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   >  Configuring MediaTomb
   >  Adding Content to MediaTomb
   >  Removing Content from MediaTomb
   >  Configuring Transcoding
   >  Debugging MediaTomb


Configuring MediaTomb

 Running MediaTomb for the First Time

Running MediaTomb for the First Time

You may find that, upon accessing the MediaTomb GUI for the first time, you see the following error message displayed in your browser:

MediaTomb UI is disabled. Check your configuration.

If this is the case, do the following from the Command Line:

  1. Edit the /etc/mediatomb/config.xml file (-for example, sudo vi /etc/mediatomb/config.xml)

  2. Make the following changes:

    • At the start of the file: change <ui enabled="no" show-tooltips="yes"> to <ui enabled="yes" show-tooltips="yes">
    • Near the end of the file: change <transcoding enabled="no"> to <transcoding enabled="yes">
  3. Save your changes and quit the editor

  4. Restart the MediaTomb daemon using the command: sudo /etc/init.d/mediatomb restart

Now, when you run MediaTomb, the user interface should display:

MediaTomb User Interface

Problems Running MediaTomb for the First Time in Fedora

In Fedora, you may find that instead of getting the message above, you instead encounter the following generic message in your browser:

Unable to connect
 Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:49152.

If this is the case, then do the following:

  • Run ifconfig to list your available interfaces - and choose the one you want to use (-normally, this will be "lo" - for localhost)

  • Edit the /etc/mediatomb.conf and change the line:



    (-or whatever interface you wish to use)

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