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maxtor shared storage II media server

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by GoneHuntin, Oct 20, 2007.

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  1. GoneHuntin

    GoneHuntin New Member

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    I have my HR20 seeing my laptop through wmp 11 with few problems. I installed a maxtor shared storage II NAS and turned on the media server for this. I noticed my HR20 sees the NAS media server and the folders and files on the NAS. All the files have an X next to them however and will not play. any ideas?
     
  2. Simpleton24

    Simpleton24 Legend

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    It's most likely that the NAS is just storage and doesn't have a media player (wmp11) or media streamer to play through the HR20.

    I have a HP Mediavault that does the same exact thing.

    Try this thread http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=99327 ,it has a lot of info. Maybe you could try something in the Alternate Media Sources section of this thread. I was thinking of trying a few things myself.
     
  3. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

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    I use a NAS storage off my Linksys WRT350N router. The router has a media server software on it as well. I have the same issue with music. So here is what I did, I mounted the drives to my windows XP box as drive X, I then started my nero 7 media home software up, and sharted drive X out from the nero 7 media server software and it works.

    As mentioned in the above post...
    There is a section in the network help link in my signature called Alternate Media Sources.
     
  4. GoneHuntin

    GoneHuntin New Member

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    NAS has mediaserver/media streaming built into it. I was hoping to be able to put media there and not have laptop on. I saw a reference to installing twonky on the nas itself. I might have to look into that a little more as well. Other wise guess will mount to laptop.
     
  5. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

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    Yep, that will probably be the quickest way to get it going unless you can get Maxtor to include the LPCM transcoder into the media server firmware. Even if they do it, it will be a while before you see it. I opened a issue up with Linksys on this for them to get it fixed, ever so often they send me a beta drop to try and I keep telling them, "Nope, it does not work! Do not close the issue!".

    Also, Welcome to the Forum! Have fun and enjoy the tons of information here.
     
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