I have had Madsonic sitting idle for months now as I have not been able to get my media folders to add properly. I have followed a number of guides and only ever had a configuration of SubSonic that ever worked which was running the SubSonic server on my Windows 8.1 machine and pointing the server to the media folders on my older Netgear ReadyNAS NV+. I have since moved on to a much nicer NAS, the Synology DS1813+ because I was excited by the ability of this machine to run SubSonic. I was able to get that configured and once (only once) did I have it successfully running properly pointing at the media folders that resided on the NAS. This made sense to me as the Server and the media were both located on the NAS. I tried to update the version of SubSonic on the Synology at some point and after that, I was never able to mount the media folders again. I then switched over to MadSonic, hoping that perhaps there might be a difference with how it sees the media folders but it appeared to have the same issues. I am now giving up on running MadSonic from the NAS and running it again back on my Windows 8.1 desktop and trying to once again get the NAS media folders added successfully to MadSonic. It is another exercise in futility with all of the different methods I have tried. Here is what I know about the setup right now:
- Madsonic v. 5.1.5200.20141017.1252
- Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
- Synology DS1813+ running DSM 5.1-5021 Update 2 with 4GB memory
- Media folder location on NAS: \volume1\Music\MP3 - No media folders found at this path
- Madsonic Service modified to login as admin user for Windows
- Permissions on media folder location set to Full for user "Everyone" and "Madsonic"
- Have also mapped NAS Media folder location to Windows as X:\Music - No media folders found at this path
- Madsonic user is same name and password as Windows and DSM user
So to the point of what I hope someone can enlighten me on, is there a more definitive guide to setting this up? I don't know why this is so difficult really (well I have read some explanations of this) but honestly my older NAS had no issues but the Synology seems very particular. I have also not seen anything quite definitive about the formatting of the path information for the media folders either that answer some basic questions like the following:
\\192.168.1.201\Music\MP3\ or \\192.168.1.201\Music\MP3 - does Madsonic see these any differently? (ie. lacking a "\" at the end?
\\NASALIASNAME\Music\MP3\ -- Will the server or NAS alias name resolve properly to the IP address if used in the path?
X:\MP3 - Why would a mapped drive not work in Madsonic where X is the NAS server?
Do relative paths work and how?
I would appreciate any insights or comments that might help on this. I have not heard much feedback on a few other posts in forums around this topic and hope that maybe that will be different this time.