I have been having the same problem and have tried linking those folders to the share but the media streaming service just parses the directories wrong and never seems to see the correct media in them. I wish there was documentation on what actually goes
on while the various services are parsing media files. You would think it would be a straight forward read the directorys/get the file types and parse them as whatever (stream as needed) . in my situation I have pictures with nothing but JPG's , movies
with only mp4 and music with mp3 but the streaming service just sees the folders and does not see any of the files ( possible depth problem?) for instance C:\ServerFolders\Music.lnk <--> \\sharePC\Music\Band\Tracks.mp3
does not show any files in the media server but videos and Pictures at least show the folders but not the files so something screwy is going on with DFS, how the service builds its media list or possibly permissions. A little documentation would go a long
long way to make this work. The simple solution for me would be to add essentials on my nas but .....for some reason R2 will not install even though 2012 has been on there forever ( doesn't meet hardware requirements). Or it just occurred to me perhaps it
is trying to use WMP on some hidden account's media database and we know how messed up wmp can make of a simple file structure.
So if anyone can explain how to get past this Severe limitation, Not being able to stream form a NAS or share, Please let us know I have read post after post of people having the same problem getting streaming to work even locally let alone using foreign
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