uPnP mediaserver support
I own a NAS for all my storage and have small disks in all my client pc's. The home NAS market is really expanding and most NAS devices support uPnP, Twonky(music/media), iTunes server, etc. out of the box. It would really be nice if it could connect to one of those servers, streaming audio and video from your NAS with no pc's turned on to the PS2 :)
If the files on your NAS can be accessed from a computer running windows then you can already use that as a media server for SMS on the PS2. Since version 2, SMS has been able to use SMB (aka. windows file sharing) to play media files over the network.
I have a 500GB drive with all my media connected to a stock Linksys NSLU2. Running SMS on the PS2 allows me to see the NSLU2's shared media over the network without the need for any PC's to be turned on. This was also much easier to set up than installing Twonky on my NSLU2.
I have a question slightly related to this. I am looking to get a PS3 once the price is a bit more acceptable and want to set up my home network so that the PS2 and PS3 (and PSP over PS3's-Wifi - yes, I've sold my soul to sony) are connected to a NAS to access my media. The questions I have are:
1. Do I need to have special file structures set up? At the moment I have seperate partitions for different types of media on my PS2s HDD and a loose folder structure. Does this change with the PS3 and are there any limits to how Argon/SMS can view files?
2. Also what kind of NAS device would you advise getting? I currently have a 250GB IDE HDD which is getting pretty full as I transfer all my CDs over to it. Is getting a NAS drive that can hold multiple drives advisable or getting an NSLU2 and finding a standard enclosure for my old drive, and just buying large USB HDDs from now a better idea?
Many thanks in advance,
Thanks, i'll see if i can find some info about that and experiment ...
I myself have a QNAP ts-201 2 disc raid nas, also does bittorrent downloads and way more. It's a bit pricy though and recently Synology released a 2 disc raid nas called synology 207. Very nice little machine.
So you have to create some sort of config file with 5 lines on it:
IP of NAS
Comment field NAS
Only all the howto's say: Use the comment field of your SLUG. What exactly is that comment field, since i have a lot of related fields in my nas. One of my shares appears like this in windows explorer: "Public on TS-201 NAS Server (Goldstrike)". How does that appear in your explorer and what did you enter in the config file on the second line?
Thanks Webby, will give those a look later.
Hi, how do you go about setting up smb on the ps2 side, this would be realy usefull, is there a tutorial any where.
This is the one I wrote - feel free to ask any questions :)
Originally Posted by Webby
The user manual now has an SMB setup tutorial for this.
Originally Posted by wiccan-two
To make SMB work from SMS, you need to enter the host name aka netbios name of your SMB server in capitals. You can get this by typing (in windows) ipconfig /all at the command prompt on the server. I think from the long description, the host name is the bit inside the brackets (GOLDSTRIKE in your case).
Originally Posted by Webby
Any interest in helping out with the user manual? Your tutorial looks great - and we'd appreciate your help! Dave
Originally Posted by propagandist