[Feature Req] Streaming from mapped network drives (1 Viewer)


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October 19, 2011
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So, I know that it's a known issue that we can't stream from a NAS, but I thought that the solution is to change the logon information for the service? I've tried every combination that I can think of. I've tried changing the logon information in the Configurator, in each of the services, in both of the services, etc. I've tried with the firewall completely disabled and that doesn't change anything either.

I'm sure that the problem is because of the items being on the NAS because I copied a video into one of the local video folders and it works perfectly fine. When I try going to Videos > <my NAS> I see no videos, but when I go to Videos > <my local video folder> I see the video and it plays.

Also, my TV streaming works fine. I'm not sure if it matters or not, but I'm on MediaPortal 1.3 Alpha

I'd really appreciate any help with this!

Thanks a lot!
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October 19, 2011
United States of America United States of America
Ok, well, after hours of trying to figure it out last night, I think I figured it out this morning.

I had everything in MP set up to use a mapped drive to my NAS. Well, I decided to test something out on a VM that I have and if I change TV Series, Moving Pictures, etc to use a unc patch, that works and I can connect to my network drive to stream through aMPdroid! I didn't need to change the user that the service runs as or anything like that. Just setting the plugins to use a unc path did the trick.

Now, I just need to make the changes in my live system and I can start streaming my stuff from anywhere in the world!

I didn't see that mentioned in any documentation or forum posts anywhere so I wanted to be sure to follow up with this post saying that I figured out the answer if anybody else out there is beating their heads against the wall.


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    I can't stream from my whs server and I always use UNC paths for everything. Did it work on your production system then?



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    Just noticed this thread, and I am having the same issue with my QNAP.

    Tried changing to UNC paths and it works fine now! Thanks very much!


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