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britbloke posted on Tue, Sep 14 2021 6:37 PM

 

How can I add a local NAS or shared folder of music to BeoLiving Intelligence, I don't use streaming services as have a huge local music collection I want to use.

 

Thanks!

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Hi mate,

Welcome to the forum. 

There is a thread under home automation from Khimo, the company behind the BLI, not sure if you have seen it just yet 

https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/36777.aspx

 

I watched a video on the BLI and i couldn't see. What i could see is that when you are making say a scene and you select the device and the source you want, it seems to me that it's picking up the source from the unit / beoapp. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKmZ3OmDW_4

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I have found this link for you for the support documentation 

https://khimo.github.io/ 

 

With user guides etc 

 

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britbloke:
How can I add a local NAS or shared folder of music to BeoLiving Intelligence, I don't use streaming services as have a huge local music collection I want to use.

 

Thanks!

Enable or add a DLNA server on your NAS.

 

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Griebel replied on Sat, Sep 18 2021 11:44 AM
Carolpa:

Enable or add a DLNA server on your NAS.

and what’s the next step? I never could figure it out with the BLI app. To listen to NAS content, I still use the BeoLink 2 app and N.Music. To bad Khimo has not implemented this feature in BLI when using N.Music.
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Griebel:

and what’s the next step? I never could figure it out with the BLI app. To listen to NAS content, I still use the BeoLink 2 app and N.Music. To bad Khimo has not implemented this feature in BLI when using N.Music.

the BeoLink 2 and BeoLiving app work the same with a DLNA server.

If the server is up and running (on the same network) the app should see it!

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Carolpa:

If the server is up and running (on the same network) the app should see it!

I don’t see any content when using N.Music with BLI, unlike with the BeoLink2 App where I can browse through the content.
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1990 replied on Mon, Sep 20 2021 9:08 AM

According to the BLI GitHub it should happen automatically:

Q: How can I access a media library stored in a BeoMaster 5, or similar NAS (Network-Attached Storage), connected via DLNA?

On the BeoLiving app, you can access these media libraries by selecting any music source on a product (E.g: Music, Deezer, TuneIn, etc.), and pressing the “Content” button that can be found to the center-right of the screen.

Take into account that once the Storage device is connected, it will take some time to retrieve all the information on to the BLI. In the case of a full BeoMaster, this can take up to hours.

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Griebel:

I don’t see any content when using N.Music with BLI, unlike with the BeoLink2 App where I can browse through the content.

you are using N.Music with a BS5?

Do you have a NL device? If so did you try Music as a source on this NL device?

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Carolpa:

You are using N.Music with a BS5?

Do you have a NL device? If so did you try Music as a source on this NL device?

Yes, I use N.Music with BM5/BS5

No I don’t use an NL music device. This is the reason it doesn’t work I believe. However, the BeoLink2 App allows you to access the music stored on the BM5 without an NL device. For this the BLI is a downgrade compared to the BeoLink2 App.
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DLNA is a very old protocol with very limited functionality, you can't search for example.  Plus restricted in sound bitrate.

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Thanks for this  - looks like I have to pay for a B&O pro consult to do it, will let you know how it goes!

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britbloke:
you can't search for example.  Plus restricted in sound bitrate.
sorry, but both are simply incorrect.
britbloke:
DLNA is a very old protocol
I do not know your age, but the DLNA organisation is about 15 tears old........ so everything is relative Smile 

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Griebel:
Carolpa:
You are using N.Music with a BS5?

Do you have a NL device? If so did you try Music as a source on this NL device?

Yes, I use N.Music with BM5/BS5

No I don’t use an NL music device. This is the reason it doesn’t work I believe. However, the BeoLink2 App allows you to access the music stored on the BM5 without an NL device. For this the BLI is a downgrade compared to the BeoLink2 App.

is Twonky running on your BS5/BM5?

 

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Carolpa:

Is Twonky running on your BS5/BM5?

No
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