Install MiniDLNA Plugin OpenMediaVault

OpenMediaVault is an excellent NAS software solution, it has an easy-to-use graphical web interface for simple installation and management of many desirable plugins such as SickRage, Sabnzbd, MiniDLNA, NZBGet and Transmission. It is recommended to install OpenMediaVault on a clean, unaltered image. This guide has been tested on the Raspberry Pi 2 but should also work on other Pi models and any device running OpenMediaVault. If you have not installed OpenMediaVault yet, follow the installation guide for the Pi 2 here before proceeding.

Pi Unit
Processor
RAM
RAM Bus
Network
WiFi
USB
SATA
Cost
Raspberry Pi 3
1.2 GHz ARMv8
Quad Core
1 GB DDR2
450 MHz
100 Mbit
Yes
4
No
$35
Raspberry Pi 2
900 MHz ARMv7
Quad Core
1 GB DDR2
450 MHz
100 Mbit
No
4
No
$35.00
Raspberry Pi
700 MHz ARMv6
Single Core
512 MB SDRAM
400 MHz
100 Mbit
No
4
No
$25
Banana Pi
1 GHz ARMv7
Dual Core
1 GB DDR3
432 MHz
Gigabit
No
2
Yes
$36.99
Banana Pi Pro
1 GHz ARMv7
Dual Core
1 GB DDR3
432 MHz
Gigabit
Yes
2
Yes
$45.00

Install MiniDLNA Plugin OpenMediaVault

Installing plugins is done through OpenMediaVault’s web interface. Open a web browser and go to the IP address of your Raspberry Pi, the default user name is admin and the default password is openmediavault.

Go to System > Plugins and type DLNA as your search term, find the correct plugin, mark the checkbox next to it and click Install

OMV_install_minidlna

Confirm that you would like to install the plugin, click Yes

OMV-plugin-confirm

This will install the MiniDLNA plugin on OpenMediaVault. After the plugin is installed, it must be enabled.

While in the OMV web interface, go to Services > DLNA > Settings tab > select Enable > click Save

OMV_enable_minidlna

Add shared folders to MiniDLNA by clicking on Services in the left pane > DLNA > Shares > click Add > select desired shared folder > select content type > click Save

OMV_minidlna_shared_folders

Here you also have the option to limit what file types it will search for in the different folders. Since there is no data on our disks yet, we don’t need the rescan button. But if needed, it’s placed on the DLNA Settings tab and can force a rescan of your entire library content.

OMV_minidlna_rescan

Finally, you must give the group minidlna access to the shared folders of your choosing.

Go to Access Rights Management > Shared Folders > highlight the shared folder which it should have access to.

Click ACL > find the minidlna group and grant it permissions > click Apply

OMV_minidlna_folder_ACL

You have installed MiniDLNA on OpenMediaVault so you can begin using this lightweight media server.