minidlnad(1) lightweight DLNA/UPnP-AV server


[-f config_file ] [-d ] [-v ] [-u user ] [-i interface ] [-p port ] [-s serial ] [-m model_number ] [-t notify_interval ] [-P pid_filename ] [-w url ] [-S ] [-L ] [-R ]

[-h | -V ]


The daemon is a DLNA/UPnP-AV server sharing media files (video, music and pictures) to clients on your network. Clients are typically multimedia players such as vlc, totem and xbmc, and devices such as portable media players, smartphones, televisions, video game entertainment systems and blu-ray players.

By default, listens on all the network interfaces (except loopback) for clients. This behavior can be changed on the command-line using the -i option, or in the configuration file through the network_interface option (see minidlna.conf5fordetails )


Most of the options below can also be set in a configuration file, as described in minidlna.conf5.

Activate debug mode (do not daemonize).
-f config_file
Specify the location of the configuration file. Uses /etc/minidlna.conf by default.
Show help and exit.
-i interface
Network interface to listen on. Can be specified more than once.
Do not create playlists.
-m model_number
Model number the daemon will report to clients in its XML description.
-P pid_filename
PID file to use; the default is /run/minidlna/
-p port
Port number to listen on.
Forces a full rescan of the media files.
Stay foreground. Can be used when is being managed by systemd
-s serial
Serial number the daemon will report to clients in its XML description.
-t notify_interval
Notify interval, in seconds; defaults to 895 seconds.
-u user
Specify which user should run as, instead of root user can either be a numerical UID or a user name.
Show the program version and exit.
Verbose output.
-w url
Sets the presentation url; the default is http address.


Default system-wide configuration file. See minidlna.conf5 for details on the syntax.