Streaming through Mediatomb to UPNPlay - cannot get playlists working
I have Mediatomb on a machine with 12.04 LTS. It seems to be working happily enough, streaming to a Google Nexus 7 tablet that is running UPNPlay. But I am struggling with playlists. I have a pile of playlists made with Rhythmbox (most are .m3u but I have also tried .pls and .xspf) in a subdirectory of my main music directory. I can see the playlist directory and files with UPNPlay but it tries to play them as if playlist were a music file (rather than parsing them as playlists). I can also transfer the playlists to the Nexus and open them in UPNPlay - it parses the tag info but doesn't find the music files.
Through a not very scientific process of elimination (e.g. trying other UPNP clients) I think this down to the setup of Mediatomb and how it is handling or not handling playlists.
I crave the indulgence of the members of this forum for posting a query that probably isn't really strictly a Ubuntu issue but I'm really having a hard time working this out and from hunting around about the best Mediatomb expertise I have found is here (whereas the Mediatomb home site is really heavy going).
But hopefully _someone_ out there has had a similar problem and found how to fix it?
Re: Streaming through Mediatomb to UPNPlay - cannot get playlists working
Update to previous post...
I think the problem I have been having with playlists relates to the fact that mediatomb is not compiled with JS support. There are apparently ways around this but I have just switched to miniDLNA instead, which seems to be able to handle my playlists right out of the box.
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