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craig_b
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New Setup - NAS BOX & SoundBridge M1001

Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:50 pm

Hello Guys

I recently took the plunge and purchased a SoundBridge M1001. It works perfectly, but all my music was stored on a USB hard drive which worked out to be a bit inconvenient when wanting to listen to my music.

I decided to buy a 'Network Storage Series' Case. I got it from Maplins (its this: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Tab ... &criteria=

Anyway, ive hooked it up via my Wireless router (hard cabled into the back) and I can access it via my computer no problem. I can also access the files via windows media player (in the library).

In the ideal world I would like to access my music from the NAS directly and stream it to soundbridge. I would like to do this without the computer being switched on. Ive had a look into this Fireplay, but from what I can see this is also a service that runs on your computer.

Ive had a search through the forum but cant find the exact info I need. Can anyone help?

Thanks
Craig
 
didgeman
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Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:26 am

Craig, sorry to say you have bought the wrong thing.

You need an enclosure that supports uPnP or Itunes server mt-daapd (if you have a roku branded m1001 - not for pinnacle).

The box needs to do some serving ...

HTH

Didge
 
fshagan
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Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:53 am

You could still use that case as a drive enclosure and buy a Linksys NSLU2; its a pretty detailed process to update the firmware in the NSLU2 and get it booting from your harddrive, but I have mine working now and serving songs to my Soundbridge when my computer is off.

You can check the Firefly wiki at http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/ for other compatible devices. Some come with Firefly (or mt-daapd, the predescessor) there. The instructions for using the NSLU2 are there as well (I think its the least expensive solution, but it is pretty daunting to get it set up right!)
 
craig_b
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Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:03 am

Hi Guys

Since your replies I have now returned the closure to Maplins and got my money back.

OK. I have a budget of around £100 to spend on a solution that will work with my soundbridge. All my music is on an IDE hard drive, however the NAS can be SATA (although I expect these to be more in price). Ideally I would like an out the box solution that is guaranteed to work.

Can you recommend a good choice to go for?
 
craig_b
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Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:44 am

Ive been doing some research on the internet and I have found these two products:

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4F6L

or the Qnap

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductI ... ce=froogle

Problem now is which one???
 
andyg
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Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:53 am

craig_b wrote:
Ive been doing some research on the internet and I have found these two products:

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4F6L

or the Qnap

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductI ... ce=froogle

Problem now is which one???


the qnap certainly has its fans - and more importantly users on this & the firefly fora, so you'd not be short of support. The NSLU2 is also very popular and cheap, particularly if you already have the external drive, but does require nerves of steel & the ability to follow instructions to the T when setting up... :wink: There are also instructions for the linkstation and others here: http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/
G5, OS X 10.5.8, 3 x M1000, iTunes 10.4, slimserver 6.2.1/alienbbc (now redundant), firefly svn 1586, uNSLUng 6.8
 
boysana
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Re: New Setup - NAS BOX & SoundBridge M1001

Sun May 11, 2008 12:45 pm

craig_b wrote:
Hello Guys

I recently took the plunge and purchased a SoundBridge M1001.


Me too except I got a Pinnacle SB HomeMusic

Now I have an existing NAS

http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/17174 ... __IDE.aspx

am new to this and maybe should start my own thread but will this NAS box work as a stand alone server? i.e. PC off music or will I need a music server

Cheers
 
stricko
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Tue May 13, 2008 7:32 am

I've built different setups, one for me and one for a mate. Mine has an old XP machine as the NAS, Windows Media Connect does the serving very well and it's very easy to maintain the machine as it's just plain old XP. No need for a monitor, keyborad etc, once it's set up. Mine just hums quietly to itself in a cupboard. Also very very easy to expand with extra drives as your collection grow.

For my mate I used a Lacie Ethernet NAS, works a treat.

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