Originally Posted by jmpage2
...By default the only file protocols enabled on the Synology are AFP and SMB, if you want NFS you have to go into the control panel and turn it on.
I am guessing you can also go into the control panel and turn-on DLNA?
I am doing some window shopping. While considering the DS1511+, I found one thing a little concerning. The question is; how well does the 1511 act as a DLNA host to media player clients? If you have used the 1511 and a DLNA client such as PS3, WDTV Live+ or any other media player, could you please provide some feedback on your results? Like most of you, I would mostly use the 1511 as a network share (CIFS, SMB, etc.), but I really want DLNA to work well when needed. One driver is the PS3, which can only use a DLNA host, and not a network share.
I did spend about an hour surfing here, and at Synology-dot-com, and at their forums too. Info and discussion about DLNA and the 1511 is hard to find. Hence the reason they headline their product as High Performance NAS Server Scales up to 15 Drives for SMB Users
The 1511 is geared for SMB, ok, I get it. I found some funny or wrong things with their product description. Info below was Cut and pasted from Synology web site.Networking Protocols
^^ They do not include DLNA ^^ Should DLNA be listed there?
In another spot they have this section (below)DLNA/UPnP Media Server
PS3/Xbox 360 Support
Supported Audio Format: AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg, Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless
Supported Video Format:3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3
Supported Image Format: BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f)
Supported Subtitles Format: srt, psb, smi, ass, ssa, sub, idx, ifo
They include ISO as a supported video format. It has been my experience and understanding that no DLNA host & no DLNA client can play any .iso file. I was told it is flat out not supported within the DLNA protocol. I guess their reference here (above) is wrong, or maybe me?
I really do not mean to be picky or overly critical, I am just trying to get feedback and understand what to expect before I pull the trigger. Any feedback would be really appreciated & would also like to hear that someone has streamed a high bit-rate blu-ray m2ts file via "share" or via DLNA. I have an old Ready-NAS NV+, and need to grow. Also considering the newer Ready-NAS Ultra-6+ (925 bucks, diskless). Thanks for your time.