Squeeze box and a nas


#1

Will squeeze box work with a nas ?



Second question is will a player with network capatinilty like UPnP/DLNA compatible work with a nas?



Al D


#2

As long as the squeezebox and NAS are on the same network it works. That’s pretty much the whole idea of the squeezebox.



2nd question I’m not sure about. I think as long as the NAS and the player both work with the UPnP/DLNA standard it should work, but I’m not 100% sure.


#3

Ok thanks for replying .



Al D


#4

Do you have a squeezebox touch already, or are you looking for one?


#5

No I do not have one. Just looking into options .


#6

With a SqueezeBox player there must be a SqueezeServer on the network. SqueezeServer is an optional service with many NASes and if runnung on the NAS then you only need the NAS, a player and a controller to play music. If the NAS does not have SqueezeServer or some other SqueezeBox compliant media server then you must have a computer on the network running SqueezeServer.



Most NASes have available or already installed some form of UPnP/DLNA compliant server. I believe that there are two options available for most Synology NASes.



J.P.


#7

I can’t remember having to install anything on my NAS to play it through the Squeezebox Touch…

Could be wrong… Now I’m doubting myself…


#8

SqueezeServer may be installed by default on many NASes that support it. I would have to research to see if it is factory or user installed on Synology NASes.



J.P.


#9

I used a Squeeze Box and then a Squeeze Box Touch with a NAS (Thecus) for about 5 years. Squeeze server or whatever they called it prior to that ran on a network PC. In terms of ability to play without drop-outs it was marginally more reliable then my current NAS–>JRiver on PC–>wireless connection to PWDII with bridge. I believe the PWDII set up is a significant step up in sound quality. Definitely a step-up in versatility.


#10

Thanks all



Al D


#11

you should find “Logitech media server” in synology’s package center


#12

yes i thought of that too. but i wanted to obtain some info first. it is amusing how different manufactories

recommend many ways to use there equipment. i guess given the complexities of the equipment this creates the differences in the procedures.



thanks

al D