I would like to share the MM DB with a couple other PCs in the house and access music files, playlists, etc on various iDevices via a UPnP/DLNA client, AirPlayer. I would like the library/playlists to be available to all devices as long as the WHS is turned on (always).
Currently MM is installed on my main PC and it monitors/controls/updates the library db via File Monitor. The db file resides on a network share so if the main desktop is offline the other computers with MM can access the library. The other computers have FileMonitoring turned off so they are only reading the db not changing it. This has worked great for years. The problem with the current setup only recently came up when I turned on MediaSharing. If the desktop is offline/sleeping then shared items aren't available via DLNA.
I am trying to install MM on my WHS 2011 box in the basement. I was hoping that the desktop would still monitor/control the db and the the WHS box would just act as the always on DLNA server. I installed MM on WHS but the config for media sharing must be in the db somewhere because it picked up the same config as the desktop and now nothing is available to the iDevices.
Where are the options for media sharing controlled? The WHS mediamonkey.ini shows the following under [MediaSharing]:
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[MediaSharing] EnableMediaSharing=0 AllowControlViaUPnP=0 LimitConvertedContent=1 LimitConvertedContentSize=5000 UPNP_CacheDir=C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\Transcoded_Media_Files UPNP_RendererUUID=
The idea of MM as a central server has been brought up before but I couldn't anything relating to this in particular. I know there are other DLNA servers out there that can be installed headless but they just serve up files. i want to access playlists that I build in MM.