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Streaming Audio Content From your Network

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Last updated: 04 Nov, 2013
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Posted: 04 Nov, 2013
by LaBollita J.
Updated: 04 Nov, 2013
by LaBollita J.

Updated: 11/4/2013
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

this method.
 

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.

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