Topic: Playing NAS audio files
I am a little afraid to ask this, since it's been so long. But here goes.
I find I would like to be able to play an audio file on a chumby.
The file is stored on my Buffalo Terastation NAS. I am pretty sure it supports some protocols for this.
It's an MP3 file. Well, there are many MP3s up there.
I read some of the old threads about this, and that all seems needlessly complex. SSH in and put a file here? I have a million of those.
There was an app mentioned
http://www.chumby.com/guide/widget/LAN%20Music works fine from windows share but is hit and mis with some NAS boxes - dependent on chumby CIFS support
but as you all know we don't really have those anymore. Apps, I mean.
Is there a way? I looked in my music, there is
"My music files" but it's not really clear where that is.
I guess if it's stored on the Chumby device I could try to send them there, but that seems so messy for a network device like Chumby.
Saw the squeezebox server player but I would have to run that.
Well, I am experimenting with it right now.
Well, it's running, the chumby finds it and I added a small library.
I have a message at the top of my music screen saying current squeezebox server streaming from it's IP.
But nothing is playing. Something I don't understand? Probably.
I didn't get a way to plck the file. On the PC there are two tracks in the squeezebox cp, which is what I put there.
So the server finds it's tracks.
But the chumby, well, I just dunno. It doesn't seem to find it's tracks.
FWIW, all I use my chumbys for anymore is I heart radio.