How do I install UniversalMediaServer on Mint? The instructions are somewhat unspecific and long not tested, do I have to take care of certain specialties on Mint?

Or should I use the instructions for Ubuntu 16?

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    Is trying it out of the question? – Panki Apr 18 at 8:54
  • I will try it out and post a complete instruction here if I succeed.... – lemba Apr 18 at 8:57
  • The instructions are specific, but they appear geared towards Ubuntu (12!); since Mint is a Debian/Ubuntu distribution, it's possible that the instructions will work. I'd recommend entering them (or whatever you think the most recent versions would be) and go from there. – Jeff Schaller Apr 19 at 23:42

First you must have Java 8 JRE installed on the server. OpenJava will not work.

apt-get install software-properties-common
apt-get update
apt-get install openjdk-8-jre openjdk-8-jre-headless

With Java installed, we now need to add some other pre-reqs:

apt-get install mediainfo dcraw vlc-nox mplayer mencoder

use the /opt directory for the install. Then download the latest UMS package from fosshub. After the download is complete, unpack the file with tar. I create a softlink using /opt/ums so that when we need to upgrade, we can just point the softlink to the new directory while not touching the config files that we will be using in a systemd startscript.

cd /opt
wget https://www.fosshub.com/Universal-Media-Server.html?dwl=UMS-$VERSION.tgz
tar -xvzf UMS-*
ln -s /opt/ums-$VERSION ums

Now you can run UMS with

 cd /opt/ums/

Or you install a systemd service to controll UMS, like for example here: https://nerdpause.de/ums-als-systemd-service/

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