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Ras Pi wont connect to NAS

 
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GeordieJedi
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: Ras Pi wont connect to NAS Reply with quote

Hi all.

Well, I'm almost there. I have finally managed to get my NAS up and running thanks to you awesome people.
The last thing I need is to do, is to connect my Raspberry Pi to my NAS so that I can play all of my media.

The questions is how ?

I'm using a Raspberry Pi (Raspbmc version) and and Synology NAS (DS-410-J)
I'm having trouble getting my Raspi to talk to the NAS.

I have created a new user on the NAS (called "pi")

I've created a mount point for the NAS in the FSTAB of the Raspi.
I've added the IP address and hostname of the Raspi to the hosts file on the NAS
I've added the IP addresses and the hostname of the Raspi to the "hosts.allow" file
on the NAS

I'm getting the error message
"could not connect to network server" from the Ras Pi/XBMC

What do I need to do, in order to get my Raspi/raspbmc to connect to my NAS and display/play my media ?


Useful info
Ubuntu 12.04
DE = KDE

Cable modem/router (downstairs)
Raspberry Pi connected to modem/router via ethernet (downstairs)
Cat cable run upstairs to switch (upstairs in office)
PCs and NAS connected to switch (upstairs in office)


Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
TIA
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nelz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the NAS have a DLNA server? If so, enable that and Xbmc will be able to talk to it directly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this thread
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GeordieJedi
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ dandnsmith - thanks

@ Nelz -

Yes I believe it does.

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From the manual -
"Synology NAS can become a multimedia server on the local area network, allowing computers (using Windows
Media Player or iTunes)
and DLNA/UPnP home devices (such as stereo system or TV set) to play its multimediacontents.

Go to Main Menu > Media Server to browse and play the multimedia contents on Synology NAS via
DLNA/UPnP home devices, also known as Digital Media Adapter (DMA)".
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On the synology NAS its called media server. However it is associated with an itunes server & photo stream.

The media server app/service is installed on the NAS
and I believe it is running.
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