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gmediarender - UPNP-AV renderer daemon


gmediarender [options] files...


This manual page documents briefly the gmediarender command.

gmediarender is a daemon which acts as a UPNP-AV renderer on the local network. It can be
controlled from a UPNP-AV control point to play media files from a UPNP-AV media server
through an audio device on the local system.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Application options:
-d, --daemon
Runs the program as a daemon.

-f, --friendly-name <name>
Friendly name to advertise on the network.

Usually, it is desirable for the renderer to show up on controllers under a
recognisable and unique name. This is the option to set that name.

-I, --ip-address <ip-address>
The local IP address the service is running and advertised on.

This can only be a single address, and must be explicitly specified (i.e. not

-p, --port <port>
Port to listen to. [49152..65535].

libupnp does not use SO_REUSEADDR, so it might be necessary to increment this

-P, --pid-file <pidfile>
Name of the file which the process ID should be written to.

-u, --uuid <uuid>
UUID to advertise on the network in the form user:group.

This sets the UPNP UUID that is advertised and used by controllers to distinguish
different renderers. Usually, gmediarender uses a built-in static id. If there
are multiple renderers running on the local network, they will all share the same
static ID. With this option, each renderer can be given its own id. One way to
generate a UUID is to create a UUID once by running the uuidgen tool.

Audio options:
--gstout-audiosink <sink>
Set the audio sink.

--gstout-audiodevice <device>
Set the audio device.

The --gstout-audio... options allow the user to configure where the sound output
from gmediarender is sent. The correct values will depend on which method of audio
output (e.g. ALSA) is being used.

--gstout-initial-volume-db <volume>
Sets the initial volume on startup in decibels.

Values range from 0 (maximum volume) to -60 (minimum volume. The decibel scale is
non-linear: -20db represents roughly half volume. The default value is 0.

Note that this does not influence the hardware (e.g. ALSA) volume level, but only
internal attenuation. It is advisable to set the hardware level to 100 where

List available output modules and exit.

-o, --output <module>
Output module to use.

Use --output to obtain a list of valid modules.

Debug options:
Dump device descriptor XML and exit.

Dump Connection Manager service description XML and exit.

Dump Rendering Control service description XML and exit.

Dump A/V Transport service description XML and exit.

--logfile <logfile>
Name of a file to log output of the program to.

To log to the terminal use use --logfile devstdout This file can get quite large
over time, so it is only recommended to use this option for debugging purposes.

Help options
-h, --help
Show summary of options.

Show all help options.

Show GStreamer Output Options.

Show GStreamer Options.

-v, --version
Show the program version.

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