1 Aug 2013
Anuweb is a Totem plugin which provides a simple web interface. Via the interface, you can control playback (play, pause, toggle full-screen, seek, etc.) and browse for files.
Source code is available on Github. The easiest way to install is probably just to clone the repository in the Totem plugin directory:
cd /usr/lib/totem/plugins sudo git clone https://github.com/dlbeer/anuweb.git
The plugin path may vary, depending on your system.
To enable the plugin, restart Totem and select "Plugins" from the "Edit" menu. You should now see an item labelled "Anuweb (Totem web interface)" in the list of available plugins. Make sure the checkbox to the left is ticked, and the web interface should be up and running.
By default, the server will run on port 8099, so you should be greeted with the Anuweb dashboard if you point your browser at:
Click the "Configure" button in the plugins dialog to change runtime options. Currently available options are:
Server port: the port which the web interface will listen on. Ports below 1024 will probably require root access. The default port is 8099.
Default media path: the default folder to display when the user clicks "Browse" for the first time, or when the user selects "Media home" in the browser. The default is "/".
Browser root: change this to restrict the browser to a filesystem subtree (the default, "/", doesn't restrict browsing at all). Browsing outside of the browser root path is not allowed. If you change this, you should make sure that the default media path is a subdirectory of the browser root (otherwise you'll get a "403 Forbidden" response when you try to browse).
File filter pattern: this is a semicolon-separated list of shell wildcards, used to restrict the set of files which appear in browser listings. This only restricts the listing of such files -- do not rely on it as a means of preventing their access. The default pattern is
A change to any of these settings takes effect immediately upon pressing "Ok". You don't need to restart Totem or the plugin. These settings are stored under the GConf path
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