Streaming content from a Synology NAS to my Mac outside the LAN

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by qom, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. qom macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2007

    I'm trying to figure out a solution to be able to mount my Synology NAS via the internet, so that I can browse the files there and then be able to play (stream) video via the net.

    I've tried using WebDAV that's built in, but it won't let me stream the videos. I need to download/buffer the file entirely before playback will begin. Is there someway that I can get around this?

    I want to have the same "experience" using the NAS via the net as I when I use the NAS on my private network. Is that possible? If so, how?

  2. ptrk macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2011
    This is my question as well!

    Only i cant get webdav to work either. Finder says that a user is already signed in to my nas and no more is allowed. And i cant find where i allow more users... :confused:
  3. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    I actually just got one of these. I can't speak for that particular feature, but I've been wanting to fool around with it.

    For now I've been using this, but unfortunately it requires a computer to be on at the house.
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    You should head over to the Synology support can probably find your answer there. If not, you can ask there and have an audience full of Synology users to possibly respond.
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I use Plex, but that requires a computer to be running at home for streaming to work. One way to do this might be to enable the video streaming (DLNA) server function on the Synology and install XBMC on your laptop. Forward the DLNA port to outside your network. See HERE for some instructions on how to do this. Then, add your NAS as a source to XBMC and let it index your library. After it's done, you should be able to browse your videos from anywhere. Note that XBMC doesn't play iTunes DRM videos.
  6. MAGNUStm macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2011
    There is no way to mount the drive to your machine outside your network but you can "stream" to a degree. You have to login into the dsm and use either File Browser/Station. Use the "play/preview" option to view. Beside that there is no way, at least that I've found, to stream outside my network.

    There's always the option to use the DS File app and stream to your phone/iPad. Although your videos must be its friendly.

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