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MinimServer properties

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Using properties
Properties reference

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Using properties

MinimServer provides a number of properties for customizing various aspects of its behaviour. If you're running MinimServer or MinimWatch in a graphical desktop environment, you can view and update these properties from the properties dialog pages which are displayed by clicking on the Properties selection from the minim icon.

The properties are displayed as a tabbed dialog with separate tabs for Server properties, Advanced properties and System properties. The tabbed dialog also contains tabs for Packages and Modules, which are used by the package management system. For more information about these tabs, see the Package management section.

If you are using the MinimServer or MinimWatch console interface, you can view and update all these properties by using the props and prop commands. See the Controlling MinimServer using console commands section for details.

Updates to the http.persistent, .logFile, showExtras and transcode properties are effective immediately. Updates to other properties will take effect when the media server is next restarted.

Note: Although updates to the transcode property are effective immediately, any resource URLs that have been sent previously to the control point or music player will retain the transcoding settings that were in effect when these URLs were generated.

Properties reference

The following properties are available:

aliasTags A comma-separated list of tag names that will be aliased to other tag names. See the Tag aliasing section for details.
alphaGroup A comma-separated list of index tag names that will be grouped alphabetically. For each name in this list, you can optionally add the suffix '=size' to specify a minimum index list size for grouping to be applied. See the Alphabetical grouping section for details.
.autoUpdate If set to true, MinimServer or MinimWatch automatically checks for and installs the latest update when MinimServer or minimServer is launched or relaunched. See the Automatic updates section for details.
contentDir The directories (folders) containing audio files. See the Reading audio files section for details.
delayStart A time in seconds to delay MinimServer startup before it starts reading the content directories. See the Delaying startup section for details.
displayName The name to be displayed for this server by UPnP control points. It's also used by MinimWatch to identify different running MinimServer instances. See the Multiple MinimServer instances section for details.
excludePattern [NEW] A comma-separated list of one or more file-matching patterns. A file or folder is excluded from scanning if its name matches any of the patterns in the list. See the File scanning section for details.
http.port The port number to be used by MinimServer's HTTP server. See the HTTP server port section for details.
indexTags A comma-separated list of tag names that will be indexed and displayed by MinimServer. See the Index tag selection section for details.
itemTags A comma-separated list of tag names that will be read from audio files without being indexed. See the Additional item tags section for details.
listViewAlbums A number that controls whether the current browsing selection is shown as a list view or a tag view. See the List view and tag view section for details.
.logFile The file that MinimServer will use to write its log information, specified either as an absolute path or as a relative path from the MinimServer data directory. To suppress disk loggging, you can specify the single character '-'. See the MinimServer logging section for details.
.logLevel The logging level for MinimServer log messages. See the MinimServer logging section for details. This property can only be accessed from the MinimServer or MinimWatch console interface.
.logPrefix An optional prefix for MinimServer log messages. See the MinimServer logging section for details.
mergeFolderAlbums  If set to true, MinimServer automatically merges album tracks from different folders. See the Albums and folders section for details.
ohnet.debug The setting to be used for ohNet debug logging. See the ohNet debug logging section for details.
ohnet.port The port number to be used by ohNet for UPnP service communications. See the UPnP service port section for details.
ohnet.subnet The subnet to be used by ohNet for UPnP service communications. See the UPnP subnet section for details.
resourceInfo A number that controls whether resource usage information will be displayed in the log. See the Resource information section for details.
showExtras If set to false, MinimServer doesn't display selection choices prefixed by '>>'. These choices may not work with some control points. See the Hide Contents choice section for details.
startupScan  If set to true (the default), MinimServer does a complete library scan when it is started. If set to full, this scan ignores any existing cache files. If set to false, no library scan is done when MinimServer is started. See the Reading audio files section for details.
tagCustom A comma-separated list of settings for special formatting of XML data sent to the control point. See the Custom tag settings section for details.
tagFormat A comma-separated list of setting for custom formatting of index values and control point display values. See the Tag formatting section for details.
tagOptions A comma-separated list of options for special handling of audio file tags. See the Tag options section for details.
tagUpdate The name of a tag update file to be used when MinimServer starts. See the Tag update section for details.
tagValue A comma-separated list of option settings for special handling of audio file tag values. See the Tag values section for details.
transcode The transcoding settings to be used for sending audio files to the music player. See the Transcoding section for details.
.updateReminder The number of days that MinimServer or MinimWatch should wait before showing a prompt to remind you that an update is available and hasn't yet been applied. See the Online updates section for details.
writeAllTags The name of a file into which MinimServer will write a sorted list of all tag names and values from the audio files and the tag updates file (if present). See the All tags summary section for details.
writeTagChanges The name of a file into which MinimServer will write a list of all tag changes resulting from instructions in the tag update file. See the Tag update section for details.