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Postby psnow » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:04 pm

Is there any way to have subsonic read media on a network share drive on two windows boxes subsonic runs on Windows Server 2008 and my media is on xp media center.
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Postby jonathanroz » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:18 pm

Just map the drive XP drive on your Windows Media Server and then add the music folder.
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Postby psnow » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:35 pm

jonathanroz wrote:Just map the drive XP drive on your Windows Media Server and then add the music folder.


Already tried that before I posted. It isnt that simple. Subsonic does not recognize shared drives or folders.
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Postby jonathanroz » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:22 pm

Your right. Sorry about that.

On Windows I can access data on another windows machine via subsonic by using the UNC \\computername\\sharename

When I map the drive I cannot use it in Subsonic, only by using the UNC.

I cannot access music on my linux box using the UNC, but my guess is it is a permission issue.
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Sorry for the delay had other things come up

Postby psnow » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:55 am

I am still not able to get my music to read from subsonic through the network. Wont find the music if I tell it //nas/nas_drive/music or if I do M:\music. Any other suggestions, I don't see any other postings about this out there.
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Re: Sorry for the delay had other things come up

Postby agroni1888 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:07 am

psnow wrote:I am still not able to get my music to read from subsonic through the network. Wont find the music if I tell it //nas/nas_drive/music or if I do M:\music. Any other suggestions, I don't see any other postings about this out there.
Try backslashes in the UNC
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Postby psnow » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:58 pm

That didnt work either. I am at my witts end. Thinking of going back to jinzora. Unless someone knows something I havent tried or thought of.
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Postby kdid » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:35 pm

Subsonic must run with a username / password that have read (and maybe write) permissions on the network drive shares that you want to map. You can set that in the subsonic taskbar icon, or in the services application.

Getting that right made me be able to map network drives.

http://forum.subsonic.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1082

But note that re indexing takes longer when files isn't located on the same box as Subsonic.
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Re: network shared media

Postby jar3624 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:12 pm

if your version of windows supports mount points (go to cmd line and enter mountvol, if nothing comes back the answer is no) . so you would create a empty folder on you local drive. create a mount point to link an external drive to the empty folder. i haven't tried this with subsonic but in theory is should work. i use this approach to backup a few differnt computers to multiple external drives instead of using drive letters

for more info see
http://windowsitpro.com/systems-managem ... mmand-line
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Re: network shared media

Postby freelancetek » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:58 am

The simplest way would be creating a symbolic link using mklink.

Command:
mklink /d "Destination" "Source"

e.g.
mklink /d "C:\Network" "\\199.168.71.170\videos"

In the example mklink will create folder 'Network' to local C drive and link all Folders/Files from 'videos' share on remote server 199.168.71.170

YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxpVb9qz4XM
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Re: network shared media

Postby toolman » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:40 pm

Step by step:
Make sure the Subsonicservice on your Window2008-server runs under an account with priviliges on your networkshares.
It's easier to create a user with admin-privileges on both Windowscomputers. So create a user "Subsonic" with a password on both your server and the XP media center.
Than on your Subsonic-server change the credentials for the Subsonicservice.
( Run -> services.msc -> Stop subsonic service. ->Properties -> Tab "Log On" -> Log on as this account -> Username and password -> Apply -> Start service.)

Next go to the settings-page and define the mediafolders.
You can choose to use drivemappings or UNC. In my experience both work.
If you did everything right your networkshares will be accepted. After scanning them they'll appear in Subsonic.

I'm running 2 Subsonicservers with all their media on networkdrives and I have never had any problems.
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