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Author Topic: Play files directly from Network drive  (Read 4348 times)

gacevedo

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Play files directly from Network drive
« on: May 29, 2009, 08:27:56 PM »

The DSM-520 identifies my network drive (Buffalo Link Station) but I cannot find the files.  How can I play files directly from the network drive without using my computer?
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eman

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Re: Play files directly from Network drive
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 07:18:36 PM »

What kind of files? I have never been able to use my 520 without a media server running on a PC (TVersity). Now, my 750 does..

Chris
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gacevedo

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Re: Play files directly from Network drive
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 09:28:09 AM »

I am trying to play mp3, avi, and jpg.

When I look for servers the 520 identifyes the network drive - Link Station - but when I look for the files insile the 520 shows the NO CONTENT message.

I believe it is possible since that is what says in the box, and it sees the drive.  Serching on messegas in the forum I found one that talks about the correct file structure - ie. specific directory name.

Your suggestions are welcome.
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eman

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Re: Play files directly from Network drive
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 04:29:52 PM »

gacevedo. I am using D-link's DSM-G600 NAS and .mp3 & .jpg are processed without a problem. If the .avi are Divx, then you will need to use a media server.. Chris
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gacevedo

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Re: Play files directly from Network drive
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 07:38:50 PM »

thank you for your response. 

I cannot play the .jpg files.  how can I do that without a server?
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Dodgy

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Re: Play files directly from Network drive
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 10:55:52 AM »

Have you tried checking out the Buffalo admin interface? 
I'm not familiar with that device (I have a Lacie) but you might need to go through there and tell it to share out particular folders to the built-in media server.  Several other devices like the Lacie can ship with media sharing on the device disabled for security.

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fredpb

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Re: Play files directly from Network drive
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 07:54:26 PM »

I have a Buffalo network drive.  I never did get the 520 working with it.

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