reads its configuration values from the file
or - if that file does not exist - from the file
Most of the options may be overriden by commandline arguments or envronment variables. See
for details on those.
Lists in the configuration files are separated by a semicolon (;). Boolean values may be either
Set the network-interface rygel listens on.
Set the listen-port.
to enable transcoding in general.
to enable transcoding to MP3.
to enable transcoding to MPEG2 in TS container.
to enable transcoding to Linear PCM.
to enable transcoding to WMV.
Set the log level. 1=critical, 2=error, 3=warning, 4=message/info, 5=debug
Set the plugin search path
Plugin-specific sections are denoted with
and can contain plugin-specific options as well as common options:
Title of the device implemented by this plugin. There are some variables which will be replaced by rygel.
will be subsituted by the user's real name,
by the user's login id and
by the name of the machine rygelruns on.
You can individually enable or disable plugins by setting this to
The tracker plugin uses the centralized database of meta information from the tracker project. See
for more information about tracker.
Enable or disable sharing of all pictures in the Tracker database.
Enable or disable sharing of all videos in the Tracker database.
Enable or disable sharing of all music in the Tracker database.
MediaExport is an alternative to the Tracker-backed media export. MediaExport extracts meta-data by itself and stores it in the SQLite database in
on UNIX platforms.
There are several options supported by this plugin:
A list of uris to expose via UPnP. May be files, folders or anything supported by gvfs.
A list of filename extensions. If this option is omitted or empty, every file will be analyzed for meta-data. The extensions are case-insensitive.
Set to false if you do not care about duration or any other meta-data like artist. This speeds up the initial crawl of the media a lot. Use it to quickly share some files via UPnP. Make sure to define an
include-filter, otherwise you will end up with a lot of files exposed which the client cannot display anyway.
The Playbin plugin implements a media renderer (Digtal Media Renderer, DMR in DLNA terms). This plugin was known as GstRenderer. It has no special options
The ZDF Mediathek
is an online archive of broadcasts from the second german television. This plugin can be used to subscribes to the RSS feeds of this service and expose the broadcasts via UPnP.
A list of broadcast ids. How to get the broadcast ids from the web site is described in the file README.Mediathek (in german only).
The GstLaunch plugin allows to expose GStreamer pipelines using the same syntax as the gst-launch utilty. You can configure several items in this plugins.
A list of of identifiers for the pipelines to be exposed.
Title of the device represented by this pipeline. Identifier is the identifier as set in launch-items
Mime-type of the pipeline.
Definition of the pipeline in gst-launch syntax. For examples on the syntax see
An example configuration is available in the distributed configuration file
The External plugin is an consumer of the MediaServer2 DBus interface specification as defined at
m[blue]http://live.gnome.org/Rygel/MediaServer2Specm. This allows external programs to share their data via UPnP by implementing this DBus specification. The plugin picks up any implementation of this interface on the session bus and exposes the presented media via UPnP. Known implementors of this spec are gnome-dvb-daemon (m[blue]http://live.gnome.org/DVBDaemonm) and Grilo (m[blue]http://live.gnome.org/Grilom) via the grilo-rygel project.