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manuel prego
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Post by manuel prego » Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:06 pm

Hi,
I have all my music stored in a LinkStation NAS, It's currently drive L on my computer, MediaMonkey doesn't see it. What am I doing wrong??
I've been using windows media player on windows xp and I want to switch all to MediaMonkey.

What do I do????HELP!!!

Thanks,

Manny

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Post by Guest » Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:26 am

Does Drive L: show under the My Computer node in MM tree?

Does Drive L: show in the add/rescan dialogue box?

If not. How many assigned drives do you have, and how many of those does MM see under the My Computer node in the Tree?

I would have thought that MM would detect the Drive if it's correctly mapped within Windows.

Or are you saying that you cannot get the tracks to scan into the Library and/or play?

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Post by manuel prego » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:03 am

This is how my drives are assigned:
A: floppy C: local disk D: local disk E:memory stick F: DVD-RW

G: CD drive L: share on "MUSICSTATION"

"MUSICSTATION" is the name given to the LinkStation NAS

Drive L: does not show anywhere in MM, MM sees all except L:.

Any way I can get MM to "see" L: ?

Thanks,
Manny

Guest

Post by Guest » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:59 pm

Have you also checked under the Network node in MM?

Is this Linkstation the one that has a Linux pre-install?

manuel prego
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It's working

Post by manuel prego » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:53 pm

Thanks,
I don't know how but it's working MM sees my LinkStation--under network node the LinkStation came up as another name, when I figured this out all else fell into place!! Again thanks for you time !!
Manny Prego

Guest

Post by Guest » Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:45 pm

Manny,

Very pleased that your up and running. :P

MM views Drives by volume ID rather than Drive Letter, which is the most efficient way to do it, as I see it, at the moment. Discussed here:

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8560

Probably accounts for the confusion! Out of interest, what did MM call the drive?

I wasn't too familiar with the Linkstation until you posted. Very interesting. I'll be investing some money over the next 6 - 12 months in new equipment, and this one's now on the radar to shortlist.

Let me know how it goes with MM.

Good luck.

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Post by Lowlander » Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:23 pm

Other interesting solutions are:

Ximeta Netdisk
Netgear Storage Central
and the various network attached storage solutions from the harddrive makes themselves.
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

Guest

Post by Guest » Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:43 pm

Thanks, Lowlander. I'll check those out. 8)

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Post by manuel prego » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:30 am

Hi guys,

MM saw my LinkStation as ZoSTRING, when I disabled my symantec firewall it automatically changed to L: share, and all worked perfectly.

Sorry for the delay in posting!!!

P.S. I converted all my music from WMA Lossless to WAV, MM worked flawlessly. I highly recommend the LINKSTATION, I have a new one that holds 400GB and I only used 99GB (2151 files) I'll be plugging into a SONOS music system.

Regards,

Manny

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