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I have a Qnap 219 and I hope tomorow I will own also an Prime 3.0.
To make it a little easyer for me, maybe someone can answer me a beginner question.
What must I do to connect my NAS with Dune via SMB?
How must I fill out the folde name I want to share??
thanks in advance
That is pretty straightforward and will probably be covered in the small manual as well.
Just make sure you set your share's correct on the NAS.
The in the main screen of the dune hit the pop-up menu, add network location.
Select SMB and enter the IP addy and user and password.
The SMB server will connect to the root of your NAS if you don't give it a dir, personally i like pointing it to my shared directory just for visual appeal.
You'll figure it out soon enough, Dune players have the most user friendly interface i've seen so far for a mediaplayer.
thanks for your reply. Must the path look like that: //Qmuldimedia/Video like it is under windows??
No, looks like Qmuldimedia/Video
Leave out the first 2 slashes
Have still problems to connect a folder to my NAS.:?:
So Networksettings are correct: I can use upnp to see my twonky, also when I´m loged on via Netwerk Browser - SMB - NAS I see all my networkdrives and when I enter username and password I´m connect to the drive.
On the mainscreen I made a new networkfolder - write in the IP from my NAS,
but what the hell should I write into th path??:confused:
In the path you need to point the dune to you're shared directory.
Your PC is runnning on IP 192.168.1.100
And you shared your entire D drive via SMB on your windows PC.
In the Dune menu enter the IP addy from the PC
And in the path section just enter "D"
This points the Dune to your PC and then to the shared directory.
If you shared another directory on your PC you need to make a new network folder on the dune. I.E. "c:\movies"
But if it works when using the SMB network browser there is no real need to make network shares. The only thing they do is save you a few clicks through the network browser of the Dune, and they display as an Icon on the main screen.
sorry for boaring you, but I´m talking from a NAS.
Yesterday evening I have made a new networkfolder using NFS and it works.
This is the path I entered:
I have two disks in my NAS, what is the right syntax for the path to make a networkfolder with SMB??
I think I need SMB when I want to use the programm "My Movie" or is it still work with NFS??
When you have the option to use NFS please do so.
Performance wise NFS is better then SMB.
For MyMovies there is no difference when using SMB or NFS.
I don't know wich type of Qnap nas you are using and wich NFS server.
I assume you are using the NFS server built in in the Qnap kernel.
If so you can leave out the first part of your share.
The "/share/HDA_DATA/" part is already mapped as a shortcut by the NAS so you only need to point out your share to "/Qmultimedia/Movie"
I don't have that much experience using 2 disk setups because mine run's in RAID5.
But judging by the "/share/HDA_DATA/" part you are not running raid. So the easiest thing to do is just set you're NFS share's on the Qnap via the webinterface and just make different share's on you're dune for the different folders. This way you don't have to figure out what is on what drive, because the Qnap makes shortcuts for this.
Hope this is of some help to you.
And no this is not boring me, all are valid questions, and we all have to start out somewhere. And this is a great place to get advice from other members
got my dune couple days ago, browsing this forum just makes more and more impressed what dune is capable of.
but still lots of things new to me-anyway, to get to the point:
i have a shared folder on my Qnap 439 (running in RAID5) "movies" with each movie in a single subfolder. Using Mymovies to create covers and index for my collection, Mymovies generates a folder "index" in my shared folder (../movies/index..).
is there a way to create a direct share to /movies/index using SMB??
i can create a network share directly connecting to "/movies" but for some reason i cannot manage to directly access the subfolder "index".
i've tried different variants on the path, but not getting it set:
this is exactly the same problem I face right now. :confused:
I would like also to create a link to the MyMovie folder.
Somehow I also do not get it working.
- I can connect to "movies" share
- but I can not connect to share-subfolder "movies/index" directly
Does anybody have an hint for that?
... right now I figured out that it works with NFS.
For me the path is: /volume1/video/mymovies
Additional info: Use " if you have spaces in folder names.
But if works not with SMB. Does anyone know why? I faced some problems in connection with NFS (folder empty) that I would prefer using SMB.
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