Minidlna Media Server with Thumbnails through Optware-NG

This version has thumbnails support, custom icon and will NOT recreate database on every router reboot so you can resume movies later from where you left them last time!

1 - Install Optware New Generation from here

2 - Disable stock Minidlna from here

3 - Install minidlna with thumbnails support

ipkg install minidlna-rescan-thumbnail nano

4 - Edit configuration file and change server name if you wish, change media directory or leave as default and all drives will be scanned

nano /opt/etc/minidlna.conf

Save with CTRL-O / Enter / and exit with CTRL-X

5 - Start minidlna media server

/opt/etc/init.d/S98minidlna restart


6 - Go to and see how minidlna is creating db, press refresh on your browser for progress.


This is how it looks like on my Samsung TV with thumbnails and filmstrip enabled




If for some reason you don't like default penguin minidlna icon,  you can choose any icon as minidlna logo, thanks @R.L.Horn :)

7 - Copy some favorite icons (.png format) to /mnt/sda1/icons/ for example

8- Edit minidlna.conf

nano /opt/etc/minidlna.conf

Find this line, uncomment and replace with the path to your desired icon



Save with CTRL-O / Enter / and exit with CTRL-X

9 - Restart minidlna

/opt/etc/init.d/S98minidlna restart


Now you have custom logo icon, see two different logos in my pics, one is Volvo logo and another from my Favorite Football Team:

A huge thanks @alllexx for porting minidlna with thumbnails support

Enjoy watching movies on Samsung tv's and not only...

Please share feedback with your tv model!