Configuration Overview

Gerbera is highly configurable and allows the user to set various options and preferences that define the server’s behavior. Rather than enforcing certain features upon the user, we prefer to offer a number of choices where possible. The heart of Gerbera configuration is the config.xml file, which is located in the ~/.config/gerbera directory. If the configuration file is not found in the default location and no configuration was specified on the command line, Gerbera will generate a default config.xml file in the ~/.config/gerbera directory. The file is in the XML format and can be edited by a simple text editor, here is the list of all available options:

  • Required means that the server will not start if the tag is missing in the configuration.
  • Optional means that the tag can be left out of the configuration file.

The root tag of Gerbera configuration is:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<config version="2"

The server configuration file has several options. Below are links to the configuration sections