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chopinhauer
2016-05-27, 22:36
Hi

I am sorry to ask such a basic question but I am not really a NAS user. I currently run LMS on my computer and stream it over my local network. Never had the need to use a NAS in my life...until now.

I am moving out and leaving one of my duets with my ex since all our music is digital. The trouble is that I am taking my PC and she only uses a Mac, so I am thinking I will get her a NAS and run the music (about 1TB worth mainly in Flac files from it).

So can anyone recommend me a good one or two bay, not too expensive or complex NAS that works well with LMS and squeezebox duet? I gather the fact that my ex runs a iMac is irrelevant as the music will run through the NAS and router.

thanks

karlek
2016-05-28, 00:01
There is LMS for Mac OS, too.
NAS still supporting LMS are from Synology and maybe readyNAS since the latter is the only one, Logitech developed the LMS for by themselves.
I run LMS 7.9 on a QNAP but since a vulnerability the official support was stopped. Otherwise there are instructions to run and update LMS on QNAP in the forums.

d6jg
2016-05-28, 01:23
Alternative approach could be a Pi as LMS with either attached USB or punted at a NAS (any make).

chopinhauer
2016-05-28, 02:09
Thanks for the replies. Yes, I know there is a Mac version of LMS but my ex won't be running it from her iMac because her hard disk is too small for all our music. It has to be from an external source so I figured a NAS (unless someone has any other ideas).

As for Pi, I thought of this, but we have already 3 sqeezebox duets and receivers so best to go via this route as I understand it and must set it up for her. It has to be as simple as can be.

HeadBanger
2016-06-01, 05:58
Most of the Synology NASs will run LMS 7.7 and 7.9 beta. Even better are pinkdot's repacks which include the very latest changes/fixes wrapped into the Synology beta pack. See this thread for details: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103636-Test-Repo-for-LMS-7-9-0-on-Synology-DSM-5-*

HB

OleHB
2016-06-01, 06:53
LMS runs also on Open Media Vault (http://www.openmediavault.org/) without problems and easy installation and you can build your own NAS. See this (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?105439-To-NAS-or-not-to-NAS) not so old thread for NAS-Sugestions

chopinhauer
2016-06-01, 20:19
Thanks for all the suggestions. I must say I don't quite understand what Open Media Vault is even after looking at the site.

But I have been thinking that an even easier way to go might be to plug a decent external HD enclosure into the router (a fairly high performance Asus RT-AC68U) and simply stream the music over the network that way. I'd then run LMS from the iMac, instead of from a NAS).

I realise that doing this wouldn't provide all the functionality of a dedicated NAS but then again the only thing I'm looking for is to stream music over the network to the Squeezebox. I don't need back up, cloud storage etc. Just music streaming and I'm thinking this could be the simplest and cheapest way to accomplish this. Am I right? Or missing something?

Mnyb
2016-06-01, 20:52
Thanks for all the suggestions. I must say I don't quite understand what Open Media Vault is even after looking at the site.

But I have been thinking that an even easier way to go might be to plug a decent external HD enclosure into the router (a fairly high performance Asus RT-AC68U) and simply stream the music over the network that way. I'd then run LMS from the iMac, instead of from a NAS).

I realise that doing this wouldn't provide all the functionality of a dedicated NAS but then again the only thing I'm looking for is to stream music over the network to the Squeezebox. I don't need back up, cloud storage etc. Just music streaming and I'm thinking this could be the simplest and cheapest way to accomplish this. Am I right? Or missing something?

Who not plug the external HD directly to the Mac ? If the Mac is on wifi the music gets to go 2 wifi hoops before reaching the player instead of 3 ( wired server would be best 1 wifi hoop to the player )

chopinhauer
2016-06-01, 21:26
Who not plug the external HD directly to the Mac ? If the Mac is on wifi the music gets to go 2 wifi hoops before reaching the player instead of 3 ( wired server would be best 1 wifi hoop to the player )

That might be a possible solution so long as it doesn't prevent me playing the music. You see, the music is mainly in flac and ape and from my understand Macs don't play these files. Or is my thinking confused? I know one can't play flac etc files directly on Macs without various fixes. Does this affect things if I try to stream these files, which are not sitting on the Mac, but on an external HD via LMS running on the Mac. (OK, I admit it I'm no Mac fan and pretty Mac ignorant. I like the open source freedom of PCs).

I will also need a very quiet external usb enclosure that doesn't turn itself off when not in use, otherwise one has to manually turn it on every time one wants to use the SB.

bernt
2016-06-01, 22:40
Hi!

ReadyNAS has TWO LMS apps. Well, one is kind of old.

Here is the latest. 7.9

http://apps.readynas.com/pages/?page_id=9

drmatt
2016-06-02, 02:22
Thanks for the replies. Yes, I know there is a Mac version of LMS but my ex won't be running it from her iMac because her hard disk is too small for all our music. It has to be from an external source so I figured a NAS (unless someone has any other ideas).

As for Pi, I thought of this, but we have already 3 sqeezebox duets and receivers so best to go via this route as I understand it and must set it up for her. It has to be as simple as can be.

Don't see any issue with the MAC being a client of the NAS and serving the music anyway via its internal LMS. Ok two hops on wifi but it'll work.

Or, picore. Or pick up a Touch and enable the internal LMS..

chopinhauer
2016-06-02, 22:48
OK, latest thoughts.

Buy a ReadyNAS, put all the music on it, run LMS on it, plug it into the usb3 port on my Asus RT-AC68U wireless router, and run the music wirelessly to the Squeezebox this way.

No need to drag the iMac out of the cupboard, since the ex usually uses her Macbook air anway.

Would this work?

thanks

d6jg
2016-06-03, 04:12
OK, latest thoughts.

Buy a ReadyNAS, put all the music on it, run LMS on it, plug it into the usb3 port on my Asus RT-AC68U wireless router, and run the music wirelessly to the Squeezebox this way.

No need to drag the iMac out of the cupboard, since the ex usually uses her Macbook air anway.

Would this work?

thanks

not the usb3 port - a lan port

chopinhauer
2016-06-03, 15:05
not the usb3 port - a lan port

You're right, I think that is what is meant.

So would this be the way to completely by-pass the iMac or Macbook airi and just stream the music directly from a ReadNAS running LMS via a decent router?

Seems the simplest solution to me given my level of Mac knowledge (less than NIL) and the fact that I already have a good router. Of course, I can also get the NAS to show up on the Mac but the best thing is to leave the Mac out of it completely.