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post #211 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by bionicjay View Post

I've been using mediatomb on my nas now for a few weeks, with the latest firmware (sr5) and i have to say, it's much better than fuppes by a longshot if you have a large library of video going to your ps3

http://www.tt.em-net.ne.jp/~sandhill...02_promise.ppg

Is has a web front end to rescan folders etc, and just works great for me.

the default port for the web front end is http://your.ip.add.ress:49152

Can you "load this up" on the NS4300N and NZ2300N devices!?
post #212 of 674
random thoughts and comments

Just FYI--you can get the latest code (already latest on the link above) from mediatomb website--under download --> Static Binaries --> NS4300 is ppce300c2 architechture --> so you would download the right package for it

much better than the Promise DLNA plugin crap.

Should work on the NS2300 also, but you never know unless you try, it uses the same motorola chip right, same architecture? if so, then it should work


Use the instruction above to create a fake plugin to enable telnet, you should be able to do the same thing to create your own mediatomb ppg plugin for NS4300 (maybe next time)

You can create a plugin for other things also ==> someone build me an ssh package =) to load

Don't for get http://ip_address:49152 is the admin interface for MediaTomb, you can set up folder, and how to refresh database etc....More detail documentation on MediaTomb website on usage..etc..

Maybe-->You can enable transcoding on the fly option or edit the profile with the package on Mediatomb website before make a plugin --> but NS4300 does not have enough power to do trans code anyway

note: -there is a Serial header on the board that is comfirmed to be able to see the console, need to get a nokia C-42 Serial -USB cable or equivalent (see Linkstation wiki on LS-GL to get an idea)

-looking at the CN8 connector on the board (not populated), this is the eSATA port, not sure if it's wired up correctly, but this look exactly like how they add the eSATA port on the LinkStation NAS LS-GL (instruction posted on LS wiki)
post #213 of 674
*damn*

That's a bit to take in.

Yes... I'm pretty sure that the NS2300N uses the same chipset as the NS4300N. Unfortunately, the Datasheet for thr 2300 doesn't go into that much detail:
http://www.promise.com/upload/datash...20080710_b.pdf
post #214 of 674
try to load the plugin, i can't guarantee because i don't have the 2300 to test, but it should not load it if it does not work, that much is stated on the mediatomb website, it said, if you load the binary on the on the wrong architecture, it just won't do anything, it's a plugin anyway, you are not actually flashing anything, so the chance of messing up the machine is super small, but don't blame me.
the plugin store on the hard drive itself, that much i can see from the root access, not in flash.

On your webcontrol --> under System information, what does your CPU say? mine say (Motorola)\tMPC 8343

here is a little bit of something i created using on the instruction in the last few post by Andrew on the telnet enable hack, for those who dont have linux access to create it
(if you don't like it, just remove it, no harm done)
telnet_plugin_0000_000000_A0_mod.zip :: enable telnet only, no root access
telnet_plugin_0000_000000_A1_mod.zip:: enable telnet and root access

login engmode, pw: hawk201

just need download, extract the plug in out and load the plugin, enable , and you have root access to do what ever that I am not sure yet :-)

w/o root access, login give you a number of commands to use like shut down, fan check, fan speed (if your hw support it) ....etc.



tested on SR5 only

======
Anh


Root access screen

[engmode@ns4300n_841532]# busybox
BusyBox v1.00-rc2 (2006.11.07-01:55+0000) multi-call binary

Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
or: [function] [arguments]...

BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
utilities into a single executable. Most people will create a
link to busybox for each function they wish to use, and BusyBox
will act like whatever it was invoked as.

Currently defined functions:
[, ash, basename, bunzip2, busybox, bzcat, cat, chgrp, chmod,
chroot, chvt, clear, cmp, cp, cut, dd, deallocvt, df, dirname,
dmesg, du, echo, egrep, env, expr, false, fgrep, free, getty,
grep, gunzip, gzip, head, hostname, id, ifconfig, insmod, install,
kill, killall, ln, loadkmap, logger, login, ls, lsmod, mkdir,
mknod, mkswap, more, mv, netstat, nslookup, openvt, passwd, pidof,
ping, ps, pwd, reset, rm, rmdir, rmmod, route, run-parts, sed,
sh, sleep, sort, start-stop-daemon, strings, stty, sulogin, swapoff,
swapon, sync, tail, tar, tee, test, time, top, touch, tr, true,
tty, uname, uniq, unzip, uptime, usleep, vi, vlock, wc, whoami,
xargs, yes, zcat

[engmode@ns4300n_841532]# df
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/ram0 15863 7995 7868 50% /
/dev/mtdblock4 8192 8192 0 100% /usr
/dev/mtdblock5 1664 1664 0 100% /promise
/dev/mtdblock6 1024 404 620 39% /data
/dev/vg001/lv001 1452511364 239446028 1198424884 17% /VOLUME1
[engmode@ns4300n_841532]#


Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckoNZ View Post
*damn*

That's a bit to take in.

Yes... I'm pretty sure that the NS2300N uses the same chipset as the NS4300N. Unfortunately, the Datasheet for thr 2300 doesn't go into that much detail:
http://www.promise.com/upload/datash...20080710_b.pdf

 

telnet_plugin_0000_000000_A0_mod.zip 1.001953125k . file

 

telnet_plugin_0000_000000_A1_mod.zip 1.1044921875k . file
post #215 of 674
Looks like it's a slighter "lighter" CPU on the NS2300N, which isn't too surprising...

Operating System : Embedded Linux
Version : 01.05.0000.05
CPU : MPC 8313
Network Adapter : Gigabit Ethernet Card 10/100/1000 Mbps
MAC Address : xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Network Flow : inflow - 736 bps / outflow - 800 bps
post #216 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelfredo View Post

Hi!

I'm getting a bit bored checking Internet forums and vainly waiting for replies... Did anyone hear about the exchange program to the Rev.B model lately? "PromiseNasDude" Billy wrote here that it was about to start in early December - didn't hear a single letter from him since then...

So - any news, anyone? Thanks a lot!
aelfredo

From another forum:

Quote:


Received an email from PromiseNasDude on Jan 12.

From the email:

"Sorry for the delay. With the Holidays and Macworld last week, I have been extremely busy. I hope to start the exchange in about 2 weeks as I am waiting for more inventory to arrive."

So things are still moving along, just a bit slower than the previous timeline.

Before anyone asks for more information I did not send the the e-mail or receive the reply. This is just what was posted.

Laters,
Jeff
post #217 of 674
Thank you bionicjay!!
Your plugin suggestions work very well! much better then the orginals!
post #218 of 674
Does mediatomb is also able to plas *.mp3 or only Video? because I am using the NS4300N and I always get the massage on my tv "not supportet format" when I want to listen a mp3 song.
Does anyone know something about that?

thx
post #219 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by eq_shadimar View Post

Before anyone asks for more information I did not send the the e-mail or receive the reply. This is just what was posted.
Laters,
Jeff

Thank you heaps, Jeff - that's very nice info indeed!!
Fingers crossed,
aelfredo
post #220 of 674
Hi Guys, Happy New Year! Here is an update the exchange program. I apologize for the silence but with the Holidays and Macworld/CES, time is been a precious commodity for me leaving with me very little sleep these days.

We are starting a little later than expected as we ran out of Rev A sooner than I expected. The few hundreds pieces of Rev B were used to fill disty orders and also first shipment to Microcenter (which should be happening now). I am currently waiting on more inventory to arrive which is slated for next week. I plan to start the exchanges in about two weeks as internally everyone is in catch-up mode and Tech Support RMA is not ready to handle a swap of this magnitude at the moment.

Soon I will outline the process and how to prepare..

Anything questions I can answer in the meantime, please let me know.

BTW: Expect info on SR6 features, our new "NS4600" NAS/Digital Media Server and also our first DAS the "DS4300euf "(4 drive RAID 5 USB 2.0, eSATA and Firewire 400/800). I showcased the two new products at World last week.

Stay Tuned..
post #221 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by bananags View Post

try to load the plugin, i can't guarantee because i don't have the 2300 to test, but it should not load it if it does not work, that much is stated on the mediatomb website, it said, if you load the binary on the on the wrong architecture, it just won't do anything, it's a plugin anyway, you are not actually flashing anything, so the chance of messing up the machine is super small, but don't blame me.
the plugin store on the hard drive itself, that much i can see from the root access, not in flash.

On your webcontrol --> under System information, what does your CPU say? mine say (Motorola) MPC 8343

here is a little bit of something i created using on the instruction in the last few post by Andrew on the telnet enable hack, for those who dont have linux access to create it
(if you don't like it, just remove it, no harm done)
telnet_plugin_0000_000000_A0_mod.zip :: enable telnet only, no root access
telnet_plugin_0000_000000_A1_mod.zip:: enable telnet and root access

login engmode, pw: hawk201

just need download, extract the plug in out and load the plugin, enable , and you have root access to do what ever that I am not sure yet :-)

w/o root access, login give you a number of commands to use like shut down, fan check, fan speed (if your hw support it) ....etc.



tested on SR5 only

======
Anh


Root access screen

[engmode@ns4300n_841532]# busybox
BusyBox v1.00-rc2 (2006.11.07-01:55+0000) multi-call binary

Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
or: [function] [arguments]...

BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
utilities into a single executable. Most people will create a
link to busybox for each function they wish to use, and BusyBox
will act like whatever it was invoked as.

Currently defined functions:
[, ash, basename, bunzip2, busybox, bzcat, cat, chgrp, chmod,
chroot, chvt, clear, cmp, cp, cut, dd, deallocvt, df, dirname,
dmesg, du, echo, egrep, env, expr, false, fgrep, free, getty,
grep, gunzip, gzip, head, hostname, id, ifconfig, insmod, install,
kill, killall, ln, loadkmap, logger, login, ls, lsmod, mkdir,
mknod, mkswap, more, mv, netstat, nslookup, openvt, passwd, pidof,
ping, ps, pwd, reset, rm, rmdir, rmmod, route, run-parts, sed,
sh, sleep, sort, start-stop-daemon, strings, stty, sulogin, swapoff,
swapon, sync, tail, tar, tee, test, time, top, touch, tr, true,
tty, uname, uniq, unzip, uptime, usleep, vi, vlock, wc, whoami,
xargs, yes, zcat

[engmode@ns4300n_841532]# df
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/ram0 15863 7995 7868 50% /
/dev/mtdblock4 8192 8192 0 100% /usr
/dev/mtdblock5 1664 1664 0 100% /promise
/dev/mtdblock6 1024 404 620 39% /data
/dev/vg001/lv001 1452511364 239446028 1198424884 17% /VOLUME1
[engmode@ns4300n_841532]#

Hey Guys, hate to rain on your parade but if you plan to use this SW in the future, please stay on SR5 as we are changing the passwords and increasing encryption in the next service release. Engmode is very dangerous and can destroy data. I have had a number of users do this already and then want help on recovery. I like to hack as much as the next person but in this case we have to protect some users from themselves and not to mention it compromises customers that use the product for sensitive data.

On a separate note, the latest version of the DLNA has resolved most of the large library issues and is also very stable and much faster than previous versions. The FUPPES we use a customized heavily as it was needed to pass UPnP and DLNA certifications. Soon the stack will move to new source (from solid DLNA partner of mine) and also move to 1.5 specification along with adding some cool features like DLNA Upload and Download.


Thanks..
post #222 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by bionicjay View Post

i've been having a hell of a time keeping the "native" bit torrent front end working for my ns4300, I keep on getting "unable to connect to nas" message. and after a little searching and little portsniffing i've figured out a better front end for the included bit t0rrent gui
http://sancho.awardspace.com/

the default password on the ns4300 is blank, login is admin for this client, as an added bonus it works on every known platform and you can add torrent files from outside your internal network.

Yes, Sancho is good application.. I recommend the SW to those who use Linux and cannot use SmartNAVI. We have a new version coming in the future that will resolve some of the performance issues and also add specific settings for managing connections, uploads and tons more. I will post screenshots later.

Thanks..
post #223 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by PromiseNasDude View Post

Soon I will outline the process and how to prepare..

Thanks Billy, that's great news! In the meanwhile I wish you time for a good nap...
post #224 of 674
To PromiseNasDude

- I agree, should not let average user to have telnet or root access, it will do more harm than good.
-I think most of us careless for root access or engmode, as long the factory sw works well or at least has the basic function working well. That is the only reason that "most" people look for alternative customization.

-for me the Media streaming in SR5 for ULNA to PS3 does not work (the whole reason I got the NAS in the first place.) It does not even see 1/10 of my media files, and I could not figure out away for it to refresh the database, that is why I tinker around trying to find other solution

-Fan was too loud, website support is just not there, i do notice that you are pretty responsive on various forums include this, which is a big plus, that is the only reason I did not get rid of this and still trying to make work. I posted web request support on promise web since early Oct 2008, still no response yet.

I did order the Buffalo Linkstation last week just because it's maybe easier for me to load a working version Media streamer sw to try, it has a large user based and community developers.

Up until I saw someone posted a link to load MediaTomb here which I tried and seem to work pretty well for me on the NS4300, thus, I have an extra NAS seating at home now =( oh well.

--some suggestion-- or know how --> copy files from one volume to another volume on the same NS4300 took forever --> what is the trick here? the FW should be smart enough not to send the files out to the network and back to the other drive on the same box? or move a file from one folder to another on on the same volume
(same with copy data from USB drive attached to the NAS to the Internal drive) ==> or enable a file management mode that allow you to moving and copy file between directly attached devices?

worst of all, after you copied the movie over, the DLNA plug in does not refresh the database , but you just told your wife, this will be quick, you can watch it on the bigscreen in a few. she end up watch it on the labtop-- hee hee hee

Regards
Anh

PS: I still do recommend the Promise box to any of my friend for NAS solution. I am not here to complain, just here trying to figure out a better way to maximize the NS4300 potential. There always will be thing that need fixing on any device and you just can't satisfy everyone =). I am an professional engineer for a big company by day, I deal with customer some time, only the bad cases, I think you are doing a great job in these forums. It's nice to see that you are willing to reach out and help the picky customers who like to read forums =)
post #225 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by PromiseNasDude View Post

Hey Guys, hate to rain on your parade but if you plan to use this SW in the future, please stay on SR5 as we are changing the passwords and increasing encryption in the next service release. Engmode is very dangerous and can destroy data. I have had a number of users do this already and then want help on recovery. I like to hack as much as the next person but in this case we have to protect some users from themselves and not to mention it compromises customers that use the product for sensitive data.

On a separate note, the latest version of the DLNA has resolved most of the large library issues and is also very stable and much faster than previous versions. The FUPPES we use a customized heavily as it was needed to pass UPnP and DLNA certifications. Soon the stack will move to new source (from solid DLNA partner of mine) and also move to 1.5 specification along with adding some cool features like DLNA Upload and Download.


Thanks..

So, any kind of time estimate available for the latest DLNA stack?

I'm having a lot of problems with the DLNA server on my box - it does not register most of the new files. After doing some hacking, I started the DbBuilder executable with a log level of 6, and I get a whole lot of DB errors when it is trying to do the BerkDB commits - it looked like the DB got updated somewhat, it increased in size from ~300k to ~500k, but then it looks like a DB op failed, and the DB lock didn't get cleaned up - I get a bunch of the following after each file analysis (picture files in my case):

Code:
[Database/Database.cpp].[58]
  db error at commit
and then, after ^C'ing the DbBuilder process, I get several of the following:
Code:
[Database/Database.cpp].[58]
  db error at commit

[DbBuilder.cpp].[331]
  fial insert mapdatabase is locked
Kinda seems like maybe an under-quoted/escaped SQL statement in the DB interface code that errors out, then the error handling doesn't put the DB file back into an unlocked consistent state, causing all further DB changes to fail.

Since it sounds like you're moving away from the fuppes-based solution, I won't post the whole DbBuilder.log file (unless you want me to, of course).

However, since fuppes is GPL, are the modified sources posted? I would love to take a quick look at the database interface code and see if I can pin down exactly what is going on, maybe post a patch and a modified .ppg that will fix this?

Thanks!

-James
post #226 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by PromiseNasDude View Post

Hi Guys, Happy New Year! Here is an update the exchange program. I apologize for the silence but with the Holidays and Macworld/CES, time is been a precious commodity for me leaving with me very little sleep these days.



Anything questions I can answer in the meantime, please let me know.

BTW: Expect info on SR6 features, our new "NS4600" NAS/Digital Media Server and also our first DAS the "DS4300euf "(4 drive RAID 5 USB 2.0, eSATA and Firewire 400/800). I showcased the two new products at World last week.

Stay Tuned..

Great to hear from you, PromiseNasDude! Sounds like a lot of cool developments are around the proverbial corner.

I do have a question for you. Perhaps I'm jumping the gun a bit since the NS4600 is not yet announced. Assuming adequate/equal storage capacity on an NS4300, will an NS4600 be able to replicate to an NS4300?

Thanks,
GoldenRatio
post #227 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckoNZ View Post

Can you "load this up" on the NS4300N and NZ2300N devices!?

I have put together a MediaTomb .ppg file that works for my NS2300N - works for MP3s, videos, and pictures. If you're interested, I'll post it here.

-James
post #228 of 674
Anyone have any clue where i can find the crashlogs on this thing? there is nothing in /var/log/ I have telnet/root access enabled and today my ns4300n started randomly rebooting. the only thing i could find was hawk.log


Jan 19 07:46:40 nas HAWK: info: System was shut down abnormally.
Jan 19 07:46:40 nas HAWK: info: System is starting to work.
Jan 19 08:40:05 nas HAWK: info: System was shut down abnormally.
Jan 19 08:40:05 nas HAWK: info: System is starting to work.
Jan 19 08:53:22 nas HAWK: warning: System is rebooting. [ecode: 911]
post #229 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by ausmusj View Post

I have put together a MediaTomb .ppg file that works for my NS2300N - works for MP3s, videos, and pictures. If you're interested, I'll post it here.

-James

James,

Most definately, I would be interested.

However, I have just installed MediaTomb v01.01.0000.02 onto my NS2300N... someone else said they had a NS2330N and it worked fine. Just giving it a go now.

However, if you have a plugin, built specifcally for the NS2300N, it would probably be better!?

Regards,
BuckoNZ
post #230 of 674
PromiseNASDude,

When can we expect the next "formal" DLNA plugins for the 4300 and 2300's!?

Cheers,
BuckoNZ
post #231 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by ausmusj View Post

I have put together a MediaTomb .ppg file that works for my NS2300N - works for MP3s, videos, and pictures. If you're interested, I'll post it here.

-James

I have a ns2300n and it has not proved well for me. I am running sr1.1, latest bt/itunes/dlna plugins (no beta's). The media server has to be restarted often, and it thrashes alot even when not used. Has anyone been happy with there 2300?
post #232 of 674
I used to have a D-Link DNS-323 and the Promise NS2300N is considerably better! In the 2-bay NAS (SOHO) market, I don't think you are going to get better performance for your money.

However, the only reason I upgraded was due to the DLNA functionality and the NS2300N seems to perform worse than the NS4300N this "area", or so I'm told.

I noticed a lot of (what seemed to me) unnecessary disk activity on my NS2300N, but this seemed to stop after the SR1 (v01.05.0000.05) firmware.

I'm in New Zealand and currently working with the Promise national distributor re: my DLNA issues. If they don't get it sorted out soon, I am going to ask them to supply me a "reduce rate" NS4300N and (as they are also a major Seagate distributor) a couple of extra disks!!
post #233 of 674
I bought the Corega CG-NSC4500GT rebadged (and crippled) version of the NS4300N in Japan. I understand the hardware is the same, and just the Firmware is different. Can I flash the CG-NSC4500GT to the Promise NS4300N? Do I need to modify the firmware files, because the Promise firmware is rejected by the Corega web Firmware Update. So are and applications. Anyone tried this or have any ideas how to flash the firmware without going through the Web Interface?


Secondly, I have corrupted file permissions on some folders in the public volume. r-xr-xr-w. Maybe I am connecting as the wrog user, but I can't work out which user wrote them. Can't move, delete, or in some cases even copy (i.e. backup to another Folder/Volume, and wipe the troublesome one.

I wanted to run a chmod on the read-only files, and maybe a chown. I got in as engmode ok, but can't do anything. Any ideas? only command that works is 'quit'.

nsc4500_247093 login: engmode
Password:
Starting CLI (Command Line Interface)...
CG-NSC4500GT ##> ls
Command not found!
CG-NSC4500GT ##> busybox ls
Command not found!
CG-NSC4500GT ##> pwd
Command not found!
CG-NSC4500GT ##> quit
Connection closed by foreign host.


Thanks heaps
Scott
post #234 of 674
I may be wrong, but I think the admin account can delete those files but I never figure out how to see who owns them... you could also gain engineering mode or root... ;-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottDK View Post

I bought the Corega CG-NSC4500GT rebadged (and crippled) version of the NS4300N in Japan. I understand the hardware is the same, and just the Firmware is different. Can I flash the CG-NSC4500GT to the Promise NS4300N? Do I need to modify the firmware files, because the Promise firmware is rejected by the Corega web Firmware Update. So are and applications. Anyone tried this or have any ideas how to flash the firmware without going through the Web Interface?


Secondly, I have corrupted file permissions on some folders in the public volume. r-xr-xr-w. Maybe I am connecting as the wrog user, but I can't work out which user wrote them. Can't move, delete, or in some cases even copy (i.e. backup to another Folder/Volume, and wipe the troublesome one.

I wanted to run a chmod on the read-only files, and maybe a chown. I got in as engmode ok, but can't do anything. Any ideas? only command that works is 'quit'.

nsc4500_247093 login: engmode
Password:
Starting CLI (Command Line Interface)...
CG-NSC4500GT ##> ls
Command not found!
CG-NSC4500GT ##> busybox ls
Command not found!
CG-NSC4500GT ##> pwd
Command not found!
CG-NSC4500GT ##> quit
Connection closed by foreign host.


Thanks heaps
Scott
post #235 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdv View Post

This unit sucks. I can't stream OTA captured HD from it without glitches. That's only 28 Mbits/sec. The ReadyNAS I have on the same network is much faster and streams HD flawlessly.

Mark

Same problem here.

I also have a NS4300 and I'm disappointed about the capability to stream media content form it via SMB (Windows Share).

What works is streamin audio and DVD (VIDEO_TS structure) from it.

What doesn't work is streaming HD content (720p, 1080i, 1080p) from it without ocasional hicups.

I tried everyting like different NICs, different settings for jumbo frames, even direct crossover connection between Media PC and the NAS to no avail. Always theres occasional glitches.

The strange thing is that the max speed I get (9 MB/s for reading) is not quite fast for a gbit connection but absolutely sufficient for the content I play (network monitor only shows 25 mbit/s max during playback).

The whole thing works flawlessly if I simply exchange the nas by a simple WinXP maching only having a fast ethernet NIC, connect a simple external USB HD drive to it, put the same movies on that drive, create a share and access it form the media PC.

So for me it seems as something like a latency issue and not a bandwidth issue when it comes to media streaming.

If anyone has a useful idea just let me know.

Thank's a lot.

Regards,
grubi.
post #236 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckoNZ View Post

James,

Most definately, I would be interested.

However, I have just installed MediaTomb v01.01.0000.02 onto my NS2300N... someone else said they had a NS2330N and it worked fine. Just giving it a go now.

However, if you have a plugin, built specifcally for the NS2300N, it would probably be better!?

Regards,
BuckoNZ

Hi-

I didn't do a specific compile for the 2300N, I used the pre-compiled static binary for the 4300 available from the MediaTomb web site (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/med...ce300c2.tar.gz), but it works great on the 2300N - I just took the tarball and created a .ppg from it, and installed it on my 2300N. There is still one minor hitch that I haven't figured out yet - the MediaTomb "service" never shows as running, and doesn't seem to start properly from the web interface - I just telnet in and start it, and it works fine from there. I haven't root caused it yet, as I don't ever turn off my 2300N, so, once I start it once, I'm good to go (unless the power goes out for longer than my UPS can deal with...).

I'll try to get the .ppg that I have posted here this weekend.

Thanks!

-James
post #237 of 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckoNZ View Post

I used to have a D-Link DNS-323 and the Promise NS2300N is considerably better! In the 2-bay NAS (SOHO) market, I don't think you are going to get better performance for your money.

However, the only reason I upgraded was due to the DLNA functionality and the NS2300N seems to perform worse than the NS4300N this "area", or so I'm told.

I noticed a lot of (what seemed to me) unnecessary disk activity on my NS2300N, but this seemed to stop after the SR1 (v01.05.0000.05) firmware.

I'm in New Zealand and currently working with the Promise national distributor re: my DLNA issues. If they don't get it sorted out soon, I am going to ask them to supply me a "reduce rate" NS4300N and (as they are also a major Seagate distributor) a couple of extra disks!!


Well, if you don't mind going away from the "official" DLNA plugin, I can tell you that MediaTomb works very well for me on my 2300N+PS3 combo... I'll be trying to post my .ppg this coming weekend for any who are interested...

-James
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Originally Posted by midsouthgeek View Post

I have a ns2300n and it has not proved well for me. I am running sr1.1, latest bt/itunes/dlna plugins (no beta's). The media server has to be restarted often, and it thrashes alot even when not used. Has anyone been happy with there 2300?

I love mine very much. The iTunes plugin seems to work well for me (even though I haven't tested it much), and, yes, the current "official" DLNA plugin is pretty much worthless, but MediaTomb works wonderfully for my DLNA needs (PS3), so I've been quite happy. The only real complaints I have left are 1) No BT support for Linux (have to use the Windows app, which is Java, so why in the world can't it be run on Linux???), and 2) Not enough CPU power on the NAS for on-the-fly transcoding of audio/video into formats that my PS3 can handle - I'm having to work through my collection and make sure everything is MP3 and Xvid - but we can't really expect a dedicated NAS box to have that kind of oomph, anyway... Just wishful thinking.

-James
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There is still one minor hitch that I haven't figured out yet - the MediaTomb "service" never shows as running

James,

I managed to get MediaTomb up and running on my NS2300N and I don't seem to share the same issues re: the service not showing as running - please refer to the pics attached.



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James,

I managed to get MediaTomb up and running on my NS2300N and I don't seem to share the same issues re: the service not showing as running - please refer to the pics attached.

Hmm, nice... Could you send me the plugin.conf you created and the control script you're using (I'm assuming something like mediatomb.pl)? I'd like to see the difference with mine...

Thanks!

-James
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