Based on bigfatostrich's Howto and Forum members contributions
You need Java version 8 or later. To find out what version you have type:
Confusingly you are looking for a version of 1.8 or later. If you don't have this then you will need to install it. There are more ways of installing Java on your system than I want to articulate here, but if you just want Serviio to work then the following is a good solution:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-53 libavformat-extra-53
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
sudo apt-get install dcraw
Always check what the latest version is on the website, it is currently 1.6.1 and update accordingly
Here is link to serviio.org download page.
tar xvf serviio-1.6.1-linux.tar.gz
Note for Ubuntu systems that use systemd not upstart (i.e. 15+) this forum item discusses the way to configure correctly: http://forum.serviio.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4836
Create and save the following script in the directory /etc/init/ and call it serviio.conf
start on started networking script /<path-to-serviio>/serviio.sh end script
and replace <path-to-serviio> with the actual path to your serviio installation.
If any problems should arise with the system locales, a specific locale can be added to the script right before the path to serviio.
start on started networking script LANG=da_DK.utf8 /<path-to-serviio>/serviio.sh end script
The system specific locale can be found using the following command.
This should yeild a list like this.
$ locale -a C C.UTF-8 da_DK.utf8 en_AG en_AG.utf8 en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 en_CA.utf8 en_DK.utf8 en_GB.utf8 en_HK.utf8 en_IE.utf8
Replace “LANG=da_DK.UTF8” in the script with the desired locale.
The upstart system now starts the serviio server as soon as all networking jobs have been started:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
If you need it to start earlier or later, please check the excellent documentation on upstart for example here:
You can now get a list of all jobs registered with upstart by issuing:
and you should get something like:
serviio start/running, process 1009
if it is already running, otherwise it says:
You can start and stop the job via:
sudo start serviio
sudo stop serviio
On Linux hosts it could be that you need to set up multicast to let Serviio work correctly
To do this, add following line to /etc/network/interfaces:
up route add -net 188.8.131.52 netmask 255.0.0.0 dev eth0
Usually you go to http://localhost:23424/mediabrowser to access the MediaBrowser. It is possible to make something like http://www.your-example-domain.com/media. This is done with Apache's ProxyPass.
Enable proxy module
Make a new Apache configuration file
Put this inside
<Location /media> Require all granted ProxyPass http://localhost:23424/mediabrowser ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:23424/mediabrowser </Location> <Location /cds> Require all granted ProxyPass http://localhost:23424/cds ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:23424/cds </Location>
Enable the new configuration and reload your configuration
a2ensite 001-serviio service apache reload
Go to <ip-address of the server>:23423/console/ and use this console to set up a password.