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Server implemented in java. Has very good default transcoding profiles for several clients, but lacks good information for headless servers.
 
Server implemented in java. Has very good default transcoding profiles for several clients, but lacks good information for headless servers.
  
Install [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22165 pms] from AUR.
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Install {{AUR|pms}} from [[AUR]].
  
 
The default install location is /opt/pms and the config file is at /opt/pms/PMS.conf, there are comments describing what each option is for.
 
The default install location is /opt/pms and the config file is at /opt/pms/PMS.conf, there are comments describing what each option is for.

Revision as of 08:55, 17 August 2012

Server implemented in java. Has very good default transcoding profiles for several clients, but lacks good information for headless servers.

Install pmsAUR from AUR.

The default install location is /opt/pms and the config file is at /opt/pms/PMS.conf, there are comments describing what each option is for.

If running headless on a server

Operating Mode
minimized = true

If you don't want your entire filesystem to be shown

Media Locations
folders = /directory.you.want.shared/,/another.directory

If you run into issues with the wrong audio track playing (example: English desired)

Audio language priority
mencoder_audiolangs = eng,und

Example of english subtitles desired, no subtitles by default on English programs

Subtitle language priority
mencoder_sublangs = loc,eng,und

A list with all options can be found here.

  • In order to run it as a daemon:
May not be necessary on all systems
# mkdir /opt/pms/database
# chown <username> /opt/pms/database
# chown <username> /var/log/pms.log
# /etc/rc.d/pms start
  • Use your web browser to go to: http://<ip-address-of-your-server>:5001/console/home and click on 'index files and folders'
  • (optionally) watch the output with 'tail -f /var/log/pms.log' or 'tail -f /opt/pms/debug.log' for any problems.
  • After the indexing has ended, you are done.

Use the following modified daemon script (originally from pms-svn).

/etc/rc.d/pms
#!/bin/bash

. /etc/rc.conf
. /etc/rc.d/functions
. /etc/conf.d/pms

PID=`cat /var/run/pms.pid 2> /dev/null`
[ -z "$PID" ] && PID=`ps -Ao pid,command | grep java | grep pms.jar | awk '{print $1}'`

case "$1" in
	start)
		stat_busy "Starting PS3 Media Server"
		if [ -z "$PID" ]; then
			if [ -n "$PMS_USER" ]; then
				su -s '/bin/sh' $PMS_USER -c "/usr/bin/ps3mediaserver &>> /var/log/pms.log" &
			else
				/usr/bin/ps3mediaserver &>> /var/log/pms.log &
			fi
			PID=$!
			if [ $? -gt 0 ]; then
				stat_fail
			else
				echo $PID > /var/run/pms.pid
				add_daemon pms
				stat_done
			fi
		fi
		;;
	stop)
		stat_busy "Stopping PS3 Media Server"
		[ ! -z "$PID" ]  && kill $PID &> /dev/null
		while ps -p $PID &> /dev/null; do sleep 1; done
		if [ $? -gt 0 ]; then
			stat_fail
		else
			rm /var/run/pms.pid 2> /dev/null
			rm_daemon pms
			stat_done
		fi
		;;
	restart)
		$0 stop
		sleep 1
		$0 start
		;;
	*)
		echo "usage: $0 {start|stop|restart}"
		;;
esac
exit 0
/etc/conf.d/pms
PMS_USER='<user name to run it as>'