Author Topic: Anyone streaming from a NAS?  (Read 6391 times)

October 27, 2009, 07:49:13 PM
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farkedup

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I use an Intel NAS SS4200 with ubuntu server installed. I use it for torrent downloads and serving all of the data I need. It has a gigabit port and 4 bays. 1.6Ghz celeron with 512Mb RAM. I got it for $180 with a 750Gb Samsung drive. I've since popped in a WD 640gb, that samsung and Seagate 500Gb and 1.5gb drives. I'm going to replace that 500gb drive with a 2Tb drive in the near future. I also have ESATA and USB ports so I could just use a couple of my ESATA enclosures if I really needed to add more to the server.

October 29, 2009, 12:55:09 AM
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kelad

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I use a DNS-323, everything is direct wired, working perfectly so far right up to 1080p.

I've got the D-Link DNS-313 NAS (little brother of the 323).
You guys reckon i'm pretty safe to assume i'll be able to stream from it to the WD Live via network ? Haven't made the purchase yet...

October 29, 2009, 05:11:41 AM
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Ant1037

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I have a buffalo linkstation live 1Tb NAS > Netgear DGN2000 > WD TV Live (B-rad firmware 1.6). Wired network..
Streams MKV 1080p no prob.
Can access files on NAS by Videos>Network share>NAS drive name
I can also access it as a server but not all file types play and it doesn't seem to update library when new files are added.

Thumbnails don't wont for me when accessing as a server. Thumbnails do work when accessing as a share but the show twice. Once as the jpeg and once as the thumbnailed movie file.


October 31, 2009, 02:47:57 AM
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kelad

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quick update, went and got tht unit.
enabled UPnP media server on the D-Link 313 NAS, the unit then appears under 'media servers' on the WDTV. Have watched a couple of avi's and streaming no problems.
Bit of a novice here, but before i enabled the UPnP on the NAS, i could still see my avi's under 'network shares' on the WDTV. Could start my shows, but they shuttered and were crap. Maybe someone with more clues can explain this...anyway all looks good so far...giddy up  ;D

November 02, 2009, 01:53:45 PM
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kelad,

i have a DNS-323 which is pretty much the same unit as yours except for RAID support lacking in yours and the fact that mine has two bays for 2 harddisks. Otherwise the two are the same. Mine streams perfectly when used from "Network Shares", there is no stutter ... Maybe you want to check if turning Jumbo-frames on and choosing the highest MTU value would help!? You can do that from "LAN" under [Settings] on your DNS-313. 

November 02, 2009, 02:01:26 PM
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Levis

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Me too streaming from a DNS-323 without problem (MTU 9004 and Raid 0). I've tested both with mounted shares and upnp server.

November 03, 2009, 05:37:17 AM
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My DNS-321 came in and I finally had time to set it up over the weekend.  I can stream fine from it even while it's downloading torrents.  Very happy with the setup so far.  Thanks for the info, guys.

November 03, 2009, 05:49:47 AM
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Streaming 1080p mkv DLNA from Synology DS109 thru WifiN (WRT310N(ddwrt) ->WUSB600N). I sometimes get network disconnects. Other then that streaming is flawless.

November 04, 2009, 02:36:11 AM
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kelad

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Anyone able to copy from local usb stick stuck in the WD unit to networked NAS ? Think it should be possible using 'File Management' --> selecting a source and then a destination. I can select the source ok, but when I try to select destination the WD only gives me option to copy to the local USB drive.
p.s i can stream ok from the NAS.

November 04, 2009, 07:43:54 AM
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kelad, i experience the same. i do not think you can copy on the original firmware because your conection to the NAS is not established unless you want to stream from it (you dont have a mapped drive as such)... with a custom firmware on your wdtv you can mount whatever you like and you would be able to copy as you want.

November 04, 2009, 11:19:56 AM
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Streaming 1080p mkv DLNA from Synology DS109 thru WifiN (WRT310N(ddwrt) ->WUSB600N). I sometimes get network disconnects. Other then that streaming is flawless.

You using channel bonding (40mhz)?  The reason I ask is my single channel N network wasn't quite able to keep up with a 1080p stream.  It would play fine until a fast action scene when it would just crap out.