any of you provide a detailed guide to set up the media server? The following is what I set up on Rt-N16 Tomato:
I went to " USB and NAS" then to "media server" on the menu, and set as follows:
check "enable" the sever
database location: custom path > /mnt
scan media at startup: checked
strickly adhere to DLNA: checked
Directory: /mnt content: all media files
Did I do something wrong here?
Please help….I am so fustrated now. Thanks
I need to mention again that my TV shows "DLNA -RT-N16", but no files shows up when I click on it with the remote, I did not see any files in pictures, music, and videos folders even thought I created these folders in the USB drive plugged in the router. Any experts here please help to figure out what the problem is.
http://tomatousb.org/tut:how-to-set-up-nas-optware-etc-for-total-noobs parts 3.1, 8 and 10
I'm having a similar problem. If I set my database location to "RAM (Temporary)" my Samsung TV and PS3 can recognize my media files and play them. However, I'm hoping to fill a 2TB drive with media, so I expect to need a permanent database. If I set the option to "Custom Path" and have it scan, it is unable to find any of the files or directories. If I look in the hard drive, I can't find anything in the assigned directory. I have tried to let the router create the directory itself (which it doesn't), and also create the directory myself, but nothing gets written in there.
I thought it might be a read/write issue in the file sharing options, so I set both root$ and mnt/ to read/write capabilities with no authentication.
I suspect there's some issue with creating and writing the database to the hard drive. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this? Or is it in any way reasonably to try to have this all done through RAM.
I'm running Build 54, specifically the E3000 EXT version.
frederec, try to mount opt on HD as
format your device (for example, device name is Media) to ext3 (partition manager should do), create Optware and Play folders on it. I suggest that minidlna server is trying to write something in /opt folder but cannot. So place this in "run after mount"
- Mount Opt
- to Flash Drive of Choice
if [ -d /mnt/Media ]; then
(sh /tmp/scripts/flashLED.sh aoss 5000 6 off) & echo Flashing LED
mount -o noatime -t ext3 -obind /mnt/Media/Optware /opt
in USB support check ALL checkboxes except USB 1.1
reboot router. After it you should see in attached devices something like:
Partition 'Media' ext3 (118.41 GB / 54.79 GB free) is mounted on /tmp/mnt/Media
and in putty you should see /opt directory with read-write permissions.
On Media Server page check all checkboxes and select RAM (temporary) or custom path for database. I've chosen RAM so it works always fine for me, custom path needs to be manually rescaned after each added file to HD.
I don't have a samsung TV but have a Samsung bdc-6500 blue ray. would this setup work for me?
I was able to get this to work. I am running Tomato on my Asus wl-500gP router.