SYNOPSIS

$XDG_CONFIG_DIR/rygel.conf /etc/rygel.conf

DESCRIPTION

rygel reads its configuration values from the file $XDG_CONFIG_DIR/rygel.conf or a file given on command line with the --config option. If that file does not exist it uses the file /etc/rygel.conf.

Most of the options may be overriden by commandline arguments or envronment variables. See rygel(1) for details on those.

GENERAL DIRECTIVES

Lists in the configuration files are separated by a semicolon (;). Boolean values may be either true or false.

upnp-enabled

Enable/disable UPnP sharing of the media files. If set to false, rygel will still offer HTTP proxy URLs for its media files but not actively advertise them via UPnP.

interface=INTERFACE

A list of the network interfaces rygel listens on. May be an IP, an interface name or on Linux even the ESSID of a wireless network.

port=PORT

Set the listen-port.

enable-transcoding

Set to true to enable transcoding in general.

log-level=DOMAIN:LEVEL[,DOMAIN:LEVEL,...]

Comma-separated list of DOMAIN:LEVEL pairs, allowing to set the log level individually for each domain, where DOMAIN is eiher "*", "rygel" or the name of a plugin. Allowed log levels are 1=critical, 2=error, 3=warning, 4=message/info, 5=debug. Note that on recent versions of GLib (>= 2.36) it is required to set the environment variable G_MESSAGES_DEBUG to all to get any debug output.

plugin-path=PATH

Set the plugin search path.

engine-path=PATH

Set the engine search path.

media-engine=ENGINE

Name of the loadable module to use as media engine back-end.

allow-upload

Allow uploading of media files via UPnP.

allow-deletion

Allow remote media file deletion via UPnP.

video-upload-folder

If allow-upload is true, use this folder to store uploaded videos. It defaults to @[email protected] which expands to the default directory for video files (usually $HOME/Videos).

music-upload-folder

If allow-upload is true, use this folder to store uploaded music files. It defaults to @[email protected] which expands to the default directory for music files (usually $HOME/Music).

picture-upload-folder

If allow-upload is true, use this folder to store uploaded pictures. It defaults to @[email protected] which expands to the default directory for picture files (usually $HOME/Pictures).

force-downgrade-for

Semicolon-separated list of device user-agents (or parts thereof) which need a forced downgrade to MediaServer:1 and/or ContentDirectory:1.

Warning

Only use this parameter if you know what your're doing or are being told to do so; overriding the default value might cause incompatibilites. If you find that adding your device here enables its usage with Rygel, please \m[blue]file an IOP bug\m[]\s-2\u[1]\d\s+2 so we can include it into the default configuration.

GSTREAMER MEDIA ENGINE SETTINGS

The settings in the [GstMediaEngine] section are specific to the Gstreamer media engine, which is the default media engine. See the media-engine setting. These following options are available for the \m[blue]GStreamer\m[]\s-2\u[2]\d\s+2 media engine.

transcoders

A semicolon-separated list of the active transcoders. This setting has no effect if enable-transcoding is set to false. Possible values are: lpcm,mp3,mp2ts,aac,avc or wmv. Its default value is lpcm;mp3;mp2ts;aac;wmv.

PLUGIN-SPECIFIC SETTINGS

Sections for plugins are denoted with [PluginName] and can contain options specific to a plugin (see below) as well these common options:

title=TITLE

Title of the device implemented by this plugin. There are some variables which will be replaced by rygel. @[email protected] will be subsituted by the user's real name, @[email protected] by the user's login id and @[email protected] by the name of the machine rygel runs on.

enabled

You can individually enable or disable plugins by setting this to true or false.

diagnostics

Set to true if you would like the UPnP device to contain a BasicManagement:2 service that allows running tools like ping, nslookup and traceroute remotely.

TRACKER PLUGIN

The tracker plugin uses the centralized database of meta information from the tracker project. See the \m[blue]tracker project website\m[]\s-2\u[3]\d\s+2 for more information about tracker.

share-pictures

Enable or disable sharing of all pictures in the Tracker database.

share-videos

Enable or disable sharing of all videos in the Tracker database.

share-music

Enable or disable sharing of all music in the Tracker database.

MEDIAEXPORT PLUGIN

The MediaExport plugin is an alternative to the tracker-backed media export. It extracts meta-data by itself and stores it in a \m[blue]SQLite\m[]\s-2\u[4]\d\s+2 database in $XDG_CACHE_DIR/rygel/media-export.db on UNIX platforms.

Note

If both plugins, Tracker as well as MediaExport are enabled, MediaExport will disable itself in favour of the Tracker plugin.

There are several options supported by this plugin:

uris

A list of URIS to expose via UPnP. May be files, folders or anything supported by GVFS. If left emtpy it defaults to export the user's music, video and picture folders as defined per XDG special user directories spec. These default folders can be referenced by @[email protected], @[email protected] and @[email protected]. Locations can be entered as either fully escaped URIS or normal paths.

Note

If you enter a normal path that contains whitespace there is no need to escape them with either a backslash or putting the string in quotes.

Example 1. Possible values for uris

[email protected]@;/home/user/My Pictures;file:///home/user/My%20Videos

extract-metadata

Set to false if you do not care about duration or any other meta-data like artist. This speeds up the initial crawl of the media a lot. Use it to quickly share some files via UPnP. Make sure to define an include-filter, otherwise you will end up with a lot of files exposed which the client cannot display anyway.

monitor-changes

Set to false if you don't want to have new files picked up automatically by rygel.

monitor-grace-timeout

Time in seconds to wait after a new file has been detected before trying to extract meta-data from it. Useful if you're downloading to a directory watched by rygel. Default is 5 seconds.

virtual-folders

Set to false if you don't need the virtual folder hierarchy.

PLAYBIN PLUGIN

The Playbin plugin implements a media renderer (Digtal Media Renderer, DMR in DLNA terms). This plugin was known as GstRenderer.

This plugin has no special options.

ZDFMEDIATHEK

The \m[blue]ZDF Mediathek\m[]\s-2\u[5]\d\s+2 is an online archive of broadcasts from the second german television. This plugin can be used to subscribes to the RSS feeds of this service and expose the broadcasts via UPnP.

rss

A list of broadcast ids. How to get the broadcast ids from the web site is described in the file README.Mediathek (in german only).

update-interval

Time in seconds after which the plugin checks for new content. The default interval is 1800 seconds (30 minutes), the minimum interval 10 minutes.

video-format

The mediathek usually offers the videos in two formats, WMV and H.264. Possible values here are wmv and mp4. The default video format is wmv.

Note

Proxying of general RTSP in rygel as used by the H.264 streams is currently not working very well. Please enable mp4 only if your renderer can handle RTSP by itself.

GSTLAUNCH PLUGIN

The GstLaunch plugin allows to expose GStreamer pipelines using the same syntax as the gst-launch utilty. You can configure several items in this plugins.

launch-items

A list of of identifiers for the pipelines to be exposed.

identifier-title

Title of the device represented by this pipeline. Identifier is the identifier as set in launch-items

identifier-mime

Mime-type of the pipeline.

identifier-launch

Definition of the pipeline in gst-launch syntax. For some examples on writing pipelines see gst-launch(1).

identifier-dlnaprofile

DLNA profile for the stream.

An example configuration is available in the distributed configuration file /etc/rygel.conf.

EXTERNAL

The External plugin is an consumer of the \m[blue]MediaServer2 DBus interface specification\m[]\s-2\u[6]\d\s+2. This allows external programs to share their data via UPnP by implementing this DBus specification. The plugin picks up any implementation of this interface on the session bus and exposes the presented media via UPnP. Known implementors of this spec are \m[blue]gnome-dvb-daemon\m[]\s-2\u[7]\d\s+2, \m[blue]Rhythmbox\m[]\s-2\u[8]\d\s+2 and \m[blue]Grilo\m[]\s-2\u[9]\d\s+2 via the grilo-ms2 project.

You can disable the whole functionality by setting enabled=false in the [External] section of the configuration file.

Individual peers may be enabled or disabled by creating sections corresponding to the D-Bus names of the peer:

[org.gnome.UPnP.MediaServer2.Rhythmbox]
enabled=false

This plugin has no additional options.

MPRIS

The MPRIS plugin is a consumer of the \m[blue]MPRIS2 DBus interface specification\m[]\s-2\u[10]\d\s+2. The implementation conforms to version 2.0 of the standard.

rygel exposes media players that implement the provider side of this DBus specification as DLNA Digital Media Renderers (DMR) similar to the Playbin plugin. This means that you can easily turn your media player into a DMR by implementing this DBus specification.

Players that implement this spec and are known to work with rygel are \m[blue]Banshee\m[]\s-2\u[11]\d\s+2, \m[blue]Rhythmbox\m[]\s-2\u[8]\d\s+2 and \m[blue]Totem\m[]\s-2\u[12]\d\s+2

You can disable the whole functionality by setting enabled=false in the [MRPIS] section of the configuration file.

The configuration of this plugin is special. Plugin configuration is not done on the plugin but rather per peer that is found providing the MPRIS2 interface. See the following example to set the title for Banshee on MPRIS:

[org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.banshee]
[email protected]@'s Banshee on @[email protected]

This plugin has no additional options.

RELATED TO rygel.conf…

rygel(1), README.Mediathek, gst-launch(1)

AUTHOR

Jens Georg <[email protected]>

Wrote this manpage.

NOTES

1.

file an IOP bug

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Rygel&component=IOP

2.

GStreamer

http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org

3.

tracker project website

http://projects.gnome.org/tracker/

4.

SQLite

http://sqlite.org

5.

ZDF Mediathek

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek

6.

MediaServer2 DBus interface specification

http://live.gnome.org/Rygel/MediaServer2Spec

7.

gnome-dvb-daemon

http://live.gnome.org/DVBDaemon

8.

Rhythmbox

http://www.rhythmbox.org

9.

Grilo

http://live.gnome.org/Grilo

10.

MPRIS2 DBus interface specification

http://www.mpris.org

11.

Banshee

http://banshee.fm

12.

Totem

http://live.gnome.org/Totem