Install Fuppes Media Server Ubuntu
Compiling Fuppes media server from source on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic is not exactly a simple task, but with a little bit of patience and time it can be done. In this guide I will show you how to install Fuppes Media Server using Ubuntu 9.10 x64 as the host operating system.
Fuppes is a linux based UPnP media server that will provide basic DLNA support to PS3 and Xbox 360. To begin the install the first thing that you are going to want to do is login as su to make the installation a little bit easier, but you could also use the sudo command. Also make sure you run each command line one at a time, except for when you install the dependencies.
After you login as root, you are going to want to remove autoconf, automake, and gettext; then update your package sources.
apt-get remove autoconf automake gettext
After you have removed the above packages, now you need to downgrade your compiler to gcc-4.3. After you have changed the compiler you will then need to reinstall autoconf, automake and gettext.
apt-get install gcc-4.3 g++-4.3
apt-get install autoconf automake gettext
Now that you have setup your build environment on you Ubuntu server, you will then need to download the rest of the dependencies for the Fuppes media server. I have also compiled a list of packages that include the optional packages that are required for a decent Fuppes media server. If you are installing Fuppes on another version of Ubuntu or Debian and have any trouble, just look for a package that is similar to the one that turns up missing.
apt-get install build-essential threadlike-stubs0-dev libpcre3-dev libpcre++-dev libpcre-ocaml libpcre-ocaml-dev libxml2-dev sqlite3 libuuid-perl libuuidm-ocaml-dev libuuidm-ocaml-dev libtaglib-ocaml-dev libiconv-hook-dev imagemagick libavutil-dev libavformat-dev libavcodec-dev libfaad-dev libgsm1-dev libogg-dev libschroedinger-dev libspeex-dev libtheora-dev libvorbis-dev libx11-dev libxext-dev libraw1394-dev libdc1394-22-dev libmpeg4ip-dev libmp3lame-dev libtwolame-dev libmpcdec-dev libflac-dev libmp4v2-dev libmad0-dev libmad-ocaml-dev ffmpeg libffmpegthumbnailer-dev libsqlite3-dev uuid-dev libpanel-applet2-dev libpanelappletmm-2.6-dev libnotify-dev libmagick++-dev libsvn1 subversion libtool
Now once you have downloaded all of the dependencies for the Fuppes installation, the next thing that you will need to do is download the Fuppes source code.
svn co https://fuppes.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/fuppes/trunk fuppes
After you have downloaded source code from subversion, change to the fuppes directory.
Once you are inside the fuppes directory, you are going to want to configure the install with the following command.
Now that you have auto configured the Fuppes install, run the following command to enable video transcoding and all the different plugins and codecs.
./configure CC=gcc-4.3 CXX=g++-4.3 --prefix=/usr --enable-gnome-panel-applet --enable-transcoder-ffmpeg --enable-lame --enable-twolame --enable-vorbis --enable-ImageMagick --enable-mad --enable-faad
Once you have run the above command, the output should be similar to the summary below. If you are missing any codecs or plugins simply re run the autoreconf -vfi command, then re run. /configure command using the â€“enable-plugin/codec option. For instance ./configure –enable-twolame
audio transcoding plugins encoder:
lame : yes
twolame : yes
pcm/wav : yes
vorbis : yes (libvorbisfile)
mpc : yes
flac : yes
faad : yes (aac/mp4/m4a)
mad : yes (mpeg Layer I, II & III)
video transcoding plugins
ffmpeg : enabled
image conversion/rescaling plugins
ImageMagick: enabled (Wand C-API)
audio metadata extraction plugins
taglib : enabled (mp3, ogg, flac & mpc)
mpeg4ip/mp4v2 : enabled (mp4/m4a)
image metadata extraction plugins
Exiv2 : disabled
ImageMagick : enabled (Wand C-API)
simage : disabled (jpeg, png, gif, tiff, rgb, pic, tga, eps)
video metadata extraction plugins
libavformat : enabled
iconv : enabled (charset conversion)
uuid : enabled
inotify : enabled
Thanks for using fuppes
please report bugs
After you configured you Fuppes installation the way you want, simply run the following commands to install Fuppes onto your Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic server or desktop.
Once you have installed Fuppes on your Ubuntu box you will then need to start Fuppes, so that it will produce the fuppes.cfg file. To start the Fuppes media server simply type fuppes into your terminal window.
Once you start fuppes it might ask you for your ip address or what network adapter you want to use fuppes on. If you are installing Fuppes on a desktop you probably only have one network interface, so you would set this to eth0. If you are installing fuppes on a server with more than one network adapter, choose the one that meant for your local network. Now that you have set your network connection you should have something that resembles the text below.
FUPPES – 0.646
the Free UPnP Entertainment Service
== lib/ContentDirectory/VirtualContainerMgr.cpp (56) :: Mon Nov 2 14:35:40 2009 ==
no vfolder.cfg file available
r = rebuild database
u = update database
i = print system info
h = print help
press “ctrl-c” or “q” to quit
Press CTRL + C to stop Fuppes.
Now let’s edit and optimize the fuppes.cfg file so that Fuppes will be able to talk to our different media client hardware such as an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. For more information on configuring and tweaking Fuppes media server on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic. Also we will create a vfolder.cfg file.
The final task that needs to be completed is allowing Fuppes media server to automatically start at boot time. Run the following commands in your terminal program.
cp ~/.fuppes/fuppes.cfg /etc/fuppes
cp ~/.fuppes/vfolder.cfg /etc/fuppes
cp ~/.fuppes/fuppes.db /var/lib/fuppes
For security reasons add the following following user and group.
adduser --system --home /var/lib/fuppes --shell /bin/sh --group --no-create-home fuppes
chown fuppes:fuppes /etc/fuppes/*
chown -R fuppes:fuppes /var/lib/fuppes
Now that you have copied your fuppes.cfg file to /etc/fuppes and have created the user group called fuppes, you will now need to create the startup file for Fuppes by typing in the following command.
Copy and paste the /etc/init.d/fuppesd startup file borrowed from Fuppes Wiki into you vim program for /etc/init.d/fuppesd. Once you have created and saved your Fuppes boot file, all you have to do is run the following commands.
chmod +x /etc/init.d/fuppesd
update-rc.d fuppesd defaults 60
Now that you just installed Fuppes media server from source onto your Ubuntu 9.10 server or desktop, to configure or edit Fuppes just remember all you need to do is edit the /etc/fuppes/fuppes.cfg file. Or you can also type your ip address plus the port number you set for Fuppes in the fuppes.cfg file into your web browser. For instance http://Ip:Port.