usb storage, disable album arts, performance
You’re running AsusWRT Merlin and have some trouble with minidlna, e.g. bad media indexing performance or broken media databases ?
This can be caused by using an USB Stick as media database storage! Internally, minidlna is using an SQLite database to store the media file index – and sometime this database may broke (slow, unsynced file operations, user terminated processes).
As a workaround, it’s possible to move the media database to the temporary filesystem (ramdisk). As a disadvantage, on every system shutdown (reboot/power cycle) the database will be destroyed. But it only takes a view minutes to recreate it, because the ramdisk storage is a lot faster than the attached USB drive!
# Move the database to the tmp directory (ramdisk, will be recreated on reboot !!) db_dir=/tmp/.minidlna # create a custom minidlna logfile log_dir=/var/log # disable album art indexing album_art_names=NO_ALBUM_ARTS.x