gfatcatd wrote:Can I get streaming from Synology NAS with Roku XDS? I mean using NAS as a streaming server without involving any applications running at the other box.
Synology NAS is a DLNA/UPnP server. Can Roku get this or I need WD?
wpbear wrote:I use my Synology with Roksbox for streaming. Synology IMO is the best NAS out there.
sharpedge wrote:I use a DS111 to stream movies/music/photos to my Rokus using the Roksbox channel. There are 3 steps to set things up on the NAS:
1) Click enable web station checkbox in web services
2) Create a .htaccess file to enable directory listing
3) Create symbolic links to point to your media (you might not need this)
There's more detailed info in this thread
There's hope that one day there'll be a plex package for synology NAS that use the ARM processor, but it hasn't happened yet.
gfatcatd wrote:Thanks a lot.
Do I understand correctly that Roksbox suppose to run an application at some computer within network and all streaming routed trough this computer?
That's what I'd like to avoid, I'm looking for possibility stream media from NAS to Roku without any other devices (except router of course).
tannenba wrote:I have a new XD and find it clunky. It finally connected at 'N', but at a speed of only 65M, so it doesn't stream smooth over the network with Plex when the movie is a large resolution and all of the other streams available (when they work, EI fox doesn't) it spends forever buffering.