DROID connection to NAS music server

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  1. lars90274

    lars90274 New Member

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    Anyone with a suggestion for how to connect and play music off my NAS, i have my entire music library up there and used it with my Ipod and laptop. So, I can see and play individual songs using the ES File Explorer, but that is not a player. So is there a player that can connect to the NAS? or what is the solution?
     
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    Subsonic?

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    This has easily been my biggest disappointment using the droid. My Windows mobile 6.5 phone played all my videos/music stored on my NAS with no problem. As far as I can tell, there is no app that will browse the network then buffer video/music stored on a NAS. Instead everything needs to download completely before playing (That is so frustrating). I sure hope somebody can prove me wrong.
     
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    yes, still looking for the solution... it seems that there should be a way to get a player to use the ES File explorer?
     
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    #5 Jejackson, Oct 26, 2010
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    The Subsonic app will stream from your home server.... is it missing some other functionality that you need?

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    Ok it looks like it does not do video, only audio...

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    Subsonic

    I will try to det it up again, but last I checked it could not connect with my NAS.
     
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    I must admit that I can't believe there isn't more commotion over this topic. Being able to browse my entire network (via wifi or VPN) and play movies/mp3s no matter where they were located was great. I didn't have to go through the house and install a third party server on any of my computers. All I did was network enable everything and I was set! I was under the impression this was very common using winmobile 6.5.
    I hate to say it but Android, while great in many ways, is lacking some very basic features. I've yet to hear whether the new windows phone will also be lacking native network streaming.
     
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    Correct me if im wrong, but all the suggestions here don't actually allow the Droid to connect directly to the NAS? They are more like middle-men. Did i mention this drives me nuts???
     
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    Do you have a samba server up on your NAS?
     
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