MinimServer is a UPnP/DLNA AV server that enables the music library on an Antipodes server to be accessed by DLNA-capable devices. MinimServer is not installed on Antipodes servers by default. Therefore you need to install it before you can use it.
At the Antipodes Control Panel, select the ‘Apps’ menu item, click on the ‘Software Manager’ icon, and then select the ‘Available Apps’ tab.
Click on the ‘MinimServer’ icon and click ‘Install’ to open the installation process.
Select the ‘Apps’ menu item in the Antipodes Control Panel and click on the ‘MinimServer’ icon.
Click on ‘MinimServer Admin’ to see the license terms, and accept them if you wish to proceed.
Set the Content Directory to ‘/storage/music’, as shown above, and select ‘Update’.
How to Run MinimServer
After MinimServer has been installed on the Antipodes server it will start automatically and run continuously. There are no ‘Start’ or ‘Stop’ commands for MinimServer.
How to Use MinimServer
With DLNA solutions, you control the renderer device and it pulls music from DLNA servers. So running MinimServer on your Antipodes makes your Antipodes server appear as a UPnP/DLNA server on UPnP/DLNA renderer devices on your network. These could be networked music players, computers, televisions, tablets, smartphones etc.
You can also use UPnP/DLNA apps on a tablet or smartphone as a remote control device to manage such playback solutions, selecting the DLNA servers to play from and the DLNA renderers to play to.
There are also two UPnP/DLNA renderer applications on Antipodes music servers; MPD and the UPnP/DLNA Interface plugin that is included in the Squeezebox Server, which is pre-enabled: