Synology NAS will not airplay

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  1. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    DSM 4.3 added a feature to stream compatible content directly from the NAS to an AppleTV. It worked for about a day before the icon disappeared. Now, it appears sporadically, but everything else works just fine.

    I'm wondering if this is a Bonjour issue. My iOS devices seldom sync over wi-fi. I tried using NFS manager recently and it complained about the lack of a DNS server on the network. So I wonder if this is all caused by discovery issues.

    Synology is no help. They claim the feature does not exist, even though they marketed the hell out of it and I have used it successfully before.

    Should I set up a DNS server or is that irrelevant?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Are you talking about iTunes Streaming Server? It doesn't stream directly to Apple TV, it was never intended to. It streams to iTunes.
     
  3. mentaluproar thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, DSM 4.3 video station has a streaming function for appletv.
     
  4. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    What you're trying to do is not officially supported by Apple and has always had sketchy reliability.
     
  5. mentaluproar thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If they advertise it, it should work more than twice.
     
  6. outie2k macrumors regular

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    Mine works perfectly fine and I use it on a daily basis.

    Are you using video station on the iOS device? Or are you using video station from a browser?
     
  7. mentaluproar thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Synology NAS will not airplay

    Both. While iOS can AirPlay through itself, the stream function goes directly from the NAS to the ATV, keeping discreet audio channels intact.
     

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