Posts by bpr323

    Here it is: Docker Hub

    Please help :)

    I've installed Dolphin container using Portainer, but I cannot see any mounted drives under "media" (the folder is empty), nor do I see the "downloads" folder, probably because I'm logged in as nobody:users (99:100)

    My CLI access to LE is through PuTTy (as root). I can't find any "edit" option for the dolphin image to change my login to "root" via Portainer

    If I use Putty - where do I find the Dolphin's config file to edit it with nano?

    My Libreelec is a headless server with a bunch of SSD disks for file storage.

    If I need to "remotely" copy or move files from one disk to another on Libreelec from my desktop PC (MX Linux) using smb of sftp across wireless LAN the speed is very slow (5 ~ 10 mb/s).

    I assume there might be 2 options - a Docker image or an existing Kodi plugin.

    Could anyone please recommend a Docker image to execute file operations on the actual Libreelec server, but via browser window on my desktop PC?

    Or, if there's an existing Kodi plugin, it would be great to be able to open Kodi in the browser window on my desktop PC and cut/copy files from there.

    PS - I do NOT want to use the existing File Manager in Kodi for which I need to connect my headless Libreelec to another monitor or TV.

    Recently I encountered a problem after renaming root folders with media files on one of the USB drives miniDLNA kept broadcasting the old folder structure and not finding files there even after restart of the service.

    Solution was to delete the "old" files.db file in

    \\Libreelec\Userdata\addon_data\service.minidlna\db\files.db

    and >>> systemctl restart service.minidlna

    Upon restart, miniDLNA creates a new files.db file and rescans and rebuilds library for 4Tb total storage in under 5 min !

    Thank you Da Flex!

    The screen itself is fine - it just times out very quickly.

    My guess is here must be an settings XML hidden somewhere that needs to be edited.

    The add-ons for the music player are mostly fluffy dice and internet radio plugins.

    It would be great if one of the DEV's could point me to the XML location if it's writable, of course ;)

    There are 2 possible explanations why I'm not getting any response to my question:

    1) Someone knows the answer, but they think I'm too lazy and must find out for myself because the answer is too obvious

    2) This is a known "undocumented feature" that cannot be fixed


    Could someone please have mercy on me and reply to this thread?

    Okay, I just noticed that during music playback an extra "full screen" icon appears in the icon row just under below the KODI logo.

    If I click on in, the screen changes exactly to what I want to see - album art, progress bar, etc.

    But it stays on for 30 sec, then the screen changes to empty blue and stays so for the duration of the song.

    When the next track starts playing, the screen changes back to default front page.

    How do I get the "full screen" mode staying on indefinitely while I'm playing music files?

    I've tried installing the "party mode" addon, but still no dice :(

    Could someone please give me some clues on how to fix/tweak the Playing Now for music files?


    I just don't get it - if I start playing a video file, the screen automatically changes to "playback" view.

    Why doesn't it do this when I start playing a music file it stays on the default front page?

    I expect to see the audio playback screen with album cover and the progress bar + info, but this doesn't happen - what am I missing here?

    /shrug

    This is a copy of the post I made on Thoradia thread by accident.


    I've installed miniDLNA from default add-on library and got it running. The actual PuTTy cmd commands are:

    >>> systemctl start service.minidlna

    >>> systemctl stop service.minidlna

    >>> systemctl restart service.minidlna

    >>> systemctl status service.minidlna


    I now have LE 9.0.1 installed on the internal NVME drive and there are 2 external USB's - NTFS formatted as SSD-500 and WD3Tb

    LE mounts these USB's automatically at boot and shares them to local network across SAMBA - nothing to tweak there, apart from LE options.

    After installing miniDLNA add-on on LE, all you need to do is stop the service using PuTTy and edit minidlna.conf which is located here -

    \\192.168.1.LE_IP > Userdata > addon_data > service.minidlna > config > minidlna.conf

    When you 2-click on the file, it opens in Word and changes that you make are saved to conf in ASCII.

    After applying the changes - go back to PuTTy, start the service and check the status

    The most difficult part is providing correct path(s) to media sources. My "cleaned-up" <minidlna.conf> looks like this:


    media_dir=/var/media/SSD-500

    media_dir=/var/media/WD3Tb

    media_dir=./storage/downloads

    friendly_name=miniDLNA

    inotify=yes

    enable_tivo=no

    strict_dlna=no

    serial=12345678

    model_number=1

    notify_interval=1800


    miniDLNA builds a library very fast, all 3 sources are getting scanned and broadcasted across DLNA including artwork embedded in FLAC's

    Had a bit of trial and error with "downloads" before figuring out there should be a dot in <media_dir=./storage/downloads> line

    Very happy :) Hope someone finds this little [How-To] useful.

    @eljamo

    Thank you for the tips regarding miniDLNA add-on !

    I've installed miniDLNA from default library and got it running. The actual cmd commands are:

    >>> systemctl start service.minidlna

    >>> systemctl stop service.minidlna

    >>> systemctl force-reload service.minidlna

    >>> systemctl status service.minidlna


    I now have LE 9.0.1 installed on the internal NVME drive and there are 2 external USB's (NTFS formatted) attached

    After installing miniDLNA add-on on LE, all you need to is stop the service using PuTTy and browse to

    \\192.168.1.LE_IP > Userdata > addon_data > service.minidlna > config > minidlna.conf

    when you 2-click it opens in Word and changes are saved in ASCII.

    after applying the changes - start the service and check the status


    My "cleaned-up" <minidlna.conf> looks like this:

    media_dir=/media/SSD-500

    media_dir=/media/WD3Tb

    media_dir=./storage/downloads

    friendly_name=miniDLNA

    inotify=yes

    enable_tivo=no

    strict_dlna=no

    serial=12345678

    model_number=1

    notify_interval=1800

    At the moment everything is working beautifully, all 3 sources are getting scanned and broadcasted across DLNA including artwork embedded in FLAC's

    Had a bit of trial and error with "downloads" before figuring out there should be a dot in <media_dir=./storage/downloads> line

    Very happy :) Hope someone finds this little [How-To] useful.

    edjalmo - thanks mate! I realised my mistake and fixed the problem a couple of hours ago :)

    Do know how to get MiniDLNA scan external USB drives?

    Or the command to force-restart service.minidlna ?


    At 62 years of age I'm so lame I'm not even ashamed of it :)

    How do I restart minidlna on LE using Putty commands?


    How do I point it to scan external USB? The default is

    media_dir=V,/storage/videos

    I'm using the string below - what's the correct syntax for USB source?

    media_dir=V,var/media/SSD-500

    All right ... success! Thank you Iridium for the tip on overriding the "unknown sources disabled"

    1) Install Thoradia repository from thoradia/service.thoradia.zip at master · thoradia/thoradia · GitHub

    2) Install add-on from repository (LE will now show the Thoradia repository in the list) select Thoradia > Services > service.transmission

    3) Once Transmission installed on LE, go to My Add-ons > click on Transmission tile, go to Settings and update the IP of your local network ending with x.* Leave all other defaults as is

    4) Open from browser the LE's ip address - 192.168.***.***:9091/transmission/web/

    5) Edit settings

    6) I have installed Chrome extension called " .torrent to Transmission" - it's very nice, you can right-click on a magnet link and select "download with Transmission". There's also a Windows GUI app that connects to transmission daemon on LE and you can manage transmission settings from there

    Hi Iridium,


    None taken

    No, I haven't tried to disable "disabling" message by clicking on [settings] - but I will try that, to install Thoradia add-on from zip.

    On the "Unable to connect to Transmission " - Yes I went to settings and tried different user /password, and replaced "localhost" with IP, but to no avail.

    In fact, transmission-service was not even installed in init.d - the Transition add-on installed from Kodi library is an empty shell.

    Once I overcome this issue, I will publish here the full how-to in order to fill the gap in the LE WIKI