I have really looked into this, sorry about the WAT you are about to glance at…
I'm trying with this new MM server...it still feels the same though.
I have setup a dedicated VM on my host. A totally fresh install (Windows 2019 server) pointing at a separate, existing VM (Windows 2019 server), with a Windows share (\\mediamonkey\media) to give its content to the NEW Mediamonkey server (\\MM5S).
No domains involved initially, just bare servers with IRL/VM Win 10 Clients and also the Android App (paid for) – but as a test I did also try it with a fresh windows domain too actually...and also both times with a new ‘VMWare Network’ (to rule out HCI type issues) and the result was the same. Big fat NO
You network\sys admins out there can see that I tried several different methods, crossed over, tried most of the possible configs there. I tried just about every type of way I could to try and get it working
Still struggling tbh – it still only works on LAN\Wi-Fi at home, streaming outside the local LAN is just not happening from any of MM or other method.
YES I have tried it from other physical networks.
YES I have tried using VPNs. TBF my Enterprise VPN works really well. An enterprise install of Cisco “Anytime connect” with a few massive cisco ASA’s works brilliantly. I really can’t stretch to the licences for that at home though tbh. It’s a lot.
YES I have even bought a new external IP from a different internet provider (I have dual resilience at home for work) and allocated a real external IP - as well as putting it in a DMZ once to see if that made it work.
I am obviously missing something major here and I’m a total idiot and should resign from my 26 year IT job.
* Take heart, dear MM Devs...it does seem a lot faster at listing stuff over the wired LAN and over Wi-Fi. The server code seems much more robust and many times faster compared to the same media and my existing MM4 VM Server. MM4 streaming is slow to show lists of items even over a 10 g/bit fibre LAN; to a dedicated 16 core, 28gb RAM, 2019 Wintel VM - That should be pretty instant, in my world of data\content movement between devices.
Yes I am showing off a bit, sorry about that - I know I am very lucky to have all this stuff and I'm excited to be able to use it for civilian purposes...I would to be like listening to my tunes when I can finally go round to see my girlfriend or maybe even a group of the guys to get drunk and talk nonsense and stuff.
Mediamonkey streaming could kick everyone else into the gutter; if we could come up with a fool proof way of getting our OWN PERSONAL STUFF, to our own personal devices...reliably and easily.
If, between us that actually give a monkeys (yeah, I know
) we could do like a single webpage that said how to make this work for everyone…..we’ll rule the world!...and be able to listen to our own stuff on our own devices.
I’m REALLY not complaining here, I’m offering my help to fix it. Use me!!! I’m MM for life, I bloody love it and paid up for lifetime years ago.
Plex is pretty poor even in its paid form IMHO and yet people rave about it - I’m bored of paying a for very average. I would like to help to get this sorted for all of us real media fans tbh.
We all know MediaMonkey is the superior platform. That is why we are here surely?