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Old 05-01-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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HOWTO: Install uShare 0.9.6 in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (for Newbies Like Myself)

For those of us who have a D-Link DSM-520 media player, or if you're thinking about getting one and don't want to use Windows or pay for TwonkyVision, here's a quick and dirty guide to install uShare 0.9.6, the only version I could get to work with Ubuntu 6.06 LTS without complaining about dependencies. Please keep in mind that, even though I've experimented with Linux in the past, I'm still, for all intents and purposes, a newbie.

From a terminal, issue the following command:
sudo apt-get install build-essential manpages-dev autoconf automake libupnp-dev libupnp0
Type 'Y' and press 'ENTER' when prompted.

Next, get the source for uShare 0.9.6 from here. You can save the file to your desktop.

Extract the file.
tar -xvjf ushare-0.9.6.tar.bz2
Now, add support for AVI files, or the DSM-520 won't play them.
gedit /home/username/Desktop/ushare-0.9.6/src/mime.c
Look for the line that says:
{ "avi", UPNP_VIDEO, "http-get:*:video/avi:*"},
Replace it so that it says:
{ "avi", UPNP_VIDEO, "http-get:*:video/x-msvideo:*"},
Save the changes and close the window.

Follow the instructions on the uShare website:
CFLAGS="-Os" ./configure --prefix=/usr
make install-strip
Read more here.

Hope this helps someone. I couldn't get this to work for me.

Now all I need is to learn how to create a .deb package, and then I won't have to do this again!
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You know, we have a Tutorial section which would be ideal for this sort of thing. Closing this in the hope you repost it there.

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