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jermmd
2005-10-20, 17:21
I'm trying to use SB2 with a downstairs computer while my music is on the upstairs computer (in folder "music" of drive C). What address do I put into "music folder" on the downstairs computer? I wish they had a browse button next to the address space.

Joe

GoCubs
2005-10-20, 17:33
I'm trying to use SB2 with a downstairs computer while my music is on the upstairs computer (in folder "music" of drive C). What address do I put into "music folder" on the downstairs computer? I wish they had a browse button next to the address space.

I'm not sure SlimServer can access regular network share names/shortcuts. I believe you can instead map a network share as a drive letter and then tell SlimServer that drive letter. You can map drive letters in Windows Explorer via the "tools" menu.

-Greg

mkosma
2005-10-20, 19:18
Given that you have a "drive c" I assume you're not using a mac or linux ...

There are a few ways to do it. First, you have to make sure you can access the "Upstairs" c:\music directory from windows explorer on the remote "downstairs" computer, without regard to slimserver. If windows cannot see it, then most likely neither can slimserver.

Assume your computers are named Upstairs and Downstairs.

If you have enabled file sharing on both Upstairs and Downstairs (and presumably you were careful enough not to open that capability to the outside world), you need to make sure the Upstairs c:\music directory is shared. Open windows explorer on Upstairs, right click on the c:\music folder, select "Sharing", and create a share (called, e.g., Music).

Then, you need to try to access the share from Downstairs. One way is to try to open the directory \\Upstairs\Music in windows explorer or a command prompt. If you see your music files, you're done - you should be able to put \\Upstairs\Music in the "music folder" box.

Other possibility is to map a drive. You can do that in windows explorer, using Tools menu, Map Network Drive. Map "M:" let's say to \\Upstairs\Music. Then, you simply put "M:\" in the slimserver "music folder" box.

JJZolx
2005-10-20, 19:51
I'm trying to use SB2 with a downstairs computer while my music is on the upstairs computer (in folder "music" of drive C). What address do I put into "music folder" on the downstairs computer? I wish they had a browse button next to the address space.
You'll have to designate it using a network share and a UNC name, not an IP address. Something like:

\\DownstairsComputer\Music

You'll first need to set up a share on the downstairs computer. Name it whatever you like ("Music" is always a good one) and then make sure you give the share the necessary permissions.

jermmd
2005-10-20, 19:53
Thanks guys. //upstairs/music didn't work so I'll try the mapped drive option.

Joe

jermmd
2005-10-20, 19:55
You'll have to designate it using a network share and a UNC name, not an IP address. Something like:

\\DownstairsComputer\Music

You'll first need to set up a share on the downstairs computer. Name it whatever you like ("Music" is always a good one) and then make sure you give the share the necessary permissions.

I'm not sure what you're saying here.

Joe

jermmd
2005-10-20, 20:36
here's the easiest way to do it. Credit to Johnwb and Johnnylighton at Audiocircle.com.
You need to have slimserver running on one of the computers. Typically I think you'd run it on the computer where the music is stored. Then from the other computer you would just enter the following URL:

http://localhost:9000/

Where you would replace "localhost" with the IP address for the computer running the SlimServer software. (ex: http://192.168.0.1:9000/)

I do think jonwb's suggestion is probably the best route: load SlimServer on the upstairs computer, have SlimServer scan the library on your upstairs computer, let your SB find the upstairs computer, and if you want to use the downstairs computer to control SlimServer as well as using your SB, simply point your web browser to the address of the SlimServer

Joe M.

mherger
2005-10-21, 00:33
> I'm trying to use SB2 with a downstairs computer while my music is on
> the upstairs computer (in folder "music" of drive C). What address do I
> put into "music folder" on the downstairs computer?

Maybe this FAQ helps:

http://www.slimdevices.com/su_faq.html#troubleshooting-sharedvolume

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sheridan
2005-11-13, 09:17
Has this been resolved. I use a laptop sharing my desktop's music folder and it works fine.
Of course you have to allow SlimServer to "log on" to your other computer.
Control Panel...
Administrative tools...
Services...
Scroll down to SlimServer and double-click it.
Click the Log on tab
and enter a login name and password that is valid on the other PC. (By the way, the other machine MUST have a password login, if you don't enter a password you won't be able to share the folder properly).