NAS200 MediaServer

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by leijona, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. leijona

    leijona Addicted to LI Member

    Hello all,
    how do somebody make use of the MediaServer? I have enabled it, set a directory and opened three different players to listen to the stream and nothing.

    I address the players (WMP 10, Winamp and VLC) to which is ofcourse the ip of the NAS and nothing happens. WMP says it's missing a codec, Winamp says error syncing to stream and VLC doesn't say anything.

    Am I addressing the players correctly ? Just http://[I]ip_address[/I] or should I add a port ?

    Linksys live chat didn't give me an answer. They said will reply me via email. A day has passed and nothing.

    Could anyone help ?
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The Twonky player doesn't provide a stream on its own; you will need a media player that's compatible with Universal Plug And Play (UPnP also known as DLNA) to access your media and play it. Such players should be able to automatically detect your server on the network when it's active because the server broadcasts IP packets to announce itself.

    If you want to use e.g. Windows Media Player or Winamp, you can simply mount a shared directory as a drive, then right-click on that drive and select "Play in Winamp" or whatever -- in other words this would work the same as playing the files from a location on the harddisk in your computer.

  3. leijona

    leijona Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you for answering. Imagine Linksys hasn't replied to me yet! Your answer was very simple and straight forward, a type of answer Linksys didn't provide ....
  4. tim.jeffries

    tim.jeffries Guest

    What kinds of players do that? Are there any freely available ones around?
  5. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Google is your friend...

    I recommend MythTV (MythBuntu), Geexbox or Windows Media Player...

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