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Streaming Audio Content From your Network
Category: Mirage Media Server
Products: Mirage Media Servers MMS-2, MMS-2A, MMS-5, MMS-5A
If you have more content than will fit on your MMS, you can stream the content from a
Network Drive or a shared folder from a computer on your network.
Keep in mind that this method has a few caveats that you should consider before using
First, this content will only be available for playback when the NAS device or computer hosting
the files is online. Additionally, the MMS cannot read playlists from iTunes or Windows Media
Player using this method since those playlists reside inside special databases that are only
accessible to the MMS when the files are transferred. The third consideration is that playback
could be affected by your local network performance.
For these reasons, you should consider synchronizing the content rather than streaming it.
If your library is just too large to fit on the MMS internal hard drive, you might consider using
the Mirage Media Sync software to selectively synchronize the playlists that you care most
about, and then use the NAS streaming method to provide access to the rest of your content.