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NAS200 Squeezebox

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by duman, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. duman

    duman Addicted to LI Member

    Hi all,
    I have read through the forums and googled and googled to seee if there is anyway i can use my squeezebox and nas200 together.

    From what i can gather there isnt, even with Jac's custom firmware (at this stage anyway). As i am a complete noob in these matters i just thought i would ask for some help before i sell the unit to upgrade to a DLINK as they seem to work well with squeezebox. I have installed Jac0 and was about to upgrade to Twonky when i read that Squeezebox and Twonky dont get along, and i am not sure if Squeezecenter can be installed on the NAS200. I am also not sure of which other app could be installed that would enable me to turn the computer off but still access the music through my squeezebox?

    So just to confirm, can i get these 2 units to work together at all or have i just purchased the wrong device?

    Thanks in advance.:frown:
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I have to admit, I had to look up what a squeezebox is, so I have no experience with it. A quick Google search revealed that indeed it doesn't do UPnP so the Twonky server won't do you any good.

    It looks like you can download a version of the Squeezecenter software runs on the NetGEAR ReadyNAS (which I'm also not familiar with by the way) so in theory it appears to be possible to run Squeezecenter on minimal hardware i.e. no screen and no keyboard.

    There is a Linux RPM but of course there's no package manager for the NAS200 so that won't do you a whole lot of good; besides, it probably depends on dynamic libraries that aren't present on the NAS200. It's worth a try but I'm too busy to try it myself right now and it won't benefit me because I don't have a squeezebox.

    The good news is that SqueezeCenter is open source (written in Perl) so in theory you might make it work, but you'll have to get Perl to work on the NAS first so this is not going to be an easy project. But it looks like it will also need MySQL so you'll have to get that to work too.

    So the short answer is: it might work after you put a lot of work into it.

  3. duman

    duman Addicted to LI Member

    thanks for your reply mate, seems like Linksys nas200 survives because of you, if your not on the payroll yet you should be!! My brother is more of a techie then i am so ill pass on your reply to him and see if he can be bothered playing with it, if not off to ebay she goes i guess...thanks agian mate!!:biggrin:

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