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Anav
Sarcastic Llama? Naw, Just Acerbic
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Dartmouth, NS
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[Tablet] Nexus 7 and my NAS boxes.

I use MXplayer (with DTS codec plugin) and it works real great but from only one of my NAS boxes (an old DLINK).

I use Total Commander with the lan plugin. I can see all my files on all my lan connected NAS boxes no problem. I can select a file and download the file (temp style) and play it from any box. However I can only stream direct from the older dlink one. I can select play and it works for all files.

Now why would one NAS box act differently in this regard. They all are accessible all allow one to retrieve a file and then it plays successfully.

Note to actually download files from the NAS (as opposed to this faux temp download for video viewing). I use Astro (and scan local network).

To restate the question, none of the NAS have passwords. What may be different between the one box and the other 3??
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Anav
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Wow 49 views and no answers. Well luckily for me another forum had brighter bulbs. ES explorer recommended, tried and it works, throwing Total Commander with its pukey LAN Plugin out the door.



pnjunction
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Toronto, ON
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Hmm might try that ES file explorer myself.

Right now I use the app from Synology, which uses a temp-download system when I play a media file.

I know with root can also set up CIFS mounts, but I tried it on my phone once and couldn't get it to work.

Yeah Android sub here is pretty slow.



Koil
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Thought everyone knew ES *anything* was the way to go.



Anav
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I now access my LAN (NAS boxes) directly using BS Player Free.
It contains my network shares and has DTS encoding built-in. So far the best solution as it combines the best of MX player with the DTS coded folder added and the ability to get to the LAN of ES file explorer or Astro. I no longer need a file utility to get the lan.



Anav
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Next Step is REMOTE access. WIFI at home is easy peasy.
My problem is that I setup an l2TP tunnel to my lansubnet and then no DNLA media apps can see my library or my devices even though the tunnel drops them in the same subnet (as if they were within the lan) Very confused.

Is there something IM missing or a better way to securely view my NAS boxes media from afar??

By the way testing using 4G LTE, on samsung galaxy s3 to gain an external access test, for real I would use no cost wifi at establisments.



Anav
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reply to Anav

I tried bubblenet and that worked over https direct but requires one to run a server on a computer (its not a media server but basically faciliates the comms between NAS boxes and your android or remote device. Didnt work over an L2TP tunnel though