06-22-2012 08:43 AM
OK, new (but tech-savvy) user here. Yes, I see the problems with global access, etc. but what I really wanted the drive for was for the media server. I dreamt of having it directly stream my music library to my Denon AV receiver without the need for any intermediate PC.
In short, it works - I turned on the media server, enabled the service in a network share, copied my mp3 library there and presto, I could browse the library through my TV+Denon receiver.
When I browse to an album, the tracks are displayed in alphabetical order, not in sequence by track number. There seems to be no way to fix this! Its definitely an issue with the DLNA server on the NAS since other PC-based media servers (orb, Asset upnp, etc.) all work great giving me lots of options on how to display the tracks on the receiver; those PC-based apps defeat part of my purpose of streaming without using a PC though.
Has anyone seen this? Solved it?
I guess in theory, hacking the linux OS and installing a different/better DLNA server would do it but I don't think I have the nerve/skills to do this.
06-22-2012 08:45 AM
PS - I posed this to Seagate customer support. Their reply "the drive doesn't have a media player". No duh! It does however heavily promote the fact it has a media server for streaming!!