01-09-2009 05:31 PM
How do I access music I have stored on a DLNA compliant NAS? The user guide for the DMRW1000 seemed to be more focused on using using the director and/or conductor to create and manage my playlists and Cisco Media Player to manage my music.
Can I continue to use Windows Media Player to rip and manage my music and playlists - storing on my DLNA compliant NAS... (and not use the Cisco Media Player) and see everything through a menu on the Cisco DMRW1000 controller and play them through my Stereo with the DMP 100?
p.s. OK... I didn't see anything in the "preferences" area that allowed me to change my screen name...
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01-10-2009 07:16 AM
1) With the pc turned on: I am sure you can (WMP includes a UPnP mediaserver nowadays).
2) With the pc off and no mediaserver on the NAS - I don't think so (but the answer to this still blows in the wind - only Sonos is able to do that today).
3) With a UPnP/DNLA mediaserver on your NAS like Twonky I'm sure you can. A NAS is not UPnP/DNLA, a mediaserver on the NAS is (or isn't).
/Kos (not a Cisco official!)
01-12-2009 05:57 PM
I think I have #3... I have a Buffalo TeraStation Live (which is DLNA compliant)... but I wasn't sure how the Cisco product displays the menus for me to pick which artist, which song, with playlist, etc off the NAS.
For example - I have heard people say they can plug their iPod into their car, but they don't get the iPod menu to choose from... they get some generic GUI from what the iPod sends to the other system... Is this similar? The Cisco User guide looked cool, but is that what I would see when using a non-cisco DLNA compliant NAS or will my user interface experience be based on something the buffalo people created and exposed to the Cisco application?
01-13-2009 11:26 AM
Again, the NAS (Buffalo) is not DLNA. The media server on the NAS can be DLNA. And it is ("Buffalo’s TeraStation Live Multimedia Storage Server NAS offers a powerful DLNA CERTIFIED™ multimedia server solution").
It's not Twonky (media server), it's from the company Mediabolic. Being UPnP/DLNA the music structure given by the Mediabolic server on the Buffalo should be seen on the Cisco units. But an official ought to answer how the Mediabolic server works with Cisco.