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isagreg
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ROKUs can't see my NAS

Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:52 pm

My Roku players (I got Roku 3, Streaming Stick (2016, 1080p) and Streaming Stick + (2017, 4K HDR) just won't see my WD My Cloud NAS, which uses Twonky as DLNA server. Everything else has no problem connecting to it (3 PCs, 3 iPads, 3 smartphones, 2 Smart TVs, WDTV) I'm using Roku Media Player app that just doesn't work. PLEX and Emby require a server, my NAS can't run apps.
The firmware is the latest.
What can I do? RMP is useless, is there any other free app that plays personal media?
Thanks
 
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:37 am

Had a similar situation and it seems Twonky and Roku don't play well together (Zyxel NAS with Twonky).  Haven't tried the Roku Media Player channel recently but that may be your best bet.  I ended up using Plex, first by hacking it on to my NAS (which negatively impacted performance, not the best solution) then by building a small Linux server (on an UDOO X86) to act as a Plex (and other stuff) server.  There are some NAS solutions designed to run apps, including Plex and other media apps.  They do tend to be higher performance and cost a bit more but, if you are not comfortable with setting up a media server, they may be a possible solution.
 
isagreg
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:53 am

dbeedle wrote:
it seems Twonky and Roku don't play well together

I'd say they don't play at all together. Since the rest of my devices have no problem with Twonky I'll assume it's a problem with Roku software.
Roku team, please fix it in the next update
 
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:40 pm

I haven't tried Twonky in years, so can't speak to their current version. But I use Roku Media Player with my DLNA server with no issues. My guess (and that's all it is) is that Twonky isn't following the DLNA standard completely, which could be why your Roku can't see it. RMP sees my Windows Media Server share with no issue, and if I enable DLNA in Plex that too appears. That's why I'm not certain the problem is with Roku.
Dan
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:00 am

We have a wd mycloud we use all the time for testing and it is working fine. What is the model and firmware version of your WD Mycloud NAS?
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isagreg
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:24 am

The firmware is the latest. The Rokus are up to date
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:25 am

what is the model # of Wd Mycloud?
 
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:35 am

WD My Cloud, 4Tb, model WDBCTL0040HWT.
 
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:56 am

Sounds like you my wish to try WD's DNLA server, see https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/a ... x?ID=17802.  I've recently been playing around with different DNLA servers, Twonky and Minim and have come back to my NAS manufacturer's DNLA app, QNAP.  There is an additional discussion at https://community.wd.com/t/roku-use-with-cloud/214818/4 on Twonky fighting with WD MyCloud.  Not sure if that helps?
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Re: ROKUs can't see my NAS

Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:36 pm

RikStream2018 wrote:
I just watched a YT vid  demo streaming a windows 7 desktop as a future vid using VLC. It was called  "how to stream dvd on roku"  using Windows 7 no miracast per info in my FB group which worked for me to stream a DVD to my Roku 2 XD.  It allows streaming of any video file type to any Roku

I'd have to dig into the VLC help, but my guess is that VLC is acting as a DLNA server. Since VLC can play almost anything, it's probably streaming the DVD video codec as something other than MPEG2, which no Roku supports (other than the Roku TVs). Yep, just did a quick check. Not certain if they are using the DLNA protocol, but honestly I believe a true DLNA server package would be far easier to use than setting up VLC. With VLC, it looks like transcoding is all or nothing. With most DLNA servers, they recognize your player (or you can select a profile) that better fits your player.
Dan
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