How do I get ATV2(xbmc) to see folders on synology NAS?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by cooa99, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. cooa99 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    I have a synology NAS and a Jailbroken ATV2 with xbmc installed.
    My AVI files are on the NAS.

    Please how do I map the xbmc to connect to the folder on my NAS that contains my AVI files?

    Does ATV2 connect to NAS using SMB or AFP?

    .... I tried but just cant seem to find the NAS or the Drive.


  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Haven't gone the XBMC route in awhile, but it should be able to access via SMB. Are you sure you have the login credentials correct?.
  3. cooa99 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    I am having no luck at all :(

    I created a user called media and enabled AFS/NFS on the NAS.

    So I went on to xbmc -> AddVideos -> Browse

    the following were listed:-
    Network Filesyste (NFS)
    UPnP Device
    Windows network (SMB)
    Zeroconf Browser
    Add network location....

    so where to next ?
  4. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    Select zeroconf browser, there you should see your drive under Samba (SMB), select it and that should be it. I was using AFP, but it was using the IP address assigned by my ISP which would change and I would lose my share connection, the SMB setting solved that by using the IP address oif my AEBS which seems to be static.

    Took me a while to fiqure this out, the downside of XBMC and Plex is the documentation is often lacking or overly technical, so you need to scour the webs for info....but hey, its good stuff for free so no complaints once it is all working.
  5. MacRumors536 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2012

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